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Papa John’s Gluten-Free Crust Launches Everywhere And Here’s What We Thought

A gluten-free diet can yield many benefits: better digestion, more energy, better cholesterol levels, and healthier weight loss. If we were to go on such a diet, one of the foods we’d miss most would have to be pizza. Thankfully, there’s now a solution to that.

Papa John’s is now serving their Ancient Grains Gluten-Free Crust at their restaurant locations nationwide. The new crust is made from a combination of ancient grains such as Sorghum, Teff, Amaranth, and Quinoa.

We at Foodbeast tried a few slices and here’s our hot take on the new crust.


“The crust isn’t brittle and actually has a decent texture. I’d say it’s the best chain restaurant gluten-free crust, and probably the tastiest I’ve had outside of Italy.”


It tastes better to me than their normal pizzas! The toppings almost stand out more. I could have that once a day and be happy.


I don’t even miss the gluten.


The crust tastes like cardboard, but like, good cardboard. The kind of cardboard you don’t mind eating.

Still, if your body really can’t handle gluten, this may not be for you.

Papa John’s mentions that while they employ procedures to prevent contact with gluten, and the crust is prepared in a separate facility, there is always a possibility of the curst being exposed to gluten during the pizza-making process that occurs in the restaurant. Because of this, Papa John’s does not recommend this item for customers with Celiac Disease or severe gluten intolerance.

Overall, not bad though.

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.