Saturday, February 25, 2012

Wheat State Pizza in Derby

Well I must admit I have been eating a lot of pizza lately.

But how can I say no to a Groupon?   

How? How? 

A few weeks ago we were able to procure a babysitter and we sauntered down to Derby to try out some new pizza.  For some reason, the title “Wheat State” kinda scares a celiac away.  As if they will magically hide wheat in your pizza.  Nonetheless, the pizza was very good.  It is probably the thickest pizza I’ve experienced in Wichita and we our the varied flavors made our taste buds crazy.

I was able to meet the owner and his daughter before I ate.  They are very nice, caring people who really desire to make our pizzas safe.  Ironically, he had been cooking and shook my hand with his hand full of flour.  When he learned who I was, he apologized profusely. Hilarious.  Anyways, they are working hard to make sure gluten free is stomach ache free.  I was able to help them as well with a few pointers.  The alfredo pizza is a no-go.  Bummer.  I wanted that one.

On to the pizza:  The wife and I had a groupon that was burning a hole in our pocket so we got a few pizzas with different toppings.  Our favorite was the “Shocker” which had ranch, chicken, bacon and the surprisingly tasty sunflower seeds on it.  This pizza was my favorite.  For the others we had the pesto, which Ashley really liked.  We also had the Barbeque chicken pizza, while enjoyable, was too spicy for me.  In their defense, I am a wuss.  Finally we had the taco pizza which I enjoyed about 2 slices of and quickly tired of.  I might've had too much Mexican lately.

There were a few more pizzas I would love to try there but I am not sure we can agree on anything but the pizza made with ranch! YUM!  Wheat State Pizza is one of the top places for gluten free pizza in the Wichita area and I encourage you to visit post haste to show them how loyal we celiac's can be.  I love the thicker crust which vaults Wheat state into the same category as Mulligan’s and Wichita Pizza company.  There is a growing rivalry heating up and I hope one or two will begin to offer garlic bread or something else that tips scales.  Until then I am going to enjoy this golden age for gluten free pizza in Wichita.  May it never cease!

As always, I remind you to do your due diligence as there is always a chance you can get glutened at a new place.  They are very careful but help educate them and we can never go wrong.


  1. I saw in the paper there is a new pizza place in Delano (Picasso's Pizzaria), and they mentioned they have a gluten free menu. We live in Riverside, so I am hoping they have GOOD gluten free pizza.

  2. I've had a few people tell me about it. I heard it is very good.
    Hopefully I can review things other than Pizza! BJ's pizza is coming to Wichita in the Summer, I do believe the market will then be officially saturated. :)

  3. Ummm, so I know this blog is "Gluten Free in Wichita", but I just feel the need to tell your readers about some A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Chinese food here in KC/Overland Park at Fortune Wok. The price was pretty good ($12) and it lasted me three meals (I also got a "small" (rather large, actually) side of gf fried rice to go with my meal BECAUSE I COULD (HEHE!)

    Check it out next time you're in town. It won't dissapoint!

  4. Kristen, I am visiting my son in the hospital in kc and ironically I am at fortune wok right now! That is so weird.

  5. What are the odds? Also the sesame chicken is my favorite.

  6. Kristen, I am visiting my son in the hospital in kc and ironically I am at fortune wok right now! That is so weird.

  7. Okay, wow! That is really crazy!! I just learned that they have gluten free the other day - I can't even tell you how excited I was.

    I hope your son is doing okay. I'll send some prayers your families' way.

  8. Just had a favorite classic pizza of mine from wheat state..pepparoni an extra cheese..yum!! The first pizza I have had in 3yrs! Amazing :)

  9. You have a fabulous blog. THANKS! We just tried Wichita Pizza Company and I am IN LOVE! It's delish. I have been missing pizza (not made at home!) so much! DELISH! Thanks!

  10. Great blog....a gluten free diet is all new to me. My daughter was diagnosed with a wheat allergy a couple weeks ago. Thanks for all the helpful tips.