Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tampa Bakery and Well-Known Pizzeria Serve Vegan, Gluten-Free Pizz

"Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 15, 2010 -- A study by the National Institutes of Health shows that one in 133 Americans cannot tolerate gluten, a substance in wheat and some other grains. Viitals Specialty Bakery ( and the Gourmet Pizza Company restaurant, both in Tampa, FL, have teamed up to serve their vegan and gluten-intolerant customers gluten-free pizza.

The collaboration, begun in February of this year, introduces the first viable gluten-free alternative to the old-fashioned wheat crust.

The key is in the gluten-free, vegan pizza crust, developed by Viitals Specialty Bakery owner Ivan Nikolov and used by the Gourmet Pizza Company restaurant. The crust is sold a la carte at the bakery. Response has been phenomenal, according to Nikolov.

He opened his wholesale bakery in April 2009 and expanded into retail in October, with a café style storefront in Tampa. Although in its infancy, Viitals Specialty brand is gaining recognition among the health and allergy conscious in Florida, with products sold in several Tampa specialty stores."

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