Not specific to Wellington, Hell Pizza is a nationwide phenomenon. The company started in Wellington in 1996 and has grown to be a real NZ icon. What is great for the Gluten Free amongst us, is that the cater extremely well to our special dietary needs.
Let’s start with Pizza. Hell Pizza offer not one, but two gluten free bases. The standard base has definitely improved over the years but the best development on their part has been the sprouted seed base that was introduced with the development of their pizza touted as “The Saviour”. While I am not a massive fan of the Saviour myself, as I like my takeaways a bit more trashy, you can select to use the base on other pizzas. I am a personal fan of ordering online and purchasing “The Creator”, selecting the seed base, and going crazy with whatever mood strikes me.
Hell Pizza also supplies a VERY handy guide to all known allergens for those who want a quick reference guide. This can be found here: Hell Pizza Allergen Guide
AND they have super handy filters on their website. You can search and narrow down your options with this handy search function.
Hell’s Gluten Free menu does not stop there. There are plenty of sides including:
- Free Range Chicken Wings
- Garlic Bread
- Spare Ribs
- Lamb Shank and Mash
I’ve noticed too that if I order a pizza on a gluten free base, I am alerted to which sauces are not gluten free as well. This avoids any disastrous mistakes made to an otherwise wonderful pizza!
And one final word of reassurance: Hell Pizza is accredited under the following programme approved by the Coeliac Society NZ.
So if you’re visiting New Zealand and are looking for an easy option after an arduous amount of travel to get here, you’ve had a hard day and don’t feel like cooking, you’ve made a mistake and forgot to restock your fridge with anything worth scratching together, I recommend Hell Pizza, where you can either dine in, take away or have delivered. They’ve served me well for many years now and continue to improve their range as time goes on. They’re a go-to; GO TO HELL! 😉