Monday, June 14, 2010

Manhattan's First Green Pizzeria!

This past April, Pizza by Cer te opened at 132 East 56th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues in NYC.

It is Manhattan's First Green PIzzeria.  What does that mean?  Well, the building is LEED certified.  They utilize rain water for non-consumption use.  The food is delivered by foot or via hybrid truck.  All of the supplies and food is purchased locally and the pizza boxes, utensils, and paper goods are made from recyclable material.

One of the many selections on their menu is a naturally gluten free dish known as socca.  Socca is essentially a provencal chick pea flatbread. They also give you the option of having it made into a panini.  

The delicious varieties of socca include:

*Margherita (Fresh Tomato Sauce, Lioni Mozzarella, Basil and Wisconsin Romano)

*Zucchini & Thyme (with hand dipped Ricotta and Lioni Mozzarella)

*Vegan (Hummus, Roasted Sweet Pepper, Cremini Mushrooms and Fresh Herbs)

*Caponata with Goat Cheese (with Fresh Tomato Sauce)

I enjoyed a specially made socca panini with pesto, chicken, and tomatoes (photographed above).

The cost for a 10'' individual socca dish is $9.75.

And even better is that they offer free delivery between 48th and 66th streets ranging across from 2nd to 7th Avenues.

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1 comment:

  1. Pizza by Cer te sounds amazing! Thank you, as always, for finding such incredible gluten free eateries in NYC! I appreciate your support and commitment to the Celiac community, as I always look forward to reading your posts.

    Thank you,