Engine No.6 Pizza Company
When you walk into Engine No.6 Pizza Company in Norwich, it looks like a regular pizza place. Small-ish, with a few tables and lots of takeout. But this one is uniquely different. The walls and tables are covered with photos and paraphernalia from the days when this was an actual fire station, making it really interesting for adults and kids alike. And, their glluten-free options will keep you coming back. They make their own gluten-free dough which they use for a breadstick appetizer(available with or without cheese), calzones, and pizzas. They also have gluten-free meatballs and pasta. They don’t offer dairy-free cheese, but if you bring it, they’re happy to toss it into your dish or onto your pizza. On the day we visited, we ordered the breadsticks and the calzone, and we were in dough heaven. The breadsticks were brushed in garlic and olive oil, and came with a cup of Engine’s own marinara. As far as we’re concerned, they tasted like the “real” thing. Same goes for the calzone, which was wrapped full of veggies, and baked to crusty, chewy perfection. For dessert, they carry a rotating selection of local Suzie-Uie products which, if you haven’t tried them, are manufactured in a dedicated gluten-free facility, and are pretty much perfect. And, to top it all off, Engine No. 6 is celiac friendly. The owner has celiac in his family, and takes all precautions to ensure that your meal is safe. Not sure about you, but we can’t remember the last time that we popped into a pizza place like this for a safe bite. So hurry over and give them a try – this place is the real deal.