Mellow Mushroom – Pigeon Forge, TN

A person with celiac disease walking into a major chain pizza place can make them very nervous and apprehensive. We had seen the advertisements for the Mellow Mushroom gluten free pizza but thought that it may be taking too big of a risk due to the cross contamination issues. But we were on our quest to find the best gluten free places to eat near Gatlinburg, TN so we thought we would give them a chance to show what they have. We went to the Mellow Mushroom in Pigeon Forge, TN after our visit to the Wedding Bell Chapel.

Our waiter was Justin who was very familiar with the gluten free pizza options and he brought the manager over who assured us that even though their gluten free pizza was prepared in the same kitchen as all their other pizza, the staff takes certain steps when a gluten free pizza is ordered to avoid any cross contamination. The manager even suggested an appetizer, the hummus dip, which is gluten free, and served it with vegetables instead of the normal bread. The dip was great!gluten free gatlinburg tn

The gluten free pizza arrived quickly. The server that brought it to the table told us that the rest of the orders (there were 4 in our party) would be out soon but that they would not leave a gluten free pizza sitting in the back after it was prepared. Impressive!! The pizza, along with everyone else’s order was very good and we left there extremely satisfied and still gluten free!

I cannot speak for all of the other Mellow Mushroom locations but the one in Pigeon Forge, TN was on the ball when it came to protecting my spouse from the poison known as gluten.




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