Adam and I were incredibly busy when we were back home. We were bouncing from place to place to visit friends and family and then hosting others at my parents’ house. While it was amazing to see everyone, it can also be incredibly exhausting. On Wednesday morning, I finally had a chance to lounge around and read.
So, when Adam begged me to go eat at Ledo’s Pizza, I was less than thrilled. I was happy to stay in loungewear all day with no place to go. The last time we went to Ledo’s, it was a gluten free pizza disappointment. I was given a round pizza with a store-bought crust.
Let me back up.
Ledo’s Pizza is a staple in Maryland. It’s a local chain that is rapidly expanding in the state. It was started in Adelphi, which is right near The University of Maryland in College Park. The original shop was closed and they moved to a new, bigger location in College Park. Then there is the shop in Laurel – the one that Adam and I went to – that has been there for as long as I can remember.
The pizza at Ledo’s is square and the crust is thin, yet somehow fluffy. And, in case you are wondering, Ledo Pizza is square because they don’t cut corners. (<- Their slogan…) The sauce is just yum. I’m not sure how to accurately describe it, but I will say that my mom and I bought enough Pack-It Lunch Bags just so I could bring a large pizza back to Denver. If you’re ever there – gluten-free or not – give it a try and you’ll see what I mean. It’s the perfect mix of deliciousness and grease!
Back to my story.
I was not excited to go get another sub-par gluten free pizza and sacrifice my spot on the couch, especially when I was looking forward to watching Adam eat a pizza I knew was going to be delicious. But, I dragged my self off of the couch to go get a pizza. I ordered my gluten-free pizza with very low expectations.
But to my delight, I was delivered a small, square personal pizza. The voice inside my head squealed with delight. I may have done so aloud as well.
I turned to Adam with wide, excited eyes. When I took a bite, my eyes got even wider. It was just like I remembered Ledo’s Pizza from my gluten-free days. I wanted to order eight more pizzas to take home with me. Comfort food is so hard to come by when you’re gluten-free and 1,700 miles from the comfort food I grew up eating.
Now, remember, I do not have Celiac disease, so cross-contamination is not a huge deal for me. According to the menu on their website, they take every care to avoid cross-contamination, but it is made in a kitchen that handles gluten. They also can’t guarantee that all of their ingredients are free from cross-contamination.
I’d give this gluten-free pizza ten thumbs up if I had ten thumbs to put up.