Though pizzas are often referred to as pies, they are nevertheless constantly refused entry into pie contests, which are notoriously focused on nutrition. Sample a healthier pie with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of all-natural fare at Naked Pizza, with two San Diego locations at 909 Grand Avenue and 3803 5th Avenue.
Naked Pizza is a recently opened eatery that serves up a menu of all-natural pies for health-conscious pizza fans. These pies of purity start with a crust made from an ancestral blend of 10 different grains and seeds that includes hidden molecules of prebiotic fiber and probiotics for bone and digestive health. Atop this wonder wheel, Naked Pizza slathers all-natural tomato sauce and skim milk mozzarella cheese without any added sugar or preservatives. This cherubic cheese pizza (10" $4.99, 12" $5.99, 14" $6.99) can then be adorned with flora flavor addendums (10" $1.49, 12" $1.69, 14" $1.89) such as sun-dried tomato, jalapeño, black beans, fire-roasted red pepper, artichoke, pineapple, mushroom, and fresh basil. Carnivorous connoisseurs can also add farm favorites such as chicken, hamburger, pepperoni, sausage, and ham, as well as feta or cheddar cheese. If the creative gene skipped your generation to join an actors’ strike, Naked Pizza is happy to make sagacious suggestions for specialty combos such as the smokehouse pizza (10" $12.99) with hickory-smoked barbecue sauce as the sultry setting for an illicit chicken and onion affair.
For diners weary of wheat, Naked Pizza also offers a gluten-free rice-flour crust (available in medium only, $9.99), and for diners afraid of crust altogether, a spinach salad ($5.99) graces the accommodating menu. Saunter up to this comestible cabin to devour right-angle-free food that won’t wreak havoc on your nutritional nodes.
The New York Times and the Miami Herald have featured Naked Pizza. More than 35 Yelpers give the Grand Avenue and more than 25 Yelpers the 5th Avenue locations an average of 3.5 stars. It also has more than 5,550 Facebook fans.
- Hiring biologists and food technologists, they devised a crust made of 12 whole grains, used low-fat skim mozzarella and a tomato sauce with “no additives, preservatives, colorants or weird chemicals or molecules of any kind.” – Rob Walker, New York Times
- For healthy pizza, this place is worth going to again. – Olivia T., Grand Avenue location, Yelp, 2/11/11
Naked Pizza hearkens back to the age of cavemen, when dense grains supplied the energy necessary to combat hours of Ice Age drudgery. The pizzeria’s kitchen chemists kept this lifestyle in mind while developing the shop’s Ancestral Blend, a conglomeration of 10 grains—including oats, brown rice, buckwheat, and quinoa—infused with prebiotic agave fiber and probiotics that promote slow and healthy digestion. Toppings are also stripped down to their simplest and healthiest form, from rGBH-free Wisconsin mozzarella to tomato sauce free of citric acid or sugar. Naked Pizza also dispenses with dinnertime secrecy by openly posting nutritional information for all to see and inviting feedback via social media and onsite semaphore flags.