everyone loves pizza, right? i personally love ones packed with veggies (no mushrooms please!), a bit of chicken and lots of parmesan. being coeliac, my former love of pizza and other such glutenous foods can cause a bit of a problem though. i’m very lucky in that i’m not *super* sensitive, so a couple times a year i ‘take the risk’ and will have something gluteny (totally a word). i do of course always opt for a gluten free base if i’m having pizza for example, but some items might have a topping that might include wheat, such as various meats. as i said i can do this a couple times a year and have no adverse effect. it’s cake that’s harder to resist and i’m pretty convinced there is no such thing as a good gluten free pasta.
it being my boyfriends birthday a few days ago, this obviously opened up a little eating extravaganza. we of course gorged on chocolate and he had plenty of biscuits, as well as a little takeaway curry from the always delicious panama restaurant.
to take this, lets call it ‘eating week’, one step further i thought it would be nice to have one last treat. luckily an opportunity to test out the deliveroo app came at the perfect time. pizza express have recently bought back the etna pizza, which apparently is a super spicy pizza extravaganza so a few bloggers were given the opportunity to give this scorcher a try! i can’t handle anything too spicy, so i mostly left this one up to him. i ordered a gluten free version though, so i did try a couple of slices. i also ordered some potato balls for myself (gf), a side salad and some san pellegrino lemonata. i love that so many mainstream restaurants now have gluten free options, or are willing to adjust things.
i found the deliveroo app very easy and straightforward to use, though when i tried to add my address the app kept crashing. this may have just been me though. i went and added my address on the deliveroo website, went back to the app and it went though just fine! from there it tells you how long your order will take and keeps you updated on the progress of your order. this is always useful especially if you’re out and about and want to get back home in time.
considering my closest pizza express is in town, i was shocked at how quickly it came (half an hour under the estimated time), and that the food was still reasonably hot! i’ve had food from places that are way closer, that have been almost cold by the time they got to me.
the food was delicious by the way, and the pizza smelled even better than it looked. if you’re a fan of spice this is definitely one for you. if you want to try the etna pizza specifically, it’s only available via deliveroo (on the app or website).
looking at all the places in cardiff that use deliveroo, i think i may have to get a little something delivered for my birthday. of any time of the year you’re ‘allowed’ takeaway it’s on birthdays right? cardiff is amazing for food and i love how so many fantastic and varied places there are here.
disclaimer: my food was paid for, but as always, all imagery, words and opinions my own.