Qype: Famous Moes Pizza in Brighton

Brighton

Being severely intolerant to wheat, I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that takeaway pizza is a luxury that’s denied to me. Until now. Thanks to a comment from a fellow Qyper, I was informed that Famous Moes on Southover Street do, in fact, offer gluten-free pizza bases.

I was so excited that it was all I could do to stop myself from ordering pizza there and then. In the end, I decided there was in fact nothing stopping me from doing just that and picked up the phone. I spoke to a very nice man who explained to me that there were a couple of limitations to this new found life of pizza takeaways – namely that they only come in the tiny size. Which is OK – definitely better than nothing. The upside is that they’re included in the buy-one-get-one-for-£2 deal. Awesome. So that’s two gluten-free pizzas for a tenner.

Oh my goodness, that tenner was SO worth it. I went for the ‘Smokey Moe’ and the ‘Beijing Duck’ – while the bases are clearly off-the-shelf frozen ones, nothing beats that amazing taste of takeaway pizza topping. The supermarket ones just don’t cut the mustard. I’ll definitely be ordering pizza from here again in the not-too-distant future – and hopefully they’ll get lots of gluten-free orders and branch out into doing larger, freshly made gluten-free bases.

Check out my review of Famous Moes Pizza – I am Alice_Reeves – on Qype

Qype: Grubbs Burgers in Brighton

BrightonEating & DrinkingFastfood & Takeaway

Grubb’s is another place that loses points from me in terms of its lack of wheat-free options. I mean come on, how difficult is it to have a gluten-free bun as an option? Their burgers look and smell so totally delicious and all my friends love this place so I know I’m really missing out.

We went here after a few drinks across the road in The Ranelagh last night, with me hell-bent on getting one of their enormous portions of fries, but instead I opted for a bag of their fried jacket wedges with BBQ sauce. I am SO glad I did. They were garlicky, herby and totally gorgeous. Not to mention the utterly MASSIVE portion size. Wow. I said Red Veg in North Laine did the best potato wedges, now I think I’m going to have to seriously reconsider that statement…

The only downside was that the staff didn’t seem to properly understand how to work a chip and pin machine. Consequently, they attempted to charge us twice holding up the entire queue of frustrated-looking Kemp Towners. When we explained to them that we were in fact right, they were decidedly grumpy and rude. They lose a star for that. And for their lack of options for my late-night snackage.

Check out my review of Grubbs Burgers – I am Alice_Reeves – on Qype