It is with tremendous excitement that we announce the introduction of our latest project here at Flatbread Company: our new Flatbread Company @Home line of all-natural, mostly organic, proprietary food products for use by you, at home! We now proudly offer for sale our signature Flatbread Company house salad dressing, slow cooked pizza sauce as well as pizza dough which are currently available at all of our company-owned locations. “Over the years we have always informally offered these three items for purchase upon request but the current Covid-19 pandemic gave us the opportunity to reflect upon what else we could be doing during this time of modified daily operations” stated founder and CEO, Jay Gould. Flatbread Company @ Home items are created with the exact same all-natural, mostly organic sourced ingredients that the company uses in their recipes at each hearth from New England to Hawaii and British Columbia.
“From the time I was a busgirl in Amesbury to when I was the general manager, we would have guests rave about the one salad dressing we offer with many asking if they could purchase it to take home…” noted Regional Manager Lauren Grindrod. “We use organic berries and vinegar as the base before adding maple syrup and various herbs and spices; it really is a unique dressing…I remember packaging it up in different to-go containers depending on what we had on hand” she added while reminiscing about her first decade with the company. For over 20 years, Flatbread Company has also used the same approach with their slowed cooked tomato sauce which is the base for most of their pizza offerings. Organic tomatoes and onions serve as the starting point before adding a variety of other organic or all-natural vegetables, herbs and spices. While the sauce is offered fresh by the quart, it freezes very well so it makes a great staple to have on hand to use on a home-made pizza or even over pasta.
With take-out and delivery services making it more convenient to have pizza at home, the company has been surprised to find a higher demand for its fresh made organic dough as the Corona Virus pandemic lingers. “Having the kids home instead of in school, there were days that I was struggling to keep them busy. Then it dawned on me – why not make our meal and specifically pizza together?” Amesbury General Manager Shannon Hamilton shared. “As opposed to bringing a pizza home I brought the ingredients. While showing my kids how we make the pizzas in the restaurants, I got to talk to them about the integrity and source of the ingredients as well. It was not only interactive family fun but an educational opportunity at the same time.”
You can order the most mind-blowing pizza imaginable on-line for pick-up or delivery by visiting Flatbreadcompany.com or stock up on their Flatbread Company @Home products at any of the company-owned hearths today!
They opened their first doors just over twenty years ago, but the folks at Flatbread Company trace their roots to a much earlier time. They’ve sourced the origins of baking as inspiration for their primitive clay and stone ovens.
Each of their flatbreads is hand-prepared with natural, organic, and free-range ingredients, and wood-fired for what they say is incredible tasting pizza. And dairy-free customers seem to agree. Melissa K. emailed in to recommend this small restaurant chain:
The pizza is amazing! We love the thin, crispy crust. My go-to pizza is the Homemade Sausage. It has homemade maple fennel sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, caramelized onions, and mushrooms with garlic and herb oil instead of red sauce. My husband changes it up and always does the build-your-own. The ingredients are locally sourced and organic, which is always a plus in my eyes.
As Melissa has discovered, Flatbread Company is special diet friendly with several dairy-free options:
Flatbread Co. in Portsmouth, NH has dairy free pizza. They currently use Daiya but when I was there last week with my husband they were trialing another brand called Good Planet (which my husband said tastes way better than Daiya).
We contacted the Portsmouth location to find out more, and one of the managing partners, Kristie Edmunds, shared the following:
All of our crusts are dairy free. All of our sauces are dairy free EXCEPT for buffalo sauce, crema, blue cheese dressing and chocolate sauce. And all of our meats are dairy free, but our pepperoni has starter cultures [this can be dairy derived].
She warned us that each Flatbread Company sources some of their ingredients from local farms, so there can be variations in the menu items and special diet selections. And of course, you will need to discuss food preparation with the staff if potential cross-contamination is a concern. Each restaurant is managed individually, and might have their own allergen procedures. But in general, you can easily order dairy-free right off their menu.
Tips for Ordering Dairy-Free or Vegan at Flatbread Company
- All (or almost all) locations have cheeseless vegan pizza on the menu with build-your-own vegan or dairy-free pizza options.
- Select locations offer “vegan cheese” as an add on, but what type they source can vary by location.
- Most of their restaurants have gluten-free pizza crust available, which is also vegan.
- Their regular house dough and many of their toppings are organic and dairy-free.
- They have a big, unique selection of plant-based toppings, that can include Kalamata olives, sulfate-free sun-dried tomatoes, roasted corn, caramelized onions, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and more.
- They also source local, free-range, and un-cured meats to avoid added growth hormones and other chemicals.
- If you aren’t in a pizza mood, you can order a build-your-own organic salad. You choose the toppings and it’s doused in their house vinaigrette, which is reportedly dairy-free.
- Some locations serve a set menu of desserts, but others source desserts locally and change them up. These are occasionally dairy-free, gluten-free, and/or vegan. Check with the staff!
Melissa also gave a shout out to the drinks at Flatbread Company:
Their cocktails are delish, try any of them! And they carry Downeast Cider which I’m a big fan of but don’t often see at restaurants. They have a good selection of craft beers that my husband enjoys as well. For non-alcoholic drinks, I love the Maine blueberry soda and home-brewed root beer.
Where to Find Flatbread Company
They have quite a few locations in New England, including Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. But they also have an outposts in a few popular vacation spots, like Maui and Whistler, BC. See their website below for addresses, hours, and the menu for each restaurant.
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