Wild Park Slope

October 20, 2017
 
Wild Park Slope

Pizza Gone Wild! WILD Park Slope Serves Gluten-Free Goods

Every New Yorker has a go-to pizza spot. In this city, finding your holy cheese slice is a rite of passage. However, we often forget it’s not always easy to find that perfect slice for those with dietary restrictions and/or health issues. The same slice that leaves some of us nursing a greasy mouth and a guilty conscience can have larger consequences for someone else.

Enter WILD Park Slope. What is WILD Park Slope? Well, WILD Park Slope honors nature, the source of our uniqueness, our well-being, and our future. It is a promise to choose ingredients that have been harvested with respect for their primitive state. It comes to us as it has come from the earth: already perfect. Originally founded by Miki Agrawal of Thinx underwear fame, and nursed to fruition by restaurateur Walid Hammami, the latest outpost of this chainlet offers the best version of a pizza: made with organic, gluten-free flours and tomato sauces, and hormone-free cheeses and meats.

Anyone in the gluten-free community can vouch that while there certainly isn't a shortage of gluten-free pizza options on the market, there is a dearth of gluten-free pizza that actually tastes amazing. Wheat-free pizza crust descriptions are rarely positive (words like "cardboard" and "mealy" come to mind) and sometimes it seems like everyone's favorite weekend food was simply never meant to exist without gluten. However, the team behind WILD Park Slope thinks otherwise. And the more research that they conducted on big food productions, specifically gluten, the more they saw a need for really tasty gluten-free options. The goal was to take a favorite comfort food and turn it into the healthiest version of itself. They tweaked and tweaked until they finally got it right.

As the first official franchise location of WILD, the Park Slope eatery boasts the same tasty/health-conscious menu and a similarly ambitious millennial owner looking to make her mark. After years working in literary PR, Marina Charny decided to ditch the media business and dive head-first into the competitive New York culinary scene. She reached out blindly to Miki about the idea of starting a franchise, and much to her surprise, Miki accepted.

A restaurant like this has long been missing from Park Slope, a neighborhood where family and community are prevalent, where parents want their kids to learn about healthy eating from a young age, and where millennials frequently look to find the next 'cool' thing. The mission here is simple: to give all people – gluten-free or not – a positive environment to eat nourishing, yummy food, and offer true peace of mind.

Pizza Gone Wild! WILD Park Slope Serves Gluten-Free Goods

Every New Yorker has a go-to pizza spot. In this city, finding your holy cheese slice is a rite of passage. However, we often forget it’s not always easy to find that perfect slice for those with dietary restrictions and/or health issues. The same slice that leaves some of us nursing a greasy mouth and a guilty conscience can have larger consequences for someone else.

Enter WILD Park Slope. What is WILD Park Slope? Well, WILD Park Slope honors nature, the source of our uniqueness, our well-being, and our future. It is a promise to choose ingredients that have been harvested with respect for their primitive state. It comes to us as it has come from the earth: already perfect. Originally founded by Miki Agrawal of Thinx underwear fame, and nursed to fruition by restaurateur Walid Hammami, the latest outpost of this chainlet offers the best version of a pizza: made with organic, gluten-free flours and tomato sauces, and hormone-free cheeses and meats.

Anyone in the gluten-free community can vouch that while there certainly isn't a shortage of gluten-free pizza options on the market, there is a dearth of gluten-free pizza that actually tastes amazing. Wheat-free pizza crust descriptions are rarely positive (words like "cardboard" and "mealy" come to mind) and sometimes it seems like everyone's favorite weekend food was simply never meant to exist without gluten. However, the team behind WILD Park Slope thinks otherwise. And the more research that they conducted on big food productions, specifically gluten, the more they saw a need for really tasty gluten-free options. The goal was to take a favorite comfort food and turn it into the healthiest version of itself. They tweaked and tweaked until they finally got it right.

As the first official franchise location of WILD, the Park Slope eatery boasts the same tasty/health-conscious menu and a similarly ambitious millennial owner looking to make her mark. After years working in literary PR, Marina Charny decided to ditch the media business and dive head-first into the competitive New York culinary scene. She reached out blindly to Miki about the idea of starting a franchise, and much to her surprise, Miki accepted.

A restaurant like this has long been missing from Park Slope, a neighborhood where family and community are prevalent, where parents want their kids to learn about healthy eating from a young age, and where millennials frequently look to find the next 'cool' thing. The mission here is simple: to give all people – gluten-free or not – a positive environment to eat nourishing, yummy food, and offer true peace of mind.


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