Oath Pizza's new chickpea crust is both vegan and gluten-free.

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Oath Pizza Ditches Cauliflower Crust for Vegan and Gluten-Free Chickpea Crust

  • Oath Pizza’s new chickpea crust from Banza satisfies customers’ demands for one crust that is vegan and gluten-free, says CEO Drew Kellogg.
  • The crust is made with chickpeas, olive oil, yeast and oregano.

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Oath Pizza, the East Coast chain with 50-plus stores in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Virginia, has dropped its cauliflower and gluten-free crusts in favor of a chickpea pizza crust from Banza.

Made with chickpeas, olive oil, yeast and oregano, the new crust meets Oath Pizza customers’ demand for a pizza option that’s both gluten-free and vegan. Additionally, the latest USDA nutrition guidelines recommend that people eat chickpeas, beans and lentils one to three times per week, although 80 percent of the country isn’t doing so.

The chickpea-crust pizzas will be a permanent addition to Oath’s menu, according to a press release.

“Oath Pizza is proud to be the first restaurant to offer Banza’s chickpea pizza crust,” said Drew Kellogg, Oath Pizza’s CEO. “Banza’s chickpea pizza crust meets our high standards for taste and texture and uniquely satisfies the dietary needs of our vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free guests—allowing us to inspire happiness in even more people.”

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Founded in 2015 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Oath Pizza offers a unique pizza dough that’s grilled and seared in avocado oil and topped with “thoughtfully sourced” ingredients, including organic, humanely raised proteins from Applegate, a Hormel Foods subsidiary. These include pepperoni, Italian sausage, roasted chicken, bacon and pulled pork.

Oath Pizza also opened its first ghost kitchen in Philadelphia last year. The menu features 10 craft pizzas, such as the Spicy Mother Clucker, topped with a mozzarella blend, roasted chicken, pickled red onions, sriracha, spicy aioli and scallions.