Nomsters, if you live in the DMV and haven’t tried Gusto Farm to Street yet, you’re going to have to change that STAT. With locations in downtown Silver Spring, Bethesda Row, and Westfield Montgomery Mall, they’re killing it, and they have plans to further expand in the area. They specialize in fast-fired pizzas and farm fresh salads and source locally whenever possible in addition to cooking with hormone and antibiotic free meats.
They have a set menu with 8 salads and pizzas, but you can customize however you please. They have TONS of cool toppings like roasted butternut squash, edamame, fresh cremini mushrooms, fire roasted corn, and caramelized onion, and their sauces are anything but basic. On top of having the standard house pizza sauce, they offer balsamic mushroom truffle sauce, spicy diavolo sauce, hot hot sauce, sweet BBQ, and cherry pepper sauce. They also carry four different crusts: whole grain, traditional, cauliflower, and black bean. Note: the last two are an additional $2.95.
We visited the Gusto Farm to Street in Silver Spring and sipped fresh juice after placing our order in line. Think of them as a Chipotle for pizza but next level quality. We weren’t sure what the food was going to be like, but we ended up being SUPER impressed. Anywho, we’re totally getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s get back to beverages for now!
For $2.49, you can get sodas, still or sparkling water, or seasonal juice – we definitely recommend going for the latter because you can get soda whever, and juice is so much healthier. We tried the green drank (made with kale, apple and other delicious fruits) pictured at the very end, and it was hella delicious. We couldn’t believe how cheap it was because juice like that is usually REALLY pricey ($8+). We’d honestly come back for the juice alone…
…except the food at Gusto Farm to Street was the bomb.com. We ordered a ton of grub and shared everything as per usual. We got four pizzas (street heat, farmer’s wife, wild shroom, and rio) and a thai crunch salad ($8.95). The salad featured a farm blend with local sunflower sprouts, fresh cilantro, shredded carrots, radishes, roasted edamame and was tossed in house made cilantro lime dressing and drizzled with peanut sauce. We got blackened shrimp for an extra $2.25 but you can get any protein you want. Choose from grilled chicken, crispy chicken, grilled steak, roasted turkey breast and falafel.
Now, let’s talk pizza. First up’s the Wild Shroom ($8.95). We got this baby on traditional crust and it came with balsamic mushroom truffle sauce, fresh cremini mushrooms, smoked gouda, and mozzarella cheese. As if that weren’t delish enough, they topped it with baby arugula, goat cheese crumbles and balsamic drizzle.
Then came the Farmer’s Wife ($8.95). We got this pie on a cauliflower crust, and it was made with house pizza sauce, heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, fontina and fresh mozzarella cheese, then topped with baby arugula and fresh basil pesto.
Just look at this beauty…
Next up: the Street Heat ($8.95) pizza. Made with cherry pepper sauce, Tennessee hot hot chicken, caramelized onion, smoked gouda + mozzarella cheese, and topped with sweet and spicy pickles, fresh cilantro and a honey sriracha drizzle. This pie’s a definite must-try for spice lovers everywhere!
Andddd last but not least, the rio ($8.95); crispy BBQ chicken, fresh pineapple, fire roasted corn, sliced red onion, smoked gouda and mozzarella cheese topped with fresh cilantro on their house pizza sauce. So much yasssss! We also got this on their cauliflower crust.
Honestly, everything we tried was ah-MA-azing! We walked in with fairly low expectations but left completely and utterly blown away. Also, this was our first time trying cauliflower crust, and we truly enjoyed it, like it was AS good as their traditional crust. The texture was really nice, and it worked beautifully with their respective ingredients. Truth be told, all four flavor profiles were nomtastic in their own way, but if we HAD to pick favorites, we’d go with the Wild Shroom and the Rio.
If you’re craving solid pizza in the DMV or want to splurge without ruining your diet, hit up Gusto Farm to Street for grub that won’t disappoint. We’ll definitely be back soon – we’re already craving their pies and we’re dying to try their black bean crust as well. Happy eating, Nomsters – until next time! For more MD foodporn, make sure you click here.