So today I took a field trip to the only California Pizza Kitchen in Manhattan, I was on a quest for the cauliflower crust pizza! In an effort to do an unbiased assessment, I acquired both a thin "regular" crust and a thin cauliflower crust. As you can see in the photo, they basically look the same! At first, it was difficult to discern which was which. But after some sampling, it became obvious that the cauliflower was a bit thinner and felt a bit less dough-y than its regular counterpart. But it still definitely tasted like pizza, and was quite good. After looking at the nutritional facts online (which can be a bit misleading) it did not seem that I was saving very much calorically with the cauliflower pizza. Needless to say, the grams of carbs were less, but calorically was similar.
I am going to go ahead and say that this nosh is shlep-worthy! If CPK ambiance is not your idea of fun, they have a lovely website where u can order ahead and grab your pizza to-go. In addition, you can customize your pizza with toppings, more or less cheese, etc. I love the ability to save some extra calories. And if you aren't bothered by pizza arriving cold, they have free delivery withing a 2 mile radius with a $25 minimum.