absolutely NOT Celiac Friendly! the topping counter was a mess and they don't cook the gluten free pizza on separate equipment. 1 star is even too much
I went there a couple months ago. I had to talk quite a bit to them to get the "double" allergy prep approach (not using the additional items from the bins, but getting containers from below for pepperoni, etc), and still a little of the edge of the crust touched things it shouldn't have. I would have liked it if they wiped all the counters beforehand, and THEN gotten the containers from below for my additions. ...at least they had clean gloves... Nonetheless I avoid both gluten and dairy, I tolerated the pizza very well. I bet if you went first thing when they opened, and got the pizza a bit undercooked to warm up that evening, it would be much more GF.
When they first opened we loved It. They had gluten, dairy and soy free options and were great in preparing the food. Unfortunately, as they have gotten busier and added more staff all that has changed. We are a celiac family and all of us have gotten sick the last two times we were there. We no longer go there and I would not recommend it any longer.
I love their pizza! It's great!
The best tasting GF pizza & great variety of toppings. They are very careful about cross contaminates. Never have had a problem when eating there.
excited to order my gluten free pizza online for pick up during lunch. got there & noticed a sign taped to the door "no gluten free dough" checked in with the cashier who was about to charge my credit card & mentioned the sign. her statement "you don't want it now?". hmm...when were you going to tell me my pizza wasn't gluten free? poor understanding of celiac disease.
We are not a celiac family, just gluten free, pizza was good, price was nice!
Really good pizza
The GF pizza is very good. The best I have had outside my home while making my own. The servers ask if you want a glove change. They sometimes pull sauce and cheese from a designated area but I've seen them grab the cheese from the common bin. As a Celiac I have to watch very closely and give most employees directions on how to handle my pizza. For instance they can't throw my GF pizza on the table prior to placing it in the oven,. The table is full of flour and it flies into the air when they plop it onto the table. So, a bit of guidance is needed. I ask to place my pizza straight into the oven, this works. Great pizza one of my favorites!
Great pizza with homemade dough. They use precaution when informing them of allergy. Dairy free cheese available as well :)
They have gotten much better at handling gluten free. They have one press for gluten free (however they always press it on its own paper and they clean the top of the press) and they have separate sauce for gluten free. Then they will pick up your pizza and cut it with special red utensils for only gluten free. And the pizza is delicious
Awesome gluten free pizza!!!! They have gluten free dough and you can use it to build your own pizza with unlimited toppings for the same price. Gluten free dough costs $3 extra but it is still $10.95 for a good sized personal pizza (too much for a single person to eat all at once.) If you get the "high rise" with extra dough, it becomes the BEST gluten free pizza ever! They use shared oven and toppings but will change gloves. (I am not celiac, but have not been sick.)
This is one my favorite gf fast food restaurants of all time. for $8, you build your own pizza with any toppings you want and as much as you want to make a pizza that is ready in just a few minutes. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable about celiac and gluten free issues. They have gluten free pizza dough and dedicated pans they use along with doing glove and utensil changes when asked. All of their meat (besides meatballs) are gf as are their cheeses. Blaze Pizza is sincerely the best pizza place I have been to for gluten free options. We are usually in and out within 10 minutes. Incredibly fast and delicious!
Best Gluten Free crust ever!
They have gf crust and the ingredients are naturally gf, but cross contamination is everywhere. They use the same spoon to put marinara on regular crust and spread it around then on the gf crust, same with all other ingredients. Very thin crust and it was good, but I did get sick. Won't go back.
Website was easy to use and had gluten free items listed well. Staff changed gloves, got tomato sauce from gluten free container, pressed the crust on separate machine, and cooked it on a silicone mat so the gluten free crust didn't touch the oven surface. Also cut with gluten free pizza cutter and cutter employee changed gloves. They did a good job trying to make it as gluten free friendly as possible. With they all said, I wouldn't say it's celiac friendly from a cross contamination point of view if certain employees aren't trained as well (lots of teenagers there) and just from a flour residue flying around point of view. Three stars for effort.... And the pizza was ok but I probably wouldn't go back and only went as I was traveling and with family who picked the restaurant.
The gluten free pizza is fantastic and they go out of their way to ensure you don't get cross contaminated.
When Blaze first opened, I was incredibly impressed with how seriously they took my allergen. That seems to have changed over time. I went in today, and first the person who was going to cut and plate my pizza took it off the baking shield (used to prevent cross contamination in the oven) and placed it on the same surface used to cut all the other pizzas. Luckily, my husband noticed him do this, and we had a manager remake it. Unfortunately, as the remade pizza came out of the oven, the pizza plater used his contaminated gloves to spread out the paper my pizza would sit on before changing his gloves to touch the actual pizza. When my husband and I confronted the guy about it, he started arguing with us and told us, "there's a sign up front that says there are risks." While I agree that there are unavoidable risks (such as with gloves touching toppings), placing the pizza on the wrong surface or not changing the gloves before touching the surface the pizza will rest on are completely avoidable risks. I ended up asking for a refund, because I wasn't about to wait for yet a third pizza with no assurance of the pizza being handled right. I am no longer willing to rate this place as celiac friendly. It used to be, and used to be fast, cheap, and delicious. Maybe it will be once again if they can properly train staff who give a damn. Certainly the owner cares, and at least one manager, but everyone else is a toss up.
When I told them I needed a gluten free pizza the manager made the pizza herself. Didn't get sick - so all in all it was a great experience. FYI Fresh Brother's staff is trained to handle food to avoid cross contamination. It comes with a sticker across the box that says gluten free! Their gluten free wings are great too.
Absolutely love Blaze. Gluten free pizza is cooked on a separate section of the oven, and staff always asks if you'd like them to change their gloves before handling your food. Second only to Homeslice for the best GF pizza in Chicago, super fast, reasonably priced (up charge for GF crust, mine usually amounts to around $11). I crave Blaze regularly!
This place has a gluten free option for the pizza crust. Fresh and delicious ingredients. The was very helpful and polite. Also inexpensive. I love it 😍😍😍🍕🍕🍕🍕
Great topping options. GF crust is pressed on separate machine. Request glove change. Sauce comes from separate container/spoon that hasn't touched the regular dough. Separate cutter at end only for GF pizza. Baked on plastic sheet to protect from other pizzas, although It IS cooked in same oven, so I suppose a very minor CC issue possible, but has never occurred for me.
The pizza was delicious so I ate the whole thing! Unfortunately that night I had terrible GI distress which lasted into the next day. My GF crust looked different than my friends regular so I am pretty sure I got the right one. I don't know if the issue was the pizza or something else I ate as I usually don't have this much reaction if it was just cross contamination.
There is no way on god's green earth this place is making a pizza that is safe for a celiac. Walked in to see flour dusted all over the counter next to the food prep area. Warning sign said "we can't guarantee there won't be cross contact with gluten containing ingredients." Staff was very friendly and nice, helped me pick a salad and dressing with their allergen info sheets.
Loved it! The crust is extremely thin, but nice and crisp. Was asked if I needed gloves changed as soon as I said I needed a gf pizza. Toppings and sauces for gf pie were in a separate area and the pie was made on a separate pan. Oven was swept out prior to putting the pizza in and pizza was put way in back. VERY careful!
Awful gluten free pizza, tastes like cardboard. They use the same pizza cutter for regular pizzas on gluten pizzas. I was sick for days. Ate here once, never again.
Excellent GF crust. The best I've ever had. Loved it. Fast, fresh, and friendly service.
Excellent restaurant that goes to great lengths to ensure a gluten free dining experience. cooks changed gloves and separate utensils and cooking materials were used for my pizza. They have a diverse array of toppings to choose from, all of which were fresh and delicious. I highly recommend Blaze Pizza for my fellow celiacs. The staff is knowledgeable and careful about our gluten "allergy."
Build your own GF pizza was excellent cooked in a fire oven very quick
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