Blaze Pizza

3 ratings
$ • Pizza Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pizza

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

511 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605

Most Recent Reviews


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This location was great when they first opened But...the last time I went the staff was clueless, the counter was covered in flour and I got sick from the food. It is no longer a safe place to eat.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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While they do make an effort, the staff clearly needs to be better trained in cross contamination and what gluten FREE truly means. The staff knew to change their gloves but did so after touching and writing on the paper for the pizza with prior used gloves for gluten crust. I asked them to change gloves and redo. The manager stepped in and seemed to know what to do, with no rolling of the eyes or complaint. He was good about keeping things separate, changing gloves, and washing hands. At the end of the line they have a dedicated cutter and tongs for gluten free. The two places they missed: 1. They cut the pizza next to a gluten pizza and it pushed into the edge of the gluten pizza; 2. They used the same spoon to spread the red sauce on the crust as they do for all the pizzas. If you eat here, I suggest you ask for the manager to make your pizza and request fresh sauce from the cups under the counter in their fridge. The manager seems to know what he is doing but the rest of the staff doesn't, which means this is likely not safe if you have celiac.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Very questionable handling of gluten free pizzas. I've been to other locations and not had a problem, but beyond changing their gloves they don't do much to avoid contamination.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Gluten Intolerant

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Went here last night with our family. While they have a GF crust option, there was zero concern for cross contamination. The employees used the same gloves, the same utensils, and the same pizza press regardless of if you ordered GF or not.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Celiac

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They are so accommodating to allergies. Will change gloves and get ingredients from below.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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This build your own style fast pizza place offers gluten free pizza. As someone with celiac, I have the usual concerns about shared prep and cooking spaces. I recommend two things: come in person to tell them it’s an allergy and don’t come when they’re super busy. Yes, a couple of extra steps, but it is good pizza and another fast option in this part of town.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

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Delicious pizza. Changed gloves before handling my pizza. Used sauce that’s only for the gf dough and separate gf pan. Enjoyed pizza, no sickness.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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I’ve had mixed experiences here, they’re great about grabbing ingredients from under the counter to avoid cc, but the last steps are iffy. The pizza got very close to the others in the oven and was used maneuvered by the same spatula. It sits on its own mat, but the chance of cc is still close. Once it’s out of the oven, I would request for a change of gloves, a clean slicer, and for the staff to slice the pizza in a designated area.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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