great gluten free pizza. you can even order vegan cheese. pizza was extremely affordable. staff was wonderful and no chance of cross contamination.
Best gluten free pizza I've ever had!
Crust a bit thin in the center but tastes good.
This place has gluten free pizza and several gluten and dairy free topping options, including vegan cheese and buffalo sauce drizzle! You can request a glove change which will make any employee touching your pizza change their gloves before handling it. For GF/DF pizzas they also use a mat under the pizza in the shared oven to minimize contamination. Also, if you are both gluten and dairy free like myself, be sure to ask for a clean cutter from the kitchen. They have dedicated gluten free and vegan cutters at hand, but not one that covers both. That said, the pizzas are prepared on a shared counter and in a shared oven, so I would hesitate to recommend Blaze for Celiacs (hence the four stars). I have never personally had a reaction here, but mine is an allergy, not Celiacs, and I don't usually have too much of a reaction to cross-contamination.
Gluten free crust makes no difference when everything else comes into contact with gluten. Utensils, toppings, oven... cross contamination is unavoidable. I spoke with a manager about the issue who dismissed my concern and argued "but the crust IS gluten free." Obviously no education about what gluten free really means in this company.
Wonderful service. The gluten free pizza was delicious!!
I have celiac and have never had any problems just make sure to mention you need them to change their gloves and to use the red sauce that's separate for gluten free only pizzas.
Staff was knowledgeable about Celiacs. When we arrived we asked to speak to a manager. We were told to tell them at the counter that it was Celiacs and gluten free. Standard procedure is to change gloves, put it on a special mat for the oven, and they have dedicated utensils. But they will also ask you (or you can ask them) to take the sauces and toppings from new containers in the bottom covered cabinets rather than the regular toppings line. Highly recommend doing this! You can also watch the process the whole way to make sure they take your toppings from the right place and don't put it in contaminated areas. Very knowledgeable and friendly. I'm a sensitive celiac and I had 2 pizzas there and did not get sick at all. They take great care as long as you take the time to talk them through all of your allergy needs. Great homemade gf crust too! Can't wait to go back.
Blaze Pizza in Ames has an allergen list and gluten-free pizza crust. All of the toppings are gluten-free except for the meatballs. Blaze Pizza does a great job about changing gloves. The pizza is kept on a mat indicating gluten free so it never touches the same surface as flour. The pizza cutters are also specifically only used on gluten free pizzas. Great service - everyone took extra precaution to ensure my meal was safe of cross-contamination. Basically an $8 pizza with unlimited toppings.
It depends on what time you go in but when I went the servers we all very attentive and competent. Even when one guy messed up my order and forgot to change gloves they restated. They will do a glove change, special baking pan, and use dedicated gluten free pizza cutters. If I got sick at all it was only a gross feeling I my throat, no throwing up.
Amazing gluten free pizza and totally customizable will change gloves for topping bar. There is an issue for cross contamination but I go every other week and I've never had a problem.
Not celiac friendly. They press the GF pizza rounds on the same equipment as the gluten containing versions. Pizza also isn't that good. Save yourself a trip.
When they first opened they were great. now I've seen them use the gluten free dough press for gluten dough during busy rushes. Recently my husband picked up a gluten free pizza for me but I'm pretty sure it wasn't gluten free dough. It looked like a regular pizza. I thought about not eating it but it was marked gluten free. Five minutes in I had stomach pain like I haven't had in years. stay away if you're sensitive to gluten. They advertise gluten friendly options but they are no longer safe!
They have all the right GF procedures in place and 99% of staff know them. Sometimes newbies seem a little overwhelmed, but they know who to ask for help. I eat here like twice a month (or more) and have had excellent experiences each time. Christina is especially awesome at GF!!
This place is awesome! Very attentive to our needs. One of the managers came out to speak to us while we were eating, and I really appreciated her taking that time to do so. We have 4 family members with gluten sensitivities and none of us have gotten sick afterward.
Do not go here if you have celiac disease. They were not careful in cooking my pizza. They said they would bake it on a matt but forgot. They cut all pizzas with the same pizza cutters. Not a place for celiacs!!! Beware!!!
The pizza is not bad. They have a gluten free crust, if you catch them on a day that they decided to stock it, but they are NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY. Most of their employees are kids and they do not train them for cross contamination concerns. The equipment is not gluten free, and they do not clean it to prevent cross contamination.
The toppings are delicious and you can add as many as you want. When I went to this location yesterday, they used the same dough press for my crust as the gluten crusts. I asked them to do it over and noticed that the gluten free dough is pressed onto a special plate, but I'm uncertain as to the status if the press part. They started to use the same sauce and ladle for my pizza as the gluten ones. I stopped them an the worker went for help from a manager and then took out a new sauce container. Next time I will go at an off hour and speak to the management. I'm not confident that this location follows good procedures and that I didn't get some cross contamination. Use caution
The staff was knowledgeable and very friendly! As soon as I put in my order for a gluten free crust they changed their gloves and pulled out new uncontaminated ingredients for my pizza. Mine was cooked on a specified tray in the oven and cut with a fresh pizza cutter. I always appreciate staff that take the time to go above and beyond for my disease but even besides that they were so friendly it was contagious. Definitely coming back!!
I tried Blaze Pizza for the first time. Jon made my Gluten-Free pizza from start to finish. He used fresh pizza sauce and toppings that had not been on the line. He even went to the back for toppings that weren't readily stored below the line. He used clean utensils and freshly changed gloves. All gf pizzas are cooked in special liners so they don't touch the oven floor. The end of line staff knew to use a clean cutter to cut my pizza. It allowed my to enjoy a nice dinner out with family. After our meal, I made sure to thank Jon personally. He stated his daughter has Celiac and understood how carefully food needs to be prepared.
They have a gluten free crust and will do a glove change upon request. They cook the pizza on a mat and will use a separate pizza cutter. Ask them to put sauce on your crust from the end of the line to avoid cross-contamination.
Asked if I wanted gloves changed. Cleaned the dough press, then changed gloves. However toppings are shared which is a risk for cross contamination. Although they are careful, with shared equipment and toppings I would not call it safe for celiacs.
The piazza wasn't that good. T g e didn't change their gloves and were not very knowledgeable about their products, as far as what us GF and what was not. When we asked to speak to the manager we waited 5 minutes with him walking back and forth in front of us, until he responded. When we asked him about his employees education on their GF products, "He said the employee just misunderstood the question." I would not recommend this establishment whether you are a Celiac or not.
Update--the last several times I went, the staff was not close to careful about cross contamination and the quality seems to have gone way down since it opened. My brother and his wife still love the regular pizza, but as the site says, don't eat here if you are a Celiac--too risky!
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