I was very impressed by their gluten free thoroughness. I had to wait a while for them to get a GF crust out, but when they did, the guy changed his gloves before touching it and then stayed with my pizza all the way to the oven. (Their usual method is to have an assembly line where 3 people prep your pizza). I asked the final guy to not cut my pizza but he pointed out that they have a separate GF cutter. He too changed his gloves before touching the pizza. Very thorough! Unfortunately I found the pizza crust and overall flavor to be just so-so. I have had much better GF pizza in the Phoenix AZ area (where I currently live). Picazzos and NYPD have great GF pizza, so good that non GF people eat there.
If you have celiac, beware. This place is not gluten free! Yes, they have gluten free crusts, but they spread the sauce on your gf pizza with the same soon they use on regular pizza dough. Yes, they change their gloves, but they get ingredients from bins that have been contaminated with flour. I do not recommend this place if you don't want to be glutened.
best gluten free pizza around!
Best gluten free pizza for the price! Any and all the toppings you want. They change gloves and make sure the dough area is clean before making your pizza. Friendly staff and great food.
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.
best gluten free pizza for your money! unlimited toppings!!! they take extra care to prevent cross contamination including new gloves, sauce from a separate container, special utensils, and a special mat they cook the pizza on so it doesn't touch the oven. no noticeable reaction so far and I have been there several times.
I am a very sensitive celiac patient, thus very afraid of eating out. As I entered Blaze on Friday afternoon, the staff immediately welcoming and friendly. I told the employee that it was very important for me to get a gluten free pizza, and he immediately changed his gloves and took care of the gf pie for me. Blaze provides an online allergen guide and most of the ingredients they use are naturally gluten free. The ingredients, which are mostly very natural and of superior quality, are all dealt with separately, and from my standpoint there is minimal risk of cross contamination. I ate my whole pie in one seating and had no reaction whatsoever. The restaurant is clean and has a very nice atmosphere. I am so glad to have found a place where I can get a fresh gluten free meal for under $10!
I fled this place after watching the assembly line of servers putting pizzas together and shuffling them all down a line. Ingredients are all out in the open, so contamination seemed unavoidable. After watching pizzas tossed into oven one after the other, felt unsafe with my restrictions and bailed.
This was hands-down my favorite pizza of our road trip! They used separate methods and equipment for my pizza and it was bursting with flavor.
Excellent. Gluten free options for pizza. The server always asks if it for an allergy or not. We have eaten at Blaze three times. The food and service have been outstanding Neat place. No side effects either
This place is not gluten free! They offer a gluten free crust but there is a serious amount of cross contamination going on from the utensils to the oven, not to mention the sheer amount of flour flying around. If you have celiacs, steer clear!
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.
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