Blaze Pizza

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 12 ratings
$Pizza, Allergen List, Dairy-Free + 6 more
16% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

5015 West Main Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 Directions

(269) 254-8081
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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    All of the other Blaze Pizza use a separate press for gf dough... Not this location, they press non gf with gf. DO NOT EAT HERE IF YOU ARE CELIAC. Not to mention the guy at the oven was gloveless and I watched him stick his finger in a pizza 🤢.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Not celiac's friendly large potential for cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Use the same press for regular and GF dough. Not celiac safe at all

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    4 rating
    1 year ago

    GF Pizza is delicious, and the concept of this chain is fresh, but be aware of a few risks of potential cross contamination. The plates to press the dough, little metal order numbers that travel with your pizza and may also touch your uncooked dough (reused and probably not washed), the pizza cutter used to cut all pizzas, and the gloves in case not changed. Nice to see the separate GF sauce and dedicated ladle, but beware of other risks if intolerant.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    very good thin crust with your choice of many toppings, including sauces. Line moves fast. They change gloves when they make your pizza. Oven time for each pizza just 3 min!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    We've eaten here a number of times and have never had a problem. There is a possibility of contamination because they do share equipment, but they do clean the lower plate of the press before making GF crust. They normally have one person walk my pizza the entire way with fresh gloves. The pizza is made on a special liner so it doesn't touch shared surfaces. There is also a special bin for GF pizza sauce that is not contaminated. Three of us are GF in our family, my daughter will throw up if ingested gluten, we've not had any problems. Communication is key and don't be afraid to speak into any concerns you have.

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    Not celiac
    2 rating
    2 years ago

    I used to eat here all the time until I realized they use the same machine to press the GF dough with as they do with the regular dough.

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    2 rating
    2 years ago

    I'm not super impressed with Blaze. I've had much better crust many other places. I love the number of topping options. If you are familiar with Pieology, this place may disappoint.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I really love their pizza, but I got slightly sick last time I ate there. Might have been cross contamination. Really disappointed because their pizza is one of the better think crusts I've had.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    They ask if it is an allergy or preference. They change their gloves for allergy. They have GF crust, dedicated sauce containers separate from the other toppings. They have a red handled (the others are black and vegan is green) pizza cutter.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 days ago

    113 North Peters Road, Knoxville, TN 37923

    GF crust is great and we have never had an issue with cross contamination. My only complaint is that it costs an extra $2 for GF crust.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 days ago

    2206 North Eagle Road, Meridian, ID 83646

    Even though the pizza crust itself is gf all of the toppings are contaminated from unsafe handling. No one would get fresh toppings from the back or try to accommodate safe handling practices for someone celiac. Just told me not to eat here if I’m sensitive. I felt like they were uncaring and couldn’t be bothered to help.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 days ago

    227 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611

    The server changed gloves before preparing my gluten free pizza. They also had dairy free cheese. This was the best pizza I’ve had in a while and I can highly recommend. They didn’t have a separate prep area so perhaps check if you’re highly sensitive to cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    290 Settlers Ridge Center Dr, Robinson Township, PA 15205

    They have really good pizza for a reasonable price. They use glove changes and keep all of their equipment separate and use separate sauces to prevent cross contamination. They place a special mat under the dough so it doesn't get contaminated in the oven.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    2135 S University Dr, Davie, FL 33324

    Major cross contamination! Both my daughter and I got sick after eating there last night. Super busy on a Friday night and everything looked like a mess. Food containers all had stuffed mixed in from other containers. Saw bacon that fell into veggies. Should have left, but was super hungry and took our chances. The previous time we were both fine, so I guess it depends on how busy they are.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    1475 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203

    This used to be a go to for me while up for work trips, however they no longer have a separate gluten free pizza press so cross contamination will happen.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 weeks ago

    260 North University Drive, Farmington, UT 84025

    They changed their gloves, they have a separate press for the dough, and bake it on a mat. Tasted really good! only got sick 1 out of 3 times.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 weeks ago

    6334 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

    I really like their GF Pizza. Very thin and crisp. If you top with watery ingredients, like tomato slices, the crust will be soggy. They also have charred brussel sprouts for topping. They will each do a glove change for each pie as it works down the line. Also, they will get a clean “red handled” cutter (indicates GF) to slice your pie. All you have to do is ask.

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    1 rating
    2 weeks ago

    1863 W 5400 S Suite C, Taylorsville, UT 84129

    They cross contaminate to much. They use the same cutter for the gluten free as they do for regular.

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    4 rating
    2 weeks ago

    400 Balltown Rd, Schenectady, NY 12304

    You must watch carefully BUT I eat there every Friday night with NO issues (pizza night in our house) they use special sauce, glove change (you need to ask for)they cook it on a special matt and the dough comes from its own machine (where i live, not all do i guess) the mat lets the person on the end know its GF so they use a special pizza cutter. As long as you are paying attention as well there should be no problems

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    2 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, RI 02920

    Always very accommodating with glove changes and a separate bin for gluten free toppings. Gluten free pizza is put on a dedicated silpat for cooking. Dedicated utensils are always used as well.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    555 The Shops Boulevard, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

    The staff were very knowledgeable about gluten free. Changed gloves, separate source for pizza and placed a Matt under the pizza in the oven.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    3 weeks ago

    2618 32 St NE #2, Calgary, AB T1Y 7L8, Canada

    Beware of cross contamination since they use the same brushes for sauces.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    100 West Broadway, Glendale, CA 91210

    They have discontinued their gluten free crust. Blaze is over.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    667 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

    They have discontinued their gluten free crust. Blaze is over.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    1225 Veterans Pkwy #700, Clarksville, IN 47129

    Extremely knowledgeable staff! They do a glove change and cook the pizza on a GF mat. They even use a separate pizza slicer. Excellent food too!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    250, FL-7, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414

    Pizza was unfortunately cross contaminated as they were preparing it. Once cooked, in order to cut it, it was placed on the same rack as all the gluten pizza. There was no separate plate or rack the pizza was cut on. The paper it was plated with had just been on the same counter as all the gluten pizzas.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    1225 Veterans Pkwy #700, Clarksville, IN 47129

    They are very knowledgeable about gluten free. They have a gluten sensitive gluten free glove change or you can order gluten-free without the glove change. They put your pizza on a special met when assembling it and when cooking it. Your pizza never really touches a place that a gluten filled pizza has touched. The only thing I would look out for is the sea salt or oregano they use the same batch for all pizzas. Also they have vegan cheese.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    4600 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40207

    They are very safe when it comes to gluten. They have a gluten free glove change, have a separate sauce, separate tools, and your pizza rarely touches some where a gluten filled pizza has touched. Also they have vegan cheese.

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    Not celiac
    3 rating
    3 weeks ago

    10155 W McDowell Rd #103, Avondale, AZ 85392

    They do offer an amazing GF crust. They do ask if a glove change is needed. Some staff is knowledgeable about it as some will use a separate marinara sauce from what they use on regular pizzas. I’ve been glutened once from this place, I would say it is not celiac friendly even though they use separate Cutting utensils. I’ve had my GF pizza dragged over regular pizzas. Recommended to go when they’re not busy for best results!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    1750 Camden Rd #112, Charlotte, NC 28203

    Everything is cross contaminated!!! If you are celiac don’t even bother. All the toppings are used for gluten pizzas as well.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    2005 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, CA 93277

    I had been here two or three times prior with no issues. I came today and advised I had a gluten allergy and she changed her gloves. But proceeded to clean the press with the new gloves and then started to make my pizza which resulted in cross contaminating. She then went to grab the sauce from the normal one and I told her it had to be from the dedicated one they had, but then she just grabbed a new spoon. At this point, I was done and told them to stop making my pizza. It’s a shame, I wish all of their employees were better educated on it like the other were.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    3540 Riverside Plaza Dr, Riverside, CA 92506

    No!! I will not go back again. I told them I was Celiac and they made there cauliflower pizza. First it tasted terrible. Second it’s still cooked in the same oven as regular pizzas. Third, the staff have no idea how to prevent cross contamination and fourth, if they are busy all you get is attitude when you ask them to change gloves. NOT SAFE FOR CELIACS. Do not eat here!!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    5604 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111

    Tasty but right in front of you at the front counter they are using the same brush for the garlic oil, spreading it across raw gluten dough, dipping the brush back in the oil container, then spreading all that cross contaminated oil and brush across my gluten free dough. Ispoke to the kid behind the counter about this and he was clueless about cross contamination. Very disappointing since the owners are part of a restaurant chain that know food. Looks like minimum to no effort to actually avoid cross contamination by set up and lack of effective staff training. This place is for gluten eaters who choose 'no gluten ingredients' but not even close for celiacs.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    1 month ago

    275 Park Terrace Dr, Columbia, SC 29212

    I have eaten here 2-3 times without getting sick. With much apprehension too. They seem unsure of what is designated gluten free. Once they threw away an entire pizza I ordered because of uncertainty and started over. They do try very hard(change gloves, check labels, etc) just watch them very carefully as they prepare your pizza and constantly remind them you have Celiac.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    113 North Peters Road, Knoxville, TN 37923

    Best gluten and dairy free pizza I've ever had in my life.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    611 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

    Long wait at lunch. Otherwise pizza crust was thin and crispy. Yummy. They make an effort to reduce contamination by changing gloves, cooking the pizza on it's own sheet, using separate tomato sauce, and using separate pizza cutters.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1551 Valley W Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    Was asked “allergy or preference” and appears to have been made as a “preference”. Got very sick a short time after eating the pizza. Not celiac friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    316 Chimney Rock Rd, Bound Brook, NJ 08805

    Great pizza. One if the best I've had. Separate sauce and cheese. Pizza cooked on a rubber mat. I have never gotten sick and I eat at Blaze a lot. They always do a glove change and use a separate pizza slicer.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1840 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

    We ate lunch today and it was delicious. My husband is Celiac. The lady taking our order today told a preparer to change his gloves and he would handle our order. Behind the counter was a knowledgeable worker that was advising the food preparer. They even had a special mat under our pizza to keep it gluten free.

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    Not celiac
    2 rating
    1 month ago

    913 Indiana Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

    I wasn’t terribly impressed with this pizza. I ordered arugula as a topping and got about 6 scraggly pieces. This is a lower end chain and would do in a pinch.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    32240 Temecula Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592

    Just checked their website guys-this place is NOT safe for Celiacs. Their menu says they “do not use a separate oven or press” for the gluten free dough. If going gluten free is a dietary choice you’re fine. Otherwise, this is not a safe place to eat for Celiacs.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1551 Valley W Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    The staff was knowledgeable. Changed gloves/dedicated red handled tools used to prepare pizza.Delicious as well. Definitely going back

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    20522 S FL-7, Boca Raton, FL 33498

    One of the best Gluten Free pizzas I have had. Relatively low priced as well. When you go, request Gluten free with glove change. Pizza is baked on a mat that doesn’t allow contamination. Staff is very knowledgeable about gluten free, with dedicated cutters and tongs. All pizzas are cooked in the same oven, but with the mat, I have had zero issues. Enjoy!

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    3 rating
    1 month ago

    4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie, IL 60077

    They do have gluten free options and are aware of CC BUT not that great at following it. I’m very sensitive and I’ve had to have the remake it a few times. You have to watch carefully as they make it. 7/10 times it’s perfectly fine. I’ve definitely gotten sick here before. Not the safest for very sensitive people

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    5 rating
    1 month ago

    27231 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

    Great gluten free crust, they do a glove change and everything for celiac. One of my favorite places for gluten free pizza.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    140 Cabela Dr, Garner, NC 27529

    Avoid if you have a gluten allergy. They no longer have a separate dough press for the gluten free dough, they just wipe off the same dough press used for regular crusts.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    225 W Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, CA 92672

    Delicious gf crust. I told them I had celiac, and the staff changed their gloves when they made my pizza. They used separate sauce & cheese for my pizza. I’ll definitely come back.

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    Not celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1930 Douglas Dr Ste. 400, Erie, PA 16509

    I would probably not opt for this restaurant if you are a celiac. I think that the employees do the best that they know how, but there is still some criss contamination going on. The crust was bought from the back, the staff worker did change his gloves after asking if I needed them to. The sauce came from a separate container that was covered on the bar (looks like only the red sauce was available that way), but they did just get the other toppings from the same containers that their gluten touching gloves dipped into all day. The pizza was cooked on a sheet in the oven, but it is in close proximity to the other pizzas. A big goof, the gentleman cooking the pizzas used the same pizza peel to take my pizza off of the tray as he used on the gluten filled pizzas. A separate cutter was used. Bottom line, this is a gluten filled pizza place that did their best, but I don't think that they are knowledgeable enough there to not contaminate your pizza with gluten. If you are gluten sensitive and don't mind the risk, they have a great tasting pizza.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    3330 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43606

    GF crust using dedicated press mats and they use new paper over pan. Glove changes as well. Dedicated GF sauce. Was concerned about cheese being open for contamimation but we had no issues. Daughter loved the pizza.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1282 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

    There were only four people on staff who knew gluten free procedure. I’m not confident about the care of which they train their employees when dealing with celiacs or hypersensitive costumers. The manager treated my order like a chore. Plus, their system is flawed. While glove changes help, when the pizzas are made on the line, there is utensil contamination. I’m disappointed in their lack of thought, since the dough is tasty. Hoping that I don’t get sick.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Eddy Street Commons, 1234 N Eddy St, South Bend, IN 46617

    Great pizza and separate masher for the crust and a separate surface... sometimes need to remind them to use the GF tomato sauce at the end of the line. I’m here once a week with no problems.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    3311 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75034

    Despite what you read online, no one is trained on allergens, cross contamination everywhere. Pie Five is a much better option.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1863 W 5400 S Suite C, Taylorsville, UT 84129

    I was served by a guy there that was celiac and I have to say this was the best celiac-aware staff and food service I’ve ever had. Switched gloves, cleaned spaces, switched utensils and used a dedicated gluten free dough press.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    11525 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR 72212

    Good pizza. They have a gluten free crust available by request and are trained to ask if you require a glove change. They changed gloves and one person was responsible for building my pizza from start to finish. They did put my pizza in the same oven as the others, but off to the side. I had no reactions.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    5615 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711

    Celiac boy likes the GF pizza. Been here multiple times with no issues

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 months ago

    3370 N Digital Dr, Lehi Pointe, UT 84043

    Great pizza! They have gluten free pizza crust and when asked will change their gloves while making. The gluten free crust is cooked on a silicone mat which helps prevent cross contamination, although they sometimes will use the same cutter and sauce spoons! Make sure to watch them and ask if they can use separate ones. They've always been very accommodating! Gluten free crust is one of the better ones around!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    2206 North Eagle Road, Meridian, ID 83646

    When told I have celiac they changed gloves, opened a new sauce, swept the oven, used a different paddle and cutter. Very good pizza.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 months ago

    611 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

    I love their pizza, it taste good. Lately I've being getting a weird reaction afterwards. I am very cautious picking my ingredients.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 months ago

    201 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

    The Gluten Free pizza is good. I only tried the Red Vine pizza (see picture) so I can't speak to any others. The price was reasonable and they tried to avoid cross contamination. I have Celiac Disease and didn't have any reaction but I did ask a couple of people to put on fresh gloves and I could see how people might be nervous about cross contamination; it's a Subway/Chipotle style operation. You go down the line and watch as they build your pizza. I ate here twice during my stay because it was good and the price was right.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
10:30 am - 12 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 12 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 12 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 12 am
Friday
10:30 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 3 am, 10:30 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 3 am, 10:30 am - 12 am

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