Blaze Pizza

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

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

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1475 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
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While they have GF cauliflower crust, everything about the making of the pizza was cross contaminated. They have a glove change but the same utensils and ingredients are used as well as the same oven.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Delicious pizza. Get the cauliflower crust. It is awesome. Never had a bad pizza there. And a lot of their toppings are gluten free.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the gluten free puzza. It was amazing. Lots of choices, and the servers changed gloves. Zero issues for me. They did cook it in the same wood-burning oven, but took care to separate it from my husband's order.

Updated 3 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
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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Review


Literally just left there - ordered the Gf pizza option, watched them use the same press they used for all Other pizzas, toppings were cross contaminated, cut with the same pizza cutter as all others. Needless to say, left there hungry, no pizza and ended up at Wholefoods 😑

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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absolutely unsafe, i showed up under the impression that it was celiac safe but that was far from true. There was a glove change but the staff was unaware of cross contamination and used the same gloves when it got to the oven, put it in with all of the regular pizza, then used the same spatula. They are extremely ignorant to what it means to have celiac disease. If you have celiac disease please do NOT come here. it may be different at other locations.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Make sure you watch them make your pizza if you are ordering GF. I ordered online and left with the pizza. They had made a gluten pizza even though the receipt that came with the box said gluten free. Big mistake!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Not celiac safe. Not knowledgeable about cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious Gluten free pizza with fresh ingredients. They're basically like the Chipotle of Pizza. Everything is transparent so you can see the conditions/cleanliness. I was very happy with the taste of my meal. As soon as you ask for Gluten free they offer to remove their gloves and are careful to avoid cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


They have GF pizza dough, and offer to all put on clean gloves when handling the dough. It is still made in the same assembly line and cooked in the same brick oven. I personally did have a negative reaction to my GF pizza. It was also all crunch and not soft at all.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


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

Overall Rating

Review


The two people working while I was visiting were AMAZING! I explained it was my first time there, and asked if the pizza would be prepared safely. They got my crust from the back, as well as brought out a red sauce from the back to not cross contaminate. They also made sure not to get meat on my pizza because I explained to them it is Lent for me. Overall, great experience.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

Review


New location! Great staff and good service. The gluten-free crust is good and the build your own is a very reasonable price. (Severe Celiac)

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I have to be very careful of cross contamination when I eat here. They use the same spoons, pizza cutters, gloves, etc. for all of their pizzas, gluten free or not. While their gf crust selection is nice, the cross contamination is hard to avoid.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Good

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten Free pizza crust!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

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