40% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
5604 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92111

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Keto crust with dairy free cheese. Wasn’t very good and had to go to the bathroom immediately after eating.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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When I watched them handling the pizza in the oven I noticed cross contamination between my pizza and others. It was very busy when I went so there wasn't much room in the oven to keep my pizza separate. I would be cautious here if you have celiacs.

Updated 4 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
  • Pizza

Categories

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

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Celiac

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They are very careful and will switch their gloves to start! Very impressed and delicious pizza!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Very careful not to cross contaminate. You can watch them the whole time and know that your food is safe to eat.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They are very careful to ensure your food doesn't get cross-contaminated. Great pizza too.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The best gf and df pizza I have ever try

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Sensitive celiac didn’t get sick though I watched and guided them (change gloves, don’t use same sauce, etc). We’re friendly and happy to accommodate.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Not celiac

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I loved the pizza. Nevertheless, I think that when you are a celiac you should watch out. I am struggling with gluten and dairy intolerances, so I can handle cross contamination. Nevertheless, I saw some cheese falling into the tomato sauce and I only saw one oven. Unless I am missing something, I would be careful.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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 dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
Celiac

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Terrible experience! Went in to get Gluten Free pizza for my daughter and myself.

Prior my other family member ordered vegan and they offered the gluten free sauce for her pizza and used the same utensil for her pizza.

I asked the woman behind the counter how many times have you done that and do you realize you have contaminated the gluten free sauce. She said she offered it sometimes.

My daughter was in tears and didn’t eat her pizza nor did I because we are celiac.

The manager who’s name was Jeff also made fun of the fact that it was an allergy using air quotes also. Also another person with us ordered a vegan pizza not only was the tomato sauce covered in cheese the whole area was so messy and just meat everywhere out of the containers

They made fun of the allergy request also which was so upsetting. it’s not a preference in our case. As we are also both allergic to wheat as well as being celiac.

Never have I been to a Blaze location so badly run.

Also finally to make matter worse Jeff was drinking alcohol on the patio! Insane!! Never again.

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?

— Poor

Celiac

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DO NOT EVER EAT HERE. I went here with my family and was faced with constant displays of cross contamination. And I don’t mean shared ovens and prep areas, the “dedicated gluten free” sauce was being used on non gf pizzas and they were smearing using the same ladle. Then when my family asked for a glove change they rolled their eyes and made a fuss. When we went to the cashier the MANAGER proceeded to say “oh the ones with the (in hand quotes) allergies”. Then about 5 minutes later we proceeded to watch him walk outside and drink a beer. I have never been afraid to eat food and I broke down in tears because I was so afraid.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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

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

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for keto
Celiac

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I asked for the GF dough and let them know I have Celiac Disease and they need to watch for cross-contamination. They marked my order with a warning about this, and they were all very diligent. I love that I can watch and be sure that they are preventing contamination, and everyone was friendly. Nobody made me feel like it was some big hassle, and I never had to remind anyone to be cautious.

Plus, the pizza was delicious. The regular GF crust has a great flavor, and while it's thin, it's still soft. They also offer keto and cauliflower crusts, both of which are GF. They're fine and I love having those options when I'm restricting my carbohydrates, but the taste and texture isn't as good, in my opinion.

Safety


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

— 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
  • 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating

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