Blaze Pizza

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 2 ratings
$Pizza, Allergen List, Vegetarian Friendly + 3 more
50% of 2 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2127, 1601 E College Ave, Normal, IL 61761 Directions

(309) 306-3681
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    Celiac
    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Yummy gluten free pizza! They do change gloves when you order a gluten free pizza but they use shared ingredients and a shared oven to bake. Not celiac friendly.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    If you order the gluten free crust, they put it on a plate so it doesn’t touch the other pizzas in the oven. You have to ask for the gf red sauce so they’ll use a separate ladle and you won’t get cross-contamination. You can get any toppings you want, and the crust tastes very similar to the regular crust. It’s a good option, but since they don’t have a dedicated kitchen there’s a chance for cross-contamination.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 weeks ago

    300 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309

    I'm intolerant of dairy and wheat, but don't have celiac. I've never had problems at Blaze! I also love that they have both goat cheese and vegan cheese for pizzas.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 weeks ago

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

    The staff was very friendly and offered a glove change up front. They used a mat so my GF pizza wouldn’t touch the oven used by the other pizzas. To finish it off, they sliced the pizza using a separate cutter (seemed pretty conscience of cross-contamination).

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    3311 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75034

    Do NOT eat there if you are a celiac!! They have a sign there stating their dough does have potential to cross contaminate but we still gave them the benefit of the doubt and ordered. They still use same surface, same utensils, etc.. They stack the pizzas before putting in oven which is taken out by the same utensil. They are laid on the same surface to be cut. The workers were REALLY rude when I told them nicely that the pizza was really not gluten free any longer. I had already paid and was taking it but they needed to change their process. Honestly it’s a bunch of young kids working there and they could honestly careless if you have an allergy. They truly thought I was an inconvenience. I had to ask them to remove my daughters pizza out of under a persons pizza that was not gluten free.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    1930 Douglas Dr Ste. 400, Erie, PA 16509

    If you go when they are not busy, you can ask them to do a complete change out. They will get a Gluten Free crust for you, change gloves, get all your toppings and sauce from brand new containers in the back and use new tools. They put the pizza on a special pan for the oven, and even switch to new gloves and new pizza cutters at the end. It’s obviously annoying, so we only do this if there is no one really there. Not nice for them when they are busy.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    3617 Archer Rd., Gainesville, FL 32608

    They always ask if you need them to change gloves and are very careful about cross-contamination. The gluten free pizza is delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    1282 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

    I have been here many times, and have not gotten sick. I they change their gloves and utensils. They work really hard to make sure there is no cross contamination. The pizza is also very good.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    227 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611

    Had to remake my pizza THREE times because first time he didn’t change gloves and second time he used the regular pizza cutter. Third time appeared to be fine but I still got sick. Lots of cross contamination from flour in the air I think...I don’t recommend. The guy working there also rolled his eyes and clearly didn’t take my allergy seriously.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    667 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

    They wouldn't guarantee safe handling procedures, and I risked it anyway and got sick. Never again.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 weeks ago

    525 Granville Square Suite 127, Granville, WV 26534

    The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The pizza was very good, it's made and cooked in front of you. The cooks changed gloves to make the pizza and when it came out of the oven. They used separate sauce, but could not claim no cross contamination with toppings. They used separate utensils and kept a sheet underneath the pizza while it was cooking. I did not give 5 stars only because they couldn't guarantee cross contamination with toppings. I'll go here again.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    2320 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014

    We had gluten free pizza. I explained we were gf and had them change gloves etc. I got very sick afterwards! My daughter didn’t feel well either. I think there is a lot of cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    1925 Fillmore St, Twin Falls, ID 83301

    Amazing staff, spectacular price, zero reaction, great taste, what’s more to love? Staff asked if the needed to change gloves, and when I said yes, they made sure to change latex gloves mid-way through.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    2955 Cobb Pkwy Suite 290, Atlanta, GA 30339

    As someone with celiac disease, it is REALLY hard to find good gluten free pizza AND a place where I won’t get glutened from cross contamination. This place had it all. The pizza crust was thin and cooked to perfection. The toppings were all fresh. The ingredient options were plentiful. I highly recommend this place to anyone, whether you have celiac disease or not. The pizza really was delicious and it was made quickly, so I didn’t have to wait long. And the restaurant was clean. It’s also in a nice retail strip type location so there’s plenty of open parking in the front. Lastly, the contamination details. Gloves are changed. Pizza is placed on a special mat. It stays on the mat in the brick oven. And it’s cut with pizza cutters that are only for gluten free pizzas. I’m HIGHLY allergic, so not being glutened was AMAZING! :)

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    400 Balltown Rd, Schenectady, NY 12304

    I told the first staff member in line about my Celiacs and they marked my paper as gf and glove change. When the next person in line received my paper, he put a regular crust on it and didn’t change his gloves. I had to ask them to start fresh with a new liner because of the contamination. The manager took over and got me fresh toppings, but had I not questioned and double checked, I would’ve been eating a gluten pizza. The staff, other than the manager, was completely uneducated about gluten free protocols. The oven man also put my pizza on the wrong liner, but luckily the wrong liner was gluten free too.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    1325 Eglin Street, Rapid City, SD 57701

    Wanted so badly to like this place, however it was not celiac friendly. They had a gf crust and separate sauce but the cooking procedures were NOT good my pizza had multiple cross contaminations. Was not able to eat what I ordered.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1325 Eglin Street, Rapid City, SD 57701

    They do have GF crust but their procedures are NOT celiac friendly.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2955 Cobb Pkwy Suite 290, Atlanta, GA 30339

    First time Waited in line only to be told they were out of gf crust. No apology...no nothing...just stood there looking at us.. Will NEVER go back.. Why advertise something you don't really have?

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    5925 Convair Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76109

    We went there once. I’m giving it 2 stars because they are close to being safe, but they’re not. When we went they had just opened, so maybe they’ve changed. It seemed like hey kept everything safe from cross contamination EXCEPT the ladle they use to put the sauce on the pizza and the pizza sauce was not dedicated. So they were taking a ladle- using it to spread sauce all over a regular pizza and then dipping it back in the big sauce bucket completely contaminating it. We saw that but my wife still decided to try it since the staff was insisting they were safe with gluten free pizzas. Well my wife got super sick and we never went back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    525 Granville Square Suite 127, Granville, WV 26534

    They make the pizza right in front of you, and change their gloves, use seperate pizza press and utensils. Most importantly, they don't make you feel like you're inconveniencing them - very nice crew.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    123 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116

    Great pizza but a clear risk of cross contamination , but I’ve been here many times now and haven’t had a problem

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    48650 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, CA 92230

    They were very cautious about cross contamination and took the time to add toppings from the back to ensure that they were safe.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    The Summit, 3400 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

    I loved the pizza I got. They automatically assumed to change gloves and put the crust in a tin when I said gluten free crust as well

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    They were very careful and asked whether this was a preference or allergy.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    7419 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

    Lots of cross contamination. Have had mixed results with staff actually changing gloves. Really doesn’t matter much because they reach into the same ingredient bins anyway. Awkward while waiting for the pizza. Cooked in the same oven

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    The Summit, 3400 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Great thin crust gluten free pizza - lifesaving for my Drexel student. Not greasy- she loves it and she’s super picky. Plenty of topping choices.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    3980 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

    This is the best GF pizza I have ever had! Some of the staff is more knowledgeable than others (managers vs. high school kids). They have 2 different presses for the dough/crust. Just make sure you watch and ask questions and be specific. I have not gotten sick eating there, but have had to ask for separate sauce, spoons,etc. they get 5 stars because it tastes AMAZING!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    300 N Clippert St #18, Lansing, MI 48912

    They are very accommodating, the location in Frandor is the only location we’ve gone to. The have GF crust and get fresh toppings not on the line if you explain. We have only had a few people act annoyed with special requests. But most everyone is very careful and helpful. My daughter has celiac and has never gotten sick.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    3714 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850

    Amazing gf dough. Offered to change gloves. Cut pizza with dedicated pizza cutter.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1551 Valley W Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    They wouldn’t make it in the back for me, all they did was have a different press for the crust. It was paper thin and burnt instantly. It was the worst pizza I’ve ever had and got very sick from it after. This is NOT celiac friendly.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    65 New Jersey 4, Paramus, NJ 07652

    REVISED REVIEW: Blaze has totally changed their approach to GF. They make GF crust from- separate from the regular. They have a dedicated press, and dedicated GF sauce, and cutters. I recommend visiting when they are not super busy- they will take the time to go slowly and be careful of x-contam. It's not perfect- there is flour present, but for a non-dedicated facility, they do a very good job. Food is fresh and good/very good (very good for a chain).

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    1 month ago

    1317 Q St, Lincoln, NE 68508

    The employees changed their gloves and also put parchment paper I believe under my crust while adding toppings so the flour would not come in contact if left on the counter. My only complaint is that it took about 3x longer to cook than the regular crust.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    1537 Lower Sacramento Rd, Lodi, CA 95242

    Conscientious staff, tasty pizza.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 month ago

    2320 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014

    LAZY!! Called at 10:15 pm to ask if they had gluten free food. He said yes but they were closed. Hours were until 1:30am. He just did not want to make it, would be afraid to eat there if that is the service offered.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2206 North Eagle Road, Meridian, ID 83646

    They asked if I have celiac when I ordered a gf pizza. I thought that was a good sign, but they cooked my pizza the same way as everyone else’s, on the same surface, and used the same pizza cutter. I was starving so I ate one piece. I got so sick! Do not eat here!! It is not safe!

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    1 month ago

    2131 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033

    So I watched them make my Celiac daughter’s pizza from start to finish and I had to have them remake it after they went to cut it on a shared surface with a dirty (glutened) pizza cutter. I’m unlikely to come back her with her. She liked the pizza, but unfortunately she is one of those with Celiac disease that has alopecia secondary to gluten exposure so we won’t really know for a bit if she was glutenized.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    310 Coffee Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93309

    The dough is fresh, not frozen nor hard. Very soft and delicious! They made sure to keep everything separated! Really, really good! Also Blood orange Lemonade is like amazing...

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    5015 West Main Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 month ago

    2137 Golden Centre Lane, Gold River, CA 95670

    They suggested that I don't eat here because the flour is used near the shared toppings. There is no dedicated area for toppings or in the oven.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1551 Valley W Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    Terrible. Ordered from there and became sick. They emailed me 5 minutes after picking it up saying they gave me the wrong pizza. No call, even though this could of been avoided because people don’t check their email 24/7

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1840 Herndon Ave, Clovis, CA 93611

    Staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Eaten there several times with no issues. Their pizza is delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    7160 N Durango Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89149

    Blaze handles GF fantastically, they have a separate dough presser, will change their gloves, have mats for the GF pizza in the oven, and have a separate pizza slicer. When you order, make sure to specify it’s an “allergy.” Remember to ask them for the GF red sauce instead of the regular (it’s easy to miss cause the GF one is at the end of the line). Be aware that the GF pizza will be a little hard and cracker-like after it comes out of the oven, but it is not anything terrible (I would just ask for extra sauce when ordering and get olive oil on it at the end). Friendly staff and delicious pizza :))

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1050 S Kirkwood Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122

    I’ll start first with that fact that their gf pizza is absolutely the best I’ve had. The crust is made fresh daily and formed on a gluten free press as you order. They have separate sauce for the gf area and offer to do glove changes. That only area of possible cross contamination is the shared fired pizza oven. I have celiac and haven’t had any problems. I didn’t realize just how much I missed good pizza!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1110 Concord Ave, Concord, CA 94520

    I absolutely LOVE this place! The GF crust is amazing and the staff is well trained and knowledgeable about celiac needs. They change gloves, offer new sauce, and have color coded utensils to ensure new cross contamination. They also cook the pizza on a special mat to ensure it doesn’t get contaminated while baking. I’ve eaten here a handful of times and have never gotten ill. They also have goat cheese! It’s fantastic to have a quality pizza place!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 months ago

    2135 S University Dr, Davie, FL 33324

    Major cross contamination problems here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    300 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309

    Blaze Pizza in Des Moines has changed their practices, and now can accommodate gluten-free dietary needs. The dough is kept on a red mat throughout the process. Their is a dedicated gluten-free marinara sauce and pizza cutter. All of the meats and cheeses are gluten free except for the meatballs. There is also a dedicated gluten-free pizza cutter. Can’t beat $11 for unlimited toppings. Their lemonade is also fantastic. I love Blaze!!

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    5 rating
    2 months ago

    555 The Shops Boulevard, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

    They are proactive about asking if it's an allergy or preference, so they know to change gloves. The gf crust is pressed on a different pizza press and placed on a separate cooking tray to try and minimize cross contamination. I've never had any issues.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1317 Q St, Lincoln, NE 68508

    I normally give only positive reviews, and I had high hopes for my visit. This location does offer a gluten free pizza crust but their setup does not allow for safe preparation. The Subway-style assembly line means everything is cross contaminated, the staff is severely undertrained in the area of food allergies, and the way they stack the unbaked pizzas (on top of each other) means wheat flour can (and does) fall on top of gluten free crusts. I admit, I should have gone with my gut when I finally made it to the front of the line, but I was very hungry and it clouded my thinking. I was “glutened” —that is to say, I was sick after eating here. This would be a fine place for non-Celiacs and/or non-food allergic individuals, but if you live with either (for your own safety), stay away.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    9571 Mentor Ave Suite B, Mentor, OH 44060

    The staff is knowledgeable and does everything they can to prevent cross contamination. Excellent variety of choices for pizza toppings. Delicious.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 months ago

    1325 Eglin Street, Rapid City, SD 57701

    Didn’t get sick. They get sauce from a different container. They get the toppings from underneath counter as the regular toppings. Had to ask for a different person to open all the doors to this area so the person handling toppings didn’t get my pizza cc. They use a mat under gf pizza in oven. I also requested clean pizza cutter and watched at the cutting bar. They do make a good pizza.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    2 months ago

    511 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605

    Very questionable handling of gluten free pizzas. I've been to other locations and not had a problem, but beyond changing their gloves they don't do much to avoid contamination.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    2206 North Eagle Road, Meridian, ID 83646

    Despite sharing a dough press and oven, I have never gotten sick here and the pizza is really good and reasonably priced.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
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Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
10:30 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday
10:30 am - 10 pm
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