4049 Finn Way #110, Lexington, KY 40517 Directions

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Build your own pizza or choose one of their signature flavors. I asked about the gluten free crust and they offered to change gloves without me even asking. I had the Green Stripe signature pizza and it was amazing. They also offer vegan cheese. Did not get sick afterwards!

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  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Plant Based
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac
2 days ago

Mixed review. Pizza was good, I didn’t get noticeably glutened, and they were extremely busy after a football game. While they were aware of gluten precautions, I had to be watching and asking for them to be carried out. They did clean the dough press and used separate gloves in preparation. When it was cooling there was a liner under it to prevent cross contamination. Then at the end, they used the same tongs as everyone else’s to put the pizza on a plate. So, you either do it or you don’t, execution needs to be better.

Celiac
3 days ago

Blaze Pizza can accommodate gluten-free dietary needs. The dough is kept on a red/Black mat throughout the process. There 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. Blaze offers build your own but they now charge for the GF dough. Their lemonade is also fantastic. There have been times though where I have to monitor the entire process to ensure there is no cross-contamination.

Celiac
3 days ago
Not celiac friendly

Not celiac friendly. They took precautions with my food but I still got sick. Too much cross contamination risks here.

Celiac
4 days ago

Two recent visits in past month. First time the dedicated prep area was used and all precautions taken. The second visit, the employee said she had Celiac herself so I was excited (I knew I would get a cc free pizza). I watched in amazement to see that she started using the general prep area and then I asked for clean utensils and the separate allergy prep area that was used the last time. I felt like I was a burden. None the less, I have to protect my kid who has Celiac. I watched it prepped and had to intervene twice for safe practices. First visit 5 stars, second visit 3

6 days ago
Celiac friendly

Had a delicious pizza here at Blaze. Staff was nice and very accommodating to my gluten free diet. The girl making my order changed her gloves and put my pizza on a gluten sensitive mat to cook. I had the cauliflower crust and it was wonderful and perfectly crispy on the outside and still chewy inside. (Warning: cauliflower crust contains cheese) But there are 2 other other gluten sensitive crust to check out. The condiments and sauce were tasty. The only thing off is that they had no salt and pepper. Just salt and oregano. Which was odd. But everything else was still good.

Celiac
1 week ago
Not celiac friendly

As someone with Celiac, I would say that it is risky to eat here. Nevertheless I did, and it was delicious, and I didn't get sick. Staff seem knowledgeable about contamination issues and try their best to minimize the risk. They change their gloves and clean the pizza dough roller prior to rolling out the gluten free dough. They also have a few choices of dough including a keto dough. They also keep the pizza on other own silicone-like mat, so that in the oven it doesn't come in contact with what the other pizzas rest on. If you have celiac, I would say use your best judgement, I'm pretty sensitive but had no issues here.

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

They offer Both a cauliflower crust And a regular gluten-free crust. They put a red sticker on your order showing that it is gluten-free. They change their gloves and they have a dedicated gluten-free sauce so that it doesn’t touch the other sauce that has touched the regular pizza dough. The texture and flavor of the gluten-free dough is very very good. This restaurant is comparable to MOD Pizza. But given the choice over both of them I would choose blaze Pizza.

Not celiac
2 weeks ago

Very tasty pizza, lot of gluten free options.

Celiac
2 weeks ago

The staff was very knowledgeable. Put sauce on pizza from a separate container. Placed pizza in grill on a pad to prevent cross contamination. Very good pizza! Keto and cauliflower crust are gluten free along with traditional gluten free crust option.

2 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

This location was great when they first opened But...the last time I went the staff was clueless, the counter was covered in flour and I got sick from the food. It is no longer a safe place to eat.

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

I had the white top pizza on a GF crust and it was delicious! Very flavorful. I also experienced great customer service. I gave five stars because of the great taste and service, and I didn’t have any reactions after eating here. I am celiac and pretty sensitive so I think this is safe. However, I will tell you that there is a high risk of cross-contamination and that could worry some people. I was worried, too, until I saw the number of precautions they take. I asked the girl who took my order if she would change her gloves before handling my crust. She very willingly agreed and wrote “glove change” on my order. The guy who actually handles my crust not only changed his gloves but also cleaned the press they use to shape the crust. And he had a special mat to cover the wooden board they use for baking the crusts. Every person who touched my pizza changed their gloves. And the guy who cut it used a GF cutter, clearly marked with a red handle.

3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

This place is fantastic. Very knowledgeable. Will change gloves out to make your pizza. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. LOVE this place!!!!!

Not celiac
4 weeks ago

Not good about cross contamination. Did not change gloves.

Celiac
4 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

Gluten free press is down and they were going to clean with salt and a paper towel. I explained that this isn’t safe for food allergies and soap and water is the only way to prevent contamination. Manager was consulted (who never left the back) and I heard him yell through that it would ruin the plates to use anything but salt and a paper towel. I said, “No thanks!” and walked out. Will not return. They have no clue about true food allergies here!!

Celiac
4 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

Worst quick-service pizza place I've been to. And unlike Fresh brothers and Pizza Rev, they don't care about taking allergy precautions. Cross-contamination Central! Hard pass for me... Unless they start being aware that if they offer gluten free pizza, it needs to actually be gluten free. Otherwise it's just a different kind of crust.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

They are great with. Being careful about CEO’s contamination. They ask if it’s an allergy and they change their gloves. The sauce is covered and separate. They have vegan cheese, great for me since I am dairy free also. The pizza itself is not that great. But it takes care of a craving when I want a pizza.

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

They don’t make a celiac friendly pizza at Blaze Pizza. They told me it’s “Gluten Friendly” - they physically touch tools and pans to wheat pizzas and then use them on the gluten “free” pizza. It shouldn’t even be on the menu, NOT SAFE for celiac, something they themselves should be up front with. IMO, this is a BAD company, making people sick by thoughtlessly calling their pizza “gluten free”

Not celiac
1 month ago

Pretty decent GF option when you are in a hurry! Always offer to change gloves.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

I explained the severity of my allergy to the first person who started making my pizza and had the entire cook line change their gloves. They asked me if i needed my pizza fired away from the other pizzas and they put my pizza on a special mat to avoid cross contamination. They kept my pizza paper separate from all the others and even used a separate CLEAN pizza cutter for my pizza. Great experience!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

They have multiple GF pizza crusts. Staff is knowledgable. They change gloves, have sauce intended for allergies. Overall they do their best.

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

Told them I had celiacs and couldn’t have gluten. Got the half pizza half salad and they gave me the gluten free crust, but then dumped croutons all over my salad. We explained again and the person behind the counter got frustrated and asked if they could just take the croutons off and give it back.

Celiac
1 month ago

Perhaps I encountered the wrong worker, but he seemed clueless about gluten free needs. When I told him cross contamination was an issue, he didn’t understand that sauce, cheese, and toppings needed to come from new containers. He also kept asking other workers to make my pizza and moving other customers’ pizza ahead of mine before finally doing it himself. The taste was good but customer service had much room for improvement.

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

First of all it’s a bunch of kids that have no interest in allergy issues. It is also the worst pizza I have ever had. Do not go here if you have celiac

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

Definitely not celiac safe. I’m not Celiac but still gluten sensitive. Honestly it was a gross pizza and didn’t make me feel good. I’d shoot for a healthier lighter option next time

Celiac
2 months ago

Very bad, I don’t recommend. Zero stars

Not celiac
2 months ago

Update 9/9/19: Now giving 4 stars. Since this initial review, this has become our go to place for pizza. Also, if you go on a day that Garrett is working, he will take extra good care of your order. He has a Celiac mother so he understands CC first hand. If he is able, he will handle your pizza from start to finish. ________ There was quite a bit of miscommunication amongst the staff with our three GF pizzas and one rude worker so that didn't help make our first visit there very nice. The manager ended up handling our order but it was a debacle! The pizza is very good and a good size (12"). They changed gloves for us and had a designated handler. They only offer premade salads in the cooler and they were clueless about whether the dressings were GF, even the manager. Another disappointment. We chose to get a Caesar salad and they happily changed out the dressing to balsamic vinaigrette at my request. The salad had been packaged with croutons but they were in a separate section that I removed. I was ready to sit down at that point and didn't let it bother me. Pizza is probably worth a 4 -5 stars but the service and salad situation was a deterrent for sure.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Two gluten free crust options. Knowledgeable about prep cross contamination. Cooked where you can see it (worth keeping an eye on the oven tender: they had to remake mine one of the times I was there because it was pushed up against a gluten pizza). Separate cutters, color coded. Cooked on a rubber mat so it doesn’t touch the oven (like the gluten pies). Didn’t get sick either time! Feel very safe, especially since I can see it being cooked.

2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

If you are eating here for gf, dont even bother. Nice enough place. They took the spoons they used for the sauce that had been wiped all over regular gluten pizza to spread the sauce and used it to spread the sauce on my gf pizza....all after asking me if it was for allergy or preference and me saying allergy. Also the gf crust really isnt that good. It tastes like the gf crust at pie five. Got sick after going here.

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

This place is not celiac friendly at all!!

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Consistently made me sick after...tons of cross-contamination because toppings are shared between GF & non-GF pizzas. They do change gloves & use a separate spoon to put sauce on & something under the GF pizza when it goes in the shared oven. Do not eat here if you are celiac!

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Employees asked all of the right questions and changed their gloves. Very accommodating and yummy GF and DF options. Will be back again when I’m in town.

Celiac
2 months ago

They spread the sauce on the gluten pizza then used the same ladle to spread it on the GF pizza. Cross- contamination here is high.

2 months ago

It seems they've recently started taking gluten free preparation more seriously as part of their training, but it still depends on who you get assembling your pizza. Make sure to insist they use a different tub of sauce and a different ladle to pour/spread it. The same goes for any ingredients that need to be added with a utensil - that utensil needs to be dedicated gluten free. Also, watch your pizza in the oven closely. Some of the employees will let you know if your pizza slid off the plate they use to prevent cross-contamination, and will offer to re-make your pizza. Some won't. You can get good gluten free pizza out of this place, you just need to be attentive and assertive. However, remember to also be polite and understanding - you're representing the rest of this community.

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They have a gluten free crust available but they cook all pizzas in the same brick oven. Definite chance for cross contamination. If you have celiac disease I definitely would not recommend.

Celiac
2 months ago

They have 2 different gf crusts. one with cauliflower and a regular one. I don't know how safe it is in terms of cross contamination as they have to put the toppings on. But they had a silicone mat for the oven so the dough didn't touch it. I did not have a reaction.

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They USED to have amazing gluten free fresh crust. They have since changed to gf Keto and Cauliflower crust options at double the price. This is a huge failure to the gluten free community as it's now expensive and mediocre.

3 months ago

Had to remind one of the staff to change their gloves and had to ask the women cutting not to use the same order sheet that was on the main board Full of flour as the sheet under our pizza.

Celiac
3 months ago

Good cauliflower crust. With coaching, the staff took good precautions, but there's a small risk of contamination. I had the cauliflower simple pie and did not get sick.

3 months ago

Their new cauliflower crust is amazing! I don’t suggest it if you have celiacs, but for people like me who have an autoimmune disease I can get away with a little cross contamination.

Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

This is a gluten free friendly place but not Celiac friendly. There is cross contamination since they put it in the same oven as the other pizzas and I believe the dough is made in the same place with other regular dough

3 months ago

Like Blaze pizza. Liked it more with GF homemade crust instead of premade cauliflower and keto. They change gloves if allergy. A lot has changed in prep since changing dough and the pizza crust cooks faster than toppings so leave a subpar pizza. However not once have I gotten sick from here! You do have to monitor and it depends on who is working.

Not celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They use the same press for dough as their regular pizzas. One time I had symptoms of gluten, one time I did not. Ingredients are often cross contaminated. I'd not eat here if I were celiac.

3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

CC nightmare. Inconsistent staff when it comes to GF awareness

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

I ordered a gluten free crust there and one worker changed their gloves and did my pizza. Everyone else got out of her way and made sure not to touch mine.

Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

This is the second time I've gotten sick from eating here. They made major changes to the crusts and really don't understand the severity of Celiac disease. The level of cross-contaminaton has gotten worse, which is especially disappointing after the many times they provided great care with my food. I wish I didn't have to write this review.

Celiac
3 months ago

I am hyper celiac. They were very careful with my pizza. It was awesome, crust was one of the best. I had zero reaction to it

Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

If you are highly sensitive to gluten I would recommend avoiding this location. When you order, you are asked if you are ordering gluten-free due to an allergy or due to lifestyle. Unfortunately, this gives the impression that if you have an allergy they can accommodate. But after alerting employees to my son’s allergy (celiac), and after watching the entire process they used for making the pizza, I had to ask for a refund. There are multiple points for potential cross contamination. First, in making the crust, they use the same press for the dough that is used for the wheat dough crust. Initially the employee used a damp paper towel to wipe off the bottom half of the press, as if a little “wipe” down would suffice. When I asked about the top half of press I received a blank stare, then the realization that there were two points of contact set in and they started wiping off the top. The second point of cross contamination is in the toppings. They did have a segregated reservoir of sauce just for GF pizzas, but I had to stop them from accidentally using the regular sauce. The rest of the toppings were used commonly across all pizzas. Ahead of us I watched an employee make a regular pizza, lightly dipping their fingertips into the sauce she had already smeared on the pizza as she spread cheese around. She then reached in to grab more cheese, visibly leaving sauce on the remaining cheese. The employee making my son’s pizza then grabbed the cheese with the sauce on it. I had to ask that they grab some different cheese to avoid the potential contamination. I could not tell how safe the other toppings might have been. The third point of potential contamination is in the pizza oven. They placed the pizza on a special mat and cooked it along with the other pizzas. But with all the turning and sliding around the base of the oven, there is a lot of room for error. Finally, when they tried to remove my son’s pizza from the oven, it partially slid off the mat, sliding along the oven surface. When I pointed it out, the employee shrugged and started to plate it for cutting. That’s when I asked for the refund. The fourth and last point of potential contamination that never got a chance to come into play, is from the cutting wheel. They do have dedicated GF wheels, but I watched as an employee set it on a contaminated surface. When I pointed it out, they said, “oh,” picked it up, and placed it back in the GF cutting bin that was off to the side. Grrrrr. I’m sure the proprietor has the best intentions offering gluten free options, but execution is poor and I advise anyone with an allergy to keep a close eye on what is going on. This lack of quality control is really a shame, because I am not GF and the standard pizza I ordered was fantastic. I ended up taking my son to another establishment, however.

Not celiac
3 months ago

They changed their dough recipe. It contains dairy now. The employee wasn’t sure it’s celiac approved now either, but it is Keto they said 🙄.

Not celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Would give this location zero stars. Extremely unsanitary, major cross contamination (usually I don't follow so strictly but this made me feel not so safe) I ended up getting sick, the ingredients weren't fresh, the GF (al of the GF crust options ) are tasteless and super expensive to add (I don't mind adding $5 if the product actually tastes good, this did not) Would not recommended or go to again.

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