2612 N Squirrel Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 Directions

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Staff knowledgeable. GF pizza and antipasto salad delicious. Pizza arrived in foil.

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Yes

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Pizza was on its own tin foil. Very knowledgeable staff.

My daughter is very sensitive and we ate here with no problem.

Will definitely be back!!!

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Yes

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Pizza is great and service is friendly! New Fav!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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

  • Beer
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Gluten free pizza menu. Pizza is very, very good! I have never had a problem with my pizza here and I have Celiac.

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Really good gluten free pizza.

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Yes

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They have great gluten free pizza!

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Pizza is delicious and only comes in a small. Did not get sick from cc.

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Best pizza! I had tried their gluten free pizza years ago, was not so great. Tried again this year....The BEST!

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It's decent if they don't burn it and still manage to cook it all the way through. But the quality gets worse each time I get it. :(

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Cross-contamination by way of the pizza tomato sauce.

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Best GF pizza I have EVER had. Reasonably priced. Safe too! Great service, can't wait to go back. (Too bad I live in Texas!)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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All I have to say is this is the best GF pizza I have had. Ordered mine with extra cheese, pepperoni and light sauce and it was wonderful, even ate the one piece I took home cold the next day and it was just like pizza used to be before Celiac!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Gluten free and dairy free pizza is great. The staff seems to understand Celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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pizza is ok

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Celiac

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Awesome and always careful

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Best gluten free pizza ever!

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Pizza is excellent ! It's not as filling as the regular pizza, but I think that's better! Also carry Daiya dairy free cheese if you need it, Redbridge beer. Obviously very fun environment !

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Not that good :(

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Excellent service and knowledge of gluten free! We eat there for date night every week and don't have to worry. I would give it 6 stars if the crust was dairy-free also so our two kids could eat there as well. Delicious and you can select so many toppings! Love this place!

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****in' Awesome

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Reviews of this Chain

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Most pizza places just offer GF, with no effort to avoid cross-contamination. They were very knowledgeable and explained their processes.

The crust tastes like true pizza crust. Loved that it was thicker than most.

Great service

Safety


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

— 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

Celiac

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They prepare their regular pizza in the same kitchen.

Detroit style gluten free pizza was very good. I had no problems.

They have a long history of making the best pizza in Detroit.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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https://miglutenfreegal.com/2018/07/13/buddys-pizza-gluten-free-detroit-style/

Thick soft GF crust with a variety of delicious options!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Celiac

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Cook the pizza on foil, said they use separate toppings and sauce. They bring out your own pizza cutter in restaurant to avoid cross contamination that was as well.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Definitely our go-to pizza place in GR. Excellent pizza, and no reaction after getting carry out several times.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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This is the beast pizza I’ve had since being gluten-free. I called ahead and talked with them about their protocols - you should too. Everyone has been knowledgeable about celiac and what to do.

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Yes

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Average food and average service. Nothing great to write about.

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Great pizza! I’ve eaten here a few times and have never gotten sick. There is a review complaining the crust is too bread like....really!?! It’s a nice change of pace from the frozen thin cardboard we get everywhere else! Best GF pizza in SE Michigan!

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Yes

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Best GF pizza. Even replaced the mozzarella for provolone for me due to another allergy. Plus, no yeast. Yummy

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Have been eating at Buddy's for year. So happy they opened closer to Downriver. Best Antipasto and "THE BEST" Gluten Free Crust I have ever had.

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We haven’t had issues with cross contamination here. Th pizza is on the pricier side I think we pay close to $15 for a smallish 4 piece pizza. But we still get pizza here regularly because it is delicious! This is the best gluten free pizza I have had since my diagnosis. The Paesano pizza is amazing! The crust is similar to a ‘normal’ pizza crust.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The gf crust isnt the BEST, but I’ve never had a reaction here and have always felt safe here. Definitely worth a try.

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Yes

Not celiac

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The gluten free pizza gave me a reaction, so there is too much cross-contamination for my tolerance. It was also pretty dry—not nearly enough sauce. The other Detroit-style GF, Jets, is much better and no reaction. I would also change the price rating from one dollar sign to two dollar signs.

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No

Celiac

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Seperate prep area with separate space in the cooler and house made crust! Not bad for a non-Chicago pie.. amazing salads with GF house made dressings! Worth a stop!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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One of the best gluten free pizzas! They bake the pizza in tin foil and bring it to your table uncut to avoid cross contamination. Their antipasto and Greek salads are also gluten free!

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Yes

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We have had great success here. They can make any pizza gluten free. The crust is actually think and fluffy. Recommend the pizza for sure.

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Loving ordering gluten free pizza nearby!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Awesome gluten free menu and pizza!

Celiac

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Pizza was yummy, but small enough for one person per pizza. It was served in tinfoil so you could tell they separated from gluten. Service was efficient but not fabulous.

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Yes

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Brand new, here on opening week and I’m so impressed. Staff was courteous and kind. Gluten free Detroit style pizza was delicious and cooked perfectly with crunchy browned cheesy edges and soft pillowy gluten free thick pizza crust. Love that now there is a location close to home!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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As always delicious GF pizza. Pizza comes on aluminum foil with a separate pizza cutter. Carry out gets stored separately from regular pizzas. Always a favorite place for pizza night.

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Yes

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Visited the Novi location recently. Buddy's is THE best pizza but they did a fantastic job trying their best to recreate their famous deep dish, Gluten Free style. We used our Nima Tester to confirm our GF pie was in fact GF. It made our day to say the least. Our server was very thorough, confirming everything in our order and bringing out the GF food separately. So eat with confidence! Also, their salads are fabulous (minus the croutons of course)!

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Yes

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I ordered a salad that came out with crouton crumbs so I sent it back. The manager made me a new salad himself, took our salad and the gf pizza off our bill. I felt great that he went the extra mile to make our food safe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The gluten free pizza was disappointing. It was very very soggy and fell apart while transferring to my plate. The crust does have dairy in it. It also made me sick the next morning.

Celiac

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So good!! I got delivery and my pizza came uncut to ensure that there would be no cross contamination!

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Yes

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Love their gf pizza! Staff knew what to do and were very understanding. I also recommend the antipasto salad.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Just had a great pizza! I asked all the right questions about Gluten Free handling and felt very safe. That being said, I’m not as sensitive as soon people with celiac. We also had a hot fudge Sunday for dessert. They use sanders hot fudge topping & Hudsonville Ice Cream which are both Gluten Free. They made ours with a clean scoop from fresh ice cream stock. We will be back!

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If you have Celiac.. YOU WILL BE SAFE! They are so careful and they understand! Not only is their pizza delicious BUT it’s even good warmed up! And it’s a deep dish. Omg. I was so so happy!

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Not celiac

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Very good deep dish gluten free pizza

Celiac

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There’s a separate gluten free menu that lists all of the gluten free toppings. The pizza comes out on foil with a separate pizza cutter. It was delicious. Was tempted to order a second one to go.

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Yes

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Their pizza was delicious! It was served uncut and on foil. No sign of illness! :-) It was even good reheated....which so far is the only GF pizza I’ve ever had that was any good reheated!

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Yes

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The GF pizza is good and the anti pasta salad!

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Yes

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They might have a GF crust, but this is not a gluten-friendly environment. Had an awful reaction here. Wouldn’t recommend this if you’re incredibly sensitive.

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No

Celiac

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Awesome GF pizza. They also have Daiya non dairy cheese. Be aware that there is buttermilk in the crust. Have eaten here about 50 times and never had an issue with gluten.

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Yes

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I have good luck here but I only eat the pizza and limited toppings.

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The best! GF pizza and beer and never get sick

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Yes

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Delicious....did not get sick! Deep dish gf crust! 1st one I've ever had and it was amazing!

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The pizza and salad and house dressing are all gluten free and delicious. You get your own pizza cutter to prevent cross contamination.

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Yes

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I love their gluten free pizza. Thick pan pizza rather than the thin crust kind I get everywhere else. It’s a drive to get to for me but well worth it. Maybe next time I should get two!!! And I’ve never had a problem eating their gf pizza that’s what really counts.

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My kids favorite GF pizza - it is delicious! Both have celiac and have never had any issue after eating their pizza.

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Celiac friendly! Separate prep area and they bring your pizza on tin foil on a plate so it doesn’t touch the plate, they also don’t cut the pizza for you, they leave it uncut and give you a pizza cutter to do it yourself. Very low risk of cross contamination

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The gluten free pizza was so good I was afraid it was not, but I’m happy to say it’s terrific !

Celiac

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Best GF pizza I’ve ever had at a restaurant. Very accommodating and careful about allergies / Celiac. Made pizza wrong first time but didn’t even bring it out because they caught it. Offered me an antipasto salad in the meantime which was great also.

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Not celiac

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Unfortunately, we weren’t impressed with the crust. It is tapioca based. we think, and was very doughy. We asked for it to be cooked more and it helped a tiny bit, but it still wouldn’t be pizza we would come back for. The waitress said that a new kitchen manager took away the par baking step. Prior to this the gf pizza was better. We are giving the 2 stars solely for the waitress, who was very knowledgeable.

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I really liked their square pizza. I was on a business trip, and I so wanted to take the leftovers home with me...but alas, no fridge in my hotel room. The waitstaff is knowledgeable. They use separate ingredients for the pizza and cook it on it's own pan/foil -- so it doesn't touch the inside of the oven. They had a nice Chianti also...really nice, cheap meal.

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Yes

Celiac

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Good gf pizza. It's thick and there are many GF toppings. Redbridge and Angry Orchard, too. They know what they are doing gluten-wise.

Celiac

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I give them an A for effort. The pizza is pretty tasty, but the gluten free crust is much too bready. It doesn’t really strike me as a pizza crust. I liked the original Buddy’s crust back when I could eat it. I’d come back, but I can’t rave about it.

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Not celiac

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Have a GF menu. I got a GF pizza and was not impressed. I've heard they had great GF pizza so maybe mine was just an exception but it wasn't at all crispy on the bottom, sort of soggy and left my stomach feeling a bit unsettled. It's worth a try if you want pizza as most reviews rave. I prefer the crust to be a bit more done. Was served on a tray covered in foil and with my own pizza cutter.

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Wow. Best gluten free pizza I have had. Thicker pan crust and tasty sauce. They use separate pans and cutters to avoid cross contamination. I also had a really tasty kale salad with gluten free dressing.

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Yes

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Very knowledgeable & excellent food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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