145 Commerce Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 Directions

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In a colossal failure of marketing, Mod Pizza names their gluten-free crust GLUTEN FRIENDLY. It’s like naming a milkshake chocolate lover to designate that it’s vanilla. I can’t even say how annoying I find that, because my whole problem is that my body is decidedly unfriendly to gluten. They make no claims to serving gluten-free pizza, offering the standard disclaimer about being made in a facility that processed wheat, and it’s just as well because they don’t take precautions like changing their gloves or cleaning the area the way other places do. The crust itself is one of the larger gluten-free-ish crusts available in the area. I could easily make two meals out of it, as opposed to other single sized gluten-free crusts that always seem a little too big to eat in one sitting and too small to be two meals. The crust itself, as pretty much all gluten-free crusts tend to be, was bland. It was crispy in the edges and weirdly doughy in the center, given that it’s precooked. They have a wide variety of toppings and the veggies are really fresh. However, I ordered spinach on mine and watched in disbelief as the person in the line carefully distribute five tiny baby spinach leaves across the crust. The pizza cooks really fast, but vegetables like green pepper cake out completely raw while the edge of the crust was burnt. So far I’m not a fan, but it’s also a new location so maybe they need time to get the kinks worked out. But I prefer Piology who offers a thin crispy crust and an automatic glove change or &pizza, who changes their gloves and wipe down the counters and have a delicious Smart Flour crust. If only they would open a location a minute from my house! Updated: because my kids’ school has a fundraiser here I ate here a second time. This time they changed their gloves when told I had a wheat allergy and took precautions. I ordered the Tristan with some extra veggies and it came out tasty and crispy, perhaps because they added the pesto sauce last. However, despite their precautions, my stomach was a little off today, so I still don’t consider it celiac safe. Still not the best, but has shown improvement.

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Gluten Free Features

  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers online ordering
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good quality & quantity of healthy options
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Comment

Dairy free cheese

Celiac

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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
On Safety

They change their gloves and be very careful not to cross contaminate. I will not say that it is impossible of cross contamination, but it is highly unlikely

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

On Quality & Quantity

I’ve tasted several different types of pizza in my life. This is by far the best.

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers online ordering
  • Good quality & quantity of healthy options
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Not celiac

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Cauliflower(GF) crust was delicious but they had a GF crust as well that would also be dairy free. Only in the 11inch size which is a large personal pizza or maybe enough for 2 kids. I will definitely go back & try more of their pizza flavors. Recommend! 👍

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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MOD Pizza is fun and delicious. Unfortunately, this location does not have a barrier for cooking gluten- free crusts so they cross contaminate. Workers are very friendly and understand celiac.

Celiac

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Open Oven baked pizza, customerscan view baking ( done in @5 -7min.) GF Pizza crust & Cauliflower pizza dough available. Customer can choose as many toppings from mixed greens or spinach, various cheeses, meats, veggies & spices and glaze dizzles ( balsamic, pesto, bbq swirl, etc)

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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
  • Offers online ordering
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Not celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


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

On Quality & Quantity

They have a gluten free crust but it only comes in their 11 inch size

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Not at all

On Safety

Pizza is good but no confidence in their handling of gluten free ingredients, cross contamination prevalent and they presented a regular crust pizza as a gluten free one. If you have celiac avoid this place.

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers online ordering
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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They use to make on a grate in the pozza oven to avoid cross contamination. But they said they are not allowed to do this anymore. So be prepared for cross contamination.

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

On Safety

Changed gloves and used new pizza cutter. Used clean pizza screen to cook on and grabbed all new food from unused containers so no cross contamination.

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?

— Good

On Quality & Quantity

It was decent tasting crust.

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers online ordering
  • Good with other allergies
  • Good quality & quantity of healthy options
  • Good for takeout
Comment

Not known to be a gluten free establishment, but definitely went out of their way to accommodate.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

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They do have gluten free crust options but this location is definitely not safe for celiacs. I asked for the employee taking my order to change gloves and he immediately informed me that the chances of cross-contamination were too high to even order. Left without anything.

Celiac

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I went to the one in Bountiful but it’s the same as other reviews. Not safe for celiac, cross contamination all the way through. They’re rude and not accommodating.

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Celiac friendly?

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Yikes. Not celiac safe! I ordered a gluten free pizza, and the first thing they put on my pizza contaminated jt. They used the same ladle to spread the pizza sauce that they use on gluten pizzas, and they do not put the gluten free pizzas on a tray in the oven. The funny part, was the employee told me she used a new pizza cutter to cut my pizza so she didn’t contaminate me, when the pizza had been very contaminated already. Giving two stars because it was my own mistake.... should have known better when they label the pizza as gluten friendly, but I was in a pinch and starving. If you’re celiac, it’s a no go.

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“Gluten friendly” is a disgrace at this establishment. The put the pizza directly on the stove. I understand anywhere that is not 100% gluten free cannot guarantee the food to not be cross contaminated. But this place makes no effort.

Celiac

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While they did change their gloves they cut my gluten free pizza with the same cutter they used on the regular pizzas. They also stuck it on the same pan. Needless to say I couldn’t eat my pizza.

Not celiac

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Went to MOD Pizza for my daughter’s fundraiser for school. I was excited to get a gluten free pizza. I advised the girl I’m gluten intolerance. She acted like she didn’t care. She used the same pizza sauce that you would for regular pizza. They put the gf pizza in the same display oven with the others pizzas.

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Not celiac friendly at all. I let them know that I have a wheat allergy and the employee that prepped my pizza let me know that there was cross contamination everywhere. The words didn't bother me but the annoyed and hateful attitude did. Very different from other MOD establishments.

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We went here because they said they had gluten free pizza..they had a crust but LOTS of contamination!! When we asked them to change their gloves and stuff some had an attitude well few were very nice about it. They had an attitude and were very rude! Good pizza but WILL NOT BE BACK

Not celiac

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Staff is very nice. They also ask if I have an allergy to anything. Gluten free crust is very good. You can also get their cheese bread gluten free too!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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They have GF crusts, but there’s cross contamination. They don’t have a dedicated GF oven.

Celiac

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Gluten free crust is nasty . Don’t bother going here unless you’re desperate for pizza.

Celiac

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Not at all gluten friendly. They put my pizza directly into the oven that was shared with all other pizzas, and used the same spatula to rotate my pizza in the oven as they did gluten pizzas.

Celiac

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always get sick here. every single time. even though i make it really clear i have celiac

Not celiac

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2 different GF crust options!! I like one better than the other, haha but can’t remember if it’s the regular GF or the cauliflower one.... Tons of toppings & completely customizable! I don’t have celiac so I can’t speak for the oven, but each pizza stays on its own pan/paper liner & doesn’t touch the actual oven.

Not celiac

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I’ve eaten several times at this restaurant. They do NOT have a dedicated area but DO have gluten free pizza crust and will change gloves before handling it. I’ve really enjoyed their pizza and never gotten sick.

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The staff is super knowledgeable about gf and prep! The pizza is the best ever. Accidentally found mod pizza while waiting at the Portland airport and am super happy this one is so close to us! Salad and pizza options galore! Choose off the pre built pizzas or create your own. Gf and gf cauliflower crusts. Loads of toppings! Delicious!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Mod Pizza has a yummy gluten friendly cauliflower crust.

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She understandingly changed her gloves and told me that it was cooked in the same facility. She also said she would use a separate cutter, but she didn’t.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Food was pretty good! Was not overly impressed but hey it’s gf pizza

Celiac

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Was told gluten “friendly” pizza is made with same ingredients as regular pizza. They do not have separate sauce or anything. I picked up some regular gluten containing pizzas for the family members who could eat it. I didn’t get anything. I will not be back.

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Gluten free (advertised as gluten-friendly) pizza crust. "Build your own pizza" offers many options including dairy free cheese!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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We were surprised how seriously they took an allergy. They offered to make a gluten free crust and keep it on the pan. They changed gloves and pizza paddles. We did not get sick and were so happy to eat their delicious pizza again.

Celiac

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Below avg crust. Go elsewhere if you can.

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great place for GF option! I noticed the changing of gloves at every station to suit my needs

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Don’t eat here unless you need something just “gluten friendly”. They cook the gluten free crust in the wheat flour in the oven!

Not celiac

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The pizza crust was doughy and flavorless. I got 1 pepperoni for each slice of pizza. Nothing about this pizza was good and I would not go back.

Celiac

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Not celiac friendly. Knew nothing about cross contamination and used the same sauce spoon on my gf crust. She offered to get a clean spoon but i had to explain it wouldnt make a difference unless it was a fresh container of sauce. She said lots eat here with no issues i just rolled my eyes.

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They have a “gluten friendly” pizza aka not celiac safe because it goes into the same oven. They do change their gloves and have a new tray for the pizza. They pizza is good and filling. I enjoyed it.

Celiac

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They told us that they can’t guarantee that the pizza is completely gluten free, they called it gluten friendly.

Celiac

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Not safe at all. There is flour everywhere and they don't use fresh utensils or anything for gluten free. They didn't seem to even try to keep it safe. I was sick for days - stay away

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Gluten free pizza is available ( 12” inch; size of a regular pizza). The only thing is there is risk of cross contamination but they change their gloves at request.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Although they have two options for GF crusts, one a GF flour crust and the other a cauliflower crust, they prepare the pizzas on the same work surface causing cross contamination. Fine for people reducing gluten in their diet but not safe for celiacs.

Celiac

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The person starting our pizzas use the same utensils for a regular pizza as the gluten free pizza.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Access their menu online at www.peppertwins.comMany things are marked gluten free.

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Mod has great tasting pizza with a build-your-own concept. The problem is that depending on the person making your pizza, you will get little protection from cross-contamination. I had to stop the guy from using his flour-covered hands to pick up my gluten-free crust. They go through the motions of making it “safer” by having the crust in a separate location, changing gloves if asked, and using a different cutter for gf pizzas, but all the utensils used to spread sauces are the same as far as I could tell. If you aren’t very sensitive to gluten then you may be okay, but sadly, celiacs should stay very far away. The rating is a split between the gluten-free pizza being very tasty versus it not doing anywhere near enough to ensure that it’s safe to eat.

Celiac

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Although they have both gf and cauliflower crusts they will make no attempt to clean the screens or use separate utensils. They are NOT a gluten free safe restaurant.

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Celiac friendly?

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This place was not good at all. The gluten free crust was tough. The staff was rude and told us that our order made something “harder” just by asking for half of the pizza with olive oil. Would not recommend. You are way better off going to Blaze pizza. They also would not separate the gluten free and non gluten free pizzas properly.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

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While they offer a gluten free crust, the use the same kitchen utensils to cook gluten pizzas and gluten free pizzas, therefore nothing is gluten free.

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GF crust put directly on cooking surface used for regular crust. Hence Not gluten free.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

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This place is not good for anyone who has celiac. The staff at the location (Naperville)were rude and acted very put out when we asked them to change gloves and give us new pans for our pizza. Then she proceeded to tell us that there was a long line behind us so she would have to make ours separate. Very frustrating.

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