Gluten-Free at Buddy's Pizza

Pizza Restaurant
46 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pizza
Celiac

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Review


The pizza itself is safe -they wrap it in foil and bake it on the top rack of the oven away from the gluten pizzas. The pizza is absolutely delicious. However, i did feel some pain the last time I ordered from here and I think it was because they placed my GF box on top of the non-GF boxes I got for my family. Since pizza boxes aren’t fully secure and can have crumbs/grease on the outside, it’s important to tell them to package & bag the gluten free food separately. I learned to just be more specific with them especially when they’re busy. I will probably be back. The ranch is not gluten free, btw.

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

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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I order the gluten free pizza with pepperoni, olives, and onions. I have never had a problem, there food is always delicious!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Delicious gluten free pizza!

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

Gluten Sensitive

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Best gf pizza around!!! Super tasty crust and no reactions!! Rated 4 stars because not much for gf options…

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?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Best pizza crust I’ve had since going gluten free! It’s absolutely delicious.

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 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

Celiac

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Great place to order a pizza, many options to choose from. Order a salad to have with pizza. Have a hard cider on tap to enjoy the whole experience.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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They take the allergy very seriously

Quality & Quantity


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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I had Buddies gf pizza a few weeks ago. I had to throw a good portion of it away. It made me SO sick!!! (I have celiac disease) I have eaten here fine in the past but now I am too scared to go back. 😒

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?

— Poor

Overall Rating

Review


They put the pizza on foil so wouldn’t get contaminated.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout

Overall Rating

Review


Great experience. My server knew what celiac disease is and was able to convince me that the toppings were safe from cross-contamination. I really enjoyed my pizza and did not feel sick later.

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?

— 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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Best gluten free pizza I have ever had. Pizza is on foil to avoid contact with pans. Pizza comes uncut to prevent cross contamination. I called when I got a pizza that had been cut and was told not to eat it and they made a new one for free.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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We went here based on a blog review. We ordered the gluten free pizza. Three of us in our family have celiac. I got very very sick. I am very sensitive and I haven’t been this sick since I accidentally ate a full on gluten waffle. One of my daughters got slightly sick and the other daughter did not seem to react. The pizza was ok and certainly not worth the horrible after effects for me.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

Overall Rating

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Súper yummy amazing thick crust awesome pizza . Not bad priced $9.99 for cheese , big enough for one hungry person and we couldn’t finish all 4 slices . They make it in separate pan and foil and they give you your own cutting tool . Super friendly . Great find .

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

Celiac

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the pizza was barely edible. they did put aluminum foil to prevent cross contamination but i couldn’t even get the pizza unstuck from the foil. i did not get sick but the pizza was nothing to rave about

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?

— Some

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

— Below Average

Overall Rating

Review


My fiancé has celiac disease and was glutened from their pizza. We used to order buddy’s frequently without issue, but will likely not return to this location. We are certain he became sick from the pizza, as he had not eaten anything else that could have been cross contaminated.

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?

— 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Celiac teen has had several great experiences with this location (as well as other locations). We are local to Lansing. Staff on the phone is knowledgeable and we always make sure to ask to take extra precautions in the kitchen. They do have a separate prep area and pizza always comes in a piece of foil and uncut. The box for take out is always labeled GF. Pizza texture is chewy and thick, as is typical of Detroit style. GF only comes in a 4-square size but you can order any kind you want as far as specialty or toppings. We are thankful to have a Buddy’s near us finally!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout

Overall Rating

Review


I ordered a gluten free pizza, emphasizing the importance of it being made completely gluten free. I was told it would be, but was instead given a regular (not gluten free) personal size pizza by mistake. I found this out after I had already consumed the pizza. I was sick for hours. 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers online ordering
Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They cook all gf pizzas in foil so it doesn’t touch the normal pan. Plus they let you cut your own.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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I have taken out at Buddy’s many times during the last few months and it is the best gluten free pizza I have had! If you make the staff aware they are extra careful and do not use any of the same utensils or pans!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Not celiac

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The crust on the gluten free pizza tasted very underdone.

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?

— Poor

Not celiac

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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

Overall Rating

Review


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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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

Celiac

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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.

Celiac

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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

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

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.

Celiac friendly?

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

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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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

Not celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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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

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

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)!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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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

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

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

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza
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Baked on foil and served uncut with a clean pizza cutter.
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SO GOOD
5 cheese Gluten Free
Be sure to get the GF menu
GF Paesano pizza
Italian GF pizza w/o pepperoni