I’ve had both their vegan pizzas with GF crust now (I’m also dairy intolerant). Both times I got sick. The first time with the pesto which tasted great but got sick. The second time I called & asked to be very careful bc of last time & still am down for the count the next day. Never again, Hot Lips.
Pizza was disgusting, didn’t get sick surprisingly but the staff wasn’t very knowledgeable about gluten. I asked about pizza toppings having gluten and he hollered to the back asking if the sausage has “bread” in it.
Would not eat here if true allergy. Called before stopping in for a bite and they said the oven is convection and shared, "flour will likely be blowing around" in the oven. Due to a very sensitive allergy, I decided to stay away.
If i could it would be a zero! Wouldn't know what it tasted like! I waited in a long line there was me and two gentlemen behind me left. He asked what he could "grab" For me, I said I need to order a GF pizza he said, " that will take 20 minutes." Skipped the guy behind me and went to the 3rd man in line and asked him the same question, he grabbed his slice of pizza. Walked away and started folding pizza boxes. Wow did that just happen! And ignored us. Bad customer service!! Needless to say I left and so did the other gentlemen. The horrible thing I was starving my daughter was mercy flighted to OHSU, 2days barely eating anything. Went there for GF pizza and the good reviews!disgusted with the service! And yes I will always remember that employee!
The lady at the counter was very knowledgeable about their gf options. Pretty much all meat toppings are gf except buffalo chicken (I think). Yes the crust here is the typical flat semi-cardboard gf crust, but it still tasted good. Overall I was satisfied with the experience & would definitely eat here again. Only reason for 4 vs 5 star is for being slightly over-priced.
In true Portland style, hot lips is not just a chain of pizzerias, but a commissary kitchen, soda brewing operation and food truck that travels to local farmer's markets. the menu is separated into vegetarian, meat and vegan pies, any can be prepared gluten-free. Stay local and try the Waldorf pizza, topped with oregon apples and blue cheese.
They have gluten-free and Vegan options - including daiya cheese. The best vegan cheese. Great little salads with their own dressings. Ranch is delicious, although a little non-traditional for the connoisseur out there. I think it's dill based and is lighter than the thick mcmenimmans style.
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