An oven-fired pizza made right in front of you, just the way you want, in just a few minutes. Sounds too good to be true? Not anymore! This is exactly how they make pizza at Blaze Pizza.
Bringing Chipotle’s business model into the pizza industry, Blaze Pizza has been winning the hearts of pizza lovers across the country by serving them fresh pizzas straight out of the oven in just three minutes.
While this is amazing, we’re more interested in knowing if there are any Blaze Pizza vegan options. So, let’s jump right into that and find out if Blaze Pizza has vegan pizza and, more importantly, does Blaze Pizza offer vegan cheese?
Does Blaze Pizza Have Vegan Options?
Blaze Pizza prioritizes several things to provide its customers with an unforgettable experience. An inclusive menu is one of them. The build-your-own pizza chain offers several plant-based options for those who don’t eat animal ingredients for any reason.
The best part? They also offer vegan cheese, so you no more have to rely on those boring cheeseless pies in the name of vegan pizza.
Everyone deserves to enjoy a good, delicious pizza. Blaze Pizza makes it possible for vegans too.
What’s Vegan at Blaze Pizza?
Vegan options at Blaze Pizza include:
- Cheesy Bread – custom order
- Salads – require customization
- Vegan Pizza
- Veg Out Pizza – requires customization
- Build-Your-Own Pizza
Keep reading to learn more about these vegan foods at Blaze Pizza, the customizations they require, the salad and drink options you have there, and the step to creating your own vegan pizza.
I’ll also answer any questions you may have about eating vegan at Blaze Pizza in the last section. We’re going to cover it all (like always).
Blaze Pizza Vegan Options 2023 – A Detailed Overview
Here’s your complete guide to ordering vegan at Blaze Pizza, with the list of options and ordering instructions…
Blaze Pizza Vegan Sides and Salads
Looking for a meatless food option to start your meal with? Or something to pair up your pizza with? Blaze Pizza has options for both (not many, though). Your choices include:
Blaze Pizza’s cheesy bread provides a perfect start to your meal. Prepared fresh, right in front of you, and served pipin’ hot, straight out of the oven, it hits all the right spots and creates an explosion of cheesy goodness in your mouth.
Oregano seasoning and olive oil drizzle on the top taking this Blaze Pizza vegan cheesy bread to another level.
Make sure to specify that you want it made with vegan cheese, and don’t forget to order a vegan dipping sauce with it (find options in the build-your-own pizza section).
Salads make great sides with pizza. Not only do they provide a dose of healthy ingredients, but they also help you feel a little less guilty about indulging in a calorie-rich cheesy pie (if you know, you know).
Blaze Pizza offers a few different salad options. While none of them comes standard as vegan-friendly, you can get them customized. Here’s how you can order a vegan salad at Blaze Pizza:
- Tomato, Basil & Ovalini –A slight spin on the classic Italian Caprese salad, this Blaze Pizza side salad is made with cherry tomatoes, ovalini mozzarella, basil, arugula, and balsamic glaze. When ordering it vegan, ask them to swap the mozzarella with vegan cheese.
- Beet & Goat Cheese – As evident from the name, this salad contains goat cheese. Get it replaced with the vegan cheese to order yourself a vegan beet salad at Blaze Pizza. It’s made with fresh beets, arugula, cheese, almonds, and house vinaigrette.
- Roasted Veggie & Gorgonzola – Getthe gorgonzola cheese swapped with non-dairy cheese to make this roasted veggie salad vegan-friendly. Its ingredients include romaine lettuce, roasted zucchini, roasted red peppers, and house vinaigrette.
- Antipasto Salad – This is an entrée salad on the Blaze Pizza menu. It has grilled chicken, Applewood bacon, romaine lettuce, red onions, roasted red peppers, artichokes, shredded mozzarella, and Italian vinaigrette. When ordering the vegan version, ask them to hold the meats (chicken and bacon) and swap mozzarella with vegan cheese.
Note – The exact salad offerings may vary across different Blaze Pizza locations, and there might be a slight difference in their components as well. Therefore, it’s recommended to always look at the menu or inquire about the ingredients of the salad you’re considering ordering, especially the dressing it contains, to make sure you don’t mistakenly consume any non-vegan ingredients.
Vegan Pizza Options at Blaze Pizza
Let’s talk about the actual food item you go to Blaze Pizza for – the pizza!
While Blaze Pizza is primarily known for its build-your-own pizza business model, the chain also offers some ready-to-eat options for those in a rush or not willing to go through the entire process, step by step, to get a pizza. There are two of these Blaze Signature Pizzas that vegans can eat.
One of them is specifically catered to vegan customers, whereas the other can be made vegan with just one alteration (technically, you can get all their signature pizzas made vegan by custom order, but why do that when there are better and easier alternatives?)
Read on to learn what that one alteration is and all else about ordering a vegan pizza at Blaze Pizza.
Want a complete pizza? One that is both meaty and cheesy but still vegan? Try Blaze Pizza’s Vegan Pizza!
It’s made with their classic dough, red sauce, spicy vegan chorizo, red onions, mushrooms, green bell peppers, basil, and dairy-free cheese and is drizzled with olive oil on top.
Veg Out Pizza
Blaze Pizza’s Veg Out Pizza doesn’t come standard as vegan-friendly. It contains two different types of cheese – mozzarella and gorgonzola – and both are dairy-based.
But, all its other ingredients are vegan-friendly, making it super easy to get this pizza customized according to your vegan diet.
When placing your vegan Blaze Pizza order, simply ask your server to get the Veg Out pizza made with vegan cheese.
For those interested in the complete list of ingredients, it’s made with Blaze Pizza’s classic dough, red sauce, red onions, mushrooms, and zucchini. Both the dough and sauce are vegan-friendly.
Build-Your-Own Vegan Pizza at Blaze Pizza
If you’re here to get a pizza made from scratch just how you like it, here’s how to do it:
Step 1 – Choose Your Crust
Start building your vegan pizza by choosing the right dough for your base as per your liking. Your options for vegan-friendly dough at Blaze Pizza:
- Classic or Original Dough
- High-Rise Dough
- Gluten-Free Dough – I saw Blaze Pizza’s gluten-free dough listed as non-vegan on a third-party website. However, PETA categorizes it as vegan-friendly, so we’ll consider it vegan too.
Step 2 – Select Your Sauce
Blaze Pizza offers its customers four different sauce options to choose from. However, only two are vegan; the other two (white cream sauce and garlic pesto sauce) contain dairy.
Your options for vegan pizza sauces at Blaze Pizza include:
- Classic Red Sauce
- Spicy Red Sauce (for those who like a kick of spice in their food)
Step 3 – Opt for Vegan Cheese
When it comes to cheese, you don’t have the option to choose, unlike Blaze Pizza’s regular customers, who get to pick from eight different types of cheese.
There is just one vegan cheese option for us plant-eaters, so you will have to go with that. Or you may order your vegan pizza with no cheese (just telling the option because I know no one would do that when there is a vegan cheese option?)
Step 4 – Choose Your Toppings
This is the step of pizza making where things get interesting, and you get to express yourself through a pizza.
And what makes this step more exciting at Blaze Pizza is that your options are not just limited to vegetables, as is the case at most other pizza places. Here, you also have the option of vegan meat.
Let’s take a look at the full list of vegan-friendly toppings available at Blaze Pizza:
- Vegan Spicy Chorizo (This is the only vegan meat option available nationwide, but according to PETA, you can also find vegan Chik’n at some Blaze Pizza locations).
- Red Onions
- Sautéed Onions
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Red Peppers
- Green Bell Peppers
- Kalamata Olives
- Black Olives
- Chopped Garlic
- Roasted Garlic
- Banana Peppers
- Fresh Basil
Step 5 – Choose Your Finishes
This is an additional step in pizza making at Blaze Pizza. No other leading pizza chain offers this option. Your options for vegan “finishes” at Blaze Pizza include:
- Olive Oil Drizzle
- BBQ Sauce Drizzle
- Buffalo Sauce Drizzle
- Balsamic Glaze
- Fresh Arugula
And there you have it – a fresh, delicious pizza made with all vegan ingredients just the way you like it.
Blaze Pizza Vegan Drinks
Before you settle down to enjoy your food, don’t forget to order yourself a chilled refreshing drink to enjoy a complete vegan meal at Blaze Pizza.
Your vegan drink options at Blaze Pizza include:
- Sodas (Coke products)
- Agua Frescas
Blaze Pizza Vegan Menu FAQs
Still, have some questions? Read on, and you will likely find answers to them…
- What is Blaze Pizza vegan cheese made of?
At Blaze Pizza, they use Mozzarella Style Shreds from Daiya Foods for vegan pizzas. It’s made with pea protein and is soy-free and gluten-free, making it suitable for those who may be allergic to soy or intolerant to gluten. Here’s the full list of Blaze Pizza vegan cheese ingredients:
- Does Blaze Pizza have a vegan ranch?
Blaze Pizza tested vegan ranch (from Primal Kitchen) as a “finish” at a few of its selected locations in January 2022. However, it was a limited-time partnership with the brand, and the vegan ranch option was only available from January 5 to 16.
The sauce wasn’t added to Blaze Pizza’s permanent menu. But it might at some point in the future. You never know!
- Is Blaze Pizza garlic pesto sauce vegan?
Blaze Pizza’s Garlic Pesto Sauce isn’t vegan; it contains dairy.
- Is Blaze Pizza’s red sauce vegan?
Blaze Pizza offers two different types of red sauces – regular and spicy. Both are vegan-friendly.
Conclusion – Is Blaze Pizza Vegan-Friendly?
It is, as much as a non-vegan restaurant can get. The pizza chain offers a vegan pizza with all its components, including cheese that even some of the leading pizza chains do not provide. The build-your-own design of the company also greatly contributes to making it vegan-friendly.
Having said that, there may still be the risk of cross-contamination with Blaze Pizza vegan pies as all the food is prepared in the same facility using the same space and equipment.
It’s nothing unusual – the risk is there at every restaurant that isn’t 100% vegan – but it was worth mentioning to avoid any confusion or misunderstanding.
Did you find this article helpful? Interested to learn about other made-to-order pizza places in the country and their vegan menu? Check out my article MOD Pizza Vegan Options to know what this Made-On-Demand pizza chain has in store for vegan diners.