Tuesday, January 10

Blaze Pizza - Your veggie pizza destination!

Vegan pizza
If you're looking for quick, tasty, vegan and vegetarian pizza, look no further than Blaze Pizza. With three locations in Utah, you're never too far away from a delicious cruelty-free pizza!

It's National Pizza Week, so it seems like an ideal time to talk about my new favorite pizza spot - Blaze Pizza. You can make your own pizza for around $8 and it's quick and delicious. And hooray for awesome vegan/vegetarian options! The crust is chewy, the toppings are fresh and flavorful and the combinations are endless. They use Daiya cheese, a dairy-free cheese which melts and tastes great. (And just for the record, my husband loved his gluten-free meaty pizza ;) )

If you're in a hurry, you can even order online.

Gimme that vegan pizza!

Pizza is usually on my mind. The problem is that there is a serious lack of vegan pizza options in the Murray/Taylorsville area where I reside. Blaze Pizza opened their third Utah location in November, solving all my pizza-related problems. You can find them at 1863 5400 S c, Taylorsville, UT 84118. Their other locations are in Lehi and Farmington.

Blaze Pizza was generous enough to offer me a few free pizzas to share this information, but really, I would have done it for free because I LOVE VEGAN PIZZA!! And I can totally afford $8 a pop. And their Taylorsville location is close and convenient to my house. BUT MOSTLY I LOVE VEGAN PIZZA.

Here's a bit from the press release:

Blaze Pizza is a modern day “pizza joint” serving up artisanal pizzas that are both fast and affordable.  Since its first restaurant debuted in 2012, Blaze has quickly become one of the nation’s hottest restaurant concepts, with fans lining up each day for the custom-built pizzas, freshly made salads, blood orange lemonade and s’more pies. Each restaurant features an interactive open-kitchen format that allows guests to customize one of the menu’s signature pizzas or create their own, choosing from a wide selection of fresh, artisanal ingredients – all for about $8.  The generously-sized personal pizzas are then sent to a blazing hot open-flame oven – the centerpiece of the restaurant – where dedicated pizzasmiths ensure that the thin-crust pies are fast-fire’d and ready to eat in just 180 seconds. Restaurants make their own dough from scratch using a recipe developed by critically-acclaimed Executive Chef Bradford Kent (the “Pizza Whisperer”), which requires a 24-hour fermentation period to produce his signature light-as-air, crisp crust.  Almost all of the pizza and salad ingredients are free of artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and fillers and for pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese. 

“Our mission at Blaze is really simple – we’re taking pizza back to its roots,” said Jim Mizes, president & COO of Blaze Pizza.  “By making dough in-house, carefully sourcing ingredients, and cooking by fire, we’re giving guests a great way to enjoy artisanal pizza without the wait.  It’s changing the way people think about and eat pizza.”   
Blaze’s obsessive attention to detail extends well beyond the food, with a carefully considered, modern approach to restaurant design.  Driven by its commitment to “Intelligent Choices for Our Pizzas, People & Planet,” the restaurant is constructed with recycled and sustainable materials, uses eco-friendly packaging, and features energy-efficient LED lighting.  Additionally, many of the restaurant’s unconventional design elements were inspired by the company’s celebration of individual expression.

Don't you wish you were eating this right now? I sure as hell do.

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