Eating out or getting takeaways can be a challenge when living gluten free. So I have been doing some research into Domino's gluten free pizza and what are the procedures to reduce cross-contamination.
Domino's is an American pizza chain. Founded in the 1960s and now boasts approx. 15,000 stores across the world with over 1000 chains in the UK with new Domino takeaways popping up in cities across the country.
So it's safe to say that Domino's is a popular choice when it comes to pizza but do they have gluten free options and what are the choices?
I've researched and found the most up-to-date information to help you when deciding if domino gluten free pizza is for you or not.
Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes and the information provided was correct at the time of publishing for Domino's in the UK. It is important to contact your local domino's to discuss any concerns before consuming any food.
Domino's gluten free crust
The domino gluten free pizza crust is made by Schar and is only available in 9.5-inch pizza, So you won't have the choice of which size crust when ordering the gluten free option.
The Schar crust is not the same as the store-bought crust that you will find in the supermarket and Domino's has worked directly with Schar to create a base specifically for Domino's gluten free pizza.
Domino's Gluten free toppings options
Unlike when ordering a regular pizza there is not the same variety of choices as Domino's has chosen a selection of toppings. Domino's states that when you order gluten-free pizza one staff member will be allocated to prepare your pizza wearing fresh gloves.
Gluten free pizza options below
- Cheese and Tomato
- Texas BBQ
- Vegi Supreme
- Pepperoni Passion
- New Yorker
As with anywhere that prepares and serves food that contains gluten I always say there is a risk of cross-contamination as it's not 100% gluten free kitchen but its good to see that some places are now becoming more aware of the need to reduce this risk and make it safer for people that need to eat gluten free to prevent becoming sick.
Domino's gluten free uk - In the UK Domino's is accredited by Coeliac UK and states on Domino's website "At Domino’s we have worked with Coeliac UK to meet the gluten free standard to ensure we have the correct processes and procedures required to serve gluten free food safely." and "Our Gluten Free pizzas are prepared by one dedicated member of staff in-store to avoid any potential contamination with gluten.
. We have five gluten-free pizzas on our menu of which are made with a Dr Schar pizza base." You can read more about how they reduce the risk of cross-contamination on their food FAQs.
What are they doing to reduce cross-contamination?
- One Staff member is allocated to prepare and handle your gluten-free pizza
- Staff member changes into fresh gloves before handling your food
- They do not slice the pizza to reduce the risk of cross-contamination
- Follow in-store procedures verified by Coeliac UK
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Domino's gluten free pizza review
Domino's is making an effort to try and accommodate the gluten-free community and although there is always a risk of cross-contamination it's great to see them put the steps in place to try and make it as safe as they can for anyone following a gluten free diet.
Always ask your local domino's what steps they have in place before ordering just be sure that they are maintaining the standard provided by Coeliac UK.
I would love to know your experience and review when ordering from domino's good or bad. Please share your review in the comments below.