Gluten Free Pizzas now Available at Boston Pizza in Edmonton - Great news for Ceilac's

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Boston Pizza still serves it's gluten free pizza, but no longer has a gluten free menu.  Please read this post about the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), and their thoughts on gluten free menu's in Restaurants


Details confirmed by Matthew Hoag, Boston Pizza Corporate Chef (Phone: 604-270-1108)
Boston Pizza South Commons

Currently South Edmonton Common location of Boston Pizza is piloting an individual-sized square-crust pizza dough. It's most likely the Kinnikinnick gluten free crust.

The following are details collected by speaking with staff at the Terwillegar Boston Pizza and confirmed by Matthew Hoag, Boston Pizza Corporate Chef:
  • Boston Pizza's South Common location is piloting the new products with a full rollout across Edmonton expected on June 6, 2010
  • NO surcharge for ordering gluten free crust!
  • only individual-sized square pizza will be available
  • maximum 4 topping
  • gluten free toppings will be indicated by an asterisk
  • no gluten free pastas are available
  • location managers have been trained by executive teams about processes and understanding of the meaning of gluten free
  • the staff seemed informed of the situation and of the new menu item
Were so good, we ate half the order before I remembered to take a picture
Updated April 2011

Boston Pizza's chicken wings are gluten free. The deep fried version share same fryer as breaded items, however, you can order the oven baked wings.

Not all sauces have been confirmed gluten free by Boston Pizza, however these are the gluten free chicken wing sauces:
  • Naked
  • s & p
  • 3 hot sauces
The chipolte BBQ and teriyaki are NOT gluten free. All other sauces have not been confirmed.
Pepperoni, Mushroom and Tomato for under $10


Concerning the steps to limit cross contamination process:

The following quote is direct from Matthew Hoag, and coincides with the picture I took of a wait staff kiosk "We are treating orders for gluten free pizza the same as allergies and is included in our allergy aware manual. There is a note sent to the kitchen when an order is place for any allergy or gluten free dough request and there is training that requires staff to wash hands, use clean cutting board and utensil and knives, etc. A fresh piece of parchment paper is used to line the pizza pan for each gluten free crust that is ordered."

You can also contact Boston Pizza Head Office for more information at 604-270-1108.

Wait staff Kiosk with Allergy Notifications
Most chain restaurants do take allergies quite seriously, and I believe Boston Pizza will be equally professional. When ordering the pizza, be sure to mention you have Celiac's and have a wheat and gluten allergy. Wait staff's comptuers can let the kitchen know of an allergy so all necessary precautions are taken, including clean cutting boards, utensils etc.

Always ask questions, and in any situation do not order if you are skeptic and think there is not enough understanding of your needs.

 Please contact us and let us know about your gluten free Boston Pizza experience: info@glutenfreeedmonton.com

Gluten Free Edmonton - A guide and resource for people with a gluten or wheat allergy

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38 comments :

  1. Great news! I will definitely check this out. Can't wait to try their gluten free pizza. Thanks for posting infos for gluten free products.

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  2. FYI The crusts were launched chain wide today. (June 7) Gluten-free Pizza Crust Highlights Boston Pizza's new menu http://bit.ly/9zrj6Z

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  3. Is it just me or does the screen shot say 'Glutton' instead of gluten? Oh boy.. at least it's a start.

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  4. Haha, it does say Glutton, and it is the first thing I noticed when the wait staff showed me their screen. I thought the same thing! At least it is a step in the right direction.

    --Abisaac Saraga
    Gluten Free Edmonton

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  5. I will definitely check this out. Can't wait to try their gluten free pizza. Thanks for posting infos for gluten free products. I really like your products.

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  6. Thank you for the support! Remember to follow us on Facebook/Twitter for other special updates.

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  7. I noticed when the wait staff showed me their screen. I thought the same thing! At least it is a step in the right direction. thanx for sharing.

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  8. Can't wait to try their gluten free pizza. Thanks for posting infos for gluten free products. I really like your products. thanx for the share.

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  9. Hi Samantha,

    Thank you Samantha, we are happy you enjoy the website. Let us know if you have any product reviews to share too! We will post them on our website. You can email us at info@glutenfreeedmonton.com with any ideas.

    Thanks again,

    --Abisaac Saraga

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  10. Hmm, I thought the same thing! At least it is a step in the right direction. thanx for sharing with us.

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  11. Wow, Great news! I will definitely check this out. Can't wait to try their gluten free pizza. thanx for the info.

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  12. Nice Stuff. Thanks for the sharing. I'll come back for your other posts.

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  13. Thank you all for the continued support! Let us know if you have any feedback or updates for this article. You can email us at info@glutenfreeedmonton.com

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  14. I've been happily persuading all my non-celiac friends to go to boston pizza with me just so I can have another pizza! Last night, my glutenous friend, dismayed with her salmon, stole a slice of my delicious pepperoni and green pepper pizza! The nerve! :)

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  15. Hi Dani,

    Great story! Their gluen fee pizza's are great. Its all about the great pizza sauce!

    --Abisaac Saraga
    Gluten Free Edmonton

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  16. Interesting article. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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  17. I might visit there someday with my friends.Thank you for sharing the information.

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  18. I Can't wait to try their gluten free pizza. Thanks for posting info for gluten free products, keep it up.

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  19. Thanks for the Support! Visit often, we try to update every few days.

    --Abisaac

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  20. I am really addicted to Pizza, mostly the Hawaiian pizza. I love the to eat with the pineapple chunks.. Very yummy.

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  21. Wow! thats amazing news. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I'll definitely try this.

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  22. NICE to hear about that thanks for the information i wanna try these..

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  23. @Jillian and Katie - Great option to eat out with your friends! Try it out!

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  24. This place is looking Great!! Anyways, Thanks for the great share, Abisaac.

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  25. we are happy you enjoy the website. Let us know if you have any product reviews to share too! We will post them on our website.

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  26. Well, i Can't wait to try their gluten free pizza. Thanks for posting info for gluten free products, thanx for posting.

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  27. Great News! Thanks for the share!

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  28. Great!! Anyways, Thanks for the great share, Abisaac.

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  29. Try the Tuscan gluten free pizza, it is incredible.

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  30. My glutenous friend, dismayed with her salmon, stole a slice of my delicious pepperoni and green pepper pizza! The nerve!

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  31. FYI - My son and I ordered 2 GF pizza's from the downtown location on Jasper and we both became very sick.

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  32. It's really hard to find stuffs with Gluten free. I wish I live nearby. I would surely try that out.

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  33. My friend in Calgary (Oakridge Location) had *several* cross-contamination issues on several visits, which were raised with management. (Same cutting board and utensils used on her GF pizza)

    PLEASE do not hesitate to notify head office AND the location manager if you have an issue.

    Education is very important with a national chain.

    I'm really really looking forward to safe S&P wings!!! YAY!

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  34. i went to bps yesterday my 6 month old is wheat egg dairy allergy and he is reacting through breast milk.. i asked them what i could eat and was not informed of any special allergen list or anything. i ordered a plain steak with steamed veggies nothing on anything and a salad with side balsamic vinaigrette. she said that would be fine. the food came covered in montreal steak spice which they assured me was fine. well now my baby is covered in raw red eczema and has been crying since last night…. does anyone know if these items truly are allergy friendly as when I phoned they still seemed oblivious to what i was talking about - but they checked the allergy book for wheat and i kept asking about egg and dairy and she was clueless. very annoyed by my experience there. i don't think i will ever eat out again while nursing.

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  35. BP's has now pulled their gluten free menu. They were inspected out in ontario and things weren't up to par.

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  36. Hi,

    They still have their gluten free pizza. CFIA is being strict on using the term gluten free menu when a kitchen is not fully gluten free.

    Cheers,

    --Abisaac

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  37. I get sick at BP's one in four times I go. I am pretty sensitive to gluten, but I tend to give restaurants a three strikes and you're out. Not a bad rate, but too high to keep going. Anyone else find a place more strict?

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  38. I have had 3 experiences in 3 different BP where they tried to serve me cheese, even though twice I specifically said "lactose free" - the third time I did not select a cheese on their GF pizza and they put it on anyways - eat there at your own risk. In my experience the servers, managers and kitchen staff do not care if you are health problems associated with food intolerances.

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