Blaze Pizza (New Orleans, LA, U.S.A.)

There's a new pizza place in town, and well, they're kind of the hottest thing right now.  Located in one of the newest buildings in downtown New Orleans, this place boasts a speedy assembly line, fresh dough made from scratch, and a blazing hot oven that fires their pizzas in just 180 seconds.  Think Chipotle, but with pizza.

The newness of this place bring a large line during lunch, and understandably so since their prices are very reasonable (7.95 for a signature), especially for its location.  Although this can be shared between two people, I have to admit to consuming the whole pizza by myself...

Blaze offers signature pizzas, but also offer the option to customize your own pizza.  They offer gluten-free dough, and their cheeses are all pasteurized.  I was torn between the BBQ Chicken and the Green Stripe, which is is a pizza with pesto drizzle over grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, chopped garlic, mozzarella, arugula, and settled for the latter.  I also chose to add garlic to mine (in picture below) from the huge variety of toppings, which made it that much better. 

Even though the line was nearly out the door, because the pizzas are thin crust, they are quick (just 180 seconds in the oven!).  Thin crust pizza is my favorite, and they do it just right without burning the crust.  Another point I noticed was that the ingredients they use look fresh (especially their cheeses), and their workplace is clean.  Unfortunately, I can't say this about the majority of restaurants in New Orleans, and I appreciate it that much more when I find a place that is casual, comfortable, and clean.  Needless to say, I will probably be returning when I'm craving pizza.  And maybe just so I can try the s'more pies. Mmm...

Price: $ (7.95/pizza+tax)
Rating: 4/5
Tip: Open hours 10:30am-11/12pm

Blaze Pizza (website)
611 O'Keefe Ave. Suite C-9
New Orleans, LA 70113
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