Blaze Pizza offers a new and unique take on the pizza-ordering experience, and I think their fast, highly personalized approach will only continue to gain in popularity. While they have some signature pizzas, Blaze is most known for their “build your own” option that allows patrons to follow their pizzas through the preparation process and add almost anything their heart desires to them. Everything starts with an 11-inch crust that comes in regular or gluten-free, then there are options for red or white sauce, followed by multiple different cheeses, lots of meats and veggies, and, finally, options for a sprinkling of oregano and sea salt. The best part? No matter how you load up your pizza, its always at the simple price of $6.95. It’s essentially the pizza equivalent of building your own burrito at Qdoba or sandwich and Subway, and you don’t have to worry about how any of the toppings affect the price. Once your pizza creation is complete, it takes only 180 seconds for your pizza to cook and be ready to enjoy.
Not impressed by the novelty of their extremely customizable pizza? Well, the end product still holds its own as a great pizza, no matter how it was created. Despite the rapid cooking time, the thin crust remains soft with very limited charring. The red sauce and cheese are both pretty good as well. Remember that you can ask for as much as you want of either, and I like to ask for a lot of their shredded mozzarella with a sprinkling of parmesan. For more artisan pizzas, they also offer ovalini mozzarella, gorgonzola, and ricotta. All of the toppings look pretty fresh, and I especially enjoy their Italian sausage. The only negative thing I can think of to say about the Blaze Pizza in Carmel is that it can get pretty crowded around lunch time with all of the businesses around, however, they do a good job of moving the line along as quickly as possible. I think the best way to express how I feel about Blaze is that I liked my pepperoni and sausage pizza so much that I went back the very next day to try another pie with sausage, green olives, and garlic. I recommend Blaze and doubt that you will stop after only one trip there as well.
What I Ate: Sausage and Pepperoni