Papa John’s


Papa John's PizzaSince all Papa John’s pizzas come with cheese, special ordering is a must if you want a dairy-free pizza.

No Dairy (Milk) Ingredients (use caution due to cross-contamination potential):

  • Crusts – Original Hand Tossed Dough, Pan Dough
  • Sauces – Pizza Sauce, Pan Sauce, and BBQ Sauce
  • Toppings – All Vegetables, Pineapple, Olives, Pepperoni, Sausage, Italian Sausage, Ham, Bacon, Anchovies, and Grilled Chicken
  • Sides – Breadsticks
  • Dipping Sauces – Garlic, Pizza, Honey Mustard, BBQ, and Buffalo
  • Seasonings Packets – Crushed Red Pepper and Special Seasoning

Restaurant Website:

Allergen Information:

*The above information was supplied by the corresponding restaurant via their website, customer service, or other published nutritional information. Ingredients and menu offerings are constantly changing in the food service industry, and can be subject to interpretation. For this reason, Go Dairy Free does not guarantee nor take responsibility for the accuracy of this information.  If severe allergies or intolerances are a concern, contact the restaurant directly before purchasing or consuming one of their products. Cross-contamination of potential food allergens should always be considered a possibility in a fast food restaurant.

Last Updated: July 29, 2017

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Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I just enjoyed a cheese-less veggie pizza from Papa John’s. It was delicious with BBQ sauce instead of pizza sauce (just for a change). It was no problem to order it, though I did say “no dairy” a couple of times because I wanted to be sure it would not have cheese.

  2. I just noticed on papa john site, when I looked on the dessert menus on my phone.. I saw that the double chocolate chip brownies lists as no dairy. It only says “soy, wheat and egg”.. I wander if it’s an error or if it’s true because it would be awesome if it’s dairy-free.

  3. Stephanie Jensen on

    I had a decent experience with this restaurant. It often depends on location. They were able to make a cheeseless pizza for me. My husband made the order. He may have even said dairy free. While I am relatively concerned about trace allergens, good enough can be okay at a restaurant.

  4. Good info I appreciate that – I’ve been to some restaurants which are the same – refused to serve us for fear of being liable. I’m about to call Papa Johns and ask for a cheeseless pizza rather than dairy free – fingers crossed it’ll go ok!

  5. I called Papa Johns tonight to order a pizza. When I asked them to make it without cheese, he quickly asked me if it was for an allergy. When I said yes, he said they could not make the pizza without cheese because they didn’t want to be liable. He told me they weren’t allowed to made a cheese-less pizza and they “just didn’t do that”. They were pretty rude about it. I told him, Okay… I just don’t like cheese. He begrudgingly took my order. Very frustrating!

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