Papa Murphy’s – Take and Bake Custom Order Dairy-Free Pizzas


Last Update in October 2021! Papa Murphy’s offers take-and-bake pizzas in the U.S. and Canada. They have a menu of creative pizzas, but many people just show up and request toppings as they go. In theory, this makes it a very easy option for special diet diners. But of course, there is a lot of wheat and dairy flying at every Papa Murphy’s!

You will notice they don’t have dairy-free cheese alternative on their permanent menu, yet. But Papa Murphy’s has been test marketing Violife dairy-free cheese and vegan pepperoni in select U.S. regions for limited periods of time. Keep your eyes open, as it might make a sudden appearance at your local shop! If they don’t have it, you can order cheeseless with some guidance from the information below.

Papa Murphy's Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Custom Order Notes and Vegan Options

Papa Murphy’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Vegan Options

The “dairy free as is” options at Papa Murphy’s are a bit anemic. In fact, if you use their allergen wizard, you’ll be told to order Thousand Island dressing – that’s it! We took the time to break the options down for you, so you can custom order a dairy-free pizza or salad. Be aware of special order requirements in parentheses () next to the menu items, and see the Heads Up notes to help fill in the blanks. Additional information for vegan guests is also listed below.


  • Original Crust
  • Thin Crust
  • Gluten Free Crust (Udi’s brand)
  • Pan Crust
  • Stuffed Crust

Heads Up! Papa Murphy’s customer service stated all of their crusts are dairy fee. The “buttery” taste of the Pan Crust is from a butter alternative. But verify the allergen information in store. The Stuffed Crust is a double layer crust (like a pot pie).

Pizza Sauces

  • BBQ Sauce (KC Masterpiece)
  • Olive Oil & Garlic
  • Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Traditional Red Sauce

Heads Up! The Creamy Garlic Pizza Sauce does contain milk.

Pizza Cheese

Heads Up! Dairy-free cheese alternative is still in the test marketing phases. They tried it in certain regions in 2020, and are giving it a second go for the fall of 2021 in a smattering of U.S. cities: Bakersfield, Davenport, Fargo, Minneapolis, Mankato, Phoenix, Portland, and Sioux Falls.

Meat Toppings

  • Bacon
  • Canadian Bacon
  • Chicken
  • Giant Pepperoni
  • Ground Beef
  • Ground Sausage
  • Italian Sausage
  • Pepperoni

Heads Up! The Salami at Papa Murphy’s does contain milk. We verified with customer service that the lactic acid starter culture in their pepperoni is dairy-free.

Other Toppings

  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Black Olives
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Crushed Chili Pepper Flakes
  • Green Onions
  • Green Peppers
  • Jalapenos
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion Mix
  • Pineapple
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • Zesty Herb Blend
  • Zucchini

Heads Up! At last check, all produce toppings at Papa Murphy’s were dairy free. Your local shop might have some additional options.


  • Club Salad (no cheese)
  • Garden Salad (no cheese)
  • Italian Salad (no cheese)
  • Mediterranean Salad (no cheese)

Dairy-Free Salad Dressings: 1000 Island Dressing

Heads Up! Their vinaigrette and Italian dressings do contain milk.


Heads Up! Unfortunately, the Cheesy Bread at Papa Murphy’s is made with cheese and garlic spread that contain dairy. If you call in, they might be able to make you breadsticks with the Garlic & Olive Oil Sauce brushed on instead. Their bread comes with Marinara Dipping Sauce, which is dairy-free.

Vegan Menu Items

According to Papa Murphy’s, all of their wheat-based crusts are vegan. The Udi’s gluten-free crust contains egg, so it isn’t vegan. All of the dairy-free pizza sauces listed above are vegan. They do not have any meat alternative toppings at present. Papa Murphy’s did test market Hormel vegan pepperoni in 2020, but it hasn’t become permanent. However, their vegetable toppings are naturally vegan-friendly. As mentioned, Violife vegan cheese is available at select locations for a limited time.

This Post is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, food sourcing, and restaurant protocols are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure they can accommodate your situation. This post is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as advice.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

Each location of a chain restaurant has different management and staff, and some might have different owners. This means differences in processes, ingredients used, menu options, and food sourcing can occur. Always verify the safety of your order for your needs at your current location.

Papa Murphy's Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Custom Order Notes and Vegan Options

Where to Find Papa Murphy’s

Papa Murphy’s has more than 1,500 locations in 38 U.S. states. They have restaurants in Canada and the United Arab Emirates, too, but the information above might vary in those locations. See the website below for addresses and online ordering.


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Vegan pizza is life!

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April 14, 2020

So I ordered a 16″ traditional crust w red sauce, banana peppers, mushrooms, bell peppers, onion and spinach. $14.12 out the door. Brought it home and added green and black olives, soyrizo(vegan chorizo) and daiya mozz cheeze! Pizza heaven! Makes 8 bigass slices!

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  1. Mark Carter II on

    Ugh! Why can’t i find the actual ingredients. I am allergic to corn and no one labels corn ingredients. :/ without the ingredient lists I have no clue if the pizza is safe.

  2. Ann-Noel Spencer on

    I would still be careful with pepperoni…even though it’s “dairy-free,” it still might contain lactic acid. It’s used as a preservative in a lot of cured meats. So, for those like me who are lactose intolerant, pepperoni is still a no-no. But, if you are allergic to the milk protien, you should be okay…

  3. Will you ever be offering a gluten free crust for your customers who have celiac disease or a wheat/gluten allergy? Thank you!

  4. shirley wagner on

    My family is alergic nto M S G, Does your sauce contain any? I realize some toppings do, We are just wondering about your sauce.