MOD Pizza Makes Dairy-Free & Vegan Pies with Artisan Style

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Updated in August 2021! MOD Pizza was one of the first build-your-own pizza or salad chains to take off, and they’ve always been quite friendly to allergic diners. They offer dairy-free cheese, that’s stored separately at the locations we’ve seen, and the staff is trained to follow allergen protocols with special diet orders. And the options are expansive. As you can see in the dairy-free menu below, there are crust, sauce, and topping options for all.

MOD Pizza Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Vegan & Allergen Options - gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free, and nut-free options galore!

MOD Pizza Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Vegan & Allergen Options

This quick-serve pizzeria has a build-your-own model. They offer some “classic” pizza and salad suggestions, but you are encouraged to customize from scratch. All of the following MOD Pizza options are also vegan-friendly, except the meats, Mike’s Hot Honey, and Honey Lime Dressing. These menu items are also made without gluten, egg, tree nuts, and soy, unless otherwise noted.

Crust

  • Original (contains gluten)
  • Gluten-Friendly

Heads Up! The Cauliflower Crust contains both milk and eggs.

Pizza Sauces

  • BBQ Sauce
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic Rub
  • Red Sauce
  • Spicy Red Sauce

Heads Up! The pesto and white sauces contain dairy.

Cheese

  • Dairy-Free Cheese

Dairy-Free Cheese Ingredients (Daiya): filtered water, tapioca starch, coconut oil, expeller pressed: canola and/or safflower oil, vegan natural flavors, chickpea protein, salt, potato protein, tricalcium phosphate, lactic acid (vegan), konjac gum, xanthan gum, yeast extract, fruit and/or vegetable juice color

Meat & Meat Alternative Toppings

  • Anchovies
  • Bacon
  • Canadian Bacon
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Ground Beef
  • Mild Sausage
  • Pepperoni
  • Salami
  • Spicy Chicken Sausage
  • Plant-Based Italian Sausage (vegan)

Heads Up! The scrambled egg is scrambled with milk. It’s not sold at all locations.

Other Toppings

  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Banana Peppers
  • Basil
  • Black Olives
  • Roasted Broccoli
  • Cilantro
  • Roasted Corn
  • Chickpeas
  • Cucumbers
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Greek Olives
  • Green Bell Peppers
  • Jalapenos
  • Mama Lil’s Sweet Hot Peppas
  • Mixed Greens
  • Mushrooms
  • Oregano
  • Pineapple
  • Red Onion
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Romaine
  • Rosemary
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Serrano Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Apple Farro Blend (limited edition)
  • Cranberry Seed Blend (limited edition)

Heads Up! The croutons at MOD Pizza contain loads of dairy.

Finishing Sauce

  • Balsamic Fig Glaze
  • BBQ Swirl
  • Hot Buffalo Sauce
  • Mike’s Hot Honey
  • Red Sauce Dollops
  • Apple Cider Glaze (limited edition)
  • Romesco Sauce (limited edition)

Heads Up! The Pesto Drizzle, Sri-Rancha Sauce, and limited edition Ranchero Sauce (when available) contain dairy.

Salad

  • Garden
  • Greek (no feta or sub dairy-free mozzarella)
  • Italian Chop (no parmesan, sub dairy-free mozzarella)

Dairy-Free Salad Dressings: Balsamic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Honey Lime, Lemon Vinaigrette, Red Wine Vinegar, Greek Herb & Tahini, Sherry Dijon, Zesty Roma (see other allergen notes below)

Heads Up! In addition to the cheesy, ranch, and Caesar dressings, the Italian dressing at MOD Pizza contain dairy. Except or the Lemon Vinaigrette, Oil & Vinegar, the dressings are all made with highly refined soy oil, and the Honey Lime contains egg.

More Stuff

  • Cinnamon Strips (no caramel dip or icing; chocolate sauce or strawberry puree okay; contains gluten and soy)
  • Cheesy Garlic Bread (sub dairy-free cheese or no cheese; contains gluten)

Heads Up! MOD Pizza uses a butter substitute on some of their strips, but it does not contain dairy (at last check).

This Post is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that 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.

Please note that every location of a chain restaurant has different management and different staff, and some are individually owned. Some ingredients might be sourced locally, or liberties might be taken in preparation. Always verify that an item is safe for your needs before ordering.

Eating Dairy Free at MOD Pizza! Review and Info (vegan & gluten-free, too)

Where to Find MOD Pizza

At last count, MOD Pizza had approximately 400 locations in U.S. 28 states. They have just a smattering of shops outside of the U.S.. See their website below for addresses, hours, and online ordering.

Website: modpizza.com

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DELICIOUS

Rated 5 out of 5
September 15, 2021

As soon as I told them that I had a dairy allergy, they changed their gloves and took extra care to avoid anything with dairy in it. You pay for the crust and all the toppings are free, which you can’t beat! After eating frozen pizza since discovering my allergy, this oven pizza was da‘ bomb!!!

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Alisha

Delicious & Affordable!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 21, 2021

Love the build your own pizza style and that they even let you customize two halves if your splitting it. We tried the fig balsamic glaze, too, which wasn’t extra and was sweet, but good. I recommend going light on the dairy-free cheese. It can easily overwhelm the pizza if you get too much. Also, the staff changed their gloves before handling our order and got the cheese alternative from a tub that was put away from the other toppings – which was great!

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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