There’s no shortage of pizzerias on Long Island, so any new additions to the scene need to be something special; Blaze Pizza does not disappoint. Long Island Mamas got a sneak peek at Blaze’s first New York location right here on the island, in West Babylon at the Great South Bay Shopping Center.
The pizzas define unique. Every pie is an 11” personalized creation, designed for the customer, by the customer. The pie is popped into an oven, “fast fir’d”, and three minutes later, dinner is served!
Signature Pizzas offer some tasty options – like the Green Stripe, a pie with roasted red peppers, chopped garlic, arugula, and chicken, all drizzled with pesto sauce. Feeling creative? The Build Your Own menu lets the individual choose one topping or a dozen, all for the same fee.
Families with specific dietary needs can choose accordingly. There are no peanuts or tree nuts on site. A helpful allergen info http://www.blazepizza.com/menu/allergen-info/ chart lets individuals know exactly what is in their pizza. Vegetarians have tons of options. Blaze even offers vegan cheese!
If pizza isn’t a personal favorite, the salad menu is surprisingly impressive. Drink options are typical, and beer and wine may be available. Save room for dessert. Blaze’s version of the s’more is just as sweet (and as messy!) as they are around a campfire.
Unfortunately, this is one pizza place that won’t deliver. However, time-crunched customers can order online in advance, and then pick up at a scheduled time; and no need to fear the cold: the pizza isn’t cooked until the customer arrives.
As for the long lines at Blaze that spilled out the door and around the building, not to worry because this national chain is quickly expanding, adding another location on the island, coming soon to Bayshore, and one in White Plains as well.
So head on over to Blaze Pizza 1047 Montauk Hwy, West Babylon in the Great South Bay Shopping Center, open daily from 11:00am – 10:00pm…tell them the Long Island Mamas sent you…you won’t be disappointed!
Phone: (631) 620-3326
Article & photos by: Rachel Minkowsky