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Where can I buy Banza?

Online: You can buy 6-packs directly from our website. Note: we can’t ship internationally.


In Store: If you want to grab individual boxes of Banza, you can find us in a store near you. Type your zip code into our store locator.

What’s the deal with the monthly subscription?

Banza delivered to your door on the regular! Add any product to your cart, choose “Subscribe & Save,” (20% off). You can even pick your delivery schedule: receive Banza every month or every other month. When you order, you’ll receive a link from info@eatbanza.com to change/update your subscription (i.e. skip a month, cancel, add more products). But as always, feel free to write in - we’re here to help!

How long until I receive my shipment?

~3-5 business days after you order. Look out for a tracking number from info@eatbanza.com. Note: If you ordered more than one case, they may be arriving in separate shipments.

Do you sell internationally?

We don't ship or sell outside of the U.S. We're working on Canada - stay tuned!

I want to serve Banza at my restaurant. Do you offer options for foodservice?

Yes! Our pasta is available for foodservice through Sysco. If you don’t buy through Sysco, or you’d like more information, please email us directly: info@eatbanza.com.

What’s the return/refund policy?

We are 100% committed to customer satisfaction and offer refunds and/or replacements on a case by case basis. Refund/replacement requirements are: description of product, lot number (on the bottom of the box), and photos of product and packaging. If you weren’t satisfied with your order, please email us directly so we can make it right. We want to hear your feedback!

Banza Pasta Questions

What ingredients are in Banza pasta?

Our pasta is made from over 90% chickpeas. For the rest of our pasta, we use non-GMO tapioca, pea protein, and xanthan gum, which help bind the chickpea flour together as a vegan egg replacement of sorts. Check out our nutrition label for more info!

What is xanthan gum?

Xanthan gum is produced by the fermentation of a sugar (glucose)—much like the way yogurt is made. In our case, it's a non-GMO ingredient that adds volume; it’s in many of your favorite sauces, for instance. Our xanthan gum is derived from corn. There are no corn proteins in xanthan gum, and the ingredient itself is a very small percentage of the product. That said, if you have an allergy to corn, we advise checking with your doctor before eating Banza.

Do the serving sizes on your nutrition label reflect cooked or uncooked pasta?

The serving sizes reflect uncooked pasta. When you cook Banza, it almost doubles in size and weight, taking on the water it’s boiled in. That said, the nutritional content still reflects that of the dry pasta you measured before cooking.  

Where does the sugar in Banza pasta come from?

Banza is made from over 90% chickpeas. The sugar in Banza is naturally occurring in the chickpeas - there is no added sugar.

What is the phosphorus and potassium content of Banza pasta?

There are 529.53 mg potassium (15% DV) per 2 oz serving, and 222.87 mg phosphorus (22% DV) per 2 oz serving.

Is Banza pasta gluten-free?

Yes, all Banza products are gluten-free. All of our ingredients are naturally gluten-free, and our pastas are certified by either GFCO or GFCP.

Is Banza pasta non-GMO?

Yes, our pasta is Project Verified non-GMO.

Is Banza pasta organic?

No. While our pasta is certified non-GMO, we are not currently pursuing organic certification. Our top priority is investing in nutritious, premium ingredients, while keeping our products accessible. That being said, for the same reason avocados are considered one of the least important vegetables to buy organic, chickpeas are too. Both have a thick, protective layer. Avocados have a thick skin, and chickpeas grow in a pod. As such, we have tested our chickpea flour for glyphosate, and the results have been clean. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure that their standards are in line with our brand values.

Is Banza pasta allergen-free? Is the facility allergen free?

Yes, our pasta and our facility are free from allergens. Our manufacturing process and all product produced on our equipment are free from all major food allergens, as defined by FALCPA. This includes, but is not limited to, peanuts, wheat, gluten, soybean, tree nuts, sesame, fish, crustacean shellfish, milk, eggs, celery, mustard, and food coloring.

Is Banza pasta Kosher?

Yes, Banza pasta is certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. Search Banza here to see our certifications for each shape. Note: Our mac and cheese products are not Kosher.

Where is Banza pasta made?

All Banza products are made in the United States.

I cooked Banza and it seemed chewy… what’s up?

Everyone likes their pasta a bit different, and has a different cooking setup. So, we recommend trying a noodle around the minimum time stated on the box, and then continuing to cook until your taste buds are happy. Like pasta, Banza can have that al dente bite, or a softer feel if cooked longer.

Why is there foam in the pot when I boil Banza?

A boiling pot of Banza may foam up a bit more than traditional pasta. This same foam occurs when boiling chickpeas themselves (Banza is made from over 90% chickpeas!). Some tips to decrease the foam: fill your pot with more water, turn the burner down to a lower heat, add a splash of oil to the water, and/or scrape some foam off the top.

What’s the shelf-life of Banza pasta?

Two years from the date of production. Find the Best By date printed on the bottom of the box.

Can I serve Banza cold?

Yes! We recommend cooking an extra 2 minutes for cold prep. Check out these recipes for inspiration.

Can I bake Banza?

Yes you can. Banza is delicious when baked. Try this recipe, and others from our blog!

Banza Mac & Cheese Questions

What is the nutritional info/ingredients of Banza mac and cheese?

All four of our Mac and Cheeses have 18g protein, 8g fiber and 28g net carbs. Banza Mac is high-fiber, high-protein, lower carb, gluten-free, and rBST-free. For all the ingredients, click below!

Shells and Cheddar

Mac and Cheddar

Mac and White Cheddar

Mac and Creamy Deluxe Cheddar

Is Banza mac and cheese gluten-free?

Yes, our mac and cheese is gluten-free.

Is Banza mac and cheese Kosher?

No, while our pasta is Kosher, our cheese is not.

Is Banza mac and cheese vegetarian?

Yes, the enzymes in our cheese are microbial.

Is Banza mac and cheese vegan?

No, all of our mac and cheese varieties contain dairy. Vegan mac is definitely on our radar - stay tuned!

Cooking Instructions for mac and cheese?

Mac and White Cheddar: Add Banza to 6 cups boiling water and cook for 5-6 mins, stirring occasionally. Strain, pour ¼ cup milk and 2 tbsp butter into pan, add cheese and mix. Add cooked Banza to mixture, stir and enjoy!

Shells and Cheddar: Add Banza to 6 cups of boiling water and cook for 3 mins, stirring occasionally. Strain, pour ¼ cup milk and 2 tbsp butter into pan, add cheese pouch, mix and enjoy! Note: the mini-shells require a much shorter cook time (3 min) than the other shapes.

Mac and Cheddar: Add Banza to 6 cups boiling water and cook for 5-6 mins, stirring occasionally. Strain, pour ¼ cup milk and 2 tbsp butter into pan, add cheese and mix. Add cooked Banza to mixture, stir and enjoy!

Mac and Creamy Deluxe Cheddar: Add Banza to 6 cups boiling water and cook for 5-6 mins, stirring occasionally. Strain and return pasta to warm pan. Pour cheese sauce over cooked Banza, mix well & enjoy! Note: for the mac and creamy deluxe cheddar, no need to add butter or milk!

What’s the shelf-life of Banza mac and cheese?

Eighteen months from the date of production. Check the Best By date on the bottom of the box.

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