How to Order Vegan Pizza

 

Ordering Vegan Pizza

A pizza without cheese is vegan (as long as the crust doesn't contain milk or eggs). If you're not vegan, I bet you never considered that, right? And don't think that just because there's no cheese, that it doesn't taste good. With an amazing sauce and lots of fresh veggies, a cheeseless pizza can be delicious and satisfying!

Yes, the waitress may look at you strangely, but assure them that you want "pizza without cheese."

The Crust Issue

Luckily, because of the large number of people with food allergies these days, you can typically go to a restaurant's website and find out if the crust contains milk or eggs. In most instances, the offending ingredient is milk. I've searched the websites of some of the popular pizza places and given you the scoop:

Make it at Home, but Not from Scratch

If you don't want to make your own dough from scratch, Trader Joe's carries a pizza dough that's vegan. You can also make personal pizzas at home with pita bread and tortillas.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Spread your sauce on the tortilla or pita, leaving a 1/2 inch border.
  3. Add your toppings evenly on pizza.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.

Add Vegan Cheese

I'll be brutally honest here. Vegan cheese still has a little ways to go. It doesn't taste like dairy cheese, but it's closer than it's been. Try adding some of the shredded cheese to a pizza and see what you think. Give each of the brands a try - Daiya, Follow Your Heart. You may like one more than the other.