• zpizza’s vegan tuscan pizza is INSANE

    August 13th, 2009quarrygirlLA restaurants, zpizza
    one of the best pizzas i've ever had.

    one of the best pizzas i've ever had.

    i’m sure you’ve heard by now that zpizza, an awesome organic chain with locations all over the country, is offering vegan pizza with daiya cheese. they have a few locations in los angeles, and many throughout southern california. while most of the zpizzas in socal are already offering vegan cheese, every location across the united states should have daiya within the next couple months. if you haven’t stopped by and tried one of their vegan pies yet, well i don’t know what the hell you’re waiting for.

    i have been going to zpizza for ages, and until last night i always ordered the same thing: a build-your-own pizza with tomatoes, mushrooms and garlic. recently, on their facebook page, zpizza took the time to create a list of all their vegan-friendly pizzas and which substitutions need to be made to veganize them, as well as a list of which sauces and toppings are vegan. i was shocked by how many items off the “zpizza creations” menu were easily made vegan, and i was inspired to try something new.

    i went with the tuscan, which is easily veganized by omitting the feta and ordering it with daiya cheese instead of mozzarella.

    tuscan pizza (veganized): homemade roasted garlic sauce, daiya cheese, cremini, shiitake and button mushrooms, caramelized onions, truffle oil and thyme.

    tuscan pizza (veganized): homemade roasted garlic sauce, daiya cheese, cremini, shiitake and button mushrooms, caramelized onions, truffle oil and thyme.

    the vegan tuscan pizza came with a delicious mix of cremini, shiitake and button mushrooms as well as caramelized onions, truffle oil and thyme—all atop melty daiya cheese and homemade roasted garlic sauce. now i was already a huge fan of zpizza, and i can tell you this pizza blew my mind. i can’t believe a pizza chain could make something that tastes so unique and high-quality, and be VEGAN at the same time. i have heard people rave about the roasted garlic sauce, and they were absolutely right—no description could possibly do it justice. and the amazing sauce mixed in with truffle oil, sweet onions, and a variety of mushrooms was an absolutely heavenly combination. i cannot believe that i have been going to zpizza for so long and missing out on this bliss.

    another thing to note about this pizza is how perfectly distributed and melted the daiya was. they’ve gotten even better with the vegan cheese since my first vegan pie at zpizza a few weeks ago. with vegan cheese this good available, there is absolutely no excuse to be a vegetarian.


    really guys, i can’t speak highly enough of this thing. go to your nearest zpizza and get yourself a vegan tuscan pizza ASAP. oh and for a limited time, you can fill out this survey to $5 off your purchase at zpizza. i suggest you take advantage of this, as money off pizza is never a bad thing.

    in los angeles, daiya vegan pizza is available at both the west hollywood, burbank and larcmont zpizza locations. if you are going to any of the other zpizzas, i would call and check to be sure they have vegan cheese.

    truly amazing vegan pizza from a national chain. oh my friends, i never thought i’d see the day.

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  • I haven’t tried it yet, but the new Burbank location also has Daiya. It’s right across from the AMC 16 Theaters.

  • awesome, thanks! i will update the post. AND you should try this ASAP!!!!

  • What the what?!?!

  • <3 shrooms <3

  • that

    burbank was in dire need of some more vegan food!

  • I called Zpizza in Santa Clarita last weekend and the girl that answered the phone sounded totally bewildered and stressed when I asked if they carried Daiya cheese. She told me they had low-fat. I thanked her and hung up.

  • If Burbank has Daiya …they gots my $$$$!!!!!

  • yummy, and I’m looking to be a master franchisee in my country (Indonesia), if anybody knows the owner (Franchisor), can contact me at sumansutra@gmail.com

  • Oh man, I can’t wait until the SF location opens, even though it’s in a shitty spot.

  • I just went to the movies in Burbank and the girl at the Zpizza there said they will have Daiya from Monday (August 17th).

  • I called the Burbank store on Thurs, and the girl had no idea what I was talking about. Called the manager later, he didn’t know when they were getting it. Zpizza on Facebook said they’re working on it and all stores should have it by Sept 1st.

  • The roasted garlic sauce is AMAZING. I have no idea how they make it. I’ve tried making some at home with roasted garlic, olive oil and a few spices and it came out no where near as good as theirs.

  • I tried this pizza at the Larchmont location on Saturday.

    Tasted great…but they forgot the garlic sauce, which i think was a necessary ingredient on a pizza with no red sauce.

    BTW, the first time I ordered from Larchmont location two weeks ago, they used soy cheese instead of Daiya, despite the fact I ordered “Daiya cheese, the new vegan one,” when I called.

    Apparently, they still have soy cheese on the menu and as a button on their cash register, so be extra careful when you order…

  • Ugh, I need to call up my local Z Pizza and find out if they’ve got the Daiya yet. I’m still utterly in love with their roasted garlic sauce.

    I was sorta bummed last time I went because I got one of their sandwiches, but the pizza boy dropped half on the ground. It took them another 50 minutes for them to get me my other half. Was so hungry … 🙁

  • You were so right about this. Holy Moses was this some good pizza!

    It’s going to take a lot of self restraint not to eat this constantly.

    Thanks for the tip!

  • The location on 2nd street in Long Beach has daiya as well.

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