• vegan pizza day photos! <3

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    January 30th, 2011quarrygirlvegan cheese, vegan events

    whew! yesterday was the first annual vegan pizza day, and it was insanely fun. people all over the world were eating loads and having a great time…all in the name of our favorite food: vegan pizza. huge thanks to teese vegan cheese by chicago soydairy for sponsoring this event with us. i know that everyone is already looking forward to next year.

    check out the official vegan pizza day facebook page for a huge pool of mouthwatering fan photos, and be sure to upload your own. here are the pictures that readers sent in to us. if you’d like to have yours posted on the blog, shoot us an email. beware, graphic vegan pizza photos to follow. you’ll wanna be sitting down for this.

    aj from queerveganrunner hit up zpizza for vegan pizza day. check out her pie, pictured above. she writes, “It was gorgeous in West Hollywood today, so we walked down Santa Monica to zPizza. Along the way we past protesters in favor of making WeHo the first city in the US to ban fur! We were disappointed to find that the WeHo location of zPizza was not carrying vegan slices. Oh well, we ordered a small Berkeley Vegan pie and housed the whole thing!”

    danielle from tales of a vegan food snob risked her life for vegan pizza day! she writes, “Well, I will never forget Vegan Pizza Day, literally. I managed to burn the shit out of my hand as my hot baking sheet with the pizza crust fell to the floor. Naturally my instinct was to save the food so I reached up and grabbed the scorching pan. So now I have scar (a few actually) to always remind me that on January 29, 2011 I nearly lost a limb in honor of this great day, and still managed to feed 2 omni men delicious vegan pizza.” here’s a picture of her pie…

    izzy from izzy iz vegan attended the vegan drinks meet up at masa of echo park, and she helped eat both a thin crust and deep dish pizza (check out her blog post for more info!)

    the sexy vegan was not messing around on vegan pizza day. he made FIVE vegan pizzas, and they all look spectacular. i wanna eat them all right now. first up, “THREE “CHEESE” PESTO – walnut ricotta, not-zzarella, and fake parmesan, with basil pesto and pine nuts”…

    next up, “THE MARIO – basically a caponata (eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, shallot, olives, capers, white beans, tomato sauce) on a pizza”…

    and then of course “THE LUIGI – walnut ricotta, not-zzarella, kale, roasted garlic, basil”…

    as well as “CLASSIC SAUSAGE & PEPPERS – homemade tofu sausage crumble, peppers, onions, not-zzarella, tomato sauce”…

    and finally “THE B.L.A.T. – Tempeh bacon, watercress (lettuce), avocado, tomato, with a smoked “cheddar” sauce”…

    dr_jen celebrated at pizza place in las vegas…

    she writes, “Here are some pix from Las Vegas! We got the 22″ veggie with Teese. I was HUGE! and super good. I got to introduce lots of new people to Teese. :) Bonus – we sat outside and ate our pizza by the lovely fake stream and waterfall.”

    mozipedia author, simon goddard (SERIOUSLY buy mozipedia if you haven’t already!!), celebrated in london with homemade cheezly pizza and tweeted this picture…

    cadry of cadry’s kitchen stayed home on vegan pizza day and made hawaiian pizza with red onion, red bell peppers, tomatoes, pineapple, and thinly-sliced seitan. how adorable is this snap?

    eric m joined the fun at masa of echo park for the LA vegan drinks meet up.

    he got a deep dish pie with mushrooms, garlic, red onions and veggie pepperoni…plus, he met a lot of new friends! he said that at one point during dinner, there were FIVE vegan deep dishes at his table. what up!

    skyloader and katemeister in the bay area hit up jules thin crust and got some amazing photos. skyloader writes, “Hey Quarrygirl, thanks for Vegan Pizza Day, the Katemeister and I had to join in on the festivities. We wanted to support Zpizza today but tried out a new spot called Jules Thin Crust out in Danville in the San Francisco East Bay. The pizza was unique, with a long skateboard shape and very thin crust. Went for take-out – that’s how we roll. We ordered a large #15 with Daiya, since that’s the main vegan option here (Portobello mushrooms, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, arugula, organic tomato sauce, other mushrooms), and a custom with Daiya, asparagus, kalamata olives, basil, and shallots. The pies were good – a little too heavy on the Daiya – but tasty none the less. We’ll have to check them out with some other toppings in future. I’ve attached some pix from our Vegan Pizza Day.”

    emily turned 19 on vegan pizza day (happy birthday!!!!) and grabbed two slices of berkeley vegan from zpizza…

    marlene also got a berkeley vegan from zpizza with added pineapple and avocado…

    kemba hit up zpizza in NYC for the berkeley vegan…

    jl goes vegan decided to make her own pizza with refried beans and kale (YUM!), you can read more about it on her blog.

    kari grabbed a verdi’s roasted veggie pizza from native foods and loved it…

    jill made pizza at home with tomato sauce, spinach, onions, mushrooms, homemade seitan sausage crumbles, and follow your heart cheese…

    tamara from bakersfield got a vegan pizza from tomato joe’s in valencia. she went with sally’s secret garden with vegan chicken and artichoke hearts instead of bell peppers (BRILLIANT!) on a beer crust…

    julie celebrated with a delish napoli pizza from zpizza (vegan cheese, no parmesan)…

    love the shirt, julie!

    joe made a cornmeal crust pizza with crumbled vegan ground sausage, vegan pepperoni slices, and pineapple chunks…all smothered in mozzarella teese…

    harmonie celebrated vegan pizza day double time! first with a greek slice at zpizza…

    …then with a farmer’s market pizza with daiya cheese at pizza fusion

    candace also celebrated at pizza fusion…

    …good times…

    bea and her husband (who just eliminated dairy from his diet, yay!) made this tasty looking pie…

    meredith went with the farmer’s market pizza AND a vegan cheese with garlic pizza from pizza fusion…

    vanessa sent us this picture of cutie bella celebrating vegan pizza day… (AWWWW!)

    tera of elgin eco house threw a great vegan pizza party, which you can read more about on her blog

    she writes, “we hosted a fun vegan pizza day party at our house last night. we made the pizza crusts ahead of time, and par-baked them. we asked our guests to bring 1-2 of their favorite pizza toppings and we created the pizzas once they got here. we had a gluten-free crust, and whole wheat and herb crusts (last two courtesy of trader joe’s).”

    frederik got a vegan bbq chicken pizza from whole foods (san mo and fairfax), and shared it with some omnivores! woo!

    dadatamonkey organized a vegan pizza day meetup in barcelona at paco pizza, and they had some amazing-looking pies on hand…

    tiffany from bread without butter spent the day in her kitchen cooking up vegan pizzas. read about her pies (including an insane deep dish) here

    leinana from vegan good things made a veggie lover’s pizza with mushrooms, artichoke hearts, black olives, garlic, red pepper, mozzarella teese, & fresh basil…

    and a potato pesto pizza topped with fresh thyme, rosemary, garlic, & just a little mozzarella teese…

    and what did i eat on vegan pizza day?! a delicious pie from pizza guru in santa barbara with vegan garlic white sauce, roasted potatoes, a mushroom blend, and basil. (full post on that coming later!)

    all this vegan pizza is totally blowing your mind, RIGHT?!?!?! i know i’m impressed. this is all we’ve got for now, but if you have vegan pizza pix, send them our way. and don’t forget to check out the official vegan pizza day facebook page for more photos (and be sure to tag them if you upload any!).

    overall, this was a wildly successful holiday and celebration of vegan pizza. can’t wait to do it all again next year. stay tuned!

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12 responses to “vegan pizza day photos! <3” RSS icon

  • Gauri Radha गौरी राधा

    Incredible!!!!!

  • I was surprised to see a picture of myself at the top left of the second Masa photo! Pretty cool :)

  • WANT. PIZZA. NOW.

    How much longer until the next Vegan Pizza Day?

    Suggestion: the day after the next Vegan Beer Fest…or concurrent.

  • Such a fun idea!! Maybe next year should be Pizza Week. All these great pictures make me wanna eat all the different kinds of pizza!

  • Great pix, all! My picture didn’t come out, but I had the Berkeley Vegan (without mushrooms) from Z-Pizza (Burbank), and it was awesome. Got a small for lunch, then on the way home, got another for dinner.

    On a sadder note, I tried to get Cruzer pizza (Glendale) on the way home, but it was closed; called Los Feliz, and was told that Cruzer Glendale is closed for an unknown period of time, and when it reopens, it won’t have the vegan options. Perhaps this has been addressed on the site; if so, I missed it.

  • The idea of a 100% vegan pizza place is amazing but my experiences at Cruzer have been mediocre. The pizza has been adequate but the products seem to be overpriced and the service has left a lot to be desired. I will take my money elsewhere. A different kind of 100% vegan pizzeria could thrive in LA. As for the Glendale location vehemently not carrying vegan products anymore, that just sounds silly to me.

    It appears that vegan pizza day was a huge success

  • oh no! i didn’t know that. sad news. :(

  • Gauri Radha गौरी राधा

    Had to come back and look at the photos again, every pizza shown looks so delicious. Amazing.

  • i have heard from the staff at Masa of echo park that NONE of the veggie meats are vegan. fyi..might wanna look into that one. they could’ve been wrong, but since i saw someone posted veggie pepperoni from there on their vegan pizza, thought i’d mention it..

  • fear not, the pepperoni is safe! the sausage is not.

  • Of all foods I used to miss pizza most. When we got brave enough to try to make our own at home it’s like the world reopened again!

    Thanks for posting so many gorgeous pies. Gives me confidence to attempting making each one. All so yummy! Yeah for Vegan Pizza Day! :)

  • Just to say @choosevegan did most of the legwork on setting up the night at Paco, I take credit for the idea though! And the cheezly. The lovely, melty, tasty, gorgeous, cheezly. :-)


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