As tonight I finally reached my count to 4 very different vegan pizzas I've tried, I decided to write a small review comparing them. I'm sure I'll have a lot to add to this review as time goes on, but I found that the unique tastes deserved some recognition.
Flore Vegan's Roasted Vegetable Pizza
It was at this Los Angeles Vegan Restaurant Cafe that I tried my first vegan pizza, and although the rest of what I ordered was pretty good, I wasn't 150 percent happy with the dish. Again, I love this place, but something was a little off about the pie. The roasted zucchini, peppers, onions, and mushrooms were great, and the soy cheese was good (although now I'm personally hooked on daiya), but I wasn't a fan of the crust, or the size for price. It was very dry, and half the size of a general 12 dollar pizza. I appreciate it's effort, but next time I'll stick to their great vegan cake for dessert.
Vancouver's Vegan Pizza House Pizza
Living in Vancouver, I am fortunate enough to have a place like this that exists. Every pizza pie you've ever wanted, vegan, and not only does it save animals, but it tastes amazing. I ordered the Cook's Special, topped with fantastic vegan sliced chiken, mushrooms, pepper, and extra daiya cheese. I ordered the small, and I honestly ate the entire thing. It isn't a small small, but it was worth going back even after I was full. This was the time I got my order delivered, with a side of their delicious vegan caesar. I also stopped in when it was opening and found myself getting a vegetarian slice, and ham and pineapple - both of which I equally enjoyed. The dough is moist with a crispy crust, and the daiya cheese is melted to perfection. Just thinking about it makes me drool.
Whole Foods' (on Cambie in Vancouver) Vegan Pizza of the Day
I had often walked past the pizza counter at Whole Foods, only to see that to my disappointment the vegan pizza was all sold out. But alas I managed to get a hold of a piece! Unlike the other vegan pizzas I've had, Whole Foods offers something unique. A thin, soft white dough, brushed with olive oil and topped without tomato sauce, but daiya mozza, mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, and spinach. Not at all greasy, and quite a big piece for worth the price. I was very impressed, and although extremely different from my favorite slices at the Vegan Pizza House, I enjoyed the pizza equally.
Tofurky's Vegan Italian Sausage Pizza
I had never bought a boxed vegan pizza before, but for eight bucks, I thought, why not? First of all, the box is a bit misleading, as it's a fair bit larger than the actually pie. Also, sugar is an added ingredient, so as it says Vegan right on the front, I was just praying that sugar wasn't refined through Bone Char. The pizza itself was not loaded with toppings, but had a fair amount. The cheese tasted like... well, cheese, and I guess if someone wanted an exact replica of the non-vegan equivalent, they could find it with Tofurky's. But for me, I honestly missed the daiya I've become so accustomed to. It's also a thin crust pizza which I rather enjoyed. All-in-all, for 8 dollars, I say it's pretty decent.
And there you have it! I'll definitely be adding to this review with different pizzas as I try more.