08 Mar Toronto’s Best Vegan Pizza
Looking for vegan pizza in Toronto? We have some of the best vegan pizza in the world in our city. Vegan cheese just keeps getting better and a vegan pie can be a thing of beauty.
Here are your five best options!
Best Neapolitan Pizza: Libretto (155 University, 545 King West, 550 Danforth and 221 Ossington)
Pizzeria Libretto serves up certified Neapolitan pies at their four locations. In 2017, Libretto released their own in-house-made vegan cheese.
Wow! This cheese is creamy, delicately flavoured and very similar to a good quality mozzarella. Just ask for the Margarita pizza with vegan cheese. Other toppings like mushrooms and arugula are available if you wanna get fancy.
Libretto’s spicy oil is a must.
Gluten-free crust is available.
Fanciest Pizza: Planta (1221 Bay St)
If you are really looking to impress, Planta is the fanciest plant-based restaurant on the Toronto scene. And, they make a pretty fancy pizza too.
There are three pizzas on Planta’s menu, plus they add a monthly special.
These pizzas look gorgeous with toppings such as cashew mozzarella, roasted squash, vegan fennel sausage etc.
Gluten-free crust is available.
Best Slice: Apiecalypse Now (735 Bloor St W. and 862 Pape Avenue)
Apiecalypse Now is a Toronto vegan institution.
When you are just looking for a delicious vegan slice, look no further than this much-beloved vegan bakery. The Pepperphony and the Pig Destroyer Destroyer offer similar flavour profiles to meaty pizzas, minus the cruelty.
The Fat Mac might just be their most famous slice, and how can you go wrong with the flavours of a Big Mac in pizza form?
Best Cheeseless Pizza: Village Pizza (759 Dovercourt Rd and 761 Dundas St W)
Village pizza is a Toronto-owned shop with two locations and a love affair with making Neapolitan pies and slices hip, easy and innovative. It is great that they have a vegan option on their menu! The hungry vegan is a veggie dream with grilled red peppers, mushrooms, grilled eggplant and caramelized onion. The whole pie is topped with a generous pile of arugula and drizzled with a creamy tomato tahini sauce.
This pizza looks pretty and it packs a flavour punch. The crust is aged for three days, and that gives it a genuine Neapolitan flavour and texture. Although the vibe is casual, this pizza is the real deal. You can also pick up a $5 tall can to go with your $5 slice, and that adds something to the experience missing from many Toronto pizza joints.
Village Pizza is the perfect place to chill with friends or for a laid-back date. You can order the pies for delivery, but they taste even better in-house.
Best big chain delivery: Pizza Nova
Things are changing fast and most of the big pizza delivery chains in Toronto now offer vegan cheese, Huzzah!!
Most vegans are loyal to their favourites: Pizza Pizza offers Violife cheese, but Pizza Nova has recently updated their offering to the Diaya Block, and the consensus is that this is the most similar to the stretchy mozzarella we remember from back in our dairy days.
If you are craving that delivery pizza thing, then give Pizza Nova a ring. I’m pretty sure you know the number.
Honorable mention? The Spicy Vegan at Mamma’s Pizza.
It is just the shredded Daiya, but the flavour is intense and delicious for those who like it hot.
These are just a few of the options for vegan pizza in Toronto, which is pretty great.
We love how mainstream vegan eats are becoming; just about every pizzeria has a vegan option these days!
Did we miss your favourite?
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Article courtesy of Dr. Pamela Fergusson RD