Vegan pizza: It’s arguably the best culinary creation on the planet. And now it just got better at dozens of chains. PETA has been working with businesses to expand their meat- and dairy-free options, and now, we’re thrilled that so many of them now offer vegan cheeses, faux meats, and scrumptious veggies. Here are some great options when you want fresh, tasty pizza without supporting the cruelty of the meat and dairy industries.
Known for its Take ’N’ Bake pizzas, Papa Murphy’s offers vegan cheese from Violife as an option on all its pies. Create your own, or go for the Dairy-Free Cheese Garden Veggie, which is vegan as is.
MOD Pizza added its first vegan meat option, a plant-based Italian sausage crumble from Plantly. Other vegan options include Daiya mozzarella cheese, original pizza crust, gluten-free pizza crust, red sauce, spicy red sauce, BBQ sauce, garlic rub, balsamic fig glaze, BBQ swirl, hot Buffalo sauce, and limited-edition romesco sauce.
Little Caesars offers the Planteroni Pizza, which comes topped with Field Roast vegan pepperoni. To make it vegan, order it without cheese—we suggest adding your own vegan cheese at home. Participation may vary, but the offering is available at many of the chain’s locations in Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon. You can also enjoy this pig-friendly pizza as a part of the Slices-N-Stix promotion, which features bread sticks on half of the pie and the Planteroni Pizza on the other.
Toppers Pizza offers tons of delicious vegan options, including its house pizzas, the Vegan Buffalo Chicken-Less Topper, the Vegan Korean BBQ Chicken-Less Topper, and the Vegan Tuscano Topper. Its hand-tossed, thin, and Tall Boy crusts are all vegan, along with many sauces (including even vegan ranch). You can get creative with toppings, such as plant-based crispy chicken, tater tots, and roasted garlic.
UNO Pizzeria & Grill
UNO Pizzeria & Grill serves customizable pizzas with tons of vegan options, including Daiya mozzarella cheese and Beyond Burger Crumbles. In addition, the chain offers a vegan Beyond Burger, low-carb Zoodles Primavera, and a refreshing Mixed Berry & Walnut Salad.
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This pizza chain, with locations throughout the Midwest and Southeast, is known for its innovative toppings. At select stores in Florida and Illinois, Sarpino’s offers an exciting vegan menu that varies per location, and can range from classics like a Vegan Margarita pizza to a Vegan Sausage Calzone made with Daiya cheese and Beyond Meat Italian sausage. Different locations also offer vegan cheesy bread, garlic bread, salads, pastas, grilled cheese, and more.
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Boston’s Pizza (U.S.) and Boston Pizza (Canada)
These sister companies added vegan pizza options to their menus, including new toppings such as Beyond Meat crumbles and vegan cheese at some locations. Choose the Original or Thin crust, and pile on your choice of veggies.
It’s a great week for vegans in Canada, because popular chain Pizza 73 has added a whole bunch of new vegan options to its menu. Compassionate customers can customize their animal-free pizzas to include a new vegan cauliflower crust, dairy-free cheese, and two new plant-based protein options: Yves Veggie Cuisine pepperoni and Field Roast spicy sausage crumbles. These delicious new vegan options are available at all 88 Pizza 73 locations.
PizzaRev has vegan sausage when you’re in the mood for a hearty pizza, and it also offers vegan cheese. Choose either the original or gluten-free crust, which are both vegan, and top it with some veggies. Locations
Canadian pizza powerhouse Pizza Pizza has partnered with Field Roast and Yves Veggie Cuisine to launch two new tasty vegan toppings: plant-based chorizo crumbles and plant-based pepperoni. Pizza Pizza is becoming a go-to for compassionate Canadian customers, as its classic and whole grain pizza crusts are vegan and it also provides delicious dairy-free cheese from Violife, which can replace cow’s milk mozzarella on any of its pizzas.
Following talks with PETA, Blaze Pizza is spicing up its pizza game and now offers vegan Spicy Chorizo as a topping. For those who like cheese pizza, the chain also offers Daiya cheese for no extra charge. Both the traditional and gluten-free crusts are vegan as are the classic red sauce, the spicy red sauce, the BBQ drizzle, and the olive oil drizzle.
Not only does Mellow Mushroom offer red sauce, olive oil, or BBQ sauce as a base for its pizza, we’re also in love with plant-based toppings such as tofu, tempeh, and vegan cheese.
Vegan toppings abound at Pieology, as the fast-casual chain offers several vegan meats, including Gardein vegan meatballs, chicken, and Italian sausage! Use the gluten-free crust, red sauce, olive oil, or BBQ sauce. Daiya cheese is available as well!
You can have more than a dozen of the pizzas at this establishment by simply opting for vegan cheese. It’s super-cool interactive online menu tells you how to make your pizza vegan just by checking a box. And don’t miss the Beyond Meat sausage!
Buddy’s offers a delightful Tuscan vegan pizza that comes on a multigrain crust and is topped with Daiya cheese.
Vegan cheese is available at no extra charge! That’s what we like to hear. Traditional and whole-wheat dough are vegan as well.
Savor a slice of Minsky’s gourmet pizza with Daiya vegan cheese.
This pizza place offers Daiya vegan cheese and a homemade sauce, and all of its crusts are vegan.
Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria
Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria offers clearly labeled vegan options, including the One Step Beyond Pizza, which can be ordered with vegan cheese. For items besides pizza, don’t miss the Orecchiette Pasta with house-made Beyond Meat Sauce and the Beyond Open-Faced Sloppy Joe Sliders, which can also be ordered with vegan cheese.
Fresh Brothers offers vegan cheese and vegan sausage as pizza toppings and even has baked vegan tenders as well as dairy-free cinnamon rolls and brownies for dessert.
An Arizona chain with plenty of meat-free options, Picazzo’s offers not only vegan cheese, dairy-free Alfredo sauce, and Beyond Meat Beyond Chicken Strips as pizza toppings but also a delicious vegan chicken strip appetizer and dairy-free cheesecake for dessert.
This place is a vegan haven! With options such as mock duck, tofu, and homemade vegan cheese made from tofu and cashews, you can’t go wrong.
This Dallas-based chain has 87 locations in 24 states and wasn’t a go-to for vegans—until now! Game-changing Daiya cheese has been added to the menu, joining the already-vegan crust, and five vegan sauces. Get thyself to a location ASAP.
MidiCi specializes in crafting Neapolitan pizzas and offers vegan cheese and sausage at all its locations.
Get your pizza with vegan cheese, and top it off with some grilled tofu.
With clearly marked vegan options, you can’t go wrong. The traditional and “ancient grains” dough are vegan. You can get any of six sauce/spread options, including classic tomato, spicy tomato, red chickpea purée, roasted garlic purée, basil spinach pesto, and tomato olive pesto. Mozzarella-style Daiya is also available, and “meaty” toppings such as falafel crumbles, spicy chickpeas, and vegan beef crumbles will satisfy any appetite.
At Two Boots, sink your teeth into a slice loaded with delicious dairy-free cheese, vegan sausage, and all the veggies. The chain features its own vegan creations, too, including V for Vegan and Earth Mother, available all the time as full-sized pizzas or on rotation for by-the-slice.
Vegan cheese and vegan ground beef—yes, please!
Not only can you get Daiya mozzarella shreds, some 800 Degrees locations also offer vegan Soyrizo as a topping.
Other great pizza chains that offer vegan options:
America’s Incredible Pizza Company
Blast 825 Pizza
Busboys and Poets
Escape From New York Pizza
Live Basil Pizza
New York Pizza Dept
Oath Craft Pizza
Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza
Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza
Rapid Fired Pizza
Sammy’s Woodfire Pizza and Grill
Zachary’s Chicago Pizza, Inc
There you have it! Now what are you waiting for? Head to these eateries ASAP. And on days when you’re feeling extra-inspired, well, you can always make your own. Yum!