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Vegan Pizza Day in London! UPDATED

UPDATE: we’ve got the specifics on the karma free pizza deal! on saturday june 30th, they’ll be offering a regular vegan pizza with a portion of garlic bread for a tenner. that’s a steal! thanks fat gay vegan for the info in the comments!

don’t let living on the other side of the pond stop you from honoring vegan pizza day! of course you an can always make your own animal-free pie at home, but now londoners can also get in on the restaurant fun, as karma free pizza in harrow announced on facebook yesterday that they will be partaking in the vegan pizza day celebrations on june 30th. 

i’ve never been to karma free pizza, but from what i can gather, they’re the only pizzeria in london offering cheezly pizza on a regular basis. have you guys had cheezly? it’s fantastic! plus karma free has gained a favorable review (which includes multiple pizza, garlic bread, and dough ball photos!) from the respectable UK blog to happy vegans.

pictured above is the vegan cosmic explosion pizza as seen on to happy vegans.

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Slice of Vegas: Vegan Pizza Day!

as you probably know, saturday june 30th is officially vegan pizza day (that means it’s your duty to eat vegan pizza), and lots of restaurants around the country are offering discounts to help you celebrate! the latest pizzeria to come on board is the new and stylish slice of vegas in las vegas’ mandalay place!

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Vegan Pizza Day 2012!

UPDATE: tons of restaurants have been added to vegan pizza day 2012 since this original post! keep checking the quarrygirl.com homepage for updates, because i add them all as they come on board!

hey guys! it’s almost time—-VEGAN PIZZA DAY returns on june 30th! we’re teaming up again with our friends at Chicago Vegan Foods to bring you a massive celebration of everyone’s favorite food: vegan pizza! last year was crazy (people were having vegan pizza parties all over the country), so let’s make this year even better. the whole point of VPD is to celebrate the awesomeness of vegan pizza. have a vegan pizza potluck with your pals, go on a vegan pizza crawl to various different restaurants, order an obscene amount of vegan pizza delivery…you get the idea! same as last year, EMAIL ME YOUR VEGAN PIZZA PHOTOS and i will post them on the site!

to help you celebrate, several restaurants are offering vegan pizza deals! go get them all! below is a list of the confirmed restaurants so far, and i will update this site as more info becomes available, so keep checking…

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vegusto vegan cheese. america needs this. seriously, i’ve tried it twice now and it completely obliterates the other vegan cheese brands available here in LA. while it doesn’t ship to america at the moment, i was able to obtain some in paris and convince the fine people at cruzer to put it on a pizza for me. 

let’s just say the meeting of the world’s best vegan cheese and california’s only vegan pizzeria was a match made in heaven. this outcome was incredible. cruzer always does it right, but the addition of vegusto took their already stellar pizza to the next level.

vegusto doesn’t have stretch factor of other brands, but the flavor is eerily cheese-like. it tastes like funk rather than science.

vegusto, if you’re reading this, please come to LA. and to everyone else: hit up cruzer pizza!! that place rules. the food is good, the staff is friendly, and they have a pizza named after yours truly.

http://cruzerpizza.com/

http://www.vegusto.co.uk/shop/ 

delicious vegan pizza at blind lady ale house—-san diego’s best nano-brewery. this classic marinara pie with basil may look standard at first glance (and that’s what i thought when it arrived at my table), but the sauce and crust were exceptional, a cut above “good” restaurant vegan pizza. i definitely didn’t miss the cheese and toppings.

overall, blind lady fucking rules. incredible beer selection, vegan items clearly marked on the menu, and every once in awhile they have once in a lifetime home-brewed beers on tap. what more do i require?

meatless mondays at mohawk bend, get on it!
heads up: mohawk in echo park recently hired a new awesome chef (garbs!) and he’s been upping the bar for vegan food in LA ever since. i’ve been in awe of the cauliflower buffalo wings for a while, but now he’s busting out original vegan pizza creations each week for meatless mondays. 
last week’s (pictured above) was so epic that it may even find a place on the normal menu soon! it consisted of: hanger 24 winter warmer BBQ sauce, vidalia onions, braised collard greens, sliced potatoes, and incredibly creamy “blue cheese”…
can’t wait to see what monday’s vegan pizza creation will be. see you there?

meatless mondays at mohawk bend, get on it!

heads up: mohawk in echo park recently hired a new awesome chef (garbs!) and he’s been upping the bar for vegan food in LA ever since. i’ve been in awe of the cauliflower buffalo wings for a while, but now he’s busting out original vegan pizza creations each week for meatless mondays. 

last week’s (pictured above) was so epic that it may even find a place on the normal menu soon! it consisted of: hanger 24 winter warmer BBQ sauce, vidalia onions, braised collard greens, sliced potatoes, and incredibly creamy “blue cheese”…

can’t wait to see what monday’s vegan pizza creation will be. see you there?

urbano pizza bar: a must visit

if you are a vegan living in los angeles, you should make it a priority to eat at urbano pizza bar downtown. trust me. the establishment just changed chefmanship, and under the supervision of exec chef bruce kalman, there’s a newfound focus on fresh vegetables and vegan options. most of the ingredients are handpicked at a local farmers market, and it really comes through in the taste. in fact, i’d venture to say that even though urbano is new to the vegan pizza game, they already make the best pie in town. here’s what we ate:

vegan farmers market pizza special of the night: daiya cheese, truffle oil, hedgehog mushrooms, spring onions, green garlic, leeks and pea tendrils. $14

(we sat at the chef’s counter, which has a great view of the kitchen!)

roasted sweet garlic, warm bread. $4

LOOK AT THAT GARLIC!

garlic oil in a medicine dropper? yes!

leafy broccoli, garlic, chilies, meyer lemon, balsamic. $7

antipasti: locally grown farmers market vegetables and grains. $6

on this night it was mushrooms, roasted asparagus, fennel, leeks, faro, and more. they left off the carrots because they were cooked in honey. props to urbano for knowing honey isn’t vegan.

heirloom fingerling potatoes and herbs. (no dip!) $6

roasted artichokes sans aioli.

great interior at urbano too—-long sleek tables and dim lighting.

i really can’t speak highly enough of this place. we loved the food, the atmosphere, the wine…everything. plus, there’s $5 parking at the library tower. just be sure to get validated. 

thanks for looking out for the vegans, urbano!

pitfire pizza: get it together!

let me start by saying: i think pitfire pizza is awesome and delicious. they have several locations in LA and serve some pretty tasty “artisan” (what does that word REALLY mean?!) pizzas with daiya cheese as an option. i raved about them previously here. 

however after eating several screwed WTF? meals at the north hollywood location, i need to voice my frustration! for the most part, i love it. i love ordering at the counter, i love the crisp toppings, the craft beer selection, the sunlit dining area. however, my last 4 pitfire experiences have included vegan orders that accidentally/negligently included animal products. fucked up! here’s the latest:

hit up pitfire today with a group of vegan homies. we scheduled our break from work accordingly—-at noon, before the lunch rush. here’s what went wrong:

-sublime was playing when we arrived, only to be followed by the red hot chili peppers. awful vs terrible.

-after braving the long line, we were told pitfire was out of vegan cheese. our crew had to roll cheeseless. that’s fine, but not so great when you’re getting a bunch of vegans together to have a special lunch.

-my pal’s pizza came out covered in the correct toppings…plus arugula. she mentioned it was wrong, and the staff apologized but didn’t immediately offer her a new pizza. she decided to just eat it, only to find out after one slice that it had random REAL CHEESE shreds streaked across it. 

-to be fair, pitfire offered up a gift card, but the damage had been done.

such a weird, uncomfortable dining experience. right? previous to this, i’ve had the following fuck ups: real cheese in my vegan salad (twice), real cheese AND daiya on my parents’ vegan pizza. WHO PUTS REAL CHEESE AND VEGAN CHEESE ON A VEGAN PIZZA?

glad that’s off my chest. i encourage you all to eat at pitfire. it’s great. but if you eat at the valley location, inspect the fuck outta your food!

cheese-less pizza with basil and extra sauce, plus a ballast point pale ale at mohawk bend in echo park.

cheese-less pizza with basil and extra sauce, plus a ballast point pale ale at mohawk bend in echo park.

city o’ city: too good for words.

words can’t adequately describe how much i love city o’ city in denver. it’s an entirely vegetarian bar/pizza place where everything can be made vegan—-and they’ve recently doubled the size of the menu and even added breakfast options. here’s what a table full of friends and i ate last time i was there (during the 2011 GABF):

buffalo seitan wings with “ranch” and celery.

fork & knife sandwich: meatless loaf with gravy and fries on a pretzel served with sautéed greens.

fried pickles drizzled with malt vinegar gastrique. 

florentine pizza with olive oil, tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, homemade vegan cheese and rosemary.

the wings and the fork & knife sandwich were especially memorable. i’d say if you’re ever anywhere near denver, it’s worth making a special trip to city o’ city. wish we had a place like this in LA.

LAVBF3 meeting

today i met up with the team from the roxy and the folks from tony’s darts away at mohawk bend to discuss the next LA vegan beer fest. it’s happening this spring, and we’ll announce the dates soon, so lookout! until then, feast your eyes on all the amazing food we ate at mohawk:

broccoli soup

a v is for vegan burger and a salad daze pizza

vegan buffalo wings made from cauliflower (my new favorite!)

the flash gordon salad (this was incredible. trust me, order it!)

and of course, beer.

can’t wait to fill you in on the latest LA vegan beer fest deets! this year is gonna be epic.

vegan pizza!

vegan pizza!

pizza port!

pizza port rules. i mean, their slogan is “tasty grub and grog”…my 2 favorite things.

fresh beer

vegan cheese-less pizza with loads of toppings

vegetables with hummus

beer buddies (no cheese)

not all beers are vegan, so check with the staff about which ones are.

800 degrees carries daiya

a super trendy pizzeria just opened up in westwood this week called 800 degrees, and as of today they carry daiya cheese to make vegan pizzas. the crust and sauce are vegan too, so knock yourself out. supposedly they make pizzas in 60 seconds OR LESS. i have no idea how that’s even possible, but people have been raving about this place. 

here’s the menu. 

have at it!

vegan pizza in manchester at dough pizza kitchen. so damn tasty.

vegan pizza in manchester at dough pizza kitchen. so damn tasty.

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