If tasting 'regular' frozen pizza requires reduced expectations, then tasting frozen 'cheeze' pizzas might be termed an exercise in complete and utter futility. So, let's cut to the chase. What's the point?
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A vegan pie doesn't always call for controversial faux cheese or dry, under-seasoned bread. How many of you Slice'rs out there are willing to give vegan pizzas a shot?
Portobello Vegan Trattoria first caught my eye while reading about New Zealand transplant/pizza chef Will Fain on various food sites. I knew Fain had a knack for homemade Margherita oven-hack pies with fresh mozz and a hankering for DiFara's pepperoni, so to find out that he'd signed on as cheeseless, meatless pizzaiolo had my head spinning. I knew this would be a challenge for me as eater, and must certainly be one for him as cook. But their website advertises "traditional, Neapolitan-inspired pizzas," so I was eager to check it out.
I've always thought the thing that really makes a Di Fara slice or pie so good was the trio of cheeses Dom DeMarco adds liberally to the pizza there. The notion of getting a vegan slice there sort of blows my mind. But that's just what EcoFriendlyNYC's Yvonne Wang did recently, ordering a slice sans cheese with mushrooms, onions, garlic, and peppers.
Denver seems to dominate the Centennial State for the best pizza, but great pies can be found all over Colorado. Whether you are looking for vegan pizza, a New York slice or a Colorado mountain pie, you can be sure that there is a spectacular place in the colorful state for you.
[Photograph: Nick Solares] If you're looking for the best vegan pizza in NYC, Kathy Patalsky of the blog Healthy Happy Life gives a pretty credible looking Top 10. There might be a couple on the list (which appears after the jump) that we'd quibble with, but the list includes some places you might not have thought of as serving vegan pies. (Of course, I guess once you nix the cheese, you're most of the way there.)...