Vegan pizza has come a long way! Thanks to the availability
of meltable nondairy cheeses and tasty faux-meat products, more and more
pizzerias across the nation are expanding their menus to include mouthwatering vegan pizzas.

Hundreds voted, and dozens of PETA staff members drooled
over the impressive list of vegan-pizza finalists. It was a tough job, but
we’re proud to announce the winner and two runners-up of our best vegan pizza
contest.

The winner and runners-up will receive framed certificates
to place in their restaurants, plus unlimited bragging rights for their delectable
vegan pizzas. Bravo!

Best
Vegan Pizza Winner:

3 Brothers Pizza Café  in Rockville
Centre, New York, has an entire vegan menu, which boasts Italian-American
favorites like “mozzarella” sticks, fried “calamari,” and
Caesar salads to accompany its award-winning pizza, the Seitan Bacon Ranch. Topped
with grilled seitan, tempeh bacon, tomatoes, and Daiya mozzarella drizzled with
vegan ranch, it’s no wonder this pizza was named the very best!

Best
Vegan Pizza First Runner-Up:

Boston’s Peace
o’ Pie
offers The Neapolitan Pizza,
which includes fresh basil, tomato slices, and organic tofu ricotta.

Best
Vegan Pizza Second Runner-Up:

Akron, Ohio’s VegiTerranean offers the Chrissie’s Choice Pizza, which includes wild
mushrooms and VegiTerranean’s own basil pesto.

Our eight other
finalists and honorable mentions include the following:

  • zpizza (locations nationwide): The Berkeley Vegan Pizza
    (marinara sauce, vegan cheese, veggie-burger crumbles, zucchini,
    and tomatoes)
  • Red Dog Saloon in Norfolk, Virginia: The Vegan Buffalo Chicken
    Pizza (spicy Buffalo-style
    sauce, vegan cheese, Gardein chicken strips, spinach, olives, sun-dried
    tomatoes, and pepperoncini)
  • Pizza Pi in Seattle: The White Lightning Pizza
    (white garlic sauce, artichokes, grilled onions, mushrooms, and potatoes)
  • Palà Pizza in New York: Funghi e Salsiccia (veggie sausage, field mushrooms,
    Daiya cheese, and hot peppers)
  • Ian’s Pizza in Chicago: Vegan
    By-the-Slice Thursdays (fresh veggies, Chicago Soydairy’s Teese, and Upton’s
    Naturals seitan meats)
  • Village Pizza in Atlanta: The Village Vegan Deluxe Pizza (mushrooms,
    onion, green pepper, black olives, soy meats, and soy cheese)
  • Patxi’s Chicago Pizza in San
    Francisco: The Vegan Deep Dish Pizza (spinach, crushed garlic, red onion,
    and Daiya vegan cheese on a whole wheat crust)
  • Pizza Lucé in
    Minneapolis: The Vegan Rustler Pizza (marinated mock duck, pineapple,
    banana peppers, red onion, Daiya cheese, and BBQ/red sauce)
  • Other popular write-ins included Blackbird Pizzeria and Pizza Fusion.

    Congratulations to our top three and to all our finalists
    for providing delicious cruelty-free dining for your costumers.

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    Article source: PETA Action Alerts

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