Vegan MoFo? What's that? It's the Vegan Month of Food!
(For more details on Vegan MoFo, check out their About Page and FAQ Page.)
*Here are my other 9 posts for the month! Check 'em all out:
To kick off this Vegan MoFo, we'll start with one of the top answers to the question "What's your favorite food?" (spanning adults to children): PIZZA!
Whether it was from Villa Rosa or Ray's or NUTS or DeLorenzo's or Due Amici, I loved (animal-based) pizza. Grew up on it and probably would have answered it to the question above. I was content with a plain (animal-based) cheese (from a cow) pizza, but I did like (animal-based) sausage (from a pig or cow) every now and then as a kid. In my teenage/young-adult years, I brought on more of the veggies, becoming more of a peppers and onions guy. I've tried all different types - from Hawaiian Pizzas (liked pineapple, but, sorry, wasn't a big fan of eating ham/pig) to White Pizza Scampi (with shrimp) to Tomato and (animal-based) Ricotta Pizzas. Uninformed, I easily could have thought that I'd miss out on the scrumptiousness, the pure gooeyness, the crispy crust crunch, the convenience and delight of pizza when I adopted a vegan lifestyle. However, PIZZA IS A-PLENTY. And since I've gone vegan, my pizza consumption has continued. The Yums will never stop.
Luckily, for Lindsay and I, we have an excellent vegan pizzeria within delivery distance of our Hollywood apartment: Cruzer Pizza. You can find other Italian goodies at this 100% vegan eatery, from meatball subs to salads to tiramisu, but we'll just stick to the pizza for today.
Here are a few of the MANY different pizzas you can order from Cruzer Pizza, in addition to making your own:
I've tried a lot of 'em - still have a couple more to taste! - but my latest favorite is The Jamaican (read above). Daiya goodness (my favorite vegan cheese - still have a couple more to taste!), a full grasp on flavor and meatiness (even nicer when it doesn't come from an animal!), Cruzer Pizza has got it down. Pizza is Pizza - and this pizza is delicious and cruelty-free.
For all of the other pizza lovers out there, you'll always be able to get your fix. Maybe another day this month will discuss vegan pizza again, maybe DYI Make Your Own Pizza Nights (so much fun!). For now, search around for what will be your new favorite vegan pizza place nearby. If you're in LA, swing by Los Feliz for some of Cruzer Pizza's tasty choices.
What's your favorite vegan pizza and/or favorite vegan pizza place?
All the best and yummiest to you.