Thanks to some awesome cafes in Brisbane, vegan pizza has evolved from bland flat-bread-with-dry-toppings into the deliciously greasy, hearty meal we all know and love.
Before you argue that mozzarella is the bomb and pizza shouldn’t be meddled with, check out Brisbane’s best vegan pizza. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Sol Natural Foods
With pizzas for omnis and a whole second menu just for vegan pizzas, Sol Natural Foods is a crowd pleaser. The traditional thin crust bases are topped with an array of colourful, tasty toppings and the option of vegan cheese. Melty vegan cheese. Try out the Non Meat Lovers pizza, vegan Pepperoni, Char-grilled Eggplant with roast veggies, or the Sundried Tomatoes with basil & nozzarella for those who like it simple. Hello, food baby!
Word is out that The Burrow’s pizzas are so good they were voted the best in south Brisbane. And better yet, they are now offering vegan options of their Mumma Said, Margherita and Green Dream (a pesto base with zucchini, kale, broccoli and garlic), all complete with vegan cheese. Hurrah! The Mumma Said is a standout, made on a tomato base and topped with char-grilled eggplant, zucchini, capsicum and marinated heirloom squash.
West End’s Vege Rama is vegan pizza heaven, offering vegan options for five of their seven vegetarian pizzas. The Roast Pumpkin with pine nuts and spinach, 4 Corners (mushrooms, zucchini, roast capsicum and olive tapenade) and Supreme (roast eggplant, mushies, tomatoes and pesto oil) are all guaranteed to satisfy those pizza cravings.
Famous for their prawn and banana pizza, Earth’n’Sea also have pizzas that will please all those living sans meat and dairy. Although vegan cheese isn’t an add on, the Mullumbimby Madness (veggies, olives, garlic and tomatoes), Green Pizza (spinach, olives and onions) and Manuel’s Mexican are so jam-packed with flavour you won’t miss the cheese factor. Just remember to ask for the vegan option!
Have a sinister hunger for pizza? Hell Pizza is offering a range of wickedly good gourmet vegetarian pizzas that can be made vegan by omitting the cheese. The Purgatory is a winner with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, garlic and onion. And if you’re feeling extra nefarious, try the Sinister pizza topped with refried beans, avocado, salsa, tomatoes, capsicum and jalapeno peppers.
Corbett & Claude
One of our favourite regs pizza joints, the delicious Corbett & Claude in the CBD can make all of their 'Nourish Pizzas' vegan at the drop of a hat (just remove the mozzarella). Who needs cheese when you can have the Sweet Dreams pizza with sweet potato, grilled zucchini and micro amaranth or the Super Greens pizza with pesto, asparagus, snow peas and kale. Opt for one of their awesome gluten-free bases if you're going for a double whammy of health.
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