Happy Vegan Pizza Day!

Today is Vegan Pizza Day! Make a pizza, eat a pizza, try a new pizzeria, take your friend out for pizza… whatever you want to do just EAT SOME DANG PIZZA!

There’s a Facebook group for it!

Folks in LA are definitely getting excited and my brother is even doing a vegan pizza crawl so contact him via Twitter @VeganSnacker for hot vegan pizza action.

Just a quick note on this joyous day: pizza does not need to be cheesy to count as pizza. The original pizza consumers were too poor to afford cheese, so most of the earliest pizzas were completely cheeseless. Besides that historical factoid, I’m just not really into any of the vegan cheese substitutes. It’s nice when pizzerias have a special vegan option with tons of veggies and all that but a great Pizza Marinara at a Neapolitan pizzeria will not have any animal products. The dough is flour, salt, water and yeast. No egg or milk or anything. The topping is just tomato, garlic, oil and herbs. It’s incredibly delicious without the need to pile heaps of ingredients on top. Check it out!

NYC Vegan Pizza Tour June 2

Calling all vegans, vegetarians and food explorers:

I’ll be hosting a very special pizza tour on Saturday, June 2 that will visit four pizzerias in Manhattan and Brooklyn for slices of 100% animal-free pizza. Our stops include Neapolitan, Roman and New York style pizzerias. We’ll talk all about pizza history (including how some of the earliest pizzas were actually vegan) as we cruise around in the Big Yellow Pizza Bus. It is going to be insane!!!

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WHEN: Saturday, June 2
WHERE: Starts and ends in Greenwich Village
HOW: $60 tickets available online through Zerve or by phone at 800-979-3370
WHAT: All pizza and animal-free goody bags are included; 4 pizzeria stops by bus
WHY: Because everybody deserves good pizza

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This vegan pizza tour isn’t just about finding places that offer cheese alternatives, it’s about well-made dough topped with deliciousness that doesn’t need cheese to have a good time. I am not personally vegan, so I’m going to take you out for pizza that tastes great without compromising. Some of these pizzas aren’t overtly vegan, they just happen to not have cheese, meat, honey, eggs, etc on the ingredient list. The idea of the tour is for both vegans and non-vegans to share the same pizza because it’s the ultimate communal food!

I started doing it for my vegan brother when he would come for a visit and we found a solid lineup of pizzerias that both of us loved! I run this tour just about every six months, so join us for a special afternoon packed with animal-free flavor.

Vegan Pizza Tour - Saturday, December 10

That’s right kiddies, I’m doing another vegan pizza tour on December 10 starting at 11:45am on the Bowery in NYC. We’ll be hitting three pizzerias around the Lower East Side and Greenwich Village, each of which features a different animal-free pizza style. We’ll make our way to each stop on foot and everybody gets a slice per stop PLUS a sweet vegan-friendly goody bag, all included with your $35 ticket.

Tickets must be purchased in advance through our online ticketing agent, so please sign up if you’d like to join us. I’m keeping the group pretty small, so grab your ticket fast!

Fast Details:
Saturday, December 10
11:45am - approximately 2:30pm
$35 ticket fee (includes pizza and Pizza Tour Survival Kit)

NYC Vegan Pizza Tour - Buy Your Ticket Here

October Specialty Pizza Safaris

In honor of National Pizza Month, I’ll be running some totally insanely amazing specialty bus tours on three Saturdays. Unlike our standard tours, these will concentrate on specific themes within the vast pizza landscape of New York City. All tours will be approximately 4.5 hours long so we can visit 4 different pizzerias via big yellow school bus. Everyone gets a slice at each stop and a Pizza Tour Survival Kit. Tours start and end in Greenwich Village. You can purchase tickets directly through the Scott’s Pizza Tours Internet Ticketing HQ.

 
Gluten free and vegan pizza from some of our stops.

Here’s the schedule:

October 1 - Learning to Love Your Vegan
This tour will visit four pizzerias that feature vegan options. Every slice has been selected to appeal to both vegans and omnivores alike, so don’t be afraid to bring your non-vegan buddy. Buy Tickets

October 15 - Gluten Free NYC
Anyone with a wheat issue knows that good gluten free pizza is hard to find. This tour will visit four pizzerias with dedicated GF facilities. Buy Tickets
 
October 29 - Meat Lovers’ Guide to NYC Pizza
Visit four incredible pizzerias that feature unique meat toppings. We’ll try some reliable standards as well as some delicious surprises. Buy Tickets

**In honor of both National Pizza Month and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, $1 will be donated to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation for every person who takes a pizza tour during the month of October.  

NYC Pizza Safari: Learning to Love Your Vegan

 

       

Join me and my vegan brother Jonathan for a special walking tour on Monday, December 20 from 11:30 AM to 2 PM called NYC Pizza Safari: Learning to Love Your Vegan. Jon, who will be visiting from Los Angeles, dropped animal products from his diet about two years ago and I’ve been in shock ever since (after all, I survive mostly on pizza and ice cream). This tour will be my way of warming up to Jon’s food choices and I welcome other omnivores to join me in this quest for understanding. In preparing this tour, my goal was to find pizza that was delicious without the need for cheese or meat or any other animal derivatives. The result is a collection of four excellent pizza options in the West Village that will satisfy both vegans and omnivores alike.
Reserve your spot early, as tickets are extremely limited for this event!

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