Whether you’re vegan, lactose-intolerant, or looking for a healthier but still tasty alternative to your usual heavy, greasy pizzas, check out these local vegan businesses that serve their own takes on the plant-based pizza.
These plant-based pizzas are usually made with egg-free dough and dairy-free cheeses, topped with plant-based red or white sauces, vegetables, and vegan “meats.”
Pizza Plant just opened in May, but this new vegan business is already making its mark. They offer 7 flavors, all made with their homemade, brick-oven baked vegan sourdough crust – crisp and chewy in the right places, and thin enough to fold like the Italians do.
Their Garlic Confit and Artichokes with Herb Puree (P400) is one of their must-try flavors. The fresh taste of homemade pesto mixes well with the tangy artichokes and the creaminess of roasted garlic cloves. Combine that with a tart marinara sauce and vegan mozzarella, and you’ve got a flavor powerhouse.
If you want something tangier, the Wild Mushroom Pizza with Balsamic Onions (P380) makes use of sweet-tart, tender onions slow-cooked in a balsamic reduction as the main topping, alongside fresh oyster and shiitake mushrooms, which result in a welcome, chewy bite. If you want a “meaty” pizza with a kick of spice, check out the Italian Sausage (P380), loaded with plant-based meat bits that carry a bit of heat, alongside red onions and bell peppers.
Each of Pizza Plant’s pizza pies are served with bee-friendly spicy honey for a sweet and spicy boost to their already very flavorful pizzas, which are as good (or maybe even better) than non-vegan ones. Their other flavors include Spinach Dip, Pizza Bianca, Chorizo Jalapeno, Margherita, and 4-Cheese.
Pizza Plant is based in San Juan, Mandaluyong City. You can place your orders via Instagram or Viber at 09985855980.
Indulge doesn’t just provide fresh and frozen vegan pizzas in a variety of flavors; this vegan business also serves 100% plant-based appetizers, sandwiches, pasta, and breakfast meals that are also affordable and filling.
Among their best-selling pizza flavors is the Supreme Indulgence, a pizza packed with tomato sauce, cashew mozzarella, button mushrooms, straw mushrooms, caramelized onions, pineapples, bell peppers, and chili flakes, and the Middle Eastern-inspired Veef Shawarma, made with tomato sauce, cashew mozzarella, marinated soy protein, onions, garlic sauce, and chives. They use generous amounts of the vegan meats and the pizza dough they use is more on the thicker, chewier, edgeless side (they have whole wheat and gluten-free options).
Missing “pepperoni?” They also have a savory Cheezy Peppero-nice flavor. If it’s the traditional Hawaiian flavor you miss, Indulge also has their own sweet and tangy plant-based version, made with vegan ham. If you want something creamier, the unconventional but likable Demands Applause combines coconut cream sauce, button mushrooms, wheat tocino, seaweed, and cashew mozzarella in one pie.
Indulge also offers vegan mac and cheese with “bacon bits,” although don’t expect it to be cheesy and creamy, as the sauce can get dry. If you want a hefty, crunchy sandwich, the Triple Up sandwich is their vegan version of the “double-down” (just dryer), made with crisp-fried oyster mushrooms as the buns, sandwiching vegan bacon and cheese inside.
Their Broccoli Bites are addictive – fresh broccoli is dipped in batter and deep-fried until golden-brown and super crunchy, coated in a flavorful spice blend, and then dipped in a tangy garlic sauce.
Craving breakfast? Indulge’s wheat tocilog and tortang talong meals may fill you up, alongside your choice of rice, a sunny-side up egg, fresh tomatoes, onions, and spiced vinegar.
To order, you can check out Indulge’s website.
The Sexy Kitchen by B
Vegan business The Sexy Kitchen by B offers 5 delicious plant-based pizzas on their menu. They keep things simple, familiar, but tasty with their Garlic and Cheese (P325), Margherita Pizza (P325), Veggie Hawaiian Overload (P360), Spicy Meatballs (P385), and Garlic and Mushroom (P385) flavors.
Apart from their bestselling thin-crust pizzas, they also offer burgers and sandwiches such as the To Infinity and Beyond (P485) and Broadway Zing Sandwich (P330).
Scorched Pizza Co.
Located in Parañaque City, Scorched Pizza Co. is a local home pizzeria that provides quality pizzas with ingredients coming from fellow businesses that sell vegan cheeses, vegetables, faux meats, and ready-to-cook vegan meals.
Their unique vegan pizza line-up has 8 flavors in total: Margherita (P450), Spinach Artichoke (P450), Garlic and Mushroom (P485), Vegan Shawarma (P495), BBQ Pork Char Siu (P490), Bacon and Eggplant (P475), Vegan Sisig Crunch (P470), and Rosemary Roasted Potato Pate (P550).
Scorched Pizzas Co. uses dairy, gluten, and nut-free cheese for their pizzas and also serves gluten-free and whole wheat dough options for those who have special dietary concerns.
The pizzeria operates from Thursdays to Sundays. For inquiries and orders, you can contact them on Instagram. – Rappler.com
Jewel Camacho is a Rappler intern.
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