PizzaVegan Logo

PizzaVegan Articles

Are you a pizzeria owner looking to better cater to the vegan crowd? Or a vegan pizza lover who wants to connect with a like-minded community? Here, we gather helpful articles for those on both sides of the aisle, as well as those who are considering or testing out the vegan lifestyle. Welcome to our community, where vegans and pizza lovers unite!

SI0C3073 med.jpg

Small Producer Spotlight: Renegade Foods

Posted on June 16, 2021

Renegade Foods taps traditional old-world methods to craft its line of vegan cured meats—ideal for charcuterie plates, pizzas, sandwiches and more.


Demystifying Mushrooms

Posted on June 8, 2021

Straight outta the Mushroom Capital of the World, Leo Caputo of Kennett Square Specialties shares his secrets and best practices for preparing everyone’s favorite fungi.

Faux PORK BELLY (2).png

The Butcher Boom

Posted on May 28, 2021

Animal-free butcher operations around the world are changing the way customers—even hardcore carnivores—buy their proteins.

Vegan Vegetarian Clz(1).jpg

Vegan Pizza Inspo: Sarpino’s Pizzeria

Posted on May 22, 2021

With 45 locations in eight states, this franchise has struck success by launching an extensive vegan menu—and plans for expanding its offerings are already underway.

Lei Pizza from Dellarocco's in Brooklyn NUMU.png

Operators' Corner: The Plant-Based Pizza Revolution

Posted on May 13, 2021

If you're a pizzeria owner, learn from these lessons on incorporating plant-based alternative proteins into your menu.

ImpossibleBeefBBQ medium.jpg

Good Food Institute Insights, Part III: The Benefits of Plant-Based

Posted on May 9, 2021

In the final installment of this three-part Q&A with Zak Weston of the Good Food Institute, we examine the benefits of animal-based alternatives for both consumers and restaurants.

Nature_s Fynd Foods.jpg

Good Food Institute Insights, Part II: Trends and Technology in Plant-Based Alternatives

Posted on April 30, 2021

In part two of this three-part series with Zak Weston of the Good Food Institute, we explore the far-out technology advances and trends in the world of meat alternatives.


Good Food Institute Insights, Part I: The Past and Future of Plant-Based Alternatives

Posted on April 22, 2021

In part one of this three-part series with Zak Weston of the Good Food Institute, we explore a big-picture view of plant-based alternatives.

Zazzy - Lower Eastside - Meatless Meatballs.jpg

Vegan Pizza Inspo: Zazzy’s Pizza

Posted on April 13, 2021

With two NYC locations and more expansion on the horizon, this pizzeria redefines the corner slice spot with a menu of plant-based snacks and a rotating array of vegan specialty pies.


Pura Vegan: Pizza Verde

Posted on April 2, 2021

Moving from a pop-up pizza concept to a full-menu brick-and-mortar, the forthcoming Pizza Verde in Fort Worth, Texas, proudly embraces a 100% plant-based menu.

Vegan Duet Aglio Olio _ Eggplant Fresco.jpg

Vegan Pizza Inspo: Mama's Cafe Baci

Posted on March 27, 2021

Mama’s Cafe Baci in Hackettstown, New Jersey, has struck success with an expansive vegan menu that’s ever-evolving and always improving.

Sumptuous Vegan

Ask a Vegan: Nola Ro

Posted on March 18, 2021

After reaping a plethora of health benefits through plant-based eating, Nola Ro created Sumptuous Vegan to help make vegan diets more accessible for all.

Good Catch Crab Cakes.jpg

Sea Change

Posted on March 17, 2021

Designed to disrupt the multibillion-dollar seafood industry and help protect our planet's oceans, plant-based seafood alternatives are making major waves.

Gunars Elmuts

Ask a Vegan: Gunars Elmuts

Posted on March 12, 2021

Gunars Elmuts, a former DJ in New York City, was fed up with vegan-unfriendly late-night options, so he decided to help change the game by creating vegan cheese company NUMU.


Bulk Buys Go Plant-Based

Posted on March 4, 2021

VEDGEco, the first nationwide wholesaler of 100% plant-based foods, was created to provide animal-friendly options to consumers, restaurants and foodservice businesses across the United States.

vmp banner.jpg

Guiding Lights

Posted on February 24, 2021

The PETA Vegan Mentor Program pairs beginners with experienced vegans to help navigate their new diet and lifestyle—while forging genuine connections and advancing advocacy.

Hungry Munky team.jpg

Ask a Vegan: Hungry Munky

Posted on February 17, 2021

At Hungry Munky, Tamika Scriven and Michael Pacheco focus on creating vegan recipes that will satisfy even dedicated carnivores—showing how easy (and delicious) it is to make the switch.

Buffalo Pie.jpg

Pura Vegan: Screamer's Pizzeria

Posted on February 10, 2021

This Brooklyn, New York-based hotspot naturally caters to hordes of vegans—but also enlightens plenty of carnivores on the joys of plant-based pizza.

Jason Liftz.jpg

Ask a Vegan: Jason Hughes

Posted on February 1, 2021

As co-founder of Vegan Liftz, Jason Hughes detonates the myth that a vegan diet can’t fuel active lifestyles—from high-performance athletes to weekend warriors.


Ask a Vegan: Wanderlust Moon Duo

Posted on January 23, 2021

Lindsey Bathke and Nik Sheasby share their “joys of life” on the Wanderlust Moon Duo blog—including their commitment to maintaining a vegan diet as they travel the world.

Vegan Margherita Pitfire.jpeg

Vegan Pizza Inspo: Pitfire

Posted on January 20, 2021

At all seven of its SoCal locations, Pitfire Pizza goes the extra mile by making its own cashew-based vegan cheese for a range of artisan pies.

Marc Coloma Heura .jpeg

Ask a Vegan: Marc Coloma

Posted on January 15, 2021

Heura, a plant-based protein manufacturer, is a fast-rising star in its home country of Spain—and gaining traction worldwide. CEO and co-founder Marc Coloma discusses the vegan revolution.

elaine .jpg

Ask a Vegan: Elaine Toner

Posted on January 7, 2021

After 20-plus years in the restaurant industry, Elaine Toner, plant-based personal chef and health coach for The Recovery Habit, now sits at the intersection of sober living and healthier eating.


Join the Veganuary Movement!

Posted on December 31, 2020

Whether you’re a pizzeria owner or consumer, vegan or carnivore, do not miss this incredibly informative Q&A with Wendy Matthews, U.S. director of Veganuary.

Deborah Leader.jpg

Ask a Vegan: Deborah Leader

Posted on December 31, 2020

The creative mind behind the Vegan Vigilante blog shares why having a renegade spirit goes hand in hand with the growing vegan movement.

hops&pie donuts.jpg

Vegan Pizza Inspo: Hops & Pie

Posted on December 23, 2020

At Denver-based Hops & Pie, nearly 20% of sales are vegan—so this pizzeria is heavily invested in making sure vegan customers remain satisfied with options across the menu.

Oath Pizza_Beyond Bomb.jpg

Vegan Pizza Inspo: Oath Pizza

Posted on December 16, 2020

Oath Pizza embraces vegan menu options as part of its socially conscious, purpose-driven mission.

braverman headshot 1.jpeg

Flipping the Script

Posted on December 4, 2020

What if plant-based dishes were the norm in restaurants, not the exception? As director of outreach Ilana Braverman explains, that's the idea behind the DefaultVeg movement.


Ask a Vegan: Cadry Nelson

Posted on December 2, 2020

Vegan food blogger Cadry Nelson shares her thoughts on the growing vegan movement.

amicis onestepbeyond2.jpg

Operators' Corner: Pizza and Vegans, Unite!

Posted on November 26, 2020 editor Tracy Morin discusses the growth of the vegan movement—and how pizzeria operators can better serve this loyal group of consumers.


Ask a Vegan: Diana Edelman

Posted on November 25, 2020

Vegan influencer and consultant Diana Edelman of Vegans, Baby shares a bevy of advice for restaurants seeking to stand out among a vegan audience.

roberto head shot.jpg

Ask a Vegan: Roberto Anzaldua

Posted on November 16, 2020

Vegan recipe blogger Roberto Anzaldua shares his thoughts on the growing vegan movement.


Operators' Corner: Move Over, Meats!

Posted on November 12, 2020

Pizza makers can appeal to the growing vegetarian/vegan market with meat substitutes.


Operators' Corner: Make Your Pizzeria More Vegan-Friendly With Plant-Based Meats

Posted on November 12, 2020

Vegan influencers share their top tips for adding moneymaking plant-based options to your pizza menu.


Operators' Corner: Meat-Free Marketing

Posted on November 12, 2020

Plant-based proteins are a must-have for pizzerias.