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Posted on July 23, 2014 by The VRG Blog Editor

On their website, ZPizza says:

What are my vegan options?

Pizzas (all of these request Vegan Cheese to replace mozzarella):

Berkeley Vegan with marinara sauce
Casablanca (no ricotta or parmesan)
Greek (no feta)
Napoli (no parmesan)
Tuscan (no feta)
Mediterranean Rustica (no feta)
Moroccan Rustica (replace basil pesto)

Arugula (no cheese, no Balsamic Vinaigrette)
Greek (no cheese, no Balsamic Vinaigrette)
Pear and Gorgonzola (no cheese, no Balsamic Vinaigrette)

Mediterranean Plate (no feta)

If you’d like to build your own pizza or order a salad, below are acceptable vegan ingredients:

Pizza dough – organic flour, olive oil, yeast, sugar, salt
Gluten-free crust
Vegan cheese by Daiya Veggie
Veggie crumbles by Gardein
Tomato sauce
Marinara sauce
Mexican salsa
Roasted garlic sauce
Caramelized onions
Roasted eggplant
All fresh vegetables

What are the ingredients in the vegan cheese?
Filtered water, tapioca and/or arrowroot flours, non-GMO expeller pressed canola and/or non-GMO expeller pressed safflower oil, coconut oil, pea protein, salt, vegan natural flavors, inactive yeast, vegetable glycerin, xanthan gum, citric acid (for flavor), titanium dioxide (a naturally occurring mineral).

What are the ingredients in the veggie crumbles (meat replacement)?
Water, soy protein concentrate, wheat gluten, canola oil, malt extract, wheat starch, natural flavor (maltodextrin), yeast extract, salt, sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, spices.

Why did zpizza make the switch from soy cheese to vegan cheese?
Sid’s goal had always been to offer a vegan cheese, but for a long time, there was not a product available to us that could withstand the high cooking temperature of our ovens. The soy cheese we carried had casein (an animal protein) so our vegan guests and those with dairy allergies still weren’t able to consume it. When we found Daiya, the vegan cheese in stores now, we knew we had a great product that all of our guests could enjoy. If you prefer to order soy cheese, it is available at some locations so please check with the store manager.

For more information, see:

For information about more restaurants, see:

The contents of this posting, our website, and our other publications, including Vegetarian Journal, are not intended to provide personal medical advice. Medical advice should be obtained from a qualified health professional. We often depend on product and ingredient information from company statements. It is impossible to be 100% sure about a statement, info can change, people have different views, and mistakes can be made. Please use your best judgement about whether a product is suitable for you. To be sure, do further research or confirmation on your own.

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