You’d be hard pressed to find a person who doesn’t like pizza. Pizza is the food version of Ryan Gosling because NO ONE hates that guy and he’s also pretty tasty. Needless to say, pizza is a staple part of my diet which is why I was so excited about the opening of Virtuous Pie in Vancouver BC not too long ago.
Healthy pizza, you say? Well that can’t taste good. Who’d want a pizza made of plants?
Actually it turns out quite a lot of people. Judging by frequent queues of hungry souls tailing down the sidewalk from the restaurant door, it seems that many pie-fiends are on a quest to find the perfect balance between taste and health. Rest assured, VP is a place where these things coexist.
Virtuous Pie’s vision is to create positive change in the world—”one slice (or scoop!) at a time” (oh yes, they have vegan ice cream on the menu too..), and to me, any company with that kind of ambition is worth checking out.
From personal experience I would absolutely recommend trying the “Superfunghi” and “Stranger Wings”. In all honesty, everything on the menu sounded mouthwatering so I made my decision based on wittiest name. No regrets.
The Superfunghi is bianca (which I shamefully just had to Google) topped with cashew mozzarella, herbed potatoes (because who doesn’t like double-carbing?), truffle almond ricotta, wild mushrooms and rocket.
I remember reading some of the comments on VP’s media coverage back when their opening was announced, and seeing how particularly concerned the general public were about the idea of a pizza without cheese. Well, as a fully recovered cheese-addict, please do not take it lightly when I say, cashew cheese is The Shit.
Granted, it’s very different, but it is very, very good.
Stranger Wings is also pizza-bianca and is topped with spicy buffalo cauliflower (which is pretty much a meal in itself), crisp fried shallots, blue cheese drizzle and scallions.
P.S, Introverts and lazy people rejoice, there is an option for delivery
(Photo credit: Vitruous Pie, I was too immersed in pizza to take my own)