Panago Pizza adds vegan Daiya cheese to menu

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Vegans no longer have to settle for a (sad) cheeseless pie when ordering from Panago Pizza.

That's because the popular pizza delivery company has added Daiya dairy-free cheese to its menu options.

On its corporate Facebook page, Panago posted today (May 26):

We’re excited to introduce the delicious and dairy free Daiya Cheese to our menu! Whether you’re dairy intolerant, allergic, vegan, or want to try something new - we’re on it!

Daiya is free for personal size pizzas. There's an extra charge for Daiya on small (25 cents), medium (50 cents), and large (75 cents) pizzas.

By the way, Panago's crusts and tomato sauces are free of milk and eggs, and meat-free pepperoni is on the list of toppings.

Update (May 28): While the gluten-free crust is vegan, the others are not because they contain animal-derived L-cysteine.

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May 26, 2014 at 5:43pm

Too bad it's not vegan. Panago posted that there is l-cysteine in the crust


May 26, 2014 at 10:55pm

And what is l-cysteine?

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May 27, 2014 at 9:53am

The "Gluten Smart" crust is vegan... :)


May 27, 2014 at 1:09pm

Nate - l-cysteine is derived from human or animal hair (usually animal).

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May 27, 2014 at 1:49pm

When will vegans admit they are just doing this for attention?


May 27, 2014 at 2:58pm

There is also the local Vegan Pizza House on Kingsway, offering pizza, pasta and many other vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free choices.


May 27, 2014 at 6:16pm

CommonSen$e - maybe you should do some research on veganism before posting something like that.


May 27, 2014 at 7:04pm

Yes, @CommonSen$e, my allergies are totally for attention and not debilitating -_- Being vegan is not for attention, it's so I don't die, and if it helps the planet in the process, good.

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May 28, 2014 at 10:08am

Thanks for the update!

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May 30, 2014 at 8:26pm

Being vegan is not something people do for the attention, it is something they do because they realize that it is wrong to exploit and kill billions of sentient beings every year when we don't have too.

I emailed Panago to ask for more details after reading some of their crusts aren’t vegan. Here is the response I got:

Thank you for your query. Know there are many types of Vegetarian. A traditional Vegetarian, who would eat dairy, or a Vegan, who would not eat any animal products.

I have included a list below suitable for a Vegan who would not eat dairy or eggs or any other animal products below. All items, such as the Mono and Diglycerides contained in all below have been confirmed to be vegetable sourced.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions or concerns. We have found both Vegans and Vegetarians define what they do or do not consider acceptable for themselves and would be glad to discuss any specific ingredient.

Thank You,

Amy Gunness
Panago Pizza Inc.

Below are the current Vegan-friendly options (contains no animal meat or animal byproducts):

Dough-good for Vegans
Gluten Free Crust
Multigrain Hand-Tossed
Multigrain Thin

Cheese-good for Vegans

Sauces-good for Vegans
Italian Tomato Sauce
Topical Sauce
Passata Sauce
Hot Buffalo Sauce
Salsa Sauce
BBQ Sauce

Toppings-good for Vegans
Meat-free Pepperoni
Roasted Garlic
Jalapeno Peppers
Hot Banana Peppers
Roasted Corn Medley
Kalamata Olives
Black Olives
Green Olives
Fire Roasted Tomatoes
Mixed Grilled Veggies
Red Pepper
Green Pepper
Red onion
Cooked tomatoes
Fresh Tomatoes
Baby Spinach

Salads-(dips and dressings below)good for Vegans
Salads are ok, if any cheese that is not Daiya is removed

Dips/Dressings-good for Vegans
Italian Tomato Dip
Cayenne Hot Sauce Dip

Shakers-good for Vegans
Italiano Shaker
Chilli Shaker

Cucina Products-good for Vegans
Panago Cucina Cayenne Hot Sauce

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