Holy shiitake. Vancouver now has a vegan pizzeria.
Vegan Pizza House has set up shop at 2119 Kingsway.
It serves up pizza, lasagna, and spaghetti—all made with Daiya dairy-free cheese.
A menu posted on Facebook shows the pizzas are available in varieties such as Hawaiian, Vegan Meat Lover, Seafood, and All Dress.
Apparently, Vegan Pizza House was started up by people linked to Loving Hut, a vegan eatery that closed down after a fire hit the restaurant row on West Broadway at Cambie Street in December 2010.
Vancouver’s Loving Hut belonged to an international chain of fast-food joints that are run by followers of the Supreme Master Ching Hai, a Vietnamese-born spiritual teacher, and are popular with vegans.
I’ve eaten at Loving Huts in Beijing and San Francisco, and another Supreme Master-type restaurant in Portland.
The pizza was the best thing at Vancouver’s Loving Hut, so it’s fitting that they’ve gone with the pizzeria concept for the new spot.
Vegan Pizza House is open seven days a week, and does takeout and delivery.
Its opening comes less than a month after Vancouver got its first vegan retail bakery, Edible Flours (2280 West Broadway).
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