Pizza tops the list of many people's favorite dish. What goes up against a delicious, freshly baked pizza, with the perfectly crunchy crust, crispy vegetables, sour tomato sauce, and salty cheese?
Since cheese is one of the core components of this dish, it can be hard to imagine a vegan version of pizza. Fret not! Today, many vegan cheeses are barely distinguishable from their dairy counterparts. Plant-based pizza is on the rise – and with a vegan version of your favorite cheese, chances are these pizzas will melt your heart!
Frozen vegan pizza is the perfect option for those days when you're in a rush and want to prep something to eat minus the effort. It's a handy product to stock up on in the freezer.
But which brands give the best bang for your bucks? We've got you covered with this article! Find these at a store near you or as part of vegan food delivery programs.
1 - The Pizza Plant
With the tagline "We grow pizza!", the Pizza Plant ships completely plant-based frozen pizzas directly to your door. T-All their vegan pizzas are certified organic. The boxes come with phrases like "Sinful yet guilt-free" and "Not your grandma's", making it hard not to adore this company.
The Pizza Plant is known for their social responsibility, supporting charities like Union Station Homeless Services delivering a pizza to someone in need for each pizza sold. The founder, Marvin V Acuna, is a foodie who follows a plant-based lifestyle. While there are many good vegan dishes nowadays, Acuna missed a really good pizza – that's how The Pizza Plant saw the light of day.
2 - Sweet Earth
Want an enlightened pizza? One of Sweet Earth's pizzas is completely vegan – the rest are vegetarian. Expect innovative ingredients like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and of course, vegan cheese. The descriptions put a smile on your face even before the first bite – it's not every day you see the words Authenticity and Abundance in the pizza lingo! Even the tomato sauce has got an upgrade to "zesty tomato sauce".
Aside from frozen vegan pizzas, Sweet Earth offers a wide range of meat dishes in vegan form – such as sausages, burgers, and deli slices.
3 - Daiya
Daiya is known for their legendary vegan cheeses, and they come with an impressive range of vegan frozen pizza! How about eight different variations?! Daiya does a brilliant job in making meat pizzas in vegan form – perfect for convincing even the most stubborn carnivores to try plant-based. Some pizzas are topped with meat substitutes from legendary Beyond Meat, such as Supreme with Italian sausage style crumbles.
Daiya was founded by two friends, Andre and Greg, out of love for plant-based food. They started out with cheese substitutes that became a hit at a food expo in 2009. Today, you can find all kinds of cheese-based dishes in vegan form – how about a completely vegan Mac'n'Cheese or a cheesecake free from dairy, gluten, and soy?
Plus, you'll find pizzas that are vegan and gluten-free. One example is Cheeze Lovers, crowned with cheddar and mozzarella style alternatives. Because life's a little better on the cheesy side!
4 - American Flatbread
American Flatbread has two vegan frozen pizzas. This hippie-inspired brand wants to take you on a taste journey back to the roots, reminding you of how good bread can be. Their mission is to spread the love for food by providing alternatives that are as nutritious as they are flavorful and delicious. The crust is made of organic wheat and wheat bran, while the topping consists of fresh organic vegetables.
Are you in the mood for the GMO-free Vegan Harvest pizza with vegan mozzarella, crunchy celery, red wine, and fresh herbs? Or Farmer's Tomato Pie with its bruschetta topping of fresh tomatoes cut in cubes? The garlic, balsamic vinegar, red wine, and a dash of maple syrup to balance the sourness serves you a pizza beyond the ordinary!
5 - Oh Yes!
Oh Yes! means saying yes to pizza that's both tasty and healthy. It's founded by a couple of doctors in a desperate attempt to have their daughter eat more veggies. The solution getting that yes? Hiding vegetables in the crust and sauce of pizza – and Oh Yes! was born!
Their pizzas are jam-packed with fruit and vegetables – how about pizza with artichokes, kale, papaya, and guava? A funnier kind of vitamin pill!
Oh Yes! offers the unusual feature of letting you choose the size of your pizza – feel for 7.5 or 10"? Besides, you have the option of switching the wheat crust for a gluten-free base. More options than your regular vegan pizza brand! Also, it's hard not to smile at names like "Follow Your Heart".
6 - Alpha Foods
Alpha Foods makes pizza for those wanting unrivaled taste and similar texture as non-vegan alternatives. No sacrifices needed, and the Earth and animals are happier – talk about win-win!
With toppings such as sausage-style crumbles, vegan mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, and grilled peppers on a thin crust, these pizzas will tease your taste buds. Their pizzas can easily be reheated in oven or microwave oven to have dinner ready in minutes.
Alpha Foods focuses on vegan products full of protein for a filling meal – whether you want a meat-free life or a meat-free Monday. You also find products like breakfast burritos and crispy chik'n nuggets.
7 - Wholly Veggie
Wholly Veggie was created to solve a problem: people liked vegetables – less so the work with peeling, chopping, and cooking them. Could there be a simple solution? By turning veggies into flavorful ready-made frozen pizzas and frozen pizza crusts that you can top with your own favorite vegetables – maybe roasted garlic! – Wholly Veggie sneaks in your daily greens into your diet.
How about the modern classic cauliflower crust on an all-vegan Margherita? Wholly Veggie wants you to fall in love with vegetables. The pizza crust is made of cauliflower for a healthier, lower-calorie version giving you your daily dose of vitamin C without compromising with taste – and for a naturally gluten-free, vegan pizza!
Go for the classic, innovative hemp and kale, or their vegan Margherita. Their frozen vegan pizzas are made for those days when you're not in the mood to go to the pizza place or grocery store, but still want a delicious vegetable pizza on the table.
There are a lot of options for finding a delicious vegan pizza! Frozen pizza is the perfect alternative for some festive fuel that's fast to make. The companies listed here offer vegan, frozen pizzas crowned with roasted vegetable toppings, vegan cheese, and many other innovative ingredients! One company (Wholly Veggie) also offers a vegetable pizza crust made of cauliflower that you can buy separately or as the base for a frozen pizza.
Yes! You can order vegan frozen pizza from Walmart online.
Though giants like Pizza Hut and Domino's do have vegan options among their pizzas, they are not readily available nationwide. The animal rights' association PETA made the following list of pizza chains having the most generous selection of vegan options:
Finding good vegan pizzas is a piece of cake these days – if you know where to look. Better yet, many of them have a health profile offering a pizza that stands for guilt-free indulgence! No need to choose between health and taste.
If you're after a gluten-free, vegan pizza, two companies (Daiya and Oh Yes!) offer your choice of crust for all pizzas, while one company listed (Wholly Veggies) takes it a step further by serving cauliflower crust pizzas.
So whether you're after that perfect Sunday hangover food, or want to celebrate the arrival of the weekend with friends on a Friday night, a frozen vegan pizza or two in the freezer is the answer to your cravings!