890 South Monaco Parkway, Unit #7
Not only can you get a variety of veg-friendly toppings on a pizza at this five-year-old pizzeria, but for a hearty option, you can get them rolled into a jumbo calzone. Meat alternatives include meatless meatballs, veggie pepperoni and a faux Italian sausage (all listed as premium ingredients). Brooklyn uses dairy-free Daiya cheese for a stretchy dairy-free option, and vegetables include sliced tomatoes, banana peppers, black olives, fresh garlic, mushrooms and more.
City, O’ City
206 East 13th Avenue
City, O’ City is a staple in the vegetarian and vegan community for a reason: a huge, exciting menu filled with plant-based food in a fun atmosphere. All pizzas on the menu can be made vegan (and gluten-free, too). Choose from Daiya cheese, a house made creamy cashew cheese or a mixture of both. Red sauce, seitan sausage, a flavorful tempeh bacon, poblano peppers, tomatoes, red onion, arugula, spinach, basil and mushrooms are just a few of the topping options to load on the crispy, airy crust.
Hops & Pie
3920 Tennyson Street
Fortunately, vegans don’t need to miss out on all the pizza goodness — or great beers — at Hops & Pie. Meat is swapped out with a robust housemade, meat-free Sicilian sausage with a kick or house-smoked tofu. Daiya cheese is available to top things off alongside a slew of vegetable options. While you’ll find green bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, Kalamata olives and other traditional pizza toppings, there are also plenty of offbeat choices to jazz things up. Caramelized onions, broccoli, roasted garlic cloves, sun-dried tomatoes and jalapeños make up the eclectic selections.
2009 Larimer Street
Marquis Pizza, which has been making vegan pizzas for nine years next to the concert venue of the same name, stepped up its game three years ago, according to manager Ben Pitts. What changed? For starters, the kitchen now whips up a vegan white sauce out of silken tofu along with housemade buffalo seitan. The Tofugazi is the pizzeria's most popular specialty pie and flagship vegan pizza. The now-famous white sauce is accompanied by spinach, Daiya mozzarella, buffalo seitan and green peppers. The Marquis also offers vegan versions of garlic knots, cheese bread and an apple pie dessert pizza.
1201 16th Street, Suite 108
Mellow Mushroom serves both a classic crust and a thinner crust on which to build your pie. For toppings, the tofu and tempeh are cooked in jerk, teriyaki or barbecue sauce. Vegan cheese and a plethora of veggies (portobello mushrooms, banana peppers, avocado, green olives and roasted tomatoes are among the ingredients) round out the choices. Try a Greek-inspired pizza with fresh cucumber, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts and Roma tomatoes.