Sunday, January 30, 2011

Did You Celebrate?

What’s a chubby Pittsburgh vegan to do on a national holiday like Vegan Pizza Day? I saw so many vegans out in the blog-o-sphere who made their own amazing vegan pizza using so many delicious ingredients.

I wanted to try something different though. There had to be a pizza joint in Pittsburgh producing high quality and delicious cruelty free pie… right?

I was in luck!

I found two places who cook up vegan pie, Pizza Sola and Pizza Fusion. I decided to give Pizza Sola a try since it is pretty close to my house.

I ordered, get ready for it, a half onion/pepper and half pineapple / banana pepper pizza. Yum, yum, gimme some!

It was mighty delish! Bravo Pizza Sola on catering to us chubby ‘Burgh vegans!  

Their vegan pizza was a cheese – less pizza so I decided to add a little Daiya mozzarella at home and throw it in the oven for a few seconds. Ideally, it would have come loaded with some delicious teese or daiya, but baby steps… baby steps.

I served it up with a chubby vegans dream, Frank’s Hot Sauce, homemade vegan ranch and some beer.


So I would give it a chubby thumbs up and recommend giving Pizza Sola a visit the next time you are looking for some vegan pizza. Plus, they are open late to top off a night of boozing and debauchery. Score!

More pictures and a vegan ranch recipe, after the jump!

Vegan Ranch
Source: Adapted from Veg Web

Scant 1/2 cup nondairy milk 
1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried or fresh parsley, finely chopped
salt and pepper, to taste


Mix all ingredients in food processor. Refrigerate immediately.  

Below are pictures from my pizza day celebration...

South Side location
Ready made cheese-less vegan pizza
Box of yum
Pre-cheese pie...
Little daiya...

PS- If you have never mixed banana peppers and pineapple on pizza stop everything you are doing and try it. It is AWESOME!


  1. I bet it was awesome with that ranch dressing yum!

  2. Its weird, I never really liked ranch dressing EXCEPT with pizza. Vegan ranch was delightful and made an excellent dip!

  3. I read an article on Yahoo the other day that said that most vegans can't/don't drink beer because it's filtered with egg whites or fish bladders or something.

  4. @Caity- It is a sad reality... There are lots of commercial American beer that is okay though (ie: Bud Light)

  5. ew. someone is going to have to come up with a better vegan beer than Bud Light. that's a travesty.

  6. Hi! I just read your blog and felt I should inform you of the pizza shop I own. It's called Spak Brothers and we are in Garfield on Penn Ave.

    We serve a completely vegan pizza with Daiya on it as well as numerous vegan sandwiches and sides. We make our own seitan in house and use locally sourced and sustainable food as much as we can. Check it out, Ryan

  7. Hey Spak Brothers!

    I have only been once and it was great! I would love to come in and do a post about you...! Email me sometime! (


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