Being vegan doesn’t mean we do without pizza. In Atlanta, we had many places where we could get vegan pizza, with vegan cheese and everything!
Out on the road, vegan pizza isn’t always that easy to come by. Sure, at some places you can leave off the dairy cheese, and their pizza will be vegan. But I’m totally not down with that. Pizza has cheese, period. Or I’m not interested.
Luckily, we’ve had no trouble finding the tools to build a pizza in the RV.
Vegan Pizza Dough
Sure, I’m perfectly capable of making pizza dough and have the necessary ingredients. But that takes time. And we’re hungry now. Luckily, there are a few prepared crusts you can pick up at the store so you can make a pizza in a jiffy.
Pillsbury Pizza Crust – both the thin and classic are accidentally vegan, and you can find them in almost any grocery store.
Publix Pizza Dough Ball – As I’m writing this, we’ve been in Florida for about 2 1/2 months. So that means we’ve been shopping at Publix. A lot. The larger ones with a bakery often have pizza dough balls you can buy that happen to be vegan.
Trader Joe’s Pizza Dough – If you’re lucky enough to be near a Trader Joe’s, stock up on their pizza dough because it’s a crazy good value!
As always, don’t forget to check the ingredients of items not specifically marked vegan. Formulations change all the time.
Back in the day, our vegan cheese choices were extremely limited. These days you have so many vegan options! It’s hard to keep up with what’s available because new options are coming out all the time. You’ll need to experiment to find the ones you like the best.
For pizza, our ideal combination used to be half Daiya and half Teese from Chicago Vegan Foods. But Teese is no longer sold in retail outlets. Sadface. Now we either take our Daiya straight or mix it with Go Veggie vegan shreds (careful, they have non-vegan cheese too) or Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet Shreds.
So why do we mix the Daiya? Daiya has a strong taste, for one. It melts nicely, but if you use too much of it, it can be .. too much. Some people report an upset tummy. For me, too much seems way too snot-like. TMI, right? But better to be warned, right?
Vegan Burger Crumbles
Again, just like vegan cheese, there are many vegan burgers and crumble options out there. Boca, Gardein, Yves, Beyond Meat, etc. Some you’ll find in the refrigerator section, but most of them will be in the freezer. We’ve seen all of these at either Publix or Kroger. A specialty store might have even more options.
Use your favorite, or you can crumble up your favorite vegan burger. For this vegan pizza recipe, you’ll want one has a meaty texture rather than some of the softer grain and veggie patties. We used the Beyond Meat crumbles in this recipe. They are almost pellet-like rather than the smaller crumbles of the others.
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vegan. digital nomad. cycling. scuba. intj. former vegan bakery owner.