One of the hardest things about eating vegan is finding a really great vegan pizza. Most vegans have to resort to ordering their pizza from their favorite pizza place cheese-less and endure being 'that' person. The other option is to make homemade pizza which never tastes as good and takes longer to make than 30 minutes or less.
That is why it has been a joy to recently discover Blaze Pizza. Blaze Pizza sells personal thin crust pizzas and they have a variety of sauces and topping set out in a Subway or Chipotle style layout and you choose exactly what type of sauce and toppings that you want and then they bake it right there on an open flame stove. You are able to have a freshly made a cooked pizza in about 10 minutes.
The best thing about this place is that they offer vegan cheese from Daiya. Vegan cheeses deserve their own post, but let’s just say not all vegan cheeses are created the same. Thank goodness Daiya is one of the good ones. It tastes great, melts well, and pares awesome on a pizza.
Blaze even offer gluten free crusts (both the vegan cheese and gluten free crust have an extra cost) and their prices are comparable to most Chicago pizza places. And since most people like pizza and it has vegan and omnivore offerings, this is the perfect place to bring friends or family who don’t “like” vegan food.
There is currently only one Blaze Pizza in Chicago on Belmont with one opening soon on Ontario, so it’s located perfectly for lunch during the middle of shopping, after a night of partying, or before a movie.
Good prices, great atmosphere, plus yummy pizza equals the perfect meal!