I finally got to try out Pizza Fusion yesterday. I’d been meaning to go there for a long time, pretty much since I started eating fully vegan, actually. On the way there I was having a major craving for iced green tea, and was thrilled to find out that not only do they serve it there, (with free refills no less!) but it’s even organic. Sweet. (Well, unsweet, in this case, just how I like it!)
They had a pretty awesome array of organic beers, wines and non-alcoholic beverages to choose from. You can take out or sit down for table service. We had been running around a bit that afternoon, and it was super hot outside, so we decided to just park it there for awhile and enjoy the A/C, so to the table we went. Our server was super friendly and helpful. I loved that the menu had clearly marked vegan items to make it easy. We chose to veganize one of their specialty pizzas, the Four Cheese & Sundried Tomato Pizza with the vegan soy cheese instead of the myriad of cheeses it was supposed to come with. I think we caught him off guard with ordering a four cheese and replacing it with vegan cheese. It took him a minute to process. I explained that I really liked the other toppings… sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic, fresh basil… he understood. I explained that I was vegan. He gave us the option of regular or multigrain crust. I asked him if he was sure the multigrain was vegan (sometimes eggs get thrown into these things!), and he said he was, so we went with that.
We had probably eaten half of the pizza before I realized that it didn’t have the fresh basil. Oh well! Technically I ordered the specialty pizza with vegan cheese substituted vs. the build your own to save the (1) extra topping charge, so it was a wash.
This was ridiculously delicious! The crust was great. You could see the little flecks of flax (I mean, it looked like flax to me!) and it was a nice, thin crust with a good crispness on the outside and the right amount of chewiness. I love sundried tomatoes and these were incredibly tasty. I’ve really only had Daiya on restaurant pizza before, so I was especially scrutinizing the cheese here. I think they use Follow Your Heart brand, but honestly, it may be purely speculation on my part. (I can’t remember if I read it somewhere or if I’m making it up.) It had the same sort of taste and texture as Tofutti cheese slices. The way they go from completely melted to kinda thick and gloppy. By the way, it tastes way better than I’m making it sound, hah. It just sort of skips that stretchy cheese texture that Daiya is so good at. No sweet Daiya taste though, the taste is spot on to cheese. Okay, maybe that’s my vegan brainwashed mind talking. It’s probably not as salty. 🙂 It was wonderful.
We also took one of their vegan brownies to go. Here’s what remains. I nibbled on it on the way home. It was huge! Pretty good. Very fudgey and chocolate chips throughout, for the true chocoholic. I’m not the biggest brownie person, but I would’ve liked it better if it had some frosting. Hah. I’m not complaining, just suggesting!
Overall, a FANTASTIC experience. I would definitely recommend checking them out if you live near one. We also found a coupon in the New Times we picked up on the way out for a buy one specialty pizza get a cheese free, so we were pretty excited about that and will definitely be paying them another visit in the very near future! Thanks pizza fusion! 😀