I love pizza and I eat it probably close to once a week. When I went vegan about 4 years ago I thought that this borderline obsession was going to come to an abrupt end. At first I thought it was fine because I always had pasta that would get me by when I’m craving some Italian food. But I quickly realised vegan pizza was pretty good and now, 4 years later, I don’t miss regular cheese pizza at all.
One big reason why I don’t miss it is because the vegan cheese options these days are so good (they will only get better once vegan cheese that replicates casein is available in Canada = game changer). The other reason I don’t miss it is because I found my favourite pizza shop in Toronto
Who Makes the Best Vegan Pizza?
It was a little over 2 years ago (pre-pandemic) when my friend first told me about this new pizza shop she found in Toronto’s east end. I lived in the west at the time and never ventured to that part of the city but when I moved in 2020 I finally tried Blondies Pizza and I must that say they make THE BEST vegan pizza in Toronto.
It’s important to note that Blondies is not a Vegan Restaurant but rather they allow you to substitute for vegan cheese on any of their pizzas. Now, there are two reasons I can make such a bold claim about them making the best pizza. First, is their crust. Just amazing. It’s soft, perfectly chewy and with the optimal amount of crisp on the bottom when you take a bite.
The other reason is their cheese. I haven’t figured out what type of cheese they use but I highly suspect they make their own (most pizza shops use Daiya which is not my favourite). They charge $6 extra for it which is a lot….but it’s worth it. I have had many people ask me about my photos because they don’t believe that it’s vegan.
Their vegan cheese has an addictive quality to it similar to cow cheese. I personally can’t get enough of Blondies Pizza.
My go-to for toppings are: mushrooms, sun-dried olives and basil. But I am trying my best to lobby them to add a vegan meat to their topping choices.
They have been growing very quickly and at the time of this article they have 7 locations:
– 1555 Dundas St E
– 88 Ossington Ave
– 2486 Dundas St W
– 265 Davenport Rd
– 499 Cornwall Rd
– 419 Parliament St 13 Stavebank Road
I must mention that North of Brooklyn also makes a very very good pizza (more of a thin crust style) but Blondies still comes out ahead in my opinion
Have you tried Blondies before? Do you agree they make the best vegan pizza? Leave a comment below and let me know!
Jonathan runs VeggieInThe6ix.com