Monday, July 15, 2013


My husband and I had lunch at zpizza in Roseville over the weekend. I had seen the restaurant listed online and noticed that they were very vegan-friendly, so I had to check it out.

One of their pizzas is actually called the Berkeley Vegan, so that's the one I decided to try. It was a thin-crust pizza with marinara sauce, Daiya vegan cheese, Gardein veggie burger crumbles, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, and bell pepper. It normally comes with red onions as well, but I ordered mine without the onions. I don't always like fake meat, but I thought the veggie burger crumbles were a nice addition. I really enjoyed this pizza.

The zpizza website has a frequently-asked questions page about their vegan options, which includes a list of the ingredients found in their meat and cheese substitutes. I love a restaurant that takes the guesswork out of ordering a vegan meal! I think the next time I visit, I'll try the Mediterranean Plate without the feta, which would consist of hummus, Greek olives, roasted peppers, cucumber slices, and zbread (pizza dough brushed with olive oil and salt, then baked until crispy).

zpizza is a national restaurant chain, but their only location in the Sacramento area is the one in Roseville/Granite Bay, located at 3984 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 140. Their phone number is 916-876-9797, and their website address is The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Jessica said...

I can't wait to try this place. We stopped in one day too early, but met the owner, who is from Romania. We are in Romania now and a nice vegan pizza would be wonderful!

Pam said...

Your trip sounds wonderful, Jessica! I'm glad you're finding enough vegan food to eat. I checked the food map on the Vegan Food is Everywhere website, but unfortunately, there are no restaurant listings for Romania.

Jessica said...

Pam, We have run into no problems here! They hear our needs and view it as a challenge not an affront to their cooking. The chef at our little hotel has been amazing, she just told my husband last night she wants to make him a vegan pizza.
Not one person has expressed worries that we are not getting enough protein. I think they have "bigger fish to fry" than worrying about protein intakes!

Pam said...

That's great, Jessica! I'm glad things are working out so well for you in Romania. I'm planning to be in Argentina later this year, where the guidebook's advice for vegan tourists is "Good luck." That's why I'm so excited about the Vegan Food is Everywhere website -- I'm hoping that vegans all over the world will share information about what's available in their city.