If there is one thing in this word that I would exchange my own family for, it would have to be pizza. As most of my friends — who’ve received midnight texts from me wondering if they would also be down to order some — will know, I’m obsessed with the dish. It consumes my every waking thought, and creeps its way into most of my daily interactions. There’s only one slight issue — thanks to the plethora of things I’m severely intolerant to, my romance with pizza has historically been somewhat of a forbidden one. However, being the pizza-enthusiast that I am, I could never simply accept giving it up for good, which is why I was recently prompted to find a solution to my life-long problem. If you too are lactose intolerant, vegan or simply curious, you should be relieved to know that there are options out there for you!
Located on Main Street, this restaurant is every vegan’s dream. If you are a true pizza aficionado, dairy-loving or not, this place will exceed your expectations in every way possible. With toppings that will literally melt in your mouth, each artisan pie is light, fluffy and packed with flavour. Options range from Fennel-Sausage (complete with cashew mozzarella cheese and faux sausage) to Kim Jack-Il (a medley of kimchi, braised jackfruit and roasted brocollini). Need I say more? Actually, wait. If you need further incentive to get yourself there, they also offer their own brand of vegan ice cream, which is absolutely to die for. I may even go as far as to say that it surpasses “real” ice cream in more ways than one. Okay, now I’m done.
Not going to lie — I fan-girled so hard when I found this place. It’s essentially Domino’s, but for vegans. Meat lover’s, Hawaiian, seafood, Greek… they’ve legitimately got it all! The thick crust and generous toppings are enough to satisfy your pizza cravings for the next while, so if you’re like me and can’t bear to witness another Domino’s pizza order from the sidelines, get yourself all the way to this place as soon as you can. The only issue is it’s quite far if you live on campus, so unless you have a car or very generous friends, hit up the next option for a good time!
Everyone has heard of Panago, but not everyone knows that they deliver vegan pizza in addition to regular! Up until 12:30 a.m., you have the opportunity to order a pizza complete with vegan cheese, pepperoni and whatever vegetable your heart desires, to wherever you reside, UBC campus included! I discovered this miracle not too long ago and since then, my life has been changed for the better!
Now you have no excuse not to. Go out and eat pizza in all its vegan glory!