Pizza, the holy grail of comfort food, quick bite, and getting in all those food groups one way or another. Those irresistibly cheesy bites can't always be enjoyed by everyone though - especially if you're sticking to a vegan diet or healthy lifestyle, but you actually can get vegan pizzas at Gourmet Pizza Company in Tampa.
The first thing when it comes to a pie is a good crust; while pizza dough is usually vegan, those looking to keep their pie extra healthy can get cauliflower crusts here, building it up with your choice of toppings.
And boy do they have a lot of options. Their list of vegan options has over 20+ items, including an extensive list of veggies, meatless "chorizo" and vegan "chick-un". Oh, heck yes.
Of course, if you're not looking to keep it meat-free or healthy, they have a long list of meats to choose from too including your usual faves of pepperoni, ham, and bacon - but they also have some more obscure choices that sound pretty amazing. Fresh Italian chicken sausage, rib-eye steak, or smoked turkey anyone? Seafoodies can also get shrimp, crawfish tails, and even escargot.
You're gonna need some sauce and cheese to hold all those toppings in place. Vegans have a couple of cheese choices, including mozzarella and vegan cheddar; but if you're lookin' for that real chedda, they have a pretty broad range including gorgonzola, feta, mozzarella, sharp cheddar, and even smoked gouda.
It wouldn't be a gourmet pizza shop without a broad range of sauce choices that stray from your typical marinara. You'll see options on their menu that include bbq, garlic oil, ricotta white, house-made pesto, guava sauce, hummus and more. They even have Thai peanut sauce, which unfortunately isn't vegan - but most of the sauce menu is.
Thanks to the broad range of choices at this gourmet pizza joint, vegans and foodies alike can truly build the pizza of their wildest dreams - whether that's overindulging, sticking to your diet, or maintaining a vegan lifestyle.
Don't feel like cookin' tonight? Us neither, we're gettin' pizza!
Gourmet Pizza Company
Address: 610 S Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33609
Hours: 11am-10pm, 7 days a week.
Price: Vary depending on what all you're getting; range from approximately $12-$18/pizza.
Cuisine: Traditional and Vegan pizzas - gourmet style with a wide variety of toppings and specialty pies, salads, and breadsticks
Why you should go: The most delicious gourmet pizza available traditional style or vegan with a cauliflower crust. Indulge in your cravings without breaking your diet or lifestyle.