Vegan Pizza Day SCV

My fellow SCVegans! Today is Vegan Pizza Day and in celebration, our own Tomato Joe’s will be offering 20% off ALL vegan pizzas. Buy two, or three! My suggestions, if you’re into trying new things:

Vegan Garden Combo (on beer crust) with Vegan Italian Sausage

Vegan Barbecue (on skinny crust) with red onions, cilantro and Gardein “Chicken”

Skinny Crust w/ Olive Oil, spinach, mandarin oranges, jalapenos and vegan cheese. I haven’t named this yet, but it’s AMAZING! Any suggestions?

If you have your own favorite custom pizzas with Tomato Joe’s, share them! We can create our own vegan pizza menu with names to match. I can confirm their Whole Wheat and Gluten Free crust are both delicious as well. Also, when you stop by, remember to compliment them on their new sign. Happy Vegan Pizza Day!

Vegan Pizza by-the-slice all weekend at Zpizza

Our local Zpizza will be selling vegan pizza by the slice all weekend!!! Stop in and show your support this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (5/14 – 5/16) and grab a slice of their delicious vegan pizza featuring Daiya Vegan cheese. The vegan pizza will not be out on the rack if nobody has ordered it yet. If you’re the first of the day, they will make the pizza to order, you pay for your slice and the rest of the pizza goes out on the tray for others to purchase. Grab a slice on your way to WorldFest on Sunday!

***UPDATE***

I went to Zpizza in Valencia and got two slices of the plain Daiya pizza. The friendly young girl behind the counter knew about the promotion but the other two employees did not. The one in the know had to talk them into it, which was weird but kind of funny. As proof the girl grabbed a post-it note off of the window near the register showing them that they are running a vegan promotion this weekend. They baked a fresh vegan pizza and i got the the 2-slice deal which includes a fountain drink for $6.50. I would assume unlimited refills if you eat there so a good deal I think. Took only about 10 minutes to get the vegan slices; piping hot too.

So hurry into the Valencia Zpizza, grab slices and show that we appreciate the special attention. The pizza was delicious too. Really good, CRAZY good!

Zpizza – Valencia

27015 McBean Pkwy
Valencia CA, 91355
(661) 259-5000

I’m Still Alive

Really, I have just been very busy with work and sometimes I do not have as much time to blog as I would like. But that’s ok because Santa Clarita Vegans are patient; we have to be. However, just because I took a break doesn’t mean the SCV has slowed it progression towards becoming more vegan-friendly. Lots of exciting news coming up, including Santa Clarita’s own Vegan Pizza Revolution. New places with vegan menus and existing places stepping up their game. It’s all very exciting, stay tuned as I bring it to you.

Tomato Joe’s – Vegan Pepperoni!!!

Tomato Joe’s, now offering vegan pepperoni as an option for their pizzas!

Tomato Joes: Large, Beer Crust--Garden Combo with Vegan Mozz and Vegan Pepperoni

Tomato Joe's: Large Garden Combo on Beer Crust with Vegan Mozz' and Vegan Pepperoni

The Garden Combo and Sally’s Secret Garden are both great pizzas to be made vegan, but if these are all you order then you are really missing out on some of their other delicious options. Ever had a Vegan Barbecue pizza?

Tomato Joes: Medium Barbecue Pizza on thin crust with red onions, mushrooms, cilantro and vegan mozz

Tomato Joe's: Medium Bar-B-Que Pizza on thin crust with red onions, mushrooms, cilantro and vegan mozz'. As you can see, I couldn't even get my camera out of the case before people started digging in.

This is an amazing combination; the barbecue sauce goes really well with the thin crust and selected toppings. If any of you have a favorite custom vegan pizza from Tomato Joe’s, snap a picture and send it my way or post it in the SCVegan forums under the Tomato Joe’s topic.

Tomato Joe’s – Best Vegan Pizza Ever!

Tomato Joes - Best Vegan Pizza!

Tomato Joe's - Best Vegan Pizza!

As I write this I can hardly believe it, but I swear it is true. I have been there several times just to make sure it is not some crazy dream. I have had the best vegan pizza I have ever eaten, and it is in the Santa Clarita Valley! Once a Garlic Jim’s, the franchise owners on McBean and Decoro broke away from their Parent, and overnight became Tomato Joe’s Pizza Bakery. Free from the restraints of their franchiser, the owners are able to source their own high-quality ingredients and serve any kind of pizza they wish. Fortunately for vegans in Santa Clarita, Tomato Joe’s wants to have the best vegan pizza around.

Tomato Joes - Garden Combo Pizza. 16 Ordered with their vegan thin crust and Follow Your Heart Vegan Mozzarella. $18.97

Tomato Joe's - Garden Combo Pizza. 16" Ordered with their vegan thin crust and Follow Your Heart Vegan Mozzarella. Classic red sauce, white mushrooms, red onions, fresh tomatoes, artichoke hearts, green peppers and black olives. $18.97

The thin crust at Tomato Joe’s is vegan, and soon they will have a “Micro-Brew” crust that will also be vegan. The Micro-Brew dough will be a thick edge crust made from Hefeweizen (wheat beer) of a local brewery, probably Wolf Creek just a few doors down. So, thin crust or thick, Tomato Joe’s got the vegans covered.

Vegan Cheese? Right now they are serving Follow Your Heart’s Vegan Gourmet Mozzarella. I was told they are also testing out others, namely Teese Soy Cheese from Chicago Soy Dairy. Not only that, but they are also testing out other vegan toppings like mock meats and such. The vegan options at Tomato Joe’s are ever increasing, so not only do they have the best vegan pizza anywhere, but it is still getting better!

Tomato Joes - Sallys Secret Garden Pizza. 16 Thin crust with Follow Your Hearts Vegan Gourmet Soy Cheese

Tomato Joe's - Sallys Secret Garden Pizza. 16" Thin crust with Follow Your Heart's Vegan Gourmet Soy Cheese. Extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, white mushrooms, red onion, green pepper, fresh tomatoes, minced garlic. $18.97

Pizzas can be ordered in sizes of 8″, 12″, 14″ and 16″, except for the Micro-Brew crust that will only be available in the large 16″. You can design your own pizza if you like, with lots of interesting vegan toppings and sauces. Maybe you want a Bar-B-Que thin crust with mandarin oranges, sun dried tomatoes and soy cheese? How about the the beer crust with Chipotle sauce, black beans, roasted corn and cashews? Yeah, we can have all kinds of pizza fun at Tomato Joe’s. Did I mention they deliver?

I’ll be making regular visits to Tomato Joe’s to see how things are progressing. A place like this requires more than one review. Tomato Joe’s is the closest thing Santa Clarita has to a vegan restaurant, so we need to support this place. It is so nice to just pick up the phone and order a vegan pizza, and if you live within range, have one delivered. Everyone EAT at Tomato Joe’s!

Tomato Joe’s Pizza Bakery is located at:
27732 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91354
(661) 263-8646

Corner of McBean and Decoro, inside the Ralph’s Shopping Center.