The Chef: Joseph, Frankie, and Cruzer Pizza & Pasta
The Menu: Mouthwatering slices of white pizza topped with artichoke hearts, basil, fresh tomatoes, roasted garlic, vegan pesto, and Daiya mozzarella cheese, courtesy of Cruzer Pizza & Pasta, comprised the bulk of this hearty lunch. Joseph prepared a lovely side salad with celery, avocado, and mixed greens to accompany our satisfying slices of pizza, and Frankie generously brought us homemade pickled papaya, lotus root, and sunchokes—oh yeah, we're spoiled.
The Goods: Here at the VNHQ we usually assume that every vegan pizza has our name on it, and now one actually does! Yes, our friends over at Cruzer Pizza & Pasta will soon be adding the VegNews Besto Pesto Pizza to its menu, so of course, it was only fitting that we all try a slice or two. We couldn't be more thrilled about having our own pizza, and believe us when we say that it is incredibly delicious. Even those of us who are red sauce loyalists couldn't get enough of this delicious white pizza. The consensus in the office is that we move the magazine to Los Feliz, Calif., to be closer to our pizza. That's what the pizza would want, right? It hasn't officially been added to the menu yet, but that shouldn't deter anyone from eating pizza at Cruzer's every day until it makes its debut.