Vegan Pizza in Austin

Vegan Pizza Day is this Saturday. If you’re having trouble picking a slice in Austin, here’s a guide to the best vegan pizzas in Austin. (Not in Austin? Check out this post about vegan pizza in Texas.)

Note: This list is regularly updated.

Austin’s Pizza
Vegan cheese: Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheese
Recommended pie: Mediterranean (minus the feta) because kalamata olives
Tip: Avoid the online ordering system. For whatever reason, calling gets more accurate results

Bistro Vonish
Vegan cheese: homemade!
Recommended pie: Whatever is on special
Tip: This cart is entirely vegan. As with all carts, check social media for accurate hours.

Brick Oven on 35th 
Vegan topping: chipotle pesto, no extra charge
Recommended pie: Spicy Vegan, a personal sized pizza with chipotle pesto, tomatoes, red bell pepper, onions, and jalapenos
Tip: Be aware, this is an entirely different restaurant than Brick Oven. (Bonus tip, you can get the chipotle pesto on pasta as well. Just ask for no cream.)

Spicy Vegan from Brick Oven on 35th

Spicy Vegan from Brick Oven on 35th

Conan’s Pizza
Vegan cheese: Daiya, counts as double topping
Recommended pie: Don’t Choke Art, spinach, sliced tomato, artichoke heart, garlic
Tip: Both the deep dish and thin-style crusts are vegan now

Counter Culture
Vegan cheese: homemade!
Recommended pie: Whatever is on special
Tip: Gluten-free pizza available

East Side Pies
Vegan cheese: Daiya, $2/14-inch pie, $4/18-inch pie
Recommended pie:
Sharon’s Pie with spinach curry sauce, broccoli, and red potatoes
They make thin-crust pizza, so you may want to order a bit more than usual. Take advantage of their unusual pizza sauces, including hummus and curry sauce.

Flaming Pizza
Vegan cheese: Daiya, $1 extra
Recommended pie: Eater’s choice. Choose your own toppings.
Tip: Like Mi Pizza and Mod Pizza, you can have unlimited toppings for no extra charge

Hoboken Pie
Vegan cheese: Daiya and tofu ricotta, $3 extra for any size
Recommended pie: Any pie with fruit (pineapple, pear, or misison fig)
Tip: They also have seitan and occasional vegan specials. (Bonus tip:The garlic knots can be made vegan.)

House Pizzeria
Vegan topping: Not actually cheese, but the eggplant tapenade is a wonderful topping made of eggplant, lemon, tomato and onion
Recommended pie: Eggplant, no parm. In addition to the tapenade, this pizza has capers and kalamata olives.
Tip: Start your meal with roasted olives or cannellini bean spread.

Marye’s Gourmet Pizza
Vegan cheese: Daiya, unknown extra charge
Recommended pie: sun-dried tomato, red onion, rosemary, and garlic

Mellow Mushroom
Vegan cheese: Daiya, $1.49-3.29, based on pizza size
Recommended pie: Tempeh (because where else can you get tempeh on a pizza?), onions, and bell peppers.
Tip: Remind your waiter, “No butter or parmesan on the crust.”
[Guadalupe location closed]

Mi Pizza
Vegan cheese:
Daiya, $1 extra

Recommended pie: build your own personal pie with as many toppings as you like for only $6.99.

Mod Pizza
Vegan cheese:
Daiya, no extra charge
Recommended pie:
Garlic rub with arugula.
Red sauce is not vegan. They’re working on a new recipe. In the meantime, get BBQ sauce or garlic rub as your base.

North Door Pizza
Vegan cheese: Daiya, $3 extra
Recommended pie: Green and black olives (in honor of Lazy Smurf, who recommended this place and loves olives)
Tip: North Door Pizza only serves pizza during events at North Door.

The Parlor
Vegan cheese: Follow Your Heart, $3.50-5.50 extra, depending on the pizza size
Recommended pie: Any pie with their homemade vegan meats (pepperoni, sausage, chicken). The meats aren’t always available. If they have all three and you can get a vegan meat lover’s pie, it’s like you’ve won the lottery.
Tip: If there’s no vegan meat, try a vegan French bread pizza with broccoli. Trust me.

Promise  Pizza
Vegan cheese: Daiya, no extra charge
Recommended pie: Nature’s Choice, a pizza loaded up with all the veggies
Tip: Stretch the definition of pizza and try a Vegan’s Choice calzone

Rockin’ Tomato
Vegan cheese: Daiya, $1.50/10-inch, $2.75/14-inch or 18-inch
Recommended pie: Farmers Market

Vegan cheese: Homemade nut cheese, no extra charge. They sometimes substitute Daiya if they run out of the homemade cheese.
Recommended pie: Calabrese vesuvio. Named after Mount Vesuvius, the pizza comes flopped over on itself.
Tip: Walk your waiter through the definition of vegan when you order. They’re really flexible about adapting many of their dishes, but it means they get a bit confused sometimes.

Vegan cheese: A blend of mozzarella and cheddar Daiya
Recommended pie: Veggie meat and basil
Tip: Wednesday and Saturday you can order vegan pizza by the slice. The rest of the week, you’ll have to order an entire pizza.

Spartan Pizza
Vegan cheese: Galaxy Foods vegan rice cheeseDaiya, $2.5/10-inch or $4.50/14-inch
Recommended pie: The Athena, with roasted garlic olive oil, fresh spinach, red onion, mushroom, whole roasted garlic cloves
Tip: The tomato sauce, the roasted garlic spread, and roasted garlic olive oil sauce are all vegan.

Via 313 vegan pizza

Via 313 vegan pizza

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint
Vegan cheese: Daiya
Recommended pie: It’s build your own, so it’s up to you.
Tip: They list all of their vegan ingredients online.

Via 313
Vegan cheese:  Follow Your Heart, $2 extra
Recommended pie: They serve Detroit-style pizza, which mean deep dish, cooked in a square cast iron, with a strip of tomato sauce on top rather than under the toppings.
Tip: Try a Vernor’s Ginger Ale, a Michigan classic. The ginger is so spicy, the first sip makes you cough.

Wheatsville Coop
Vegan cheese: Daiya, cheese price incorporated into the price of the pizza
Recommended pie: Popcorn tofu pizza. They’ve added everyone’s favorite sandwich topping to their pizza. Pick up a ready-made pizza in the refrigerated case and cook it yourself at home.
Tip: Occasionally, pizza-by-the-slice is offered at the deli counter.

Whole Foods
Vegan cheese: Cheddar or mozzarella Daiya, $1 extra/pie. As far as I know, this is the only place in town that offers cheddar (or as the last employee I talked to called it, yellow) vegan cheese.
Recommended pie: Red, green, and yellow bell peppers for a really colorful pie
Tip: Thursday is $10 pizza night, the best deal in town

Vegan cheese: Daiya, $1.35-2.25 extra/pie, depending on size
Recommended pie: The Berkley Vegan, with (Gardein) veggie crumbles, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, red onion, bell pepper
Tip: Their gluten-free crust is vegan. See the FAQ section for a vegan menu.

Updated 3/3/16

12 thoughts on “Vegan Pizza in Austin

  1. Wow! Very thorough. :-) I love Conan’s but usually order from Promise. I’ve signed up for both of their making lists. They love sending out coupons and online discount codes.

  2. Great List! Backspace has a vegan crust and North Door has Teese and are considering adding vegan meat. Spartan is a trailer that has a vegan cheese option too, Daiya I think, and they deliver, Asti had a pesto pizza when we went that was vegan too.

    I have been getting really good at making Chicago style pizza, I want to have you over soon to try it!

    • They’ve charged me for cheese the last few times I’ve ordered there. It could be they’re inconsistent about the charge.

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  4. Great guide! I live near a Double Dave’s and I was wondering if you’ve heard anything about the veganness of their pizza?

    I hate to sound like a constant downer, but Mellow Mushroom does upcharge for their Daiya. (The same as adding a cheese, no matter what–there is no lesser chage for substitution.) I had been eating at Mellow in GA for over 10 years and I was thrilled when I learned last year that they had started carrying Daiya. I was getting the Mega Veggie made vegan (no mozzarella, no feta, no butter, no parmesan–add Daiya) with no extra charge in GA for over a year before I moved to Austin, so I was really surprised last month when they charged me a full upcharge here for the same pizza. (Plus the pizza itself costs more here, but that’s just how it is.) I complained and suggested that even a substitution charge would be more fair considering everything that I WASN’T getting on the pizza, and the manager said that they had had other complaints and were looking into it.

    So when I saw that they were having 50% Vegan Pizza Day deals yesterday–and I saw on here that there was no upcharge for the Daiya–I went down there yesterday to get my Mellow on, thinking that perhaps they had altered the policy again. But alas– the story ends on a bittersweet note as I did eat a delicious 50% off vegan pizza, but was also charged the full upcharge for the cheese. So I probably won’t be back again until they do change the policy–or have another half-off sale. (A medium Mega Veggie is good eats, but not really worth $22.50, in my opinion.)

    So on to other options. :)

  5. Eastside Pies is also a good addition to the list. They don’t have vegan cheese, but they do have hummus “sauce”, black bean “sauce”, and EVOO, as well as red sauce, tons of veggies (including potatoes and eggplant), and the one next door to the North Loop Trailer Park (I think it’s the one they call “Has Skills”) had garlic rolls that they told us were vegan (and they were delicious!) My favorite pizza from them is either the Mediterranean (with no feta) or the Nacho Veggie (it’s like a chalupa done pizza-style!)

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