Your Guide to the Best Vegan Pizza in New York City
New York City is one of the most iconic places in the United States to enjoy a cheesy slice of pizza. Vegans will rejoice to know it’s easy to find a vegan slice anywhere in the city. Even traditional pizzerias around the city are offering a plant-based version. No matter if you're in Manhattan or Brooklyn, you’re never too far from a restaurant that serves a great slice of vegan pizza. Here’s a guide to the best vegan and plant-based pizza in NYC.
With two Brooklyn locations (Crown Heights and Greenpoint), Screamers is a great option when you’re craving vegan pizza for lunch or dinner. The fully plant-based pizzeria offers a variety of traditional pies made with vegan ingredients. You’ll find everything from pepperoni and artichoke, to pizza covered in macaroni and cheese or buffalo cauliflower. Don’t miss the white pizza with almond ricotta, vegan cheese, and oregano oil drizzle. At Screamers, you can order by the slice or get an entire pie to go. If you’re on a budget, sign up for the free Too Good To Go app and grab a bag for a few bucks at the end of the day with whatever slices are available.
Address: 685 Franklin Ave and 620 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY
2. Double Zero
Chef Matthew Kenney has two outposts of his plant-based Italian restaurant in New York City with locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The menu isn’t strictly pizza and you’d be remiss not to try the vegan cacio e pepe, but save room for a wood oven pie too. This isn’t your typical gigantic NYC thin crust slice. Instead, the bread is thick and puffy and loaded with house-made vegan cheese. The truffle cashew cheese pizza with baby kale is phenomenal and will leave you craving more. If you like a pizza with a bit of heat, order the spicy arrabbiata with cauliflower and shiitake bacon.
Address: 65 2nd Ave, Manhattan, NY
3. Two Boots
This iconic NY pizza parlor usually has a few vegan options available at each location (West Village, East Village, Williamsburg, and Park Slope). Two Boots offers nine fully-vegan pizzas. The most popular is the V for Vegan Pizza which was introduced in 2011 and is made with Daiya cheese, artichoke, red onions, shiitake mushrooms, sweet red pepper pesto, and basil pesto. Earth Mother is a veggie lover's dream as it’s loaded with organic fresh spinach, roasted garlic, roasted peppers, mushroom, and red onion. If you like to have plant-based meat on your pizza try the My Brilliant Vegan Friend with vegan sausage or The VCBGB with vegan chicken.
Address: 42 Ave. A in Manhattan, NY, and many other locations
This Midtown West pizzeria uses Pleese Foods' vegan cheese to make sure they have a pizza option for plant-based diners craving a slice with a delicious cheese alternative. Pleese Foods is an allergy-friendly plant-based cheese that contains no nuts, soy, dairy, gluten, GMOs, or cholesterol and is made in an allergen-free environment. You can order whichever pizza you’d like with the vegan cheese, a great option for those with allergies and dietary restrictions.
Address: 464 9th Ave, Manhattan, NY
Although this Brooklyn-based eatery is not strictly vegan, Williamsburg Pizza offers vegan slices to diners in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Crown Heights, as well as on Manhattan's Lower and Upper East Sides. Williamsburg Pizza uses Violife cheese on their vegan pies - some of the creamiest, most dairy-like vegan shreds on the market, so you can trust that your slice will be just as good as the original when you swap regular cheese for vegan. Or, order the Vegan pie, loaded with tomato, garlic, red onions, spinach, mushrooms, and olives.
Address: 277 Broome St and 1617 2nd Ave in Manhattan, NY. 265 Union Ave, 758 Nostrand Ave, and 259 Wyckoff Ave in Brooklyn, NY