The Best Plant-based Pizza Restaurants in Toronto

Oozing cashew cheese, mouth-watering pesto, fresh tomato, and tempeh bacon – it’s pizza made with the planet in mind. Foodies in Toronto know a thing or two about getting that slice of meat lovers or digging into creamy, cheesy bites around the city – but if you think that vegan alternatives to god’s Italian gift to earth (that is pizza) are lackluster from their original recipes, then you’ll be surprised. Prepare to be transported to New York and Naples with our list of pizzas that will blow you away with just how comforting plant-based alternatives can taste.

The list of the best plant-based and vegan pizzas in Toronto are:

This legendary Italian restaurant was among the first to bring and oven-baked Neapolitan pizzas to Ontario. Not only does IL FORNELLO use locally-sourced ingredients, but it prides itself as being the first Italian restaurant to carry a full plant-based menu of classic dishes like Pizza Pollo and Rigatoni Bolognese. They have a non-exhaustive catalog of nine (you heard that right) different plant-based pizzas to choose from – the largest selection out of our list. They completely substitute all dairy and meat ingredients with vegan options that include mozzarella with soy-milk and cashew and hemp seed parmesan – all without having to think twice about the first bite. Even if you’re not vegan, you’ll probably want to after eating here!
These lushly designed restaurants bring a plant-based twist to international cuisine and pizza. PLANTA Yorkville carries 6 different vegan options to choose from, which include ingredients like truffle oil, sweet agave and mushroom bacon to name a few. All pizzas are made with cashew mozzarella as well.
If you’re looking for plant-based pizza in Queen West, then you should definitely check out the fan-favourite Pizzeria Du. Local customers rave about their gourmet pizzas that are all under $20. Grab the Mediterranean for a savoury meal, while the Romana and Canadian Deluxe are great if you’re craving something a bit more substantial. Anyone from meat-eaters and vegetarians enjoy their wide selection of plant-based ingredients without sacrificing that cheesy, dairy taste. Great service, vegan desserts and a small grocery is just a fraction of why Toronto can’t get enough of Pizzeria Du – they even serve the local community through delivering with  
While a cult classic amongst hungry Ryerson students, the Blaze Pizza location at Yonge and Sheppard is a bit larger with all the same speedy service and plant-based options we all know and love. Their customizable pizzas are fire oven baked in minutes right in front of you. Blaze’s crisp crust comes in cauliflower and keto-friendly alternatives, as well as a vegan chorizo topping for alternative meat options. Coming from someone who visited two Blaze Pizza locations in one day, Blaze really knows how to make you come back for more.

If you know anything about General Assembly, it’s that being (Canadian and) the world’s first subscription service for pizza is no joke. Choose from 4, 6, 8 and even 10-stacks of gourmet frozen pizza to have delivered right to your door – these come especially handy for those late night munchies. It’s a pizza lover’s dreamland, but it’s not without their signature, 100% plant-based Green Margherita or tasty mushroom Magic Gathering. You’ll probably never want to eat a grocery chain frozen pizza after trying General Assembly!

If you’re looking for readily available plant-based pizzas downtown then you gotta try Panago. This pizza franchise is doing its part in delivering a unique twist on favourites like Spicy Calabrese and Hawaiian pizzas with beyond meat and daiya cheese. Their Bay and Gerrard location is recognized for their welcoming service and if you aren’t in the area, you can deliver through online orders.
In the Bloor Annex area is none other than Famoso Neapolitan, one of the best authentic Italian pizzerias in Toronto to offer plant-based Neapolitans from Italy with love. A wholesome family meal is the best way to describe eating here – a warm, Italian experience for sure. They have since grown their chain to three other Ontario locations, bringing their beloved Primavera and vegan Pepperoni pizzas outside the downtown core. It’s a great place to get by bike and now that the summer is here, their patio is also open with respect to social distancing procedures.

Address The Annex | 386 Bloor St W, Toronto

8) Pizzeria Libretto

One of my favourites for true authentic Italian pizzas with plant-based options is Pizzeria Libretto, right outside the St. Andrew subway station. The sleek and chic design of the space reflects their classy New York style with Neapolitan pizza. Looking at their menu is like transporting yourself in Sicily! Their huge list of pizzas come in a generous portion which all can be substituted with vegan cheese for only $1 extra. If you’re vegetarian, I recommend getting the Insalata Arugula alongside their delicious Funghi pizza.

Ever think about that thick New York style crust but remember you’re in Toronto? North of Brooklyn is just the place you need to stop at, hence the name. All their in-house pies can be substituted with daiya cheese, so you don’t need to miss out on their classic NY Cheese or fancy Truffle Shuffle. Their Rogers location at Keele Eglinton-West has a cute patio appropriately named the Pizza Garden, which is finally open again for the season. Don’t hesitate to order, they got free delivery going on until July 11, 2021!
If you’re ever looking for plant-based food in the Durham area, Maestro’s Gourmet Pizza has you covered. They have a selection of the absolutely delicious Bruno Pizza for less than $15, along with the Whole Wheat Dayna Pizza that comes with their signature tomato sauce, daiya cheese, zucchini and red peppers. They’re also vegetarian and halal-friendly.
WIth several locations across the GTA, you really can’t go wrong with Mamma’s Pizza especially since they have a great list of plant-based alternatives ready to order on all delivery services like Uber eats, Skip the Dishes and DoorDash. They have spicy vegan, cheeseless pizza and classic beyond sausage available in their small to party sizes, so this is definitely the place to order if you’re ever throwing a plant-based pizza party.
At St Clair W and Bathurst, Pizza Del Arte is serving hot and fresh vegan choices for just around $20. Only real fans know about well-loved flour (white, fibre, and gluten options available), artichoke hearts and mushroom toppings that can’t be beat. You can even build your own plant-based 12-slice pizza for around $20 as well.
This pizza place with plant-based cheese at no extra cost has the kind of contemporary, white tiled interiors with Tiffany blue seating you’ll want to snap a pic of. Salt & Tobacco in Cabbagetown is just the summer spot to enjoy a sparkling glass of La Marca Prosecco with their classic Vegan Deluxe pizza. Gluten-free crust is also available for an extra $3.
If you’re looking for authentic Italiano pizza in the heart of Toronto why not cop out for a plant-based option the next time you’re in the area. Enjoy a vegan pizza, even if you don’t consider yourself one! As pizza lovers everywhere, we know that switching to a plant-based diet can be just as good for you as for the community and the state of our environment.

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