NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
Z Pizza (West Village)
298 Bleecker St
New York NY 10014
Z Pizza (West Village) website
Not Vegetarian (decent vegan options)
Menu indicates vegan items
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $10-$15)
Between Barrow St. and Grove St.
1 train to Christopher St.
B/D/F/V/A/C/E to W. 4th St.
Christopher St. Path Station
Z Pizza (West Village) delivers.
Deliver from 6th ave to the Hudson River and as far north as 14th St
National pizza chain with Daiya cheese at most of their locations. Vegan Gluten-free, whole wheat, and organic crust options. Berkeley Vegan Pizza has Daiya and Gardein burger crumbles, you can also sub Daiya on other pizzas, or build your own.
Review by madonna816 on May 19, 2010:
- Atmosphere: Small & chain decor, but then very few NYC pizza joints have lovely decor. They did have tunes from the 70's & 80's playing, which rocked!
Food: zpizza was offering vegan slices all weekend so what I got was the last slice of a pie (veggies, "hamburg," nice sauce, PLENTY of Daiya melted on, & a thin crust...as God intended). My slice was reheated in the oven, but it got a bit too crispy... I didn't mind much. It was still quite good! They put in a fresh pie so I opted to wait & get another slice...SO good! Gooey cheez, perfect crust... YAY! LOVED!
Service: The kind of service that should win awards! EVERYONE on staff was friendly, helpful, accomidating, and genuinely seemed to take pride in the product! My brain didn't even know how to process such behavior, not only in NYC, but in a chain restaurant. Had I been abducted by aliens? I didn't think so. These were actually great employees! It was not only amazing to see, it made my visit special, and it even makes the food taste that much better. Vegans of NYC really should support this establishment! To have happy employees, serve organic ingredients, and offer vegan & gluten free options...that are GOOD...they're doing things right & that deserves some support!
Sadly, I can't make it back there until July (I live in NH & was only in town for the weekend), but I hope by then to see the place thriving... & for years to come!
Review by alf-redo on May 18, 2010:
- last night a friend and i split the berkeley vegan on regular crust with greek olives and fresh basil added. the crust was a little thicker than i like but not really thick or bad. the sauce had a little bit of a funny taste to me but also not terrible (in retrospect maybe it was a little sweet). the vegan cheese they use gets a little too 'melty' or liquidy i think but the toppings are really fresh. something about it is quite 'california' but not bad, just not ny pizza. maybe it is different if you buy by the slice - they have a 2 slices and a drink special for under $7 dollars which is a steal compared to other vegan slice places (love vinnies but the prices are crazy)
seating in the back but 3 kind of communal tables, so keep that in mind with large groups.
guys working there were quite nice.
i recently found a really good but not ny pizza slice at pizza junkie too that i think i liked more (awesome crust, use hummus instead of tomato sauce or cheese...hopefully added to the site soon)
so i would go back but i wouldn't go out of my way (though if i was gluten free i might feel differently). for whole pies i might like pizza plus more but a wonderful option for a slice.