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Atlanta, say hello to your very first all-vegan pizzeria. Plant Based Pizzeria can be found in Virginia-Highland slinging pies like the “Georgia Peach” to hungry, hungry Atlantans (and even a few famous ones like singer-songwriter Keri Hilson and music producer Jermaine Dupri). One slice this city can’t get enough of is the spicy “Georgia Peach” pie, and you’ll soon see why.
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding the new Barnett Street hot spot, and not just from Atlanta’s stars. Love of pizza is universal, and trust us when we say one slice of this pie is not enough. The “Georgia Peach” is piled high with spicy and completely vegan Beyond Meat sausage and roasted peaches on a base of vegan mozz and roasted basil sauce, then topped with scallions and jalapeños. Just imagine how popular it will be during peak peach season (May through August).
It’s also worth taking a bite out of their vegan take on a Meat Lovers pizza; enjoy a pie topped with Beyond Meat’s mild sausage and ground “meat”, accented with seitan bacon, and all nested into a bed of vegan mozz and roasted basil sauce. It’s the sort of thing dreams are made of — and to one Atlanta-proud business owner, it has become a reality.
A vegan pizzeria in ATL is a long time coming. Owner Paul Jordan, who has been eating vegan since 2015, opened up shop to fill the need for super-green eating in Va-Hi. But he’s not the only local restaurateur who’s noticed the void and decided to step up and dish out a menu of tasty plant-based meals.
In Atlanta, the rise of vegan and plant-based eateries is proving this dietary lifestyle to be way more than just a flavor of the week. The Slutty Vegan opened doors to a permanent spot in January 2019 and now feeds crowds who wait up to five hours for a bite of their Beyond Meat burgers (with a side of “slutty” fries). Also in January, Local Green, a local favorite food truck, opened doors to a West End brick-and-mortar serving cauliflower tacos and BBQ jackfruit sandwiches.
This year, Atlanta is off to a powerful start when it comes to serving clean, green meals around town. And whether it’s tacos, burgers, or the perfect, peachy pizza for ATL, we say keep the vegan eats coming!
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