The Hungry Black Man Media spent a month traveling back and forth to Atlanta to dine at over 40 Black owned establishments. One of our awesome discoveries was in the Ponce City Market. There, we enjoyed the Black-owned Pizza Jean, one of the city’s best pizzerias.
Just a short drive away, we were fortunate enough to learn of vegan counterpart, the delicious Plant Based Pizzeria, Atlanta’s first 100 percent plant-based pizza joint. We rolled up unannounced and EVERYTHING WAS OUTSTANDING.
I usually hate mainstreamed vegan pizza with its fake, off putting cheese that gives me a stomachache. Well, thankfully, Plant Based Pizzeria has a scrumptious, amazing in-house made cashew cheese. They’re the real deal! Their vegan pizza is not only tasty, but it’s also healthy, with a nut free, soy free, and even yeast free pizza dough option with in-house made marina sauce adding an incredible depth to the pie.
Instead of white or bleached, the crust incorporates spelt flour with its welcoming mild, slightly nutty flavor. I find it a tastier and healthier option than using wheat. Spelt is among the whole grains known to improve heart health, assist in digestion, and can even reduce the risk of developing diabetes.
For the gluten sensitive, try the delicious cauliflower crust with a slightly different taste than the nuttiness of the spelt crust, yielding an earthier flavor and even a tad bit crispier.
I appreciated being able to choose my own crust. And technically, you can order two separate pizzas on one pie. I did just that by ordering the Philly Pizza on one side and the Buffalo chicken pizza on the other.
The Philly was a deconstructed Philly cheesesteak that closely resembled the real thing and tasted like the “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat’s Philly” from another delicious Black owned vegan spot in Chicago. The Buffalo chicken pizza was also tasty, but next visit, I’m getting the Georgia Peach, which my cousin called a small slice of heaven. The Georgia Peach comes with spicy Beyond sausage, vegan mozzarella, roasted basil pizza sauce, roasted peaches, onions and jalapeños. Next time.
This space is quick and delicious and has two locations and a food truck. To dine in, visit their Sandy Springs location at 8540 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA., 30350. Their other location is pick up only, 730 Barnett St NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, my preference, so I can eat in the hotel and pig out in peace. Visit their website at www.plantbasedpizzeria.net.