If I lived in a far-off magical land like Portland or San Francisco, I'm sure I'd have access to vegan cheese takeout pizza. But I live in Memphis, and if I want vegan cheese pizza, I've gotta get my butt in the kitchen and make it my damn self.
A few places around here offer "vegan pizza," which is really just a roasted veggie pizza with no cheese. And that's all fine and good. But I typically take the leftovers home, top 'em with Daiya, and pop 'em in the oven. Pizza is just better with cheese, especially vegan cheese.
But Pizze Stone, a new-ish pizza joint in my 'hood, offers something just as tasty as vegan cheese pizza — Hummus Pizza!
A personal pan-sized crisp cracker-thin pizza crust is topped with creamy hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers, and minced red onion. Though it typically also comes with feta and goat cheese, it's no problem to leave those off.
Funny story: My mom, dad, and boyfriend ate at Pizze Stone a couple of weeks ago. I ordered the Hummus Pizza, while they all ordered melty cheesy pizzas. When the pies arrived, I immediately dug in. The Hummus Pizza is served cold like a salad pizza, but my dad didn't realize that. He saw me shove pizza in my face, and assumed the pies weren't very hot. So he took a big bite of his cheese pizza and burned the roof of his mouth! Well, at least he'll know better from now on.
Pizze Stone is located at 1545 Overton Park Avenue. Call 901-725-7806 or visit their website here.