Zachary’s Pizza is a well-known pizza joint with four locations around the bay area. My boyfriend Dave remembers it fondly from his college days, and it was one of the first restaurants he told me about when we moved here. Out of curiosity, I e-mailed them in early 2009 to inquire if their crust was vegan. They replied very quickly that, unfortunately, it contained a small amount of butter.
Fast forward to December 2011, almost three years later. A Zachary’s manager e-mailed me out of the blue to let me know that they now offered a vegan option, the whole wheat crust and Daiya cheese, and they wanted me to be one of the first to know since I had previously inquired. Talk about customer service!
About a year after that, I finally got the chance to try Zachary’s one random Friday night when Dave and I decided to get pizza on the way home from work. Their pizzas aren’t cheap by any means, but they’re substantial and you can tell they’re made with quality ingredients. One or two slices of the “stuffed” Chicago style pizza is easily an entire meal!
I went with the spinach and mushroom pizza, and it was ridiculously incredibly good. They don’t skimp with the fillings; lots of veggies, melty Daiya mozzarella, and chunky, herby tomato sauce. You can taste the fresh basil.
Blurry closeup of the deliciousness. I officially declare that Zachary’s is delicious, worth the price, and awesome for caring about the vegan citizens of the East Bay!
edited: Dave has requested that I add this picture of Jake, taken right after he ate some of Dave’s pizza.