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I am always on the look out for places that serve vegan pizza. After all, is there anything better than biting into warm dough that is covered with tomato sauce and delicious toppings? Although I always wish there were more vegan pizza options, NaPizza reminds me that it’s not the quantity but quality of those options that matters. And NaPizza does an excellent job of focusing on quality by offering pizzas, soups, and salads that are made with fresh and local ingredients.
NaPizza offers a vegan soup every day — on my last visit, they had Potato Onion. The soup exceeded my expectations (after all we’ve all had bland potato based soups before!). The onion flavor popped on my tongue! And with a cup of soup (pictured below) costing $2, it’s an economical addition to any meal!
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The salads at NaPizza are special. I thoroughly enjoyed the “Superfood Me Salad” made with an organic spring mix, kale, quinoa, walnuts, avocado, blue lake beans, sprouts, and apples. It traditionally comes with a basil lemon dressing but upon recommendation from the NaPizza server, I added the tahini dressing instead!
[caption id="attachment_2841" align="alignnone" width="640"] Vegan Superfood Me Salad[/caption]
NaPizza, of course, also offers delicious pizza. NaPizza believes that a piece of pizza is only as good as its dough — they source a low-sugar, high protein flour from a small, family-owned mill in Rome. NaPizza then mixes the flour with yeast and allows it to rest and rise for 72- hours. This process creates a dough that is light and digestible.
Wondering about the specifics of NaPizza’s vegan offerings? The restaurant makes a “Veggy Me” pizza — a pizza that is topped with a combination of locally grown veggies (the day I went it was eggplant and peppers!). This pizza is made without cheese BUT if you prefer, you can ask for Daiya cheese to be added. Personally, I like adding the Daiya cheese but whatever your choice, you’re sure to end up with a delicious piece of pizza!
[caption id="attachment_2842" align="alignnone" width="640"] “Veggie Me” Vegan Pizza[/caption]
NaPizza also offers an array of meal specials. They can be a great way to try more items on the menu!
[caption id="attachment_2845" align="alignnone" width="640"] NaPizza Specials[/caption]
NaPizza has their mouth-watering pizzas on display when you enter the restaurant. Customers order at the register and receive a number to take to their table. A NaPizza server will bring the food to the table when it’s ready. And because NaPizza cares about the environment, you will be eating in a green certified building under energy efficient LED lighting!
[caption id="attachment_2843" align="alignnone" width="640"] Interior NaPizza[/caption]
NaPizza also offers outdoor patio seating — it’s a great place to enjoy a warm San Diego afternoon!
I hope you make it out to NaPizza to enjoy one of their vegan options soon!
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1702 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
10550 Craftsman Way, Suite #186
San Diego, CA 92127