Vegan Cheese at Mellow Mushroom


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When I went vegan in 2004, I thought my cheese pizza-ordering days were over. I knew I could make a vegan cheese pizza at home or order a cheese-less veggie pizza when dining out. But stringy, melty vegan cheese offered at a pizzeria in Memphis? That was never going to happen.

But fast forward to last Thursday when I ordered my first vegan cheese-covered pie at Mellow Mushroom in Germantown.


The pizza chain began offering Daiya vegan cheese on all of their pies and hoagies back in May. I chose to sub out Daiya for the usual feta on this Mega-Veggie pizza, which was piled high with tofu, sundried tomatoes, spinach, green peppers, mushrooms, onions, black olives, tomatoes, broccoli, banana peppers, and artichoke hearts.

If you haven’t tried vegan cheese in awhile, you should know that it’s come a long, long way in the past two years. Daiya, the newest vegan cheese to hit the market, is by far the most authentic-tasting cheese out there. And it melts!

The Germantown location has yet to add vegan cheese to its actual menu, but it’s certainly available upon request.

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