One of the hardest parts of being a new vegan (or even an old seasoned vegan) is trying to keep up with all the new products out there. I must have spent over $50 looking for the "right" vegan cheese my first year being a vegan and I have over 50 vegan/vegetarian cookbooks in my arsenal but not all the recipes are the greatest. I’m the first born so I’m used to being a Guinea Pig and now I’m your Vegan Guinea Pig. So here are my recommendations and critiques. Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Maddio’s Pizza Joint

Vegan Pizza is officially taking over in Atlanta. There are now four great pizzeria’s who not only having great vegan toppings but vegan cheese as well. No matter where you live vegan pizza is not far away. There’s Village Pizza Co in Cabbagetown, DaVinci’s Pizza in Smyrna, Pizza Fusion in Buckhead and now Maddio’s Pizza Joint in Toco Hills.

The Atlanta Vegan Lunch group recently had a lunch outing to Maddio’s Pizza Joint (3027 North Druid Hills Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329) and I had my first taste of Maddio’s amazing pizza. Although their menu says “soy cheese” they actually use Daiya cheese and I have to admit, this is the first time I have truly loved Daiya on a pizza. Before all you Daiya lovers get on me let me explain. I’ve spent 4 years learning to not like cheese and have succeeded. I’m not really keen on the actual taste of cheese anymore and don’t miss it at all. So for me, Daiya is just way too much like cheese. However, I still use it in small amount from time to time. Plus I love love love cheese free pizza now with just the crust, sauce and mounds of fresh veggies. But enough about me and more about Maddios!

Maddio’s wheat crust is vegan and their menu is so extensive it’s hard to know where to begin. I literally wanted to try everything. Here are just a few of the vegan options on Maddios menu:

Zesty Tomato BBQ
Spicy Buffulo
Garlic Infused Olive Oil

Artichoke hearts
Banana peppers
Black bean corn salsa
Black olives
Caramelized onions
Green olives
Green peppers
Grilled tofu
Mandarin oranges
Pickled jalapenos
Portabella mushrooms
Red onions
Sundried tomatoes

Toasted Subs:
Garden Veggie with Daiya

Maddio’s also caters and has amazing lunch specials. If you’re in the neighborhood, check them out.


  1. Wow, I'm drooling (and green with envy). We don't have a single pizza place in Finland offering vegan cheese (well, they don't even sell any edible vegan cheese here). Not to mention toppings like that... Aww.

  2. FYI...DaVinci's has parmesan cheese in their regular pizza sauce.


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