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Review: While searching Google on her iPhone, my wife came across this place. She called and asked about their vegan options and was connected to the chef, who explained that they had Gardein, vegan cheese, pizzas...which at that point, the conversation was done and we were on our way. We were really impressed by the size of the place, as well as the casual but well-designed atmosphere. The menu was artfully displayed on a series of chalkboards and vegan items were prominently denoted by a red "V". We assumed the pizza was made with Follow Your Heart cheese, but we thought we'd dig a bit to be sure. The menu read "soy" cheese and although Jose the chef (and owner) did not know the manufacturer, he said he got it from Tama Trading and I know they only carry FYH and Daiya vegan cheeses...he said it was definitely not FYH and when I asked if it was made with cassava root, he exclaimed "Yes..that's it"! With that, he told us that he worked for Whole Foods for 4 years and has attended many classes on natural foods. He said that all of their food was made with Organic ingredients. We got the Barbecue Chicken pizza and asked them to substitute Gardein and Daiya cheese. We also got the Gardein Chicken Sandwich & Jose suggested adding Daiya cheese, as it would be really good. Unbelievably, the 12" pizza was only $7.99 and the sandwich, served on Artisan Ciabatta bread, was only $6.99...and came with a cup of vegan zucchini soup!!! The place has only been open for 1 month and has a great atmosphere. It's divided into 2 sections and the right side has several loveseats and tables. There's also outdoor seating & free WIFI. They also serve breakfast, starting at 6:00 am...like a Tofu Scramble for only $4.99! And Fair Trade coffees and blended beverages for $2.65 (tall) - $3.45 (Grande)...incredible!!! Our meal arrived quickly and the sandwich was beautifully displayed on a rectangular plate. Everything was expertly seasoned and top quality...this is definitely not fast food. The pizza crust was chewy and the crust was crisp, with a perfect amount of Gardein and Daiya cheese. We couldn't believe that a pizza this size and this quality was only $7.99. Jose acknowledged that his prices are inordinately low, but he feels that if he can ramp up to enough steady business, he can keep them this low. Grean Peas is undoubtedly the greatest find in quite some time. Don't hesitate to run there ASAP and try it for yourself.