Pretty good vegan comfort food
Posted on 07 / 29 / 2010
First off, i'm not a big fan of processed vegan 'cheese' - i've tried all the major brands and don't really like any of them. They all have a texture (when melted) that feels too plasticky to me - and none of them could be considered healthful because they're all so processed. That said, the Daiya cheese used at Cruzer is the best (least bad) of all of them, as it melts well and tastes acceptable (and some people love it). Personally, i prefer using either hummus or a homemade nut-based cheesy sauce.
That said, Cruzer does a respectable job within the genre of conventional vegan-cheese pizzas. The flavor and texture is somewhere between Domino's and CPK, but a little closer to the former in that they do veganized versions of the common meat pizza pies, sticking as close as possible to the comfort food side of the pizza galaxy, but they also have a few more exotic items like a BBQ chicken pizza (tasty) and one with Indian-style ingredients.
They also do calzone and pasta.
Cruzer isn't gourmet or organic, nor is it a place for unwavering health nuts or careful calorie counters, but as vegan comfort-food pizza goes, it probably won't disappoint.
And one of the best things about it is that it's all vegan. We were delighted not to have to worry about whether our pizza was sliced with the same cutter as a non-vegan pizza. Thanks for going all-vegan, Cruzer!
Tasty vegan pizza classics, All vegan (no cheese worries)
Not particularly healthful, Not organic