• Trail Rider Pizza

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. The house made sauce and dough are suitable for vegans. Offers vegan cheese for pizza, salad, or sandwich. Kitchen will make vegan customization where possible. Relocated from Tijeras. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-9:30pm, Sun 11:00am-8:30pm.

21 Reviews

First Review by Lizziejizzie


Points +40

28 Jul 2023

Great options

Very willing to modify things that aren't already fully vegan and can speak to these options and choices well.
Great atmosphere. Food can be pretty filling so plan well. Excellent desserts so save some space.

Pros: Great staff, Great food, Fun, eclectic atmosphere

Cons: Pace was fine- Not super fast though



Points +27

07 Jul 2023

A destination for most, a blessing for the EM

Always great. The only downside of TRP is making a decision between the pizza, Stromboli or the meatball sub. All are vegan, filling and delicious.
Would rate 5 stars if app would let me

Pros: Lots of vegan dishes, Freshly made, Not unnecessarily expensive

Cons: Trying to decide between all the great meals


Points +55

11 Nov 2022

Must stop!

This was our second time here trying their vegan items and it was an even better experience than last time! Our server (I think their name was Tenaya) was absolutely amazing! They were very helpful with choosing what to try and just so enjoyable to chat with. I also loved that they asked if we were vegan before telling us the specials for the day. We got the vegan green chilli cheese bread (size of a 12" pizza so just be aware), vegan focaccia grilled cheese, and vegan cheeseburger pickle pizza (SO GOOD). The vibe inside is also really fun! They also have a little bakery section that is mostly vegan! Can't recommend enough!

Pros: So many vegan options , Very friendly staff


Points +103

05 Nov 2021

What a gem!

We stayed in a somewhat remote air bnb around cedar crest for my birthday, I thought we’d have to go into Albuquerque to get any decent vegan food so it was such a pleasant surprise to find this place pretty close by! We got pizza, a calzone, cauliflower wings, and some delicious brownies and it made a great birthday dinner.

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, yay!


Points +48

31 Oct 2021

Vegan Italian perfection!

I love this pizza place!! Mozzarella sticks (vegan) and pizza are amazing!!


Points +58

16 Sep 2021

What a pleasant surprise!

We stopped in because I found it on Happy Cow but there were not reviews or menu details. There is a whole page of vegan options and all of the deserts in their display are vegan. I had the vegan cheese pizza but there are many vegan meat replacements. Owners and staff were really friendly and helpful.

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +66

10 Jan 2020

Food made with love

We had a great visit to Trail Rider Pizza. I had the cauliflower buffalo and garlic Parmesan wings with a vegan ranch dressing. The wings were fresh made and quite tasty. I also had the vegan philly cheese steak made from their own recipe and I loved it. Probably could of eaten two. My partner had a gluten free pizza with a stack of veggies. Their scratch made dough was made with chickpea flour and had a great taste. She also enjoyed the vegan Tuscan soup. I brought home the vegan sticky buns that looked so good I had to try one. The best part of our visit was the staff. You can tell they like what they are doing. From the person who took our order, the chef that delivered our food and the owner who answered our questions and told us about their place with pride. We are planning on going back next week for some live music and a vegan calzone.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Most food made from scratch , Friendly staff and owner


Points +22

14 Sep 2019

Deserves all the stars!!

This place doesn’t just offer vegan options, they have an entire vegan menu and it’s all delicious. They are always coming up with new ideas and they enjoy making vegan food. The cauliflower wings are amazing and the pizza is delightful even for non vegans. We make the trip to the east mountains just to eat here.

Pros: Entire vegan menu, Understand vegan needs, Use dedicated vegan dishes


Points +58

14 Jul 2019

Delicious food

We had the vegan stromboli, vegan green chili cheesebread, the vegan meatball sub, green chili brownie and cinnamon roll, all of it was delicious, we will definitely be there back for the rest of the vegan menu! .

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Vegan desserts homemade, Fun, friendly staff


Points +35

02 Jul 2019

So tasty!!

Trail Rider Pizza was such a great find. Tons of vegan options in an area that’s pretty good of any options. They have the best mozzarella sticks (Notzarella sticks)!!
We didn’t try their pizza because we filled up on Notzarella sticks and Cauliflower wings, but we plan to head back in a couple days to do so.

Pros: Separate vegan menu, Violife cheese! (Not gross Daiya), Vegan desserts.

Cons: None


Points +456

02 Jun 2019

Great options!

Very friendly and knowledgeable about vegan options. We ordered the Notzarella sticks, a pizza with pepperoni, and a meatball sandwich. Everything was great, and we want to try the other options! We also got a brownie to go. They have several vegan dessert options. Nice vibe. They hope to have beer and wine soon.

Pros: Many options, Friendly


Points +36

23 Jan 2019

10 Stars!!! They only allow 4 if a place isn’t fully Vegan

Always greeted with a smile, and usually a hug or two :-)

Pros: Fully 1/3 of the menu is Vegan - YAY Choices!!!, Very delicious and creative! , Love the cauliflower “hot wings”


Points +44

01 Aug 2018

Excellent pizza!

Their pizza is very good, they are generous with the toppings, and their service is friendly. There are very few vegan options in the area, and this place was not a disappointment.


Points +26

01 Jul 2018

my life is complete

FINALLY some real vegan food in the east mountains! The vegan food here is not an after thought! Tons of options made with attention to detail and LOVE, like made in house "pepperoni" and "ricotta cheese". The only thing more awesome than the pizza are the owners, what a great family business to support. Can't wait to go back and try the calzones!


Points +503

25 May 2018

Best Vegan Pizza

We just finished the best vegan pizza I’ve ever had. It is their Santa Fe pizza, which has sausage, meatballs, pepperoni, olives, jalapeños, and sauce. It was DELICIOUS!!!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Very reasonably priced


Points +18

09 May 2018


Trail Rider Pizza is my new favorite pizza place! Wonderful cheese. TRY THE VEGAN GREEN CHILI BREAD STICKS. you can’t even tell they are vegan. My boyfriend who is non vegan absolutely loved their food also. Wonderful service. 5 stars on my board. If only they had a little more seating and expanded locations one day. This place could make a killing. Keep it up. Thank you guys for making new mexico more vegan friendly.

Pros: Food, Friendly Service

Cons: very limited seating


Points +16

12 Mar 2018

5 stars!

Great vegan pizza, homemade vegan pepperoni! The owner was so friendly and even gave us a mix cd for the road.

Pros: many vegan options, friendly staff, cozy and quaint


Points +44

13 Dec 2017

Best vegan pizza in the Albuquerque area.

I've tried the vegan cheese bread, pizza, calzone and stromboli. All of the vegan options taste great.


Points +499

21 Nov 2017

Vegan & Gluten-free Friendly!

While staying in Tejeras we were happy to find this jewel.

We are vegan and our friends are gluten-free. So sometimes it can be challenging to find a restaurant where everyone can have a delicious meal. This was that place. Everyone loved their food!

If you don't like Daiya (and many people don't) they use Violife cheese. We really enjoyed it. Plus they have house-made tofu ricotta. We added that to our pizza as well, because, well, why not!

The leftovers heated up beautifully and we got to experience our pizza and green chile cheese bread all over again.

The only reason we are giving this 4 stars instead of 5 is that the system won't allow a 5-star rating to a restaurant that serves meat.

Pros: Delicious food, Awesome for mixed company (veg, omnivore, GF), Family run

Cons: It's in Tejeras and we're not, Limited seating - get it to go!


Points +86

14 Nov 2017

Amazing Vegan Pizza!

This place is awesome! They have a vegan menu. I got the vegan pizza with half vegan ricotta, and the owner provided some vegan parmesan to sprinkle over top. I also got an order of the breadsticks which came with a dip. Both were fantastic and were just as good when heated up later.

There are a few places in the ABQ area that have vegan pizza, and this place is the best by far. Friendly staff, food is made with love, and really the best options when it comes to a vegan pizza menu.

The owner and her family (including her kid) are vegan and very friendly!

Pros: vegan menu, violife cheese, vegan owned

Cons: serves meat, I can't give 5 stars


Points +90

18 Oct 2017

favorite vegan option to date

I have too many great things to say about this place. This is a cozy, (vegan) family run business just outside of Albuquerque. They've got amazing vegan menu full of great options. We ended up getting a pizza with vegan cheese, HOUSE MADE tofu ricotta, and veggie toppings, as well as the green chili cheese bread. The portions were great and the price was right, but the food was incredible! Curated with love, kindness, and fresh ingredients. We came in today where they were donating 25% of the proceeds for vegan orders to the animal sanctuary near by. So happy to support a vegan sanctuary, and some sweet, local vegans all in one fellow swoop! I know we will be coming here time and time again. I will be telling every vegan I meet about this place, and I hope if they visit it warms their heart as much as it warmed mine! If anyone at trail rider ever reads this, I wish I would've caught your names, but thank you for being so great and thanks for making such awesome food!

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