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 Post subject: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:07 pm 
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Hey Montréalers!

I just came back from Boston and ate at an amazing vegan pizza place and I think Montréal needs one!
I am seriously thinking about doing something like this.... would love to here from Vegan/Veggie montréalers if a vegan pizza joint is something that they would want. Delivery is a must. Daiya cheese, whole wheat crusts, organic veggies, small baked goods, etc.

Let's make some noise!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:07 pm 
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I would patronize your place for sure, but I would suggest you don't use Daiya or at least have other options for vegan cheese. I'm not particularly fond of Daiya and I know a lot of other people who aren't either. There are other good options- like the newer, improved stretchy Teese and even Follow Your Heart has improved their recipe. Cheezly is great but might be too exspensive for wholesale?

But it would be awesome if you did this!

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 Post subject: Re: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:13 pm 
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I would definitely look into other cheese options than Daiya.
I have tried the Teese that comes in the white wrapper (kind of like Pillsbury cookies) but I felt it was a bit watery. Maybe it would be different on a pizza!

I had a calzone at Peace o pie and although it was filled with Daiya, I didn't notice anything other than cheesy goodness mixed in with all the toppings. Maybe it's not as good on a slice?

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 Post subject: Re: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:21 pm 
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That's awesome! I would totally patronize it if I were in montreal.

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 Post subject: Re: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:28 pm 
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I had a calzone at Peace o pie and although it was filled with Daiya, I didn't notice anything other than cheesy goodness mixed in with all the toppings. Maybe it's not as good on a slice?

yeah I think it's really bad on top of slices, for some reason. It definitely is better inside of things like calzones. I'd just like to see more places offering options other than Daiya, not necessarily getting rid of it because I know a lot of people do like it. It's just annoying because it seems like every pizza place suddenly switched to Daiya when it first came out.

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 Post subject: Re: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
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I love Daiya on pizza slices. I like to get plain cheese pizza with only daiya but I get other toppings sometimes, too. I put daiya on my biscuits and gravy. Some people just have different tastes. Excitement overwhelms me about the new teese recipe.

Although, I am not a good market survey-ee because I am not in Montreal, so maybe you gotta hit the streets? Find those dairy intolerant and those vegans. Ask them questions!

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 Post subject: Re: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:47 pm 
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I can't imagine ANY vegan who would turn down a slice of pizza!
At least thats what my bf told me last night, lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:12 pm 
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reesepryde wrote:
Hey Montréalers!

I just came back from Boston and ate at an amazing vegan pizza place and I think Montréal needs one!
I am seriously thinking about doing something like this.... would love to here from Vegan/Veggie montréalers if a vegan pizza joint is something that they would want. Delivery is a must. Daiya cheese, whole wheat crusts, organic veggies, small baked goods, etc.

Let's make some noise!!!


I suggest you try talking a small local pizza chain to offer a vegan option... like Tomato / Fresh & Fabulous.
Vivres used to do pizza, but for some reason they stopped.

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 Post subject: Re: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:51 pm 
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Does 49 cent pizza still exist? It's not vegan, but I used to eat there all the time when I was in university (when I was vegetarian, not vegan). I vote for vegan 49 cent pizza! But really, any vegan pizza by the slice is awesome, and I'd patronize it when I come to visit my sister.

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 Post subject: Re: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:17 pm 
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Does 49 cent pizza still exist? It's not vegan, but I used to eat there all the time when I was in university (when I was vegetarian, not vegan). I vote for vegan 49 cent pizza! But really, any vegan pizza by the slice is awesome, and I'd patronize it when I come to visit my sister.


Haha, those were the (pre-vegan) days! Super thin crust, a hole-in-the-wall joint brimming with students. What was it, a slice and a drink for $1.50, 2 slices and a drink for $2? I think that place lasted a year or two.

Now, you'd definitely have a money-losing venture on your hands if you sold pizza at 49 cents a slice. i doubt you could sell a basic vegan pizza (crust, sauce and some veggies) for 49 cents. I don't even think 99 cent pizza places exist any longer. Inflation has put an end to that.


One place that I suggest, and is vegan friendly, in the area (near Guy and de Maisonneuve) is Al Taiib. It's a middle eastern restaurant that's open 24/7 so a lot of cab drivers hang out there. They have a salad bar that's charged by weight (usually very fresh) and you can get spinach only fatayers that are really good! Order a za-taar (no cheese) at the counter and have it dressed up the way you want! Very cheap.. about $2 and one is very filling. Take some to go for later too.

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 Post subject: Re: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:28 pm 
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mean soybean wrote:
reesepryde wrote:
Hey Montréalers!

I just came back from Boston and ate at an amazing vegan pizza place and I think Montréal needs one!
I am seriously thinking about doing something like this.... would love to here from Vegan/Veggie montréalers if a vegan pizza joint is something that they would want. Delivery is a must. Daiya cheese, whole wheat crusts, organic veggies, small baked goods, etc.

Let's make some noise!!!


I suggest you try talking a small local pizza chain to offer a vegan option... like Tomato / Fresh & Fabulous.
Vivres used to do pizza, but for some reason they stopped.


I doubt I could get them to carry Daiya cheese. There was a tomato near me but it just closed.

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 Post subject: Re: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:31 pm 
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mean soybean wrote:
reesepryde wrote:
Hey Montréalers!

I just came back from Boston and ate at an amazing vegan pizza place and I think Montréal needs one!
I am seriously thinking about doing something like this.... would love to here from Vegan/Veggie montréalers if a vegan pizza joint is something that they would want. Delivery is a must. Daiya cheese, whole wheat crusts, organic veggies, small baked goods, etc.

Let's make some noise!!!


I suggest you try talking a small local pizza chain to offer a vegan option... like Tomato / Fresh & Fabulous.
Vivres used to do pizza, but for some reason they stopped.


I doubt I could get them to carry Daiya cheese. There was a tomato near me but it just closed.


I suspect there was only the one Tomato location.

Well, I've always wanted to open a vegan bakery/cafe, and I would do pizza, but it's complicated to me. I'd only want to deal with the food part and not get too deep into the business part. If food carts were allowed in Quebec, I'd totally quit my day job and do that. I figure there's less red tape in food carts.

Food related, but not in the same sense, Viva Granola will be opening a physical location in January. I hope for their sake they can survive, what with the responsibility of rent, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:48 pm 
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Are you from Montreal?
A food truck would be really cool! I've seen regular ones around before.
Ive been looking at some resto's for rent and a lot are turnkey so it's just about finding the right location.
And partnering up with a la carte express so that there's delivery.
I'm dying to open something up.

I think viva will do fine. When I first starting ordering from them they weren't even charging taxes (because they hadn't sold enough) and then taxes appeared and now they're moving into a store. I have a feeling they've grown a lot recently. I know that it's going to be my one stop shop from now on.

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 Post subject: Re: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
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Oh man, I saw the name of this thread and was like "Montreal Road trip time!!!". Soooo, yes, please open a pizza place there that would just make an awesome city even awesomer. You can get Diya on Pizza here in Toronto, at a place called the Magic Oven. I like Diya on pizza. You just have to be careful to not use to much I think.


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 Post subject: Re: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:57 am 
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I would be a regular customer and probably gain mad weight because of it.
I'd suggest a few different cheese types, I know FYH is the only vegan cheese I've found doesn't taste like bum.
Plus, there's always the cheeseless options like crumbled fried tofu or bbq sauce instead. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:30 am 
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Glad to know that if I opened this, I'd get customers. lol

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:22 am 
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MMMMMM, Vegan pizza. I will definitely come if you open up a vegan pizza place. Montreal needs one!


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 Post subject: Re: Montréal Vegan Pizza Place
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:29 pm 
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reesepryde wrote:
Are you from Montreal?
A food truck would be really cool! I've seen regular ones around before.
Ive been looking at some resto's for rent and a lot are turnkey so it's just about finding the right location.
And partnering up with a la carte express so that there's delivery.
I'm dying to open something up.

I think viva will do fine. When I first starting ordering from them they weren't even charging taxes (because they hadn't sold enough) and then taxes appeared and now they're moving into a store. I have a feeling they've grown a lot recently. I know that it's going to be my one stop shop from now on.


Yup, from Montreal. I think it's sad how Toronto has more veg*n places than us. Though, we have Chu Chai...
I think Viva will do better if they start offering shoes like Vegan Essentials. In terms of Canadian online vegan shops, theirs has the most stuff.
Make sure a la carte doesn't charge you too much. Might be better if you get a guy with a car at first. Also, very important, you need a business plan and start-up capital!



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I'd suggest a few different cheese types, I know FYH is the only vegan cheese I've found doesn't taste like bum.


I post a lot about pizza on my blog and FYH is my cheese of preference because it's widely available and I know how to make it melt, as opposed to every other person who talks about their melting-woes online.

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I'm so glad you liked your calzone at Peace o Pie! That's one of my favorite "reward" foods (I achieve something and then treat myself to a calzone, haha).

I would be so super-thrilled if there was a vegan pizza place in Montreal! I haven't been up there in about two years, but it's one of my favorite places to go do a quick vacation when I can afford, and pizza is always such a nice option!

Besides, everywhere needs a vegan pizza place.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:44 pm 
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Besides, everywhere needs a vegan pizza place.


Yes, everyone needs pizza

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I would totally eat there when I go to montreal! Dooo eeet.

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I'd love it! As I said in the past, Montreal do have some bright spots but I feel like it lacks quite a few type of restaurants. Pairing your pizza place with a few greasy junk food items like philly cheese steak or corndogs would be even better imo!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:08 am 
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I'd love it! As I said in the past, Montreal do have some bright spots but I feel like it lacks quite a few type of restaurants. Pairing your pizza place with a few greasy junk food items like philly cheese steak or corndogs would be even better imo!


Oh yeah I would totally do homemade "burgers", chikn wings, fried polenta, calzones, and desserts!!!!

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