I have to admit…after eating PIzza in Napoli, Italy this summer, it’s pretty difficult to find a pizza that comes close to the masterpiece Italy has created. I recently ventured about 30 minutes from Hollywood to meet a friend for lunch in Valencia. Being vegan I always “google” for places with vegan choices before I head out! My friend isn’t vegan but is gluten free and wanted some pizza…SO there it was… Must find a *Vegan* *Gluten Free* *Pizza Place* that is actually tasty…in…..Valencia... mission impossible?
Sure, If it had been MISSION: Vegan Pizza in Hollywood- easy cheesy..but Valencia? As difficult as I thought it would be to find such a specific place- after just a few minutes of searching Tomato Joe’s popped up!
Now, Tomato Joe’s isn’t 100% vegan but it offers something for everyone! Whole Wheat, Gluten Free, Vegan, Beer Batter Crust, Traditional, Thin, New York style….and that is just the crust! They have every topping from Vegan Italian Sausage, Vegan Pepperoni, Vegan Chicken, Vegan Chorizo, Veggies, Vegan Mozzarella! They also have numerous vegan sauces for your pizza to choose from! Tomato Joe’s also offers fresh organic salads to go with your delicious pizza!
My friend and I decided on a 14″ Pizza (Chipotle Pesto Sauce, Vegan Chorizo, Pineapple, and Onion) $11.89 … AMAZING- they make it fresh while you wait, so it takes a few minutes but it comes out hot and delicious. The Chipotle Pesto Sauce contains: Smoked Mild Jalapenos & Pesto. The Vegan Chorizo was crisp and tasty paired perfectly with the fresh Pineapple and Onion.. I really can’t describe how good this pizza was! I was pleasantly surprised!
Tomato Joe’s is a must if you’re ever in the Valencia area- and if you aren’t make a trip out! Whether you stay in for a pizza or have one delivered (within a 3 mile radius)..you won’t be sorry!
27732 McBean Pkwy
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am- 9pm / Fri & Sat 11am- 10pm