Thursday, January 22, 2009

food: Pizza Plaza

The Oakland blogosphere seems to be on a food kick this week. Today in Montclair gives a rundown of food options on Thornhill. Living in the O has reviews of the various Thai restaurants in downtown (with the promise of more reviews to come!) And OaklandGoods has a preview of the Jack London Market, which sounds amazing, as well as a review of Ozumo.

So in that vein, I offer a brief review of Pizza Plaza. I tend away from restaurant reviews because I'm a vegetarian and most reviews don't cover that aspect. But Pizza Plaza was highly recommended by the owner of Micio Mambo (a vegan products store near the Grand Lake Theater), and has a 4-star rating on Yelp.

Pizza Plaza is at 6211 Shattuck, just south of Alcatraz. In short, I liked it. Not for the ambiance (limited), or the web site (weren't unwarranted sounds on websites outlawed along with the 'blink' tag?), but the vegan pizza we ordered was very good. Not Zachary's good (nothing else is), but a lot less guilt and not-so-good-for-you stuff as it was not only vegetarian but vegan (i.e., no animal products.) We had one of the menu combos, but you can also design your own, either vegetarian or fully vegan. They have limited beverage options, with no alcohol. In the future we'll probably just call ahead and pick one up to eat at home. I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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