Vegan Pizza Obsession: Classic Slice Pizza, Milwaukee

By JD for

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  Cheese-less pizza is SO MUCH better than pizza with cheese!  No really, I’m being serious…

Don’t roll your eyes – it is so true, but with one little caveat: the ingredients must be top-notch.  This means no wilted spinach, old sprouty onions, tasteless tomatoes, or scraps from the bottom of your fridge.  It also means that your sauce must be flavorful and – preferably – home-made.

When it comes to the perfect pizza, I’ve done several posts on making your own (I’m apparently a bit of an addict), but for some reason I’ve completely neglected to talk about one of my favorite take-away pizza places.

Fortunately, that mistake is about to be remedied, as I lovingly dedicate the remainder of this post to the hipsters at Classic Slice in Milwaukee.

Somehow their pizza always convinces me that driving 2 hours, out-of-state, just for lunch, makes perfect sense, despite the fact that there are 10 pizza places within a stone’s throw of my apartment.  Yep, I’m really that pathetic!

Pictured, below, is one of the main reasons that CH and I keep keep going back to Classic Slice: the bread sticks.  Not only are they made from the same flawless dough that’s used for the pizza, but they’re also covered with fresh garlic and herbs, and accompanied by a pot of tasty tomato sauce.

One of CH’s favorite vegan picks, the Mediterranean, is in the photo below.  The pizza is covered with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, olive tapanade, and vegan sausage.  Notice that (1) it has no cheese, and (2) it is, nevertheless, delicious, even to my cheese-loving boyfriend!Even though Classic Slice offers 3 vegan options, the control freak side of me leads me to the “create your own” option time and time again.  I’m a sucker for black and green olives, garlic, tomatoes, and lots and lots of nutritional yeast (see the pic below).  Extra sauce is great, too….


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