The hardest part of eating vegan is explaining to the family that the flamingo tongues at the Saturnalia banquet still count as meat. Today’s Groupon serves up healthy vegan pizzas for eaters of all persuasions: for $8, you get $16 worth of vegan pizza and more at Peace o’ Pie on Cambridge Street.
Peace o’ Pie feeds hungry and health-conscious mouths with a menu made mostly from organic ingredients and absolutely vegan recipes. Each pie is lovingly crafted with unbleached flour and unrefined sugar, leaving customers with an all-natural nosh perfect for eco-conscious eating. Take on a tasty Not-So-Secret-Garden for a tasty discus of green bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, spinach, and mushrooms ($11/small, $16/medium, $19/large), or a buffalo chick’n for a savory dose of house-made buffalo sauce and imitation chicken with genuine savory splendor ($12/$17/$20).
Peace o’ Pie’s portable calzones ($9–$13+) offer a moveable feast of vegan delights, as do a new set of sandwiches on Iggy's ciabatta bread ($9), such as The Tempteh, which tops a pile of tempeh bacon with spinach and chipotle aioli. Beverages such as Santa Cruz sparkling juice ($1.75), Honest Teas ($2.25), or Maine Root ($2.25) are on hand for refreshing postpizzal hydration.
Peace o’ Pie complements its vegan cuisine with eco-friendly building practices, including recycling and composting waste, using energy-saving bulbs, and using recyclable utensils and materials. Even the building itself is eco-friendly, with 65% recycled ceiling tiles, a bamboo counter front, and a close friendship with a nearby tree.
Peace o' Pie
According to Denise Taylor of the Boston Globe, the "scrupulously vegan" Peace o' Pie eatery is run by vegan foodies who "refuse to skimp on taste," adding that Daiya’s "tapioca-based mozzarella lives up to all the hype. It really does stretch, brown, and satisfy in a way close to real cheese." The pizza's dairy-free cheese—along with other fresh ingredients and totally vegan ingredients—have garnered rave reviews from diners and critics alike. The intimate gourmet bistro was the first runner-up in PETA's national Best Vegan Pizza awards, and the Phoenix bestowed it with the Best Restaurant, Veggie award in 2011, predicting that "even carnivores will be impressed." Peace o' Pie has also earned six awards on CityVoter, including being named the Best Vegan restaurant in 2010 and 2011 and a top finalist in the Best Pizza-Slice and Best Pizza-Upscale categories in 2011.
In addition to using ethically minded ingredients on the menu, the vegan owners avoid honey and refined sugars, and opted to use eco-friendly materials during the building's remodel. They chose a sustainably produced bamboo counter front, a countertop of 100% recycled office paper, and ceiling tiles with 65% recycled content. The team also uses compostable, biodegradable packaging and supplies and illuminates the space with energy-saving light bulbs wherever possible.