VEGAN PIZZAS IN GENEVA WORTH STAYING IN FOR…
by Chené Koscielny
Going vegan in Geneva is not easy – particularly if you’re not a great cook or if you’ve got a soft spot for pizza or melted cheese – what with tartiflette, fondue and raclette under your nose wherever you go.
THANKS A LOT, GRETA!
But Veganuary and Swedish climate change sensation Greta Thunberg have not gone unnoticed in our home – particularly among my teenagers – one of whom announced out of the blue that he was going vegan. This is a child who until now has never touched a carrot and would go to great lengths to remove courgettes from a stew. Suddenly, he’s refusing to eat anything without lentils or chickpeas.
As if cooking for a family of 5 is not stressful enough – thanks a lot, Greta!
MOVIE NIGHTS WITH TAKE-OUT TOFU, ANYONE?
Suddenly, our Friday night family movie nights seemed rather pointless – to me at least – without alcohol (Dry January) and pizza (Veganuary).
This is where Dominos Geneva came to our rescue – they have become one of the first local take-away food companies to offer vegan pizzas – as of January 2020.
This offer is in line with global food trends and to satisfy customer demand
“We’ve seen a big increase in demand for vegan pizzas, but also for the many lactose intolerant customers and the growing flexitarian group,” says Chris Kienberger, Dominos Switzerland marketing manager.
All Dominos pizzas are palm oil and lactose free.
OK, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CHEESE?
I have nothing against vegetables – but don’t mess with my cheese – and if you’re going to offer me a pizza without cheese – don’t call it pizza – vegetable tart maybe, but pizza it ain’t!
Thankfully, Dominos has managed to track down a good quality local vegan cheese to top their vegan pizzas and so, I was happy to trial a movie night with vegan pizzas – although I did have a four cheese supermarket pizza (and bottle of Chardonnay) on standby – just in case.
DID WE FEEL CHEATED?
The proof of the pudding…
We tried all 3 vegan pizzas:
The Veganita (like margarita) with tomato and vegan cheese, was satisfying and very edible.
The Vegan Supreme comes with tomato sauce, vegan cheese, spinach, peppers, mushrooms, fresh tomatoes and olives – this pizza looked great with different colours and was very satisfying with a lot of different flavours and the cheese was surprisingly good.
Our favourite, though, was the Vegan Heaven – with tomato sauce, vegan cheese, spinach, red onions, fresh tomato and garlic.
What made this pizza special was the crunchiness and the garlic taste, combined with the cheese.
We didn’t feel cheated in any way.
MORE VEGAN CHOICES
At the moment the number of restaurants offering vegan food and particularly vegan pizzas – with cheese – in Geneva are few and far between, but things are changing.
It’s great to see this pizza chain taking the initiative in a market that is still a step or two behind global food trends. Also read our previous article about Vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Geneva here.
Dominos deliver across Geneva – check here if they deliver to your area. Or, if not, you can always pick up or eat in store.
Pictet de Rochemont 33, 1207 Eaux-Vives
Rue Sismondi 2, 1201 Genève
Avenue Wendt 1, 1203 Genève
Boulevard Carl-Vogt 6, 1205 Genève
Rue Caroline 49, 1227 Carouge
Chemin des Pallettes 25, 1212 Lancy