Hello and welcome to the NOiG series Eat the Guide! In this series, I explore the scores of restaurants included in the NOIG Vegan-Friendly Restaurant Guide. You can follow along in the guide or right here on the blog, or both of course. See previous posts here, and enjoy!
On Saturday, September 10th, I took a visit to Mid City Pizza on Banks Street. Having begun in a rather more humble space across the street, the pizza parlor now inhabits a spacious and attractive corner storefront and boasts some of the best vegan pizza in town.
Hours of Operation: 11am to 12 midnight, seven days a week, with happy hour every day from 11am to 6pm.
Service Style: Pizza and anything else is ordered at the main counter and paid for up front; pizza is brought out to your table when ready. This seems to be a common model for pizza restaurants around Nola. Delivery is available in the Mid-City area.
Alcohol or Espresso: No espresso here, but there's beer on tap and by the bottle including Abita. There is also wine and cocktails.
Price Range: Pizza starts at $7.99 for a small plus $1 per topping, and $15 for a large plus $1.25 per topping. Vegan cheese adds $3 for a small and $5 for a large. Meaning that a large vegan cheese pizza is, yes, $20. But a large is LARGE - like, there's no way you're finishing that thing if less than three very hungry people are involved.
The pizza came out steaming hot and delicious, and paired perfectly with my Abita Amber pint. These folks understand Daiya, and add more of a sprinkling than a thick layer of the cheese. We also had mushrooms, red onion, roasted red pepper, and (fresh!) pineapple. Having ordered a Large, we could of course only finish half and had the rest to snack on over the weekend.
Final Thoughts: Mid City Pizza offers the best thin crust game around. They also go out of their way to make sure that vegans are well-accommodated, which makes them well worth a visit in my book.