Known for their pizza good enough to not make most people miss dairy and meat, this fast-casual spot quickly rose to prominence in Vancouver’s steadily gentrified Chinatown, where they whip out 10″ pies on hand-stretched three-day dough.
Using Virtuous Pie’s housemade nut cheeses, the joint fires up crowd pleasing pizzas like the popular “Stranger Wings” (Bianca, Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower, Crisp Fried Shallots, Blue Cheese Drizzle, Scallion) and the “Kim-Jack” (Hoisin Crema, Cashew Mozzarella, Kimchi, Gochujang Braised Jackfruit, Roast Broccolini, Scallion).
In addition to pizzas, Virtuous Pie makes a slender rotating selection of salads that can work as sides or mains, and they scoop their own completely plant-based ice creams. They also offer a brunch menu on weekends, which is a fully vegan array of breakfast pizzas, bowls, tacos, and more. You’ll find kombucha on tap, natural sodas, and cold-pressed juice, too.
Toronto-based design company Mason Studio is working on the Toronto space, as well as a second Vancouver space in the works. College Street’s Virtuous Pie will be 1500 square feet on two levels, and will also include outdoor space, with a total seating capacity of 66, according to VP’s reps.
The new Vancouver location, as well as the Toronto location, are numbers three and four for Virtuous Pie; the mini chain expanded in 2017 to Portland, Oregon, too.
“It has always been our goal to expand Virtuous Pie. The fact that we’ve been able to do so relatively quickly is a testament to the delicious food we serve and the great response we’ve had from the public since we first launched,” says Director of Marketing and Business Development, Lia Loukas.
Address: 611 College Street