Okay, let’s imagine a scene: you’re out, it’s getting a little late and you have to be somewhere … approximately 10 minutes ago … but you are suddenly very hungry – what do you do? We’re going to wager that nine out of ten chances are you thought, grab some pizza! Yes, pizza, the universally loved food that is as easy as it is delicious. But what if you’re trying to avoid dairy? Then suddenly things might not seem so easy-breezy in the pizza world. Well, dairy-free pizza lovers, we have some great news for you!
Champs Diner, known for providing popular all-vegan comfort food, has partnered with Blackbird Pizzeria, a vegan pizza joint in Philly to open up “Screamers Pizzeria,” Brooklyn’s very first all-vegan pizzeria. Seeing great potential in quality dairy-free pizza, Champs decided to close down the Greenpoint outpost of their two-location chain and instead use the space for this new venture.
While you can grab a vegan slice at Two Boots or go the more upscale route at 00+Co, Screamers offers a more traditional pizza experience – except sans cheese.The new location will turn out classic cheese pies; a white pie with garlic oil, vegan cheese, broccoli rabe, caramelized onions and homemade almond ricotta; and their namesake “The Screamer” with garlic oil, vegan cheese, Cremini and Oyster mushrooms and parsley, topped with homemade almond parm, among others. With all of the amazing pizza New York has to offer, can Screamers Pizzeria really deliver a delicious pizza slice that melts, stretches, and generally keep the spirit of the pizza New Yorkers love intact? Well, considering the fact that dairy-free cheese, especially nut-based cheese, has truly advanced to unforeseen levels these past few years and is being celebrated by foodies of all kinds, if there was ever a time that this feat would be possible, it’s now.
Along with the fact that consumers are starting to become frankly put off by the dairy industry due to their use of antibiotics and hormones, their hugely negative environmental impact, and their mistreatment of cows, it has never been a better time to get into the dairy-free business. Screamers Pizzeria is simply providing options for yet another comfort food favorite that normally depended on dairy. Well, one thing is for sure, it doesn’t anymore.
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