Amy’s Vegan Margherita Pizza Review

Amy's Vegan Margherita Pizza

While our staffers generally like vegan food, we’re often on the fence about vegan pizza. Vegan cheese (or cheeze, as Amy’s Kitchen calls it ) isn’t easy to get right, and we find that it’s usually better when it’s used in a sauce. In spite of that, the Amy’s Kitchen Vegan Margherita Pizza was calling out to us. Just look at that hand-stretched wheat crust pictured on the box — how could we say no to that?

Although this dish is vegan, heating it up doesn’t require you to do anything different than your regular, non-frozen pizza. We did find that we needed to cook it for slightly longer than the recommended cook time. Amy’s suggests cooking it for 12-14 minutes, but it was around 17 minutes when our pizza was finally done.

Amy's Vegan Margherita Pizza

This smells absolutely amazing when it comes out of the oven, which made us all the more eager to dig it. It’s not a perfect imitation of the pizza on the box — the cheeze is a lot messier than it looks in the picture — but this is still a treat. We sliced ours into pieces, divvied it up between two reviewers, and prepared for some non-cheesy goodness.

Amy's Vegan Margherita Pizza

So here’s the deal. Our staff absolutely loved this pizza when we first tried it. The faux cheese can be a little runny, which we’re not crazy about, but the rest of the pizza is so good it’s easy to ignore the imperfections of the vegan-friendly cheeze. The crust is perfectly seasoned and totally delicious; we would have gladly eaten it plain. The texture of the cheeze is imperfect, but it tastes great, especially when it blends with the sweet and savory tomato sauce.

The problem is that, a few hours later, both staffers who had eaten this pizza felt sick. It wasn’t anything serious — just some nausea — but it seemed clear that something about the dish unsettled our stomachs. The ingredients look pretty basic, so we’re not sure what the issue could be, and it’s possible that it wasn’t the pizza at all. Our stomach issues just make this otherwise tasty vegan dish hard to recommend.

If you feel like taking the risk, the Amy’s Kitchen Vegan Margherita Pizza is pretty darn tasty. However, due to the stomach issues we had afterward, we’re hesitant to give this one our stamp of approval. If you eat this and enjoy it, please let us know in the comments section below — and let us know how you feel afterward!

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this Amy’s Kitchen vegan pizza, check out our package scan below.

Amy's Vegan Margherita Pizza
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