Vegan Pizza by the Slice Comes to Wrigleyville

Move over Whole Foods, Ian’s Pizza in Wrigleyville is getting in on the vegan pizza by the slice game:

Chicago, IL – December 6, 2010 – Ian’s Pizza Wrigleyville has announced a vegan pizza by the slice line-up to its pre-made offerings every Thursday night starting January 6th, 2010, from 5:00pm-10:00pm.

“We recently participated in World Vegan Week along with three other Chicago restaurants,” said Dimitri Syrkin-Nikolau, Ian’s Pizza Wrigleyville General Manager. “We had such a positive response — from customers and from staff — that we wanted to keep a focus on vegan pizza in an ongoing way. It seemed the best way to do that would be to offer a variety of vegan slices in the window at a certain day and time.”

So for the next two months, starting Thursday, January 6th from 5pm-10pm, Ian’s Wrigleyville will be offering at least one of its four main vegan pizzas by the slice in the window, ready to eat in two minutes or less.

“We can’t guarantee which pie (or pies) will be in the window,” said Michael Wood, Assistant Manager. “It will be one of four choices — the vegan Florentine, the three-veggie, the chicken seitan taco, or the pepperoni/sausage seitan. But it will be at least one, and possibly more.”

For the past year and a half, Ian’s Pizza Wrigleyville has had vegan ingredients on-hand to make whole pies, but this is the first time (except for the recent World Vegan Week) when they’ll make sure to have vegan pizza ready to heat in the window. Ian’s uses Chicago Soydairy’s Teese Vegan Cheese, Upton’s Naturals Chicken and Sausage Seitan, and Yues’ Soy Pepperoni.

Ian’s Pizza By the Slice opened its first restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin in 2001. Known for its unusual toppings, high-quality ingredients, and late-night crowds, there are now four locations. The third location, Ian’s Pizza Wrigleyville, opened at 3463 N. Clark Street in July 2008.

6 thoughts on “Vegan Pizza by the Slice Comes to Wrigleyville”

    1. Yep! Make sure you try out the Soul Veg/Ste Martaen Food Truck on your next visit, too. We posted about them a few weeks back. Their Buffalo wings are the best!

  1. Not sure if they’re honoring that or not. I agree it would be awesome if they do. I can’t make it for the first Thursday night to ask unfortunately due to work, but I’ll post as soon as I find out more. If you find out first, Beth, let us know!

  2. Does Ian’s Pizza carefully segregate prep area and utensils and are they conscientious about cross contamination in general, at least when it comes to the so-called “vegan” versions of their food?

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