Update 6/4/2014: I unfortunately learned that ‘due to low demand’, HOMESlyce is no longer offering vegan meat substitutes. They are, however, still offering vegan cheese.
Sometimes, on a hot and stormy September evening, when it’s too humid to turn on the stove or oven but too rainy to want to go out to eat, you just gotta order delivery. Ever since I started having dietary restrictions, that whimsical decision to hit up GrubHub for some eats has gotten to be a little more of a pain, specifically for me since I usually end up crying into a whiskey glass while Mr. NINV and co eat delicious pizza.
Anyway, one of said pizza places, HOMESlyce, recently provided a takeout menu along with Mr. NINV’s order and as I was flipping through it I noticed something magical: “Any ingredients may be substituted with vegan cheese, sausage, pepperoni, or chicken”. Whoa. Awesome! Confession time: I’ve never tried Daiya. Like I said in my post about the Land of Kush, I’m a vegan cheese skeptic. But sometimes a girl just needs pizza (see exhibit A)! So I went with the Homeslyce Spice pizza, which consists of Homeslyce house sauce, mozzarella (veganized), soujuk (beef pepperoni, veganized), kalamata olives, and bell pepper.
I’m pretty sure this WAS Daiya because well, I’ve just seen a lot of pictures on the internet of Daiya on pizzas. I was pretty afraid when I sunk my teeth in for a first bite. From what I understand, this stuff is the cream of the crop, so if I didn’t like it, what was I going to do from there?
But it was awesome! Tbh I didn’t exactly find myself picking up the extra shreds from my plate and putting them straight in my mouth. But everything went together quite well. It was a great combination of flavors for a pizza, and whatever vegan pepperoni they’re using was very delicious! I don’t think I’m joining the Cult of Daiya, but it works when combined with other things.
So would I order from this place again? A thousand times yes! I would probably order again specifically just for the vegan pepperoni, but the other components also came together quite nicely. Thank you, HOMESlyce, for taking vegans seriously enough to provide high quality options on your delivery menu. This truly made my week.
HOMESlyce can be ordered online at http://www.slycethebar.com/, visited in person at 336 N Charles St. (in the heart of Mt. Vernon), or contacted via phone at 443-501-4000. They are open until midnight or later every day, which makes it perfect for our slightly crazy, sleep-deprived schedule. Prices are reasonable – I paid $12 for this 10-inch, 4-topping pizza. There was no extra charge over the regular price to make vegan substitutions, which is a rare delight!