Thursday, October 6, 2016

Gluten Free at Virtuous Pie

Virtuous Pie Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato Virtuous Pie's smallish brightly lit room with communal seating looks spacious up until around 6pm when the dinner rush starts and goes out the door. So come early or do takeout.

At $12 per small pizza (one size only, and apparently no bulk discount) the price is OK for a basically thin-crust neapolitan style pizza. With this type of pizza and the typically sparsely distributed toppings, you are at great risk of having a slice with an OK amount of toppings, or too little; and it's also hard to get an even distribution of the stated ingredients. Don't believe the picture-perfect ad copy on the website and go see for yourself. Virtuous Pie isn't alone in uneven toppings for small, thin-crust pizza, so it's apparently a niche pizza sort of trait and you either accept it or you don't.

Add 1 star / 1 point if you are vegan because beggars can't be choosers.

We had separate orders of pizza (placed at different times) with the gluten-free crust (+$2 extra) and both times the crust came out undercooked, sticky and chewy in the middle, which resulted in an unpleasant distracting texture while eating it. (The regular pizza dough came out okay.)

2016-Oct-4 Virtuous Pie - gluten free crust still gooey on the inside

UltraViolet ($12) Walnut Pesto, Cashew Mozzarella, Oven Dried Tomatoes, Purple Kale, Caramelized Onion, Pine Nuts
  • Very oily probably due to pesto and olive oil (?) but didn't taste greasy.
  • Very uneven in ingredients and taste was OK. Zero points for presentation though.
2016-Oct-4 Virtuous Pie - Ultraviolet

2016-Oct-4 Virtuous Pie - Ultraviolet

The Med ($12) Smokey Baba Ganoush, House Made Falafel, Feta, Roasted Red Peppers, Kalamata, Mint Chutney, Onion
  • Curry-flavoured falafel quite OK but looks like ours came out burnt and the chunks were dry.
  • Fake feta very, very, salty. The person who ordered this gave up with 2 slices left because it was so salty.
2016-Oct-4 Virtuous Pie - The Med

Flower + Water ($12?)
  • Looks like it uses the Field Roast fake meat which fakes a really good ground meat texture, and flavour is close to meat as well. Probably one of the safest choices for a meat eater who gets dragged here.
2016-Oct-4 Virtuous Pie - Flower + Water

2016-Oct-4 Virtuous Pie - Flower + Water

SuperFunghi

2016-Oct-4 Virtuous Pie - SuperFunghi

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