There I was, stuck in the middle of nowhere in Elk Grove, CA, about 2 hours northeast of San Francisco when I was invited to dinner at Fat Mike's Pizza. Yep, you heard that right -- Fat Mike's. You just can't make this stuff up. I took a look at their menu online and did not see any vegan cheese, but, then again, I really wouldn't have expected to at a place called Fat Mike's. I gave them a call and asked about their crust. They said that although their regular crust is not vegan, their gluten-free was. Heck, I've never had gluten-free pizza, but why not give it a try, right?!
So there we were -- a group of 20 at Fat Mike's for dinner. Me and my friend, Omnia, ordered the Pesto Garden Style with red sauce (the pesto wasn't vegan) on gluten-free crust without cheese, old-school style. This is what life was like before Daiya. I really wasn't looking forward to going back in time until the pizza came out. Talk about being loaded with veggies!
Wow - for a pizza without cheese, they sure made the most of the space. It was loaded with red onions, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, artichoke hearts, green onions and oregano. The gluten-free crust was crunchy and really good. The pizza was about as good as a gluten-free, vegan pizza without vegan cheese could be! We left happy and satisfied. So, if you get stuck in Elk Grove, now you know where to eat.
Fat Mike's Pizza
8970 Grantline Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624