There’s a new pizza shop in town… specifically in Fernwood. After ordering Panago’s Vegan Deluxe pizza more than I want to admit, I was ecstatic to hear about Fernwood Pizza Company!
Located at 2009 Fernwood Road (basically right in Fernwood Square – neighbours with Fernwood Inn), Fernwood Pizza Co. is a licensed pizza restaurant (three beers on tap, cider and wine!) that opened just a month ago. It is smaller in size, but definitely predicting that they’ll be throwing up big competition into the mix with the other local pizza shops.
I went with my friend Tristan who is also vegan. It was his first time checking the place out as well and we came hungry and ready. I ordered a small Artichoke – which usually comes with feta on top – but of course veganized that with their Daiya cheese ($2 extra). The pie also has fresh tomato, kalamata olives, spinach, onion and roast garlic.
Tristan ordered the Curry Coconut that normally comes with Paneer cheese and subbed for a little bit of the Daiya. It’s a pretty loaded one with roasted cauliflower, roasted potato, red onion, spinach, yellow curry sauce, dried mango and toasted coconut. YUM.
I think I’ve done a pretty good job teasing how much we loved the pizza! They were both really tasty, with a firm but fluffy on the inside crust. Our favourite was the Curry Coconut because there was just so much flavour and it has a bit of a kick to it from the curry.
We did however get that Daiya cheese stuck on our teeth a couple of times… vegan problems here for sure, not something I was surprised about. I’m personally not a huge fan of Daiya cheese because of this. Why do you have to be so sticky, Daiya, why?? This is my only issue with the pizza. I think it would be worth it for Fernwood Pizza Co. to look into sourcing some local vegan cheese. I’ve heard great things about Cultured Nut and I’m sure there are many more!
Besides the sticky cheese, the pizza was the best vegan pizza I’ve tried. And despite it being a very laid back atmosphere, we still had someone come by to check on us, which was really nice. Found out as well that the pizza is also available to order online by visiting their website! Will be looking into that on one of my upcoming zero-energy-to-cook nights.
Highly recommend checking out Fernwood Pizza Co. and give it or 4.5/5