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Vegan Pizza Obsession: Classic Slice Pizza, Milwaukee

By JD for

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  Cheese-less pizza is SO MUCH better than pizza with cheese!  No really, I’m being serious…

Don’t roll your eyes – it is so true, but with one little caveat: the ingredients must be top-notch.  This means no wilted spinach, old sprouty onions, tasteless tomatoes, or scraps from the bottom of your fridge.  It also means that your sauce must be flavorful and – preferably – home-made.

When it comes to the perfect pizza, I’ve done several posts on making your own (I’m apparently a bit of an addict), but for some reason I’ve completely neglected to talk about one of my favorite take-away pizza places.

Fortunately, that mistake is about to be remedied, as I lovingly dedicate the remainder of this post to the hipsters at Classic Slice in Milwaukee.

Somehow their pizza always convinces me that driving 2 hours, out-of-state, just for lunch, makes perfect sense, despite the fact that there are 10 pizza places within a stone’s throw of my apartment.  Yep, I’m really that pathetic!

Pictured, below, is one of the main reasons that CH and I keep keep going back to Classic Slice: the bread sticks.  Not only are they made from the same flawless dough that’s used for the pizza, but they’re also covered with fresh garlic and herbs, and accompanied by a pot of tasty tomato sauce.

One of CH’s favorite vegan picks, the Mediterranean, is in the photo below.  The pizza is covered with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, olive tapanade, and vegan sausage.  Notice that (1) it has no cheese, and (2) it is, nevertheless, delicious, even to my cheese-loving boyfriend!Even though Classic Slice offers 3 vegan options, the control freak side of me leads me to the “create your own” option time and time again.  I’m a sucker for black and green olives, garlic, tomatoes, and lots and lots of nutritional yeast (see the pic below).  Extra sauce is great, too….

Dude Foods Reviews Classic Slice

By Nick Chipman for DUDEFOODS.COM

I’ve been a loyal Classic Slice customer ever since they opened the doors of their first location almost five and a half years ago. In that span I’ve tried every single type of pizza that they offer, but my go-to slice when I eat there continues to be their Popeye pizza, which consists of bacon, spinach, white sauce and ricotta cheese. Honestly though, every other slice I’ve ever had there has been great as well.

I’m not really sure why I’ve never written about Classic Slice until now, but the main reason probably has something to do with the fact that anytime I’m there I devour my gigantic slice of pizza in about two minutes, and until now I’ve never even paused long enough to snap a few pictures of my food.

A couple of my other Classic Slice favorites include the Meatalliza pizza (meatballs, sausage, pepperoni and bacon) and I’m Feta Up!!! (spinach, black olives, artichokes and feta cheese.) Not a meat eater? Classic Slice has you covered with one of their three vegan pizzas like their Anne Curry pizza (curry sauce, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, tofu and tomatoes.)

If you like pizza and live in Milwaukee I’m sure you’ve already eaten at Classic Slice, but on the off chance that you haven’t you owe it to yourself to stop in to either their original Bay View location or their new location on the east side that opened in January of 2011.