Day 18.2: Vegan meets Old Chicago

My husband is probably the world’s biggest fan of pizza and while I like it okay, I’ve not quite the enthusiasm that he has. Most of the time, when I did eat “regular” pizza, I got an upset stomach from the overwhelming amount of cheese they put on there. Since I decided to go vegan, pizza just didn’t appeal to me as much, especially with those memories of bloated-ness in mind.

But, when done the right way, pizza can be really good. Thankfully, when we went to Old Chicago for lunch with my parents this afternoon, that was the case.

We hadn’t been there in a long time and this was certainly my first time encountering a pizza place since I decided to go vegan on October 1st.

First of all, I’d like to say that my waitress Teri, was very sweet and never once questioned or mocked my request for the thin crust Vegetarian Seven with no cheese.

I wish I’d had my real camera with me to do it justice, but this was one beautiful pie!


This pizza was topped with sauce, tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, red onions, black olives, and roasted green chiles.

It was an individual size and I ate the whole thing! When you don’t have meat and cheese weighing it down (and racking up the calorie-count) it’s easier to really enjoy the veggies and crispy thin crust 🙂

I swear, I think this tasted BETTER without the cheese weighing it down, so even if you aren’t vegan, try it sometime!

I forgot to ask but I don’t think this crust contained any butter because I sure didn’t taste it. I think it might’ve been lightly brushed with oil, maybe.

My stomach was satisfied and very happy after this meal, as was I! I was comfortable, not stuffed and I’ve certainly had no stomach ailments afterward.

Now I have to decide what I’m going to make for dinner in a few hours. I was going to eat a salad for lunch today since I put it off yesterday and I have some lettuce to use up, but then my parents took us out to lunch.

So that might have to be it. But we’ll see. Hope you are having a great Sunday. Come back and see me 😉

About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on October 18, 2009, in Lunch, restaurants, reviews and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. It looks, and sounds, fantastic! I AM a pizza lover, and I think this would satisfy my craving perfectly. Yum-O!

  2. I am a huge pizza lover and I love it in any way!

    and yup you are right…I AM one of your biggest fans =)…

    dude btw I saw Dancing with the Stars and I finally saw the Fighter you always mention…I did not know him by his name but when I saw him, I actually knew who he was because I saw him once on tv and thought he was a cutie =)

  3. Wow that sounds great! They really load the veggies on:)

  4. Oooh I bet roasted chiles on pizza is delicious. Now I want to try that!

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