Boxcar Pizza vegan pizzeria opens in Portland, OR this summer season. Based by Odie O’Connor who runs a vegan meals truck Baby Blue Pizza, The Boxcar Pizza idea got here to life after O’Connor was pressured to shut his grocery truck for a month earlier this 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout this time, he experimented at dwelling with completely different kinds of pizza together with Detroit, Chicago, and New York and finally fell in love with making Detroit-style pizza.
Boxcar Pizza is operated at Portland Meals Corridor The Zipper and focuses on Detroit-style pizza – a thick, sq. pizza made with vegan cheese constituted of coconut oil and selfmade vegan meat. O’Connor plans to supply quite a lot of menu objects, together with conventional pizza mixtures like pepperoni and cheese, and specialties like Nashville Scorching Hen Pizza. He additionally plans to supply gluten-free pizza choices. “We’ll attempt to hold issues fascinating, but in addition issues for individuals who do not need to get too adventurous,” O’Connor instructed the media firm The Oregonian. The brand new pizzeria can seat about 100 individuals, however with present social distancing measures it would seat about 40 individuals.