A slice of pizza completes anyone’s day. But it doesn’t have to be just a slice, right? It can be two or more, especially when it’s vegan-friendly from Pizza King.
Luckily, there are a few vegan options you can have at Indiana’s best Pizza King. You can actually guess, but Pizza King’s Veggie Feast is a taste of heaven! Yes, you heard it right.
So, if you’re a pizza person with vegan choices, this article is a great find. You will have a comprehensive list of Pizza King’s vegan-friendly items, and we’ll also provide you with its different locations.
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Pizza King, Good To The Very Edge
With more than 60 years of providing quality pizza and exceptional customer service, Pizza King has been winning with its food offerings to its clients in Indiana and nearby places. Its advertising phrase “Good to the very edge” supports its classic pizza crust, which is virtually flat loaded with sauce, cheese, and toppings to the very edge of the crust itself.
Pizza King is known for its signature ground/chopped pepperoni and sausage toppings, which are spread out over the pizza crust.
Pizza King is an umbrella of Sir Pizza. It was in 1957 when owner Wendell Swartz started its first Pizza King store in Lafayette, Indiana, which is no longer in operation today. In 1965, Wendell’s brother Robert opened another store in Muncie, Indiana, and in 1966, they expanded the pizza chain outside of the state under the chain’s name Sir Pizza with a business partner.
It was Don Schutz, a longtime Pizza King employee, purchased the business in 1966 and has then grown the company dramatically. The pizza chain’s franchise rights have also been sold to other locations in the state of Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Michigan, South Carolina, Florida, and Pennsylvania.
Pizza King prides itself in producing fresh dough daily and not frozen. The company also gives its franchisees the freedom to be different from the main chain, including how the pizza’s taste differs from the other location. This is because the company has a supply-and-license agreement where the franchisees are only required to buy their core products from Pizza King.
Pizza King Executive Vice President Betty Benjamin said that they consider their franchisees as dealers. Store owners are only required to buy Pizza King’s signature pepperoni and sausage toppings, dough, and cheese. The rest of it depends on every store owner, including how they want to make their spot look as well as their cooking process.
But store owners said that it’s the pizza that keeps customers coming back regardless of how they prepare them. Pizza King’s signature pizza crust and toppings made with fresh dough are what makes the company unique.
Lastly, Pizza King is also active in giving back events in its communities since its inception more than 60 years ago. It also sells different merch in most of its locations.
Pizza King Vegan-Friendly Options
As PIzza King executives said, there are no two stores that are the same. This holds true to its menu and prices that literally vary by location. What’s make this exciting is that almost all stores have veggie pizza offerings.
While there are many online reviews about Pizza King’s vegan alternatives, you still need to confirm with the staff to ensure that these options are prepared vegan-friendly. Modifications such as getting vegan cheese instead of the traditional ones are always possible in most restaurants these days. So, always check with the crew before getting your slice of pizza.
On to the menu that we can possibly ask for modifications, or are served vegan-friendly.
Well, of course, this is Pizza King’s signature dish, but because its famous ground/sliced pepperoni and sausage toppings are not for us, veggies are always our best option. You can also opt for a gluten-free crust if you’re sensitive to wheat. Sizes are available in 8″, 10″, 12″, 14″, and 16″.
- The Veggie Feast. This is prepared with delicious mushrooms, green and red peppers, onions, tomatoes, and olives.
- Cheese Pizza. It’s worth including this on our list because there have been too many vegan-friendly cheeses nowadays. And we’re hoping that Pizza King has them for those who follow a strictly vegan diet.
- Toppings. If you need to add more toppings, you may need to pay up to $3. More toppings include:
- Fresh Tomatoes
- Green and Red Peppers
- Fresh Mushrooms
- Green and Black Olives
- Banana Peppers
- Jalapeño Peppers.
- Sauces. You will also need to check these sauces with Pizza King staff although most of the sauces are vegan-friendly, there are preparations that include dairy products as well as animal byproducts.
- Nacho Cheese
- Sriracha Ranch
- Dill Butter
- Crust. This is also available in 8″, 10″, 12″, 14″, and 16″ sizes.
- Cauliflower Crust. Here’s Pizza King’s gluten-free parmesan pizza crust for an additional charge of $2. Its size is only available in 10”.
- Original Crust. This is Pizza King’s classic, thin-crust cut in square pieces.
- Pan Pizza. If you’re into thick crust, this option is for you, and it’s available in 10″ and 12″ sizes.
It’s worth noting that not all Pizza King stores serve pasta, but if you ever set foot in one of their locations, their pasta dishes are commendable. Most of their pasta offerings are either served with meat or dairy, or a combination of both.
- Spaghetti Alfredo A La Carte. While some Alfredo sauce isn’t vegan-friendly, many spaghetti Alfredo is suitable for vegans too. So, be sure to ask Pizza King about this dish.
- Spaghetti A La Carte
Unfortunately, there are not many vegan-friendly salads that Pizza King offers, but there is one that we can ask for modification as well as the choice of dressing.
- Side Salad. It’s prepared with a fresh tossed salad topped with tomatoes and any of your choice of crackers and dressing.
- Dressings. These dressings are popular in either vegan or non-vegan preparation. You only need to ask Pizza King which one suits vegans like you. It’s easy to prepare them so you can always ask to skip the dairy products. Trust me, it’ll make your life easier!
- 1000 Island
- Bleu Cheese
- Honey Poppy Seed
- Diet French
- Diet Italian
Also, not all beverages that we have on this list are available in all locations. Each store is unique from the others and it’s always worth asking Pizza King about your choice of drink.
- Soft drinks
- Diet Coke
- White – Chablis
- Red – Lambrusco
- Wine Cooler
There are not too many vegan-friendly options for Pizza King’s add-ons too, but we’re loving its garlic bread. Who doesn’t like garlic bread though?
Always ask how these are prepared, especially when dairy products are possibly involved. You know the drill, right?
- Garlic Bread
- Garlic Cheese Bread
- Bread Stix with Sauce
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pizza King Indiana Locations
If you’re visiting Indiana or its nearby states, these are among Pizza King’s locations that we have on the list.
- 930 W. Walnut, Albany
- Anderson (multiple locations)
- 836 North US 27, Berne
- 101 W. Jackson Street, Cicero
- 356 N. Main St., Columbia City
- 12110 E. Washington St., Cumberland
- 231 S. Main St., Dunkirk
- 110 W. Harris Street, Eaton
- 100 S. Main Street, Farmland
- 11228 Fall Creek Road, Fishers
- Fort Wayne (multiple locations)
- 315 W. Broadway, Fortville
- 237 W. Main Street, Greenfield
- 51 N. Perry Street, Hagerstown
- 1705 N. Walnut Street, Hartford City
- 604 W. Pendleton Ave., Lapel
- 6550 W. Broadway, McCordsville
- 133 E. Huntington Street, Montpelier
- 100 Maple Village Center, Middletown
- Muncie (multiple locations)
- New Castle (multiple locations)
- 305 SR 930 East, New Haven
- Noblesville (multiple locations)
- 405 Dixie Dr., North Webster (Lakeview Restaurant)
- 321 E. Jackson Street, Parker City
- 3321 W. Angle Road, Pendleton
- Richmond (multiple locations)
- 8010 N. St. Rd.3, Royerton
- 306 S. Albany Street, Selma
- 806 N. Jefferson St., Silver Lake
- 102 S. Main Street, Summitville
- 719 S. Huntington St. State, Syracuse
- 102 Chestnut, Union City
- Warsaw (multiple locations)
- 620 E. Washington, Winchester
- 1911 South Tiger Drive, Yorktown
How To Veganize Your Ordered Pizza
Since plant-based cheeses aren’t widely used in many pizza parlors, you may find it difficult to order one at your favorite store. But then, vegans always find ways such as getting cheeseless pizza. Why not?
Also, you can always ask for more sauce. It’s usually free in most pizza shops. You can also treat yourself to loads of veggie toppings or even more pineapples if you’re into Hawaiian-style pizza minus the ham.
So, these pizza stores that are PETA-recommended can actually help you out with your vegan choices.
- Papa John’s
- Little Caesars
- Pizza Hut
Pizza King, an original Indiana pizza parlor isn’t a vegan-friendly spot, but there are a few choices that we’ve listed above for your guidance. Always make sure to ask the crew how you want your order to be prepared. And of course, with moderation, you can always Enjoy Pizza King!