Fired Pie has introduced a healthy meat alternative for vegetarians and meat lovers alike. The vegetarian plant-based “meat” has a real sausage taste, and contains no trans-fat, no saturated fat and no artificial colors or flavors. The soy-based protein is two-thirds less fat than pork sausage.

The fast-causal pizzeria’s plant based sausage protein is now available at all 20 Fired Pie locations, including Park Central Mall and the Collier Center. You can also order cauliflower crust for those who need a gluten-free selection. For more information, visit

Another fast-casual pizza joint popular among Phoenix diners is Blaze Pizza, located at 5120 N. Central Ave. The restaurant recently added a vegan “Spicy Chorizo” to its menu, and also sells a gluten-free crust. The meat substitute is made from a plant-based protein. For more information, visit



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