News

Long Island Pizzeria Debuts Vegan Drunken Grandma Pie

Frankie's East Side Gourmet Pizza launches an expansive vegan menu with plant-based pizza your nonna would enjoy.

Long Island, New York-based Italian shop Frankie’s East Side Gourmet Pizza debuted its new vegan menu last week to media outlet Digital Journal. The dishes were developed by owner Dan Romano to meet customer requests for vegan options. “A large amount of people asked me to do a vegan menu,” Romano said, “and it started snowballing. We started very simple, and we started growing.” Romano’s new menu includes vegan versions of Italian classics such as six different ravioli dishes, vegan chicken drum stick appetizers, soy-based chicken Parmesan, lasagna, and a selection of pizzas—including the “Vegan Drunken Grandma,” a type of pie made with vodka sauce instead of traditional marinara. Romano swaps all dairy on the new menu with either almond or coconut milk and offers cheese from Daiya Foods as a topping for pasta dishes. Frankie’s joins a growing list of vegan-friendly Italian restaurants in New York, including NYC's all-vegan eatery Screamer’s Pizzeria, which opened in Brooklyn last year.

More News

Tesco Sells 2.5 Million Vegan Meals in 20 Weeks

The supermarket chain more than doubled its sales projections of new vegan line Wicked Healthy.
Read More »

Nevada Steakhouse Debuts Vegan Menu

Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis added a separate menu with plant-based cauliflower steaks, stuffed eggplant, and two decadent desserts.
Read More »

Aussie Pub Creates Vegan Filet-O-Fish

Eatery Two-Bit Villains now hosts weekly vegan pub nights complete with plant-based popcorn chicken, nachos, and a vegan version of the popular fish-based sandwich.
Read More »

Friday's "Felicia" Opens Vegan Version of Chipotle

Actress-turned-vegan-chef Angela Means Kaaya to re-open Jackfruit Cafe—which she previously operated out of a doughnut shop—this summer.
Read More »

Meaty Vegan Shop Sister Seitan Opens in UK

New woman-owned restaurant Sister Seitan is slinging vegan chicken burgers and mac and cheese in Kent.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »