Nothing discloses from outside that HaKhatul HaYarok (The Green Cat) is a pizzeria, not just a regular pizzeria – the first 100% vegan pizzeria. Even after you’ve come inside, the interior is not what you’d expect a pizzeria to look like. Giant chalk board on the ceiling, the finest designed parties and events’ posters all over the left wall and long booths with super high backrest on the right, vintage yellow-painted metal chairs around pretty regular wooden tables. Besides a small sticker “vegan-friendly” on the door, there’s no mention of serving vegan food only.
Now let’s talk about pizza:
1. Dough – not too thick, nor too thin and perfectly crunchy
2. Cheese – fresh homemade cashew-rella: mozzarella made with cashew mozzarella with no aftertaste
3. Tomato sauce – made on the spot as well with no preservatives
4. Toppings – mushrooms, seitan, artichoke, sweet potatoes, spinaсh, cherry tomatoes and more
5. Waiting time – it takes about 15 minutes for the order to be served.
I love to come here on Friday afternoon and share a personal pizza (4 medium slices) with whoever comes with me. Go for mushrooms and seitan topping like I do.
Interesting fact is nobody really knows what stands behind the name of The Green Cat.
P.S. If you ask for tapwater, it will be served in a Bushmills bottle. Isn’t it cool?