Marvin V Acuna, a self-proclaimed foodie and a firm follower of the vegan lifestyle suddenly realized that despite eating a whole lot of vegan food, one thing still eluded him: the pizza. Haunted by memories of childhood family pizza nights, Acuna decided to set out to recreate the same pizza experience, with a vegan flair. And lo and behold, The Pizza Plant arrived in Pasadena.
The Pizza Plant is the result of Acuna teaming up with the recipes and concepts of Rachel Carr, a renowned vegan chef in the Los Angeles area. Carr has been in charge of many raw food and vegan eateries throughout L.A. and keeps her plant-based blog filled with recipes.
The Pizza Plant soft opened during the recent 100th-anniversary block party celebration of the Pasadena Playhouse. In addition to creating pizzas that even carnivores will enjoy and the same fuzzy feels he got from family pizza night, Acuna wants to make sure that The Pizza Plant is a real part of the community. To that end, The Pizza Plant benefits Union Station Homeless Services, which has been serving the homeless community, and their families, for decades. Each pizza purchase equates to one custom-sized individual pizza being donated to Union Station Homeless Services. In addition, The Pizza Plant also features artwork from a local artist on each to-go box. The Pasadena location features a white, black, and blue heart design by Martin Vogel, who uses his wheelchair wheels as painting tools.
So far Pasadena is the only Pizza Plant location. But Acun plans to open locations in Burbank, Hollywood, Venice, and West Hollywood with the potential to open a thousand more across the nation with his partner, a real estate developer. In each location, he plans to bring the same community ethos to the pizza joint by showcasing the work of local artists and partnering with a local charity to make family pizza night a truly memorable experience.
The pizza offerings at The Pizza Plant come with adorable names, whether it’s to mimic a familiar classic like Not Your Grandma’s or a riff on Buffalo chicken.
The Pizza Plant
Commissary on Madison (Corner of Green Street)
55 S Madison Ave – Pasadena, CA 91101 – (424) 341-1969
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