Little Anthony’s, Italian Vegan in Albany
Little Anthony’s is a pretty standard-seeming pizza parlor. Wood decor, a map of Italy on the wall, green/white/red, and an inviting counter with pizzeria-type guys (My definition of pizzeria guys: aimable, hard-working, Italian)… but they have a menu filled with vegan options! Vegan pizza… vegan heros (called submarines up here)… vegan stromboli… calzone… They’re also known to have a vegan lasagna on special. Staying about 10 minutes away, I knew I had to stop in for dinner.
My first bite was this fabulous chocolate chip blondie made by Angelina’s Vegan Baked Goods. The baker is the blogmaster of Living the Vegan Way. Boy, I gotta say that this blondie was absolutely special. As a seasoned vegan baked goods taster, this reigns high up there.
I decided on the calzone with their housemade meatball. It was huge! I could barely eat half of it. I found it satisfying but a bit too Daiya-filled. I wished there was some tofu ricotta to break up the glumps of Daiya. The meatball was tasty. A nice salty bite inside the tame dough and cheese. How amazing to be eating a vegan calzone in a traditional pizzeria!
Here is another shot of the awesome blondie I enjoyed. Wow again.