Somerville’s Veggie Crust, a vegetarian- and vegan-friendly pizzeria that replaced A4 Pizza on Somerville Avenue, is now taking over a second pizzeria, expanding to the Grano Neapolitan Pizza space at 8 Cypress Street in Brookline, according to a sign in the window. The location is at the northern tip of Emerson Garden, a short walk from both the Brookline Hills and Brookline Village T stops. The original Somerville location of Veggie Crust opened in August 2016, next to sister restaurant Dosa N Curry, which serves vegetarian Indian and Indo-Chinese food.
Veggie Crust is a fully vegetarian pizzeria with ample vegan and gluten-free options. In addition to pre-set pizzas such as coconut corn (alfredo, corn, tomatoes, regular mozzarella and smoked mozzarella, basil) and paneer Manchurian (paneer, Manchurian sauce, cilantro, red onion, garlic, ginger), there’s also a design-your-own pizza option. Choose a crust (regular, whole wheat thin crust, or gluten-free), a sauce (marinara, masala sauce, regular or vegan alfredo, and more), and toppings (a variety of vegetables, pineapple, paneer, and more).
The restaurant also serves pasta, panini, salads, juices, and vegan “nice cream” — dairy-free, gluten-free ice cream made with a coconut milk base. Stay tuned for an opening date for the new Brookline location.
Update, 9 p.m.: The restaurant is targeting a late June 2017 opening.