Vegan Options at Mellow Mushroom (Updated 2022)

Vegan Options at Mellow Mushroom

The vegan options at Mellow Mushroom are really extraordinary. When a pizza place not only carries vegan cheese, but also tempeh and tofu, your options are really only limited by your creativity and preference. In addition to pizza, you can also go with a calzone, hoagie or a salad.

While Mellow Mushroom can tend to be a bit pricey, it’s always worth it. Check out our list for all the vegan options at Mellow Mushroom.

Vegan Options at Mellow Mushroom


  • Vegan Hypnotic Hummus … comes with classic hummus, house-made olive tapenade hummus, toasted pita wedges and sliced cucumbers.  
  • Vegan Pretzels … served with yellow mustard.


The only vegan dressing currently available is the Balsamic Vinaigrette 

  • Vegan Enlightened Spinach Salad … comes with fresh spinach, dried cherries, diced apples and house-made glazed pecans. 
  • Vegan Greek Salad … comes with a mix of romaine and iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots, shredded red cabbage, sweet onions, cucumber, green bell peppers, mushrooms, roma tomatoes, pepperoncini, banana peppers and kalamata olives. 
  • House Salad. Order with NO parmesan.


Order a half or whole hoagie.

  • Vegan Tempeh Hoagie … comes with balsamic marinated tempeh, lettuce, roma tomatoes, vegan cheese, grilled onions, mushrooms and green peppers.
  • Vegan Avocado Hoagie on French or Multigrain Roll … comes with lettuce, roma tomatoes, vegan cheese, sweet onions; topped with avocado slices, seasoned in lemon juice, kosher salt and black pepper. 


All calzones are made with fresh mellow dough and served with a side of mellow red sauce. Order with vegan cheese and verify NO butter or parmesan is added as a finish. 

  • Veggie Calzone. Order with vegan cheese … comes with spinach, mushrooms, roma tomatoes. 
  • Cheese Calzone. Order with vegan cheese.
  • Build Your Own. Start with a vegan cheese calzone then add your favorite ingredients from the “build your own pizza” section below. 

Stone Baked Specialty Pizzas

Other than the Vegan Veg Out, verify vegan cheese is used and NO garlic butter or parmesan is added as a finish.
Choose a small 10″, medium 14″ or large 16″ regular or thin pizza crust — or a 10″ gluten-free crust.

The Vegan Miss Mushroom and Vegan Greed Goddess are available for a limited time.

  • Vegan Miss Mushroom … comes with mellow red sauce, vegan cheese, minced garlic, spinach, caramelized onions, portobello mushrooms; topped with vegan feta and chives. The garlic butter and parmesan finish automatically been removed. 
  • Vegan Greek Goddess … comes with mellow red sauce, vegan cheese, minced garlic, roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions, kalamata olive; topped with vegan feta. The garlic butter and parmesan finish automatically been removed. 
  • Vegan Veg Out … comes with mellow red sauce, vegan cheese, spinach, green bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, sweet onions, black olives and roma tomatoes. The garlic butter and parmesan finish automatically been removed. 
  • Great White. Order with vegan cheese in place of the feta, ricotta and mozzarella and NO butter or parmesan finish … comes with an olive oil and garlic base with sundried tomatoes, fresh basil, roma tomatoes and onions. 
  • Kosmic Karma. Order with vegan cheese in place of the feta and mozzarella, NO pesto swirl and NO butter or parmesan finish … comes with a mellow red sauce base with spinach, sun-dried roasted tomatoes and roma tomatoes. 
  • Pacific Rim. Order with vegan cheese in place of the mozzarella, NO butter or parmesan finish and tofu in place of the ham and bacon … comes with the mellow red sauce, caramelized onions, pineapple and jalapenos. 
Mellow Mushroom Vegan Kosmic Karma Pizza
Mellow Mushroom: Kosmic Karma with vegan cheese, NO pesto swirl and NO butter or parmesan finish

Build Your Own Pie

To verify your pizza is vegan, order with vegan cheese and verify NO butter or parmesan is added as a finish. 

Pick Your Crust

  • Small 10″ – regular, thin or gluten free crust
  • Medium 14″ – regular or thin crust
  • Large 16″ – regular or thin crust


  • Olive Oil & Garlic
  • Mellow Red Sauce

Protein (optional) & Cheese

  • Tofu
  • Tempeh
  • Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheese
  • Follow Your Heart Vegan Feta (for a limited time)

Tofu and tempeh can be prepared in your choice of sauce: BBQ, jerk or teriyaki.


(*) items count as two ingredient toppings. 

  • Apples, diced
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Avocado (*)
  • Banana Peppers
  • Basil
  • Cherries, dried
  • Cucumbers
  • Garlic
  • Green Peppers
  • Jalapenos
  • Mushrooms
  • Mushrooms, Portobello
  • Mushroom Trio, Roasted
  • Onions
  • Onions, Caramelized
  • Pecans, glazed (*)
  • Peppadew Peppers
  • Pepperoncini
  • Pineapple
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Roasted Tomatoes
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Spinach

Vegan Dressing / Sauces

If you happen to see the Herb Vinaigrette on your menu, this is vegan as well. 

  • Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Barbeque Sauce
  • Jerk Sauce
  • Sweet Chili Glaze
  • Black Truffle Oil

As with any restaurant that is not 100% vegan or does not offer a designated cooking space for their vegan options, cross contamination can occur and fryers/grills may be shared with animal products. You can choose what your level of comfort is with these potential issues.

Mellow Mushroom Vegan FAQ

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What vegan cheese does Mellow Mushroom use?

Mellow Mushroom uses Follow Your Heart vegan cheese and feta. 

Is Mellow Mushroom crust vegan?

Yes! Both the baked crust and thin crust are vegan, but you have to specify NO butter or parmesan finish is added to the crust.

Is Mellow Mushroom Vegan Friendly?

Yes!! You have plenty of vegan options at Mellow Mushroom to choose from–pizza, salads, hoagies and a hummus appetizer. They also offer vegan cheese, tofu and tempeh.  

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Our Picks

Ryan’s Pick: The Pacific Rim with vegan cheese and jerk tofu. One of my favorite pizzas that I get anywhere. Yes, a pizza with pineapples on it is one of my favorites. The contrast of heat and sweet on this pizza is outstanding.

Jen’s Pick: I was always a fan of the Thai Dye Pizza made vegan. I’m not sure why Mellow Mushroom discontinued it when you can still order all the ingredients and create your own. Pick either crust with olive oil and garlic base, tofu, vegan cheese, roma tomatoes and caramelized onions. Top with basil, cucumbers and sweet chili sauce.

Updated Review 5.26.21: While the Thai Dye is my favorite, I did just try the Kosmic Karma with vegan cheese and no pesto swirl. I really was not expecting much but a Cheese or Margherita style pizza but it tasted well above what I was thinking. I’ve also had the Pacific Rim the way Ryan gets it and the Kosmic Karma came out ahead of it even, for me. 

More Links and Info

  • One of the original vegan friendly chain restaurants, Mellow Mushroom is a pizza franchise with over 200 locations across the US.
  • If you’d like to check out Mellow Mushroom’s entire menu, you can follow this link directly to their main site.
  • Information pulled from Mellow Mushroom’s Allergen & Special Diets Menu
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