Located on 6th Street just a block north of South Street is Blackbird Pizzeria. Blackbird serves up vegan pizza, sandwiches, and salads. I’ve been meaning to try this place for a while, but I’m just never in the area. Since I was off last Friday and still vegetarian for Lent, I made it a point to go.
I got to try a lot of food. Slices of seitan pepperoni and bbq “chicken” pizza were ordered in addition to a seitan cheesesteak and a roasted eggplant grinder.
I’ve never had daiya cheese before so I wasn’t sure what kind of flavor to expect. Although not the same as regular cheese, I found nothing wrong with these slices of pizza at all. The pizza was made well and tasted great. The crust was also thin and crisp. Since I ordered slices, they were from the pizzas on the counter. I bet they’re even better when you get em fresh from the oven.
Several people have told me that the yukon pizza is the best. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much choice up front for those ordering slices. I’m definitely going to come back to try the yukon pizza. Anyone down to split it?
The sandwiches were both served on vegan Baker Street rolls. The eggplant grinder tasted good but the seitan cheesesteak was even better. The seitan was sliced thinly and did a great job resembling a cheesesteak. Daiya cheese, mushrooms, peppers, and onions accompanied the seitan on the roll.
Also, a lot of their desserts are suppled by Bethlehem’s Vegan Treats!
roasted eggplant grinder
I wish I was around this place more often. The food was great and even though Lent is over, I’m definitely looking forward to my next time back.
507 S. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147