Mission Vegan: Deep-dish envy

I was all excited to review Ken Ken Ramen for all you nice people but last night when my friends and I arrived at their doorstep, we found, much to our surprise, that the restaurant was closed. Apparently it’s only open Thursday through Saturday each week at the moment, though they have plans to open for business on Wednesdays soon as well.

What made this particularly maddening was that a) I was so hungry I was almost hallucinating, and b) there were people in there eating pizza, taunting us. Oh, the pain! the suffering!

We decided to take a cue from the Ken Ken employees and get some pizza for ourselves, scooting over to Little Star as fast as our soggy, wet feet would carry us.

Hey Little Star! You know what you could do that would make me soooo happy? If you could give us vegans the opportunity to partake in your famous deep dish pizza! As I understand it, the only thing that makes the deep dish non-vegan-friendly is that they grease the deep dish pans with butter. Why they can’t set aside a few to grease with olive oil each night boggles my mind, and every time I go, I always ask them to confirm that this is still non-negotiable. It still is. As they say in Italy, il sigh.

The flat crust is still good though! Lots of flavor from the sweet sauce, roasted garlic, and kalamata olives. See?

14 Responses to “Mission Vegan: Deep-dish envy”

  1. girlbomb says:

    Hold up – Little Star crust is vegan?!??! I’ve been there 3 or 4 times and was told there was nothing for me.

    • Caroline says:

      They have always told me the thin crust is vegan provided, of course, that you skip the cheese. They also have a nice salad that you can have them leave the cheese off of.

  2. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    If you want good food, you probably shouldn’t be a vegan in the first place.

    • why says:

      Ever been to millennium? Or just into vegan bashing?

      • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

        I have, indeed, now that you mention it! I used to date a girl whose family were vegans, so when they were in town we needed to accommodate their hilarious cult dietary quirks.

        But, really, that’s besides the point. Mostly I’m just into mocking vegans, yeah.

        • Captain Obvious says:

          Right, you dated a girl once. Suuuure.

          • think_for_me says:


            Could you imagine that there is someone capable of tolerating Herr’s pedantic ass!?

          • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

            Awww, you’ve caught me. My unspoilt virginity and social pariahdom prove my undoing once again.

        • Tex says:

          Hey Herr, mockin vegans. Very original. You are such a lone soldier you. Tellin it like it is. Standing up for the meat hungry. You’re cool. And courageous. Keep waving that flag of fabulous. Maybe someday someone will actually give a shit. PS no i’m not vegan PPS good one Captain Obvious

          • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

            I think you might be a little bit confused, there, son. Essentially, I just believe that life is far too short to let opportunities to mock those who take themselves too seriously slip by. Whether it amuses you (or, really, anyone besides me) is kind of a moot point.

        • why says:

          then you have the cheek to call someone else in another banal banh posting a jerk. Ha. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a random troll too… I’m guessing you think that you’re not in the club though…

    • scum says:

      Bash em if you see em.

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  3. JT Snowball says:

    that pictures looks like a 5 year making pizza. the deep dish is pretty good, though. it’s a little like eating a cornbread biscuit with a pound of tomatoes on it.