Treez 'n' Cheez?
August 29, 2014 12:37 PM   Subscribe

The co-op I work at is making a new VEGAN flavor of pizza. It's got broccoli, mushrooms, red onions and nutritional yeast based "cheese". Help, we need a cool name!
posted by a humble nudibranch to Food & Drink (38 answers total)
Some places (like Two Boots in NYC) name pizzas after celebrities. So taking some vegan public figures ... The Bill Clinton? The Natalie Portman? The Joaquin Phoenix? The Carl Lewis? The Ellen Degeneres? The Morrissey?
posted by lisa g at 12:51 PM on August 29

Does it taste similar to another style of non-vegan pizza? Like a Faux-something?
posted by JoeZydeco at 12:54 PM on August 29

Treez Bien!
posted by Buttons Bellbottom at 12:55 PM on August 29 [3 favorites]

The Forager, because mushrooms in forests.
posted by Mizu at 12:58 PM on August 29 [1 favorite]

Broc the Walk
The V Files
The Hippie (because it's vegetarian and has mushrooms)
Broc This Way

It might help if you posted a few other pizza names from your co-op, so we could get a sense of the style/theme.
posted by Juliet Banana at 12:58 PM on August 29 [1 favorite]


I mean, there's "vegetarian" pizza, right? I'd just stick with the simple descriptor.

Also I would take the broccoli off.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:03 PM on August 29 [4 favorites]

Most of the other names are plain ol' descriptions, although we have some interesting ones like Popcorn Tofu pizza. We call the nutritional yeast "nootch" in the back of the house.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 1:06 PM on August 29

it's the Brokk-O-Zoom (broccoli-onion-mushroom)
posted by SpecialSpaghettiBowl at 1:06 PM on August 29

Broccoli Red Onions Mushrooms Yeast

Broccoli Red Onions Mushrooms Nutritional Yeast

Piece of Peace Pizza
posted by St. Peepsburg at 1:09 PM on August 29

I'm your target population. "Vegan" or "Capital V" (a riff on the vegan symbol on food packaging). Lots of things are nearly vegan, but not quite, and it will be a relief to just have the assurance upfront.
posted by apparently at 1:13 PM on August 29 [3 favorites]

I think Treez 'n' Cheez is catchy as hell.
posted by goethean at 1:13 PM on August 29 [11 favorites]

posted by Lardmitten at 1:19 PM on August 29

I think Peace Pie is cute.
posted by Hermione Granger at 1:26 PM on August 29

My partner was at our local co-op yesterday, and ended up talking to a woman who was handing out samples of a new vegan donut the co-op will be carrying (Mighty-O, I think), and who told her she gave one to a male co-op customer earlier in the day, and mentioned as he ate it that it's vegan -- at which he spit it out into his hand! And this is in Seattle!

So the word 'vegan' might be carrying a negative charge in the minds of some people that I had no inkling of, anyway.

Harvest Pizza?
posted by jamjam at 1:33 PM on August 29

We're in Austin so saying Vegan is okay for us. From the cooks conversation in the office that I'm eavesdropping on, they really want the non-cheese cheese to be a prominent part of the name.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 1:41 PM on August 29

With your most recent update: I would call it Vegan Cheese Pizza -- people need to know that it is vegan (like some are saying above, sometimes it's not clear and it's always super great to know for sure) and it also mentions the vegan cheese, which the kitchen wants.
posted by kate blank at 1:44 PM on August 29 [1 favorite]

Please don't conflate veganism and hippieism. Plenty of people avoid dairy & egg who don't shop for crystals or fringe. I would find being assumed to be a "hippie" because I ordered vegan pizza little uncomfortable. (That said, my first idea was "brocco-lovely", which is pretty much in this realm, so I completely understand the impulse).

How about "Vegan Veggie Cheese" as a flavor name? Simple, mentions the cheese, alliterative and assonant, rolls off the tongue.
posted by amtho at 1:55 PM on August 29

Nooch Pizza, or The Nooch.
posted by peachfuzz at 1:56 PM on August 29

Adapting from SpecialSpaghettiBowl - I think that you've got the "Vegan Brok-o-shroom" ... sorry, but I like shroom in there better than zoom.
posted by nobeagle at 2:05 PM on August 29

I would call it Vegan Cheese Pizza...

If it doesn't actually contain cheese, this might be considered false advertising.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 2:19 PM on August 29

Um, Treez 'n' Cheez is an amazing name and I want some of that. Vegan Cheese Pizza, no thank you.
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto at 2:32 PM on August 29 [5 favorites]

Maybe browsing some special 'zas from Vinnie's will inspire you.
posted by thirdletter at 2:43 PM on August 29

Another Nootch in the Broccopost

But seriously, Treez 'n' Cheez is awesome.
posted by snorkmaiden at 2:54 PM on August 29

As a nod to the original Moosewood cookbook, maybe "Enchanted Forest Pizza"?

But Treez & Cheez pretty much rocks.
posted by Lexica at 2:56 PM on August 29

Noocha Lucha.

posted by theweasel at 3:00 PM on August 29

XYZ Veeza, Veetza or Vizza, where XYZ refers to the topping combination of choice.
posted by Mr. Six at 3:06 PM on August 29 [1 favorite]

Broc This Way

A vote for this one, I would totally order that.
posted by lakersfan1222 at 3:34 PM on August 29

Treez & Yeezty Cheez

("The TYC" for short)
posted by argonauta at 4:32 PM on August 29



posted by oceanjesse at 5:53 PM on August 29

No "treez-n-cheez" or similar names that evoke stoners mainlining Cheez Wiz straight from the can.
posted by moonlight on vermont at 5:58 PM on August 29

sweet treezus
posted by sandwiches at 6:06 PM on August 29

Noocho Cheese?
posted by JoeZydeco at 6:32 PM on August 29

Good Nootch, Everyone!
posted by Buttons Bellbottom at 6:39 PM on August 29

All Plant Pizza

Vegan Pleasin' Cheese n Treez.
posted by honey-barbara at 7:21 PM on August 29

Red Mushchoccoli is what I came up with...

But really, Treez 'n Cheez gets my vote, too.
posted by stormyteal at 5:59 PM on August 30

Would you like Freedom Fries with your Treason Cheese?
posted by Sys Rq at 9:01 PM on August 30 [2 favorites]

They went with Vegan Cheez. Thanks for all the great suggestions!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 9:35 AM on September 9

More update: latest final name is Cheezy Broccoli.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 12:46 PM on September 12

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