If you’ve never had anything to look forward to on Tuesdays, perhaps you just haven’t been looking closely enough. For only $12.75, Sage’s Cafe serves up all-you-can-eat salad and slice after slice of creative vegan pizzas. If you’re a slow eater like me, you’ll have four pieces of pizza piled up on your plate before you’ve even finished your first.
Offering up an eclectic blend of housemade pizza sauces and local vegetables, the variety of pizzas at Sage’s pizza night is hard to beat. One recent Tuesday, I was served Kalamata olive, spinach and veggie pizza; pesto flatbread pizza; carrot-butter & mushroom “escargot” pizza; “sausage” & onion pizza; taco pizza; and breakfast pizza.
One of the most appealing aspects of Sage’s is the restaurant’s use of local produce. Local tomatoes, potatoes, squash and greens provide a colorful addition to the handmade vegan cheeses and marinara and pesto sauces. The carrot-butter base, in particular, is a crowd favorite and adds a savory and sweet flavor. A sweet dessert pizza is even served, made with apples and housemade apple butter.
On pizza night, Sage’s is usually a little livelier than on other nights, and the whole restaurant fills up. However, rather than being overwhelming, the general feeling is one of camaraderie. Vegans and nonvegans alike enjoy pizza night, and nonvegans don’t miss the fact that there’s no “real” meat or dairy on the pies. In fact, many who have attended pizza night and didn’t know of Sage’s vegan reputation were surprised to find out that all the pizzas are vegan. Pizza night at Sage’s is just another reason why Salt Lake City was declared by VegNews as the “Next Great Vegan City.”
473 E. Broadway