To kick off National Pizza Day (February 9) and Super Bowl LVIII (February 11), one of the biggest days of the year for pizza sales, PETA has drafted its picks for the Top 10 Vegan Pizzas in the U.S., and with its ultra-savory Balboa pizza—topped with cashew cheese, crushed “meatball,” cherry tomatoes, pistachio pesto, arugula, extra virgin olive oil, and chili flakes—locally based pie purveyor 20th Street Pizza has scored a spot on the list.

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“No matter how you slice it, the delectable Balboa pizza from 20th Street Pizza packs a flavor punch that can’t be topped,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Every mouthwatering pizza on PETA’s list proves that eating vegan is a winning game plan.”

Every person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals each year daily suffering and a terrifying death and reduces their own risk of developing heart disease and cancer. PETA’s free vegan starter kit can help those looking to make the switch.

20th Street Pizza will receive a framed certificate from PETA along with bragging rights. Other winners include the Non Meat Lovers pizza at Slice of Vegas Pizza Kitchen & Bar in Las Vegas; the Pickle Back pizza at The Hop Craft Pizza & Beer in Richmond, Virginia; and the Mackin’ Out Pizza at Veganized in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—points out that Every Animal Is Someone and offers free Empathy Kits for people who need a lesson in kindness. For more information, please visit or follow the group on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, or Instagram.

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