Hamilton's very first vegan pizzeria to celebrate grand opening

 

James Street North is welcoming a new addition this weekend.

Rise Above Pizza is celebrating their Grand Opening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday by offering cheap pints, prizes and pizza.

The restaurant, which is Hamilton’s ‘first and only vegan pizzeria’ will feature a special appetizer, Pepperoni Pizza Rolls, special giveaways for those who wear a costume, post to social media, or get a high score on one of their arcade or pinball games.

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It's finally time. After our Supercrawl BETA phase, we had a soft LAUNCH into space with the arrival of our full menu. Now it's time to celebrate achieving FULL ORBIT! Please join us this weekend for FULL ORBIT: A Grand Opening Celebration. We want to show our appreciation to all of our amazing guests who have come to try us out during our soft launch and provided us with valuable feedback and love. We'll be offering $5 pints from Friday to Sunday, we'll have some exciting prize giveaways, and we'll be offering a special feature appetizer, Pepperoni Pizza Rolls! We'll also be showing off our brand new mural by Hamilton's own Dope Chief. Check the comments for details on the prize giveaways we'll be running all weekend!

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Rise Above takes over the space previously occupied by Knead Pizza, which closed its doors this past summer.

Back in August, it was announced via Facebook that Rise Above Restaurant & Bakery, an all-vegan restaurant and bakery based in St. Catharines, would be opening a location in Hamilton and replacing Knead.

This is Rise Above’s second location but the concept here is different than the resto in St. Catharines as it’s the company’s “modernized and veganized take on a classic pizzeria,” a Facebook post from August says.

Adding to the classic pizzeria ambience, for the classic gaming nerd, is a couple of pinball and arcade games.

So far, Rise Above’s Seitan (a wheat-based meat substitute) Wings seems to be getting a lot of attention on social media, but their pizzas look absolutely mouthwatering. Their Steeltown Pizza (pictured above) for example, features seitan pepperoni, mushrooms, and crumbled seitan bacon.

Customers will have the option to eat-in, take-out or order delivery.

When will you be trying out Hamilton’s first vegan pizzeria?

Photo of the Steeltown Pizza courtesy Rise Above’s Facebook page.

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