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Aug 18, 2022

Review - Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom "Veggie 7" pizza

The Veggie 7 Pizza

Named after the trial of seven defendants in Chicago charged by the federal government with conspiracy, inciting to riot, and other charges related to anti-Vietnam sentiment, rather than the number of toppings added to a pizza 

Pizza Geezer rating..

5 out of 5 Slices!

While I have been eating a lot healthier over the last year, I know in my heart I will NEVER stop eating pizza. I simply just eat a lot less of it than I used to.

However, there are just some days that I need to sink my teeth into a pie, but still want to stay under 2000 calories for the day. Enter the "Veggie 7" personal pizza from Old Chicago.  We're talking a veggie pizza that's loaded with red onions, green bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, black olives, and roma tomatoes.

I realize that's only six vegetables, and there's a reason for that. It's a healthier take on Old Chicago's original "Chicago 7" which sports Pepperoni, Italian sausage, red onions, black olives, green peppers, and sliced mushrooms. 

That being said, I've seen a few Old Chicago restaurants add artichoke hearts to the pies (like this one pictured below) to bring the veggie count up to seven.

I order my Veggie 7 with Old Chicago's 'tavern thin crust' which is light and crispy. Half of this pie delivers 485 calories, meaning.. a light breakfast and lunch allows me to eat the entire pie, while staying well within my calorie limit for the day. Not to mention that I get a couple servings of vegetables!

The toppings are always fresh and tasty, and the crispy crust works perfectly with the abundance of veggies piled on top. The only reason I gave it four out of five slices on my review, was strictly from a health standpoint and personal taste. A little less cheese and a little more sauce, would drop your calorie count, while better balancing the crispiness of the crust.

All in all, the "Veggie 7" is a great tasting and healthier option for pizza addicts like myself, that are trying to eat better, and I highly recommend it.

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