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May 24, 2016

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

The Pizza Chap rating..
4 out of 5 slices!

I've been eating a lot healthier since the first of the year.  It may not look that way from my social media accounts and blog, but believe me I really am.  I exercise and eat pretty healthy all week long, and come the weekend, I let myself indulge (usually in the form of pizza).

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, artichoke hearts 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.  It was 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 the pie.

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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