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How To Order Vegan at Papa Murphy’s

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With more than 1,300 locations across the US and Canada, Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizzeria is the 5th largest pizza chain in the United States. The concept is unique in that you’re able to order a pizza that is prepared raw (unbaked) so you can bring it home and bake it yourself. And guess what? It’s easy to order vegan at Papa Murphy’s.

This take-and-bake model makes it easy to order a pizza base (crust, sauce, veggies, garlic, and spices), bring it home, and customize it further by adding your own plant-based meat and vegan cheese before popping it in the oven!

UPDATE: Now that Papa Murphy’s is now offering vegan cheese on-site, you can go ahead and have a pizza date with your favorite person and enjoy a dairy-free pizza pie with all the plant-based toppings.

Luckily, we’ve collected all of the knead-to-know menu details so you can have the best slice, slice, baby at Papa Murphy’s.

Pink background with brown pizza box arranged behind a whole pizza with dairy-free cheese, peppers, tomatoes, onions, olives, and mushrooms.
Dairy-free Cheese Pizza at Papa Murphy’s (Source: @YourNeighborhoodVegan on Instagram)

“When I was growing up, my parents both worked full-time and I often had pizza from a place called Papa Murphy’s. The point of Papa Murphy’s is to take-and-bake your pizza. You can place an order before leaving work, stop by on the way home, pick it up raw, and then bake it when you get home.” 

-Toni

In this video Michelle Cehn (founder of World of Vegan) and Toni Okamoto (founder of Plant-Based on a Budget) show you how it’s done.

There are tons of store-bought vegan meats and cheeses to choose from these days. Your vegan cheese options include: Daiya, Follow Your Heart, So Delicious, Parmela, Miyoko’s, and beyond. And for plant-based meat, the sky is the limit!

How To Order From Papa Murphy’s Vegan Menu

There aren’t a ton of choices, but you have three crust options, six sauces to consider, about twenty veggie variations, and also the vegan cheese vs. no cheese dilemma. If you can make those three decisions, you’re on your way to pizza heaven. Here’s a handy outline, just in case:

  • Take & Bake – Order this unbaked option with one of the vegan-friendly sauces listed below, tons of veggie toppings, and dairy-free cheese (or just enjoy sauce). Take home this terrific tomato-y pie and make it about a half an hour before you’re ready to devour.
  • Create Your Own Pizza – This option is pretty much the same as above, but they’ll bake it for you and you can either eat it at the restaurant or take it home…or, both, if you have leftovers!
  • Sides – Side Salad (no cheese or vegan cheese), balsamic vinaigrette dressing, and extra veggies (raw or cooked).
  • Beverage – Pepsi products or bottled water are available at all locations.

Menu Items That Are Vegan At Papa Murphy’s

Here’s what you can order from the menu at Papa Murphy’s. Though it might seem sparse, you can actually order one or two large pizzas with tons of vegan cheese (or go cheese-less), sauce, and veggies. Add a couple of salads and you’ll be very close to your veggie goal for the day!

Vegan Crusts

Salads

Most of the salads can be made vegan-friendly by requesting no meat and no cheese, or swapping out the dairy cheese for vegan cheese. The only exception is the caesar salad, which would leave you with only romaine lettuce and not much else. For the salads below, just swap out the dairy cheese for vegan cheese or leave it out all together.

  • Garden Salad
  • Mediterranean Salad

Sauces

  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Olive Oil & Garlic
  • Salsa
  • Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Traditional Red Pizza Sauce

Pizza Toppings

  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Banana Peppers
  • Black Olives
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Green Chili Peppers
  • Green Onions
  • Green Peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Pickles
  • Pineapple
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Violife Vegan Cheese
  • Zesty Herb Blend
  • Zucchini

Salad Dressings

  • Balsamic Vinaigrette

Beverages

  • Pepsi Products

NOT Vegan at Papa Murphy’s

  • Desserts – None of the desserts are vegan-friendly. Very sad indeed.
  • Gourmet White Sauce – Unfortunately, this sauce contains both dairy and eggs. The pink sauce (which is the red and white sauce mixed together) is also not vegan.
  • Gluten-free Crust – This crust contains eggs.
  • Herb Garlic Spread – It’s very disappointing that this spread contains dairy.
  • Salad Dressings – All of the dressings (except for the balsamic) contain dairy and the Thousand Island Dressing contains eggs.

Here is the vegan Papa Murphy’s pizza you can create by adding your own vegan cheese, veggie meat, and more. Doesn’t it look delicious?

Customized vegan pizza from Papa Murphy's with vegan cheese, olives, and more

I personally still prefer home-cooked pizza, but this is great for a quick family dinner on a lazy night. I am also excited that many pizza shops are starting to include vegan cheese and plant-based meats on their menu. Some pizza chains that offer vegan cheese to look out for include: zPizza, Mellow Mushroom, Pizza Rev, Blaze Pizza, and Pie Five. Cheesy cheers to that!

How to Use the Papa Murphy’s Allergen Menu

Check out the Papa Murphy’s Allergen Menu and Nutrition Information page to make sure that you are purchasing a vegan-friendly item. The menu items offered at Papa Murphy’s don’t seem to change very often, but you may want to double check before you visit.

  • Browse the Papa Murphy’s menu before ordering. 
  • If ordering Papa Murphy’s online or through a delivery service, make sure you clearly specify any substitutions you would like. If you’re worried that your request may not be honored (or seen by the server at Papa Murphy’s), it might be a better idea to go there directly to order.
  • Be careful when new and exciting seasonal products are offered at Papa Murphy’s. Double-check the allergens and ingredients to make sure the item is vegan before purchasing.

Historic Vegan Moments in Papa Murphy’s History

  • May 2022 – Violife vegan cheese available at all locations

Fascinating Facts About Papa Murphy’s

  • Papa Murphy’s was originally Papa Aldo’s, which opened in Hillsboro, Oregon in 1981. After two years, they opened their first franchise in McMinville, OR and used the name Murphy’s Pizza. in 1995, they merged both chains together.
  • In 2007, they created a Jack-o-Lantern pizza and now Halloween is their best sales day of the entire year.
  • Their tagline is Love at 425 – perfect for a valentine’s pizza date!
  • Every single ingredient is made fresh each day because they do not use freezers.
  • We’ve been told that Papa Murphy coupons never expire. That’s interesting to know!

Creating a Kinder and More Accessible Vegan Papa Murphy’s Experience 

Although Papa Murphy’s has not yet included any fully vegan pizzas to their menu, we’re very excited that they’ve finally added a delicious dairy-free cheese. Viva, Violife! Since there are more and more vegan-friendly pizza options on the fast food front, we have high hopes that Papa Murphy’s might rise to the top with their plant-based food options. Wouldn’t it be incredible if they agreed to offer vegan mozzarella sticks, plant-based pepperoni, or dairy-free cheezy breadsticks on their menu?  In the meantime, we can always write to, call, or contact the managers of any location to make our requests.

Share your preferred plant-based burger and bountiful breakfast wishlist for a vegan Papa Murphy’s menu. Let us know on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Have you found any other vegan options at Papa Murphy’s? Did you find something amazing that we missed? Let us know by tagging #worldofvegan and sharing your favorite vegan-at-papa-murphys creations with all of us!

How To Order Vegan Pizza at Other Fast Food Chains

This article is not sponsored and we are in no way affiliated with Papa Murphy’s. At the time of this article, the menu items mentioned above are vegan. Since restaurants constantly update their menus and add or take away items, please keep this in mind when ordering your food. There may be new Papa Murphy’s vegan options that are not listed or items listed here as vegan, which are no longer vegan. Take care to double-check.

This Papa Murphy’s vegan options guide was written by Michelle Cehn and Gina House . Please note that this article may contain affiliate links which means shopping through them really helps to support World of Vegan! 

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10 comments
  1. Thanks for this text, full of great options!

  2. Thanks for this text, full of great options!

  3. You gave us such great options! Thanks

  4. You gave us such great options! Thanks

  5. Wow this is so amazing! Love when pizza places provide vegan options.

  6. Wow this is so amazing! Love when pizza places provide vegan options.

  7. I learned so much from researching Papa Murphy’s. It’s so cool that you can take a pizza home and bake it yourself when you’re ready. They have so many yummy veggie toppings, too! Yay!

  8. Love all of their vegan options! So awesome!

  9. This Papa Murphy’s guide is so helpful! I’m surprised to see so many vegan items and vegan cheese?? Woohoo!