Mellow Mushroom


Mellow Mushroom is a popular pizza parlor with locations across the United States, and a focus on catering to special diets. But keep in mind that Mellow Mushroom is a franchise, so it’s possible that some locations may not be as allergy-friendly as others.

Mellow Mushroom Pizzerias offers entire Vegan and Gluten-Free Menus (locations nationwide)

Nonetheless, Mellow Mushroom provides a fantastic online allergen menu. It returns numerous milk-free / dairy-free options for pizza crusts, sauces, toppings, and more. Some highlights worth noting include the following:

  • They offer a dairy-free, allergy-friendly cheese alternative; Daiya to be specific (Update: I’ve heard that they now use Follow Your Heart!). At some locations it isn’t listed on the menu, but according to one viewer in Germantown, TN, you just have to ask for it.
  • They offer a standard gluten-free pizza crust that is also made without milk ingredients. But at last look, it did contain eggs, so it wasn’t vegan.
  • In addition to being allergy-friendly, they are very vegan-friendly. The Mellow Mushroom recently introduced a “Vegan Favorites” menu. It is available nationwide and includes many new items, like an ancient grains gluten-free and vegan pizza crust. Other items on the vegan list include the Mega-Veggie Pizza, Thai Dye Pizza, Gluten-Free Veg Out Pizza, vegan pretzels, hummus, Greek salad, spinach salad, the house calzone and three types of hoagies (with both tofu and tempeh offered as proteins).

Mellow Mushroom was originally recommended to us by Amanda in Wilmington, NC. However, we have updated this post to include their new offerings and online allergen menu.

Where to Find Mellow Mushroom

They have a large concentration of locations in the Southeast, but a smattering in other locations across the country. See the website below for addresses, menus, and online ordering.


About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Could you be so kind to please tell me the Vegan option you offer at this restaurant? it will be the first time we visit and is to celebrate my birthday.

    Thank you

  2. Hi Alisha, I just wanted to point out one clarification. Smart Flour Foods provides Mellow Mushroom with the Ancient Grain, gluten free and vegan crust. We are the only/standard gluten free crust offered by Mellow, and therefore the gluten free crust at Mellow Mushroom (at all locations) is vegan. There is no “standard” gluten free crust that contains eggs, that may refer to the gluten free crust they had prior to ours. Mellow adopted the Smart Flour Foods crust in late 2013.

    Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!

    Sameer Shah, VP of Marketing, Smart Flour Foods

  3. Daisha Lambert on

    Chattanooga, TN offers dairy free (Daiya) cheese! I love that I found somewhere to eat out and not have to worry!

  4. I work in Arlington, TX, and have eaten at the Austin, TX location and Arlington location of Mellow Mushroom. Both locations have Diaya! This was a wonderful discovery for me!!

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