Vegan food trailer Getta Pizza This hit the ground running for the summer season, offering wood-fired, plant-based, brick oven pizzas at farmers markets and festivals throughout the region.
Owned and operated by Susan Pawlikowski, a carpentry and cabinet-making teacher at Delcastle Technical High School, the pizza trailer was designed and built by one of her fellow technical teachers, and it made its debut at the Nassau Valley Vineyards’ inaugural farmers market.
Traveling from her home in Milton to the recent Rehoboth VegFest with a new crew and her 3,000-pound pizza oven, Pawlikowski said her crew turned out nearly six dozen personal-sized pizzas for the annual event, which was supposed to be her Getta Pizza debut – until the farmers market called earlier this month.
“We are a mobile, plant-based, pizza company,” she said “So all the pizzas are all vegan, all the time.”
The menu at Getta Pizza consists of Pawlikowski’s version of standard pizzas such as the Margherita. She makes it with fresh basil and vegan mozzarella, often made from a mix of tapioca starch, nutritional yeast and cashews. She also offers more inventive pizzas, such as the Islander, made with soy-based, meat-like barbecue, not-quite-chicken and pineapple.
Camden resident Ann Gravatt ordered her own Popeye and Olive Oyl, a spinach and olive oil pizza, after she sampled another pizza at the VegFest.
“I was here earlier, and I tasted the Islander, and it was awesome,” Gravatt said.
As a vegan herself, Pawlikowski said her dough, sauce and toppings are all dairy-, meat- and egg-free and most people don’t even notice.
“I am vegan and everybody loves pizza,” she said. “For the most part, people don’t even realize it’s all plant-based.”
So far, Pawlikowski said the biggest challenge of her new job as a vegan pizza-maker has been keeping up with demand.
“It takes 60 to 90 seconds to cook once a pizza is in the oven,” she said. “So it takes longer to make one than it does to cook.”
The owner says her mobile, vegan, brick-oven pizza is now available for festivals as well as for catering special and corporate events.
For more information about Getta Pizza This, go to www.gettapizzathis.com or call 302-345-0768.