Pizza Express is rapidly becoming one of my go to chain restaurants if I want a good vegan meal out. It’s great because my friends don’t mind going there either and they often have loads of deals which makes eating out really cheap. Obviously they’re food is delicious and they have a great atmosphere, but most importantly they make a proper effort to actually feed vegans!!
1. THEY HAVE A VEGAN PIZZA!
They are one of the very few chain restaurants that actually has a specifically vegan item on the menu (not an alteration you have made – an actual vegan dish). This is great because sometimes you can feel like you’re being a pain asking for people to modify a dish for your requirements, so with this you can just order with no fuss. So it is called the Pianta and comes with warm spinach, mushrooms, artichokes, pine nuts, olives, rocket and a tomato base. They really pack on the veg so it covers the pizza and the creamy texture of the spinach and artichoke do a good job in making up for no cheese. Plus the rocket adds a beautiful freshness to the meal. I advise getting the classic base – as I think the Romana stretches the dough too thin, whereas the classic is a perfect thickness!
2. YOU CAN ADD WHATEVER YOU WANT TO THE PIANTA
Yesterday I added roasted butternut squash and aubergine to the pizza which made it absolutely amazing. It’s good on its own but you can make it even better by asking for any ingredient you like that’s on a different pizza.
3. YOU CAN ORDER ANY VEGGIE OPTION WITHOUT CHEESE
All the pizza dough is vegan which means if you love the look of another pizza, you can ask for it without cheese and that’s totally fine. So you’re not even limited to one option and can go for the combination of ingredients you like the best.
4. YOU CAN BRING YOUR OWN VEGAN CHEESE!
Because the people at pizza express are legends, not content with providing a vegan pizza, they will also put vegan cheese on your pizza if you bring it along with you unopened and in its original sealed packet. Now I’ve tried my fair share of vegan mozzarella and without a doubt the one brand that actually melts like normal cheese and still tastes good is cheesly mozzarella style, so definitely take that one with you.
5. YOU CAN HAVE A 3 COURSE MEAL
It’s not just the pizza that is vegan, you can actually have a proper 3 course meal with sides! Amazing! You can order their dough balls and get them with olive oil instead of butter, or go for their sun kissed tomatoes and olives for a starter. Then you can have a raspberry sorbet with mint leaves for dessert. Plus you can ask for their potato balls without cheese or their salad without dressing if you want a side as well.
So go to pizza express if you want to a meal where you don’t feel like your getting a raw deal but can actually treat yourself to some delicious food!
Lots of love,