Vegans seem to really love pizza, especially when there is a dairy-free cheese on offer, so Pizza Express remains a firm favourite.

The pizzeria has many vegan-friendly dishes in its restaurants, with pizzas and salad dressings also available in its ‘Cook at Home’ supermarket range.

The first ever vegan PizzaExpress launched in Aldwych last Autumn, exclusively serving plant-based goodness so vegan, flexi or just plain curious pizza lovers can tuck into even more vegan flavours. The current menu features its biggest ever range of vegan dishes including the American Jack – smoky jackfruit ‘pepperoni’ and tomato with its signature vegan mozzarella alternative; and the Vegan Ad Astra’ – topped with Quorn, sweet red peppers, Cajun spice, red onion, tomato, garlic oil and vegan mozzarella alternative.

For Veganuary 2022, following thousands of customer calls to PizzaExpress for a vegan version of its iconic fan-favourite, the chain have launched vegan butter – the perfect side-kick for its beloved Dough Balls and pizza crusts. Available in the Aldwych location now but rolling out to 360 stores in March 2022.

vegan options at Pizza Express

Vegan Starters & Sides

  • Marinated Green Olives. Pink peppercorns and garlic
  • Slow-roasted Tomatoes. Oregano and garlic
  • Vegan Dough Balls ‘PizzaExpress’ – With our new vegan garlic & parsley spread and every bit as tasty as our original garlic butter Dough Balls… Just don’t mention the B-word!
  • Vegan Dough Balls Doppio – Double helpings with vegan garlic & parsley spread, houmous and Italian tomato dip.
  • Garlic Bread with Vegan Mozzarella Alternative – A perfect prelude to the main course. Topped with garlic and melted vegan mozzarella alternative
  • Vegan Garlic Mushrooms – Succulent mushrooms, baked with plenty of garlic, rosemary, topped with parsley and drizzled with sweet balsamic syrup. Hearty, rustic flavours 
  • Mixed Salad – Baby spinach, rocket, seasonal tomatoes and cucumber with our house dressing
  • Rainbow Slaw – Crunchy red & white cabbage, carrot, red onion and parsley, freshly tossed in our house dressing
  • Garlic & Parsley Spread Dip
  • Italian Tomato Dip
  • Chilli & Basil Dip
    • Houmous Dip

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  • Vegan Funghi di Bosco – A tribute to our founder who loved mushroom pizza and Venice. Chestnut mushrooms, tomato with garlic, vegan mozzarella alternative and rosemary, finished with parsley
    • Vegan ad Astra – What a star. Quorn® with sweet red peppers, Cajun spice, red onion, tomato, garlic oil and vegan mozzarella alternative
      • Vegan Padana – Sweet caramelised onions and spinach combine with vegan mozzarella alternative, tomato, garlic oil and red onions in a feast of great tastes and textures
    • Vegan Forza – It’s Back! ‘Forza’ is Italian for strong. Big on flavour and full of colour, smoky chilli Quorn® with mixed peppers, tomato, hot & sweet chilli peppers, garlic oil, vegan mozzarella alternative, chilli oil and parsley
      • Orto Calzone – For those who like it hot. Char-grilled courgettes, spinach, tomato, garlic, roasted peppers and some serious chilli. Served with salad and house dressing
        • Vegan Margherita
          • American Jack – Smoky vegan jackfruit ‘pepperoni’, tomato with our signature vegan mozzarella alternative
            • Sloppy Vegan – New Recipe! Quorn® with green pepper, red onion, tomato, smoky chilli, garlic oil, vegan mozzarella alternative and parsley
              • Vegan Giardiniera – A veggie lover’s delight. Artichoke, mushrooms, red onion and black olives, with tomato, vegan mozzarella alternative, garlic oil and parsley
                • Laggera Quattro Verdure – Vibrant veg. Tenderstem® broccoli, mushrooms, red onion and black olives, with tomato, garlic oil and parsley


  • Vegan Nourish Bowl – Mixed grains with lemon & herbs, garlic Tenderstem® broccoli, roasted peppers, baby spinach, rocket, cucumber, artichokes, and houmous with balsamic dressing


  • Ginger & Pumpkin Cake

This information is accurate on 23/03/2023.

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