Plant-based pizza is now widely available at some of the UK’s most popular restaurants! Here’s where to find the best vegan pizzas on the high street.
There has been a long-awaited vegan cheese boom across the UK in recent years. This, coupled with the huge increase in people trying Veganuary, has seen more people looking for familiar naughty treats such as easily accessible vegan pizzas. In fact, Papa John’s reported that orders of vegan pizzas from their stores have risen by a whopping 81% (2019 vs 2020)!
So…what are the vegan pizza options on the high street and where can you find them?
1. Papa John’s
Vegan pizza takeaway options are getting better and better in the UK and Papa John’s are definitely leading the way. They currently have SIX plant-based pizzas on the menu: Sausage & “Pepperoni” (limited edition), Garden Party, Cheese and Tomato, Jackfruit “Pepperoni”, The Vegan Works and Chilli Freak.
You’ll also find an array of vegan sides: “Not-Chicken” Bites, Vegan Cheese Potato Tots, Vegan Cheese Potato Tots with Jalapeño, Vegan Cheese & Marmite® Scrolls and Cauliflower Wings. Order all the vegan goodies and get Netflix fired up!
There are four vegan pizzas on the menu at Domino’s, as well as vegan nuggets! Choose from the Chick-Ain’t, Vegi Supreme, Vegan Margherita and the recently launched PepperoNAY. The plant-based pizzas are complete with delicious dairy-free cheese and vegan garlic dip too, which means you don’t have to miss out on any of the Domino’s experience. Yum!
3. Pizza Hut
If your childhood included going to kids’ parties at the ‘Hut, you may have been disappointed with the sad notion of only eating at the salad bar as a vegan. But fear not! Pizza Hut came to their senses in 2018 and rolled out Violife vegan cheese across all of their UK restaurants.
The vegan menu includes Pepperphoni, Hot ‘N’ Spicy, Margherita and Virtuous Flatbread pizzas, as well as southern fried meat-free nuggets.
4. Pizza Express
There’s so much to choose from at Pizza Express, which is ideal for those looking for meat alternatives as well as lighter, veggie-topped pizzas.
The signature vegan pizzas at Zizzi include Sloppy Vegan Romana, Sloppy Vegan Classic, Vegan Giardiniera and Leggera Vegan Giardiniera. But that’s not all – there are lots of options that can be made vegan upon request, including the America Jack, Veneziana, Margherita, Padana and Calzone Verdure pizzas.
All hail the first chain to offer vegan pizzas on the high street that include mozzarella! Zizzi currently have two pizzas made with their own brown rice-based Mozzarisella, which is a creamy and melty cheese. Enjoy it slathered on a Classic Margherita or Rustica Hot and Spicy Jackfruit.
6. ASK Italian
Ask Italian have a great vegan menu with one pizza option: the No’duja Vegana. This plant-based pizza includes MozzaRisella cheese topped with sautéed mushrooms, red onions, red peppers and grated courgette.
7. Bella Italia
Spice lovers will appreciate the Heat No Meat pizza at Bella Italia restaurants. This fiery vegan pizza is topped with meat-free “chicken”, green peppers, no’duja, red chillies and sriracha drizzle. It also comes with an impressively melty vegan cheese!
So, now you know the best pizza options on the high street. The question is – which one will you try first?