• Pizza Express

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  • White Veg-options
Fast food

Serves meat, vegan options available. International pizza restaurant chain founded 1965 with its first branch in London and has since grown to operate outlets across the UK and overseas. Created a separate vegan menu in 2018 offering choices including: starters like marinated olives and vegan dough balls, multiple varieties of pizzas (uses vegan cheese & faux meats), an al forno penne pasta, alcoholic drinks like cider and beer, fruit sorbet and carrot cake for dessert. Soya milk is available for coffee and tea. Outside of the UK the options may vary so check with your server. Open Mon-Sun 11:30-23:00.

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1 Review

First Review by TheVeganBuddhist


Points +2713

30 Sep 2018

Very Good (but needs more options)

Has a separate vegan menu, making it easy to navigate what you can and can't have. on the menu it sates they have a safe guard in place for their hot drinks. If you ask for soy milk and the drink isn't served on a white napkin, you should double heck with the staff that it is soya. (I always recommend doing this anyway though!) The staff were friendly, a little disorganised after the Saturday lunch rush, which is completely understandable. To their credit they got re-organised very quickly.

We had the;
Marinated Olives, and Roasted Tomatoes as appetisers. They are standard but tasty.

Vegan Dough balls with pestorissa, a harissa spiced tomato dip - The dough balls were nice, a little cold. The spiced dip was delicious. I would like to buy the dip in a jar to have at home! This is only vegan starter they have which is a real shame. Hopefully they will add more in the near future.

Vegan Puttanesca Pizza - I chose to have this on the classic base as I prefer this to the super thin base. The pizza had an amazing puttanesca flavour. I love the flavour of olives, tomato, and capers so this pizza was perfect for me. I would highly recommend this new addition to their menu.

Vegan Padana Pizza - This one was quite nice. My partner really enjoyed it. I'm not a fan of the very sweet caramelised onions, but they do spread them around better than Zizzi, so you don't end up with a giant lump on the pizza. If you like very sweet onions, then I imagine this pizza would be very much to your liking.

Carrot Cake - This was unbelievably good. I have not had a dessert this good in an Italian chain before. Then again carrot cake is my favourite! So I am being biased. Other people who prefer other desserts at our table said it was amazing as well. Other than sorbet this is the only other vegan dessert they have, so it may seem limiting, which it is, but it is delicious. I would highly recommend anyone including non-vegans to try it. They should add at least 1 or 2 more vegan desserts to the menu to offer more choice.

Watermelon Chill (drink) this is okay, has a strong apple flavour more than watermelon unfortunately.

Of course I always recommend eating at a vegan restaurant where possible, but if eating out with non-vegans that wont eat vegan food, this is a very good option.

Updated from previous review on 2018-09-30

Pros: Vegan Menu, Vegan Carrot Cake, Delicious pizza

Cons: need more desserts, need more starters, Serves Animal Flesh

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