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Pizza Express launches its first ever vegan restaurant with five pizzas added to the menu

Pizza Express goes VEGAN! Chain launches its first plant-based branch alongside the biggest-ever meat-free menu in all restaurants

  • Pizza Express has delighted customers by launching its first ever vegan branch 
  • Restaurant will serve twists on classic dishes including the ‘American Jack’ – a smoky jackfruit ‘pepperoni’ with the signature vegan mozzarella alternative
  • All branches across the country will also have five vegan pizzas added to menu










Pizza Express has delighted its customers by launching its first ever vegan branch in London.

The chain’s new brand on The Strand will serve twists on its classic dishes   including the ‘American Jack’  – a smoky jackfruit ‘pepperoni’ and tomato with the signature vegan mozzarella alternative and the ‘Vegan Ad Astra’ –  a Quorn pizza with sweet red peppers, Cajun spice, red onion, tomato, garlic oil and vegan mozzarella alternative.    

Complete with a fresh new look, its ‘Vegan PizzaExpress’ pizzeria in is open now, exclusively serving plant-based goodness so pizza lovers can tuck into even more vegan flavours this Autumn.

Pizza Express has delighted its customers by launching its first ever vegan branch in London.

The opening is in celebration of PizzaExpress’ brand-new menu, launching Tuesday 21 September, which sees the biggest ever number of new vegan additions, including exclusive new vegan versions of the most famous PizzaExpress favourites.

The pizzeria brand worked with Jack and Bry for just over a year, tirelessly perfecting and developing an exclusive vegan Pepperoni.

Now five classic PizzaExpress recipes are being introduced in vegan form – leaving diners spoilt for choice deciding which one to try first!. 

Jane Treasure, Food & Beverage Director at PizzaExpress, told FEMAIL: ‘The launch of our Sloppy Vegan – the vegan version of our popular Sloppy Giuseppe – this summer was just a taste of what was to come. 

The chain's new brand on The Strand will serve twists on its classic dishes including the 'American Jack' - a smoky jackfruit 'pepperoni' and tomato with the signature vegan mozzarella alternative and the 'Vegan Ad Astra' ¿ a Quorn pizza with sweet red peppers, Cajun spice, red onion, tomato, garlic oil and vegan mozzarella alternative.

The chain’s new brand on The Strand will serve twists on its classic dishes including the ‘American Jack’ – a smoky jackfruit ‘pepperoni’ and tomato with the signature vegan mozzarella alternative and the ‘Vegan Ad Astra’ – a Quorn pizza with sweet red peppers, Cajun spice, red onion, tomato, garlic oil and vegan mozzarella alternative.

SLOPPY VEGAN CLASSIC Quorn¿ pieces with green pepper, red onion, tomato, smoky chilli, garlic oil, vegan mozzarella alternative and parsley.

VEGAN GIARDINIERA CLASSIC Artichoke, mushrooms, red onion and black olives, with tomato, vegan mozzarella alternative, garlic oil and parsley on a Classic base (pictured). Also available on a gluten-free base

Pictured is the sloppy vegan classic (left) and the vegan giardiniera classic (right) which are already on the menu, five more are set to be added

What’s on Pizza Express’ vegan menu? 

American Jack – Smoky jackfruit ‘pepperoni’ and tomato with the signature vegan mozzarella alternative.

Vegan American Hot – Turn up the heat with smoky jackfruit ‘pepperoni’, tomato and vegan mozzarella alternative, with your choice of hot green, hot & sweet chilli or jalapeno peppers.

 Vegan Forza – 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, this delivers.

Vegan Diavolo – Smoky jackfruit ‘pepperoni’, Quorn pieces, Tabasco, smoky chilli, garlic oil, fennel seeds, tomato, green peppers and onions with vegan mozzarella alternative and your choice of hot green, hot & sweet chilli or jalapeno peppers give this pizza some serious attitude.

Vegan Ad Astra – Quorn with sweet red peppers, Cajun spice, red onion, tomato, garlic oil and vegan mozzarella alternative.

‘Sloppy Vegan was a huge hit with customers, and it goes without saying that we’re incredibly excited to launch even more vegan versions of classic PizzaExpress recipes across the UK this Autumn.

‘Every single one of our new vegan pizzas stays true to the unique flavours of the original versions. 

‘It took just over a year to develop an exclusive new Vegan Pepperoni ingredient with our partners Jack & Bry, working tirelessly with our tasting panels to perfect them – so our customers can enjoy the same mouth-watering flavour profiles as the originals, without any animal products.’

Shadi Halliwell, Chief Customer Officer at PizzaExpress, added: ‘Our new vegan menu is so wide ranging and delicious that it deserves a pizzeria of its own – so that’s exactly what we did. 

‘Vegan PizzaExpress is our first restaurant that will serve our vegan menu exclusively and is a true showcase of these authentic flavours that we’ve been perfecting since 1965. 

‘We’re thrilled to finally open the doors and can’t wait to welcome everyone from across London and beyond as they come to enjoy our wonderful new vegan menu.’ 

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