Pizza Express is a great choice if you’re looking for vegan options. As well as serving a totally vegan pizza, they allow you to create your own with a range of toppings – all of their bases are dairy free.
Several other dishes are vegan, or can be made vegan, with a few simple alterations. Check out the wide range of choices below.
Marinated green pitted olives with garlic cloves and pink peppercorns
Slow-roasted tomatoes marinated in garlic and oregano
Dough Balls (ask for garlic oil in place of garlic butter)
A PizzaExpress classic served with garlic butter
Mixed Salad (ask for this without dressing)
Seasonal mixed leaves, tomatoes and cucumber with our house dressing
Leggera Superfood Salad (ask for this without cheese or dressing)
Our Leggera salad is high in nutrients but low in calories. Baby spinach and seasonal mixed leaves, Tenderstem broccoli, beetroot, light mozzarella, avocado, pine kernels, red onions, cucumber, lentils and fresh basil, finished with our light house dressing.
Bosco (ask for this without cheese or dressing)
Warm garlic chestnut mushrooms, light mozzarella, avocado, roasted tomatoes, spinach, rocket, balsamic syrup, honey & mustard dressing and dough sticks
Spinach, chestnut mushrooms, pine kernels, artichoke, tomato, chilli flakes and garlic oil finished with rocket and extra virgin olive oil and fresh parsley. No cheese
Giardiniera Pizza (ask for this without cheese or pesto)
Artichoke, mushrooms, red peppers, tomatoes, red onions, black olives, pesto, tomato, mozzarella and garlic oil
Pizza Express say, “If you are unable to find one of your favourite recipes, please just ask; if we have the ingredients we will happily make it for you.”
Leggera Sorbet (Raspberry)
Two scoops of dairy-free raspberry sorbet, served with a chocolate straw and fresh mint.
Piccolo (kids) Menu
Baked Dough Balls with Side Salad (ask for this with oil and balsamic syrup)
Baked dough balls with your choice of Garlic Butter or Olive Oil and Balsamic Syrup. Served with a fresh salad of red pepper, santos tomato and cucumber.
Create your own – pick your own toppings and ask for no cheese.
Piccolo Sundae (ask for without the cone)
Choose one scoop of dairy-free raspberry sorbet and finish with chocolate or fruit sauce. All topped with a baby cone.
Cawston Press Kid’s Blend
Apple & Pear or Apple & Mango (with no added sugar)
As well as offering a completely vegan pizza, Pizza Express give you the option of taking in your own vegan cheese, which they will add to a pizza of your choice.
Here’s what they say:
All of our pizzas are made by hand so and can be ordered without the toppings that otherwise make them unsuitable for vegans.
Our pizza bases are completely free of animal and dairy products. Our famous passata sauce is made from tomatoes, salt, pepper, fresh basil and oregano.
Introduced in spring 2014 is our first ever dairy free, vegan friendly pizza, the Pianta; fresh and earthy in flavour, combining spinach, chestnut mushrooms, pine kernels and artichokes, on a spicy Arrabbiata base.
Unfortunately we don’t have a vegan cheese but you can ask for any of our other pizzas to be made without cheese.
You are also welcome to bring in your own vegan cheese to top your pizza, provided that it is in a sealed pack, in date and the date is clearly visible on the pack. Our pizzaiolos can either return to you the rest of the pack or dispose of it. It cannot be brought in/kept at the restaurant for repeat use.
Update 2017: Pizza Express now offer vegan cheese which can be added to any pizza, and a dedicated vegan pizza, the vegan Giardiniera.
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