Where to Get Vegan Pizza in the UK

“But what about pizza?!” This is one of the most common questions you might hear after telling someone that you’re vegan. Luckily, the number of vegan pizza options available is increasing all the time, so you won’t have to go without – whether you’re cooking at home, eating out, or ordering a takeaway.

We’ve split this post into three sections: supermarket, takeaway, and high street restaurant, so keep scrolling to find exactly what you’re looking for. Bon appetit!

Supermarket Vegan Pizza in the UK

Tesco Free From Margherita Pizza

Tesco released this own-brand vegan Margherita pizza in 2018 – it’s also free from gluten.

Cheezly and Tomato Pizza

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This vegan frozen pizza is available from Ocado, Holland and Barrett, or direct from VBites website. It’s quite small, but has reasonable reviews and is a great quick and easy option. This pizza could easily be topped with vegetables for a healthier, more filling meal.

Valsoia Dairy Free Pizza with Vegetables

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This dairy-free veggie pizza from Valsoia is available through Ocado here. Check out the rest of the range for items like chocolate spread and ice cream sandwiches.

The White Rabbit Pizza Co. 

The ‘Smokin Vegan’ from The White Rabbit Pizza Co is available in select branches of Sainsbury’s.

Wicked Kitchen

In 2018, Tesco released two sourdough pizzas as part of their plant-based Wicked Kitchen range – Caponata, and BBQ Mushroom. We’ve heard great reviews of both!

Goodfella’s Vegan Stonebaked Falafel Pizza

This frozen vegan pizza from Goodfella’s was released in March 2018. It’s frozen and costs £2.50, making it a cheaper option than many other vegan pizzas.

No Dough Pizza Co.

This vegan pizza has a cauliflower base and is available at Sainsbury’s – find it in the chilled aisle.

Takeaway Vegan Pizza in the UK

Papa John’s

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All of Papa John’s bases are vegan – just ask them to remove the cheese. We recommend the Garden Party with no cheese and extra mushrooms. Their garlic dipping sauce is also vegan, as are the potato wedges and corn on the cob.

Pizza Hut Delivery

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The pan base is vegan friendly – just add all the veggies you like. The garlic bread and potato wedges are also vegan – yay! You can check the full allergen and nutrition info here.

Independent

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There are lots of independent takeaways offering excellent vegan options. This helpful article from PetaUK lists them according to location. Pictured is a pizza from Basilico in London.

Vegan Pizza at UK Restaurants

Pizza Express

 

Vegan Giardiniera from Pizza Express

 

In March 2017, Pizza Express released the delicious vegan Giardiniera. You can ask for their vegan mozzarella to be added to any other pizza, and they now have a dedicated ‘vegan choices‘ page on their website.

 Zizzi

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The first high street restaurant to offer a vegan cheese on their pizzas, Zizzi is a great choice for vegans. The vMargheritaerita is topped with tomato, Mozzarisella cheese (made from rice milk), and basil. You can add extra veggie toppings and there are quite a few vegan starters and sides (the bruschetta looks delicious), plus gelato for dessert.

Ask Italian

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The bases here are vegan, so just ask for the cheese to be removed and add a few extra toppings. You can also enjoy Rosemary and Sea Salt bread as a starter, and sorbet for dessert.

***Update: As of March 2017, Ask Italian now offer a full vegan menu, including vegan mozzarella, vegan dough balls and a vegan chocolate torte. Check it out here.

Vegan pizza with cheese from Ask Italian!

Pizza Hut

In January 2018, Pizza Hut began offering Violife cheese as a topping for their pizzas – yay. You can see all the details on what’s vegan on this page. 

Vegan Pizza in the UK

As you can see, there are tons of places to get vegan pizza in the UK, with more options popping up all the time. If you know about a vegan pizza we haven’t listed, let us know and we’ll update this post!

To stay updated on the vegan pizza available in supermarkets, head over to the pizza category of our UK vegan product database.

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Tesco Vegan Ice Lolly Range Review

Wondering whether or not to try out the range of vegan lollies and ice creams available at Tesco? We’ve reviewed each variety to help you decide.

Tesco Free From Choc Sticks Review

These Choc Sticks are really tasty, with a thick layer of dark chocolate and rich, creamy vanilla ice cream inside. Swedish Glace sell a similar product, but Tesco’s are slightly larger and have more chocolate – definitely our preferred option. These go down well with non-vegans.

Tesco Free From Toffee & Vanilla Cones Review

These cones are a fun alternative to Cornettos. The ice cream tasted completely authentic, and the toffee flavor is sweet without being too sickly. The cone tastes a little ‘off’ and is crunchier than usual, possibly because it’s gluten free. The bottom of the cone contains a generous amount of chocolate.

Tesco Free From Strawberry and Vanilla Cones Review

Tasty ice cream with a strong strawberry flavour, these are perfect for summer. The cone has the same issues as mentioned above, but that doesn’t stop these from being delicious.

Tesco Free From Fruit Splits Review

These vegan fruit splits aren’t currently offered anywhere but Tesco and they taste pretty much identical to the dairy versions. Perfect if you’ve been missing these. The outer layer is nice and fruity, and the ice cream inside is sweet and creamy.

Tesco Free From Ice Lollies Review

These free from ice lollies are similar to Wall’s Mini Milks, with four chocolate and four strawberry in each pack. The taste and texture are authentic and they’re nice and creamy. Would be nice if a vanilla flavor was included too, but that’s our only complaint with these. Small size makes them perfect for kids.

If you’re looking for authentic vegan ice creams and lollies at a pretty reasonable price, we’d definitely recommend the Tesco range.

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How to Run a Successful Vegan Tasting Event at Work (+ Free Sample Menu)

Want to promote veganism from your office?

You can!

Organising a vegan tasting event is a fun way to teach your coworkers more about veganism, raise awareness, and reduce misconceptions like ‘vegan food tastes weird,” or, “vegans only eat vegetables.”

Setting up a vegan tasting event is really easy, even if you’ve never done anything similar before. We’ve listed exactly what you’ll need to do in simple steps, with plenty of examples along the way.

Ready to put on your first ever event and show everyone how easy it is to be vegan?

Let’s do this.

Choose the Right Time and Location

Choosing the right time and place will make or break how well-attended your event is. If your workplace runs specific ‘wellness’ weeks, this is a great time to schedule your taster session – you’ll be able to advertise it as part of the whole event.

When choosing a location, look for somewhere that:

  • Is easy to get to
  • Has room for plenty of people
  • Isn’t hidden away
  • Has any equipment you need (running water, microwave, fridge, tables, etc)

A kitchen in a busy office, a meeting room that lots of people walk past, or a table in your office can all be good options – just make sure people will know you’re there.

Tell People About Your Vegan Tasting Event

Most people will be up for free food, so low turnout is often down to people not knowing about your tasting session.

Here’s how to make sure everyone knows what’s going on:

  • Send out an email a few days before, plus a reminder on the day
  • Put flyers/posters around the office
  • Ask for your tasting session to be included in the staff newsletter
  • Talk to people about your event
  • Add your tasting session to group event calendars

If you can, try and get a rough idea of how many people are going to come – this will help you to buy the right amount of food.

Pick the Right Products

You’re trying to promote veganism, so make sure you pick the tastiest products available. Try to choose products you’re fairly sure will go down well, based on what you know about your coworkers.

In a workplace where most people don’t know much about veganism, try to pick foods that taste very similar to the non-vegan versions. If your coworkers are more interested/knowledgable about veganism, you can afford to be more adventurous.

Sweet treats and cakes are usually a safe option, while vegan cheese, milk and meat alternatives can be a little more hit and miss.

Having a good range is key to any successful vegan tasting event.

Check out our sample tasting menu below to get some ideas on what to offer, and how to serve it.

Sample Vegan Tasting Event Menu

Get inspired with our sample vegan tasting event menu – and don’t be afraid to add your own favourite foods.

Cafe Soy Iced Latte in plastic shot glasses.

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Vegan cereal with different types plant milk in paper cups

chocolate shreddies

Tesco Mini Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

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Cubes of vegan cheese on cocktail sticks

tesco free from wensleydale with cranberries

Sainsbury’s Free From Garlic and Herb Spread on broken crackers

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Chilli with vegan mince in paper cups

granose soya mince

Mini vegan chocolate cake squares (using Betty Crocker Mix and egg replacer)

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Vegan chewy sweets in bowls

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Be sure to hold onto the packaging for everything you offer so that attendees can check the ingredients and avoid allergens.

Give Out Information

So, someone’s tried your tasters, is interested, and wants to learn more.

What do you do?

You give them loads of helpful information, of course.

Lots of vegan organisations provide free leaflets and information packs.

Here are links to a few of the most popular:

We’d recommend picking positive leaflets with helpful information and recipes, and avoiding anything that’s too graphic or upsetting – this might put people off attending your session.

Organise Activities

Want to provoke discussion with fun activities?

Try making up an ‘Is It Vegan?” quiz to encourage interaction.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Marmite (vegan)
  • Honey (non-vegan)
  • Oreos (vegan)
  • Naan bread (usually not vegan)
  • Bourbon biscuits (vegan)

Browse our big UK vegan product database for more ideas.

Try keeping a scoreboard or offering prizes to encourage as many people as possible to get involved.

Have you ever organised a vegan tasting event at work?

Let us know how it went and share your tips in the comments.

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Where to Get Vegan Fish and Chips in the UK

Did you think going vegan meant giving up fish and chips? Think again. A growing number of establishments are offering vegan alternatives to the old classic, and we’ve listed some of them below.

Loving Hut (London, Brighton, Norwich)

Loving Hut have branches in London, Brighton and Norwich, and offer this tasty looking vegan battered fillet and chips. Visit the Loving Hut website to see their full menu and list of locations.

The Peacock (Nottingham)

This pub offers a 100% vegan menu, featuring vegan variations on classic pub foods like pie, lasagne and fish and chips. Their ‘fish’ is made from battered tofu and seaweed and is served with homemade chips. You can follow The Peacock on Facebook to keep up to date.

Veggie Corner (Coventry)

All sorts of vegan takeaway options are available at Veggie Corner in Coventry, including fish and chips, battered sausage, pies and kebabs. Check out Veggie Corner on Facebook.

Matter Fastfoods (Bristol)

Matter Fastfoods serve vegan versions of chippy classics, including fried chicken, kebabs and wraps. Check out Matter Fastfoods on Facebook for more info.

Mono (Glasgow)

Mono is a vegan cafe bar in Glasgow. They serve a variety of tasty-looking dishes, including pizza, burgers, hot dogs and To-fish n’ chips. Check out the full menu on the Mono website.

Dove Pubs (London)

Dove pubs have two London branches, and offer a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, including Belgian Beer battered ‘fish’ and chips. You can check out the Dove pubs website for full details.

Battered (various locations)

Battered is a vegan fish and chip trailer, travelling to various events around the country. You can see where they’ll be heading next on their Facebook page, Twitter page or the Battered website.

Potato Tomato (Whitstable)

This 100% vegan eatery serves tofish and chips, southern fried popcorn tofu, and lots more. Check out their full menu on the Potato Tomato website.

Shakey Shakey (Ramsgate)

This fish bar offers a vegan menu two days a week (currently Monday and Tuesday), and has some great reviews on Facebook!

Land & Sea Fish and Chips (Falkirk)

This chippy has a special vegan nights on Tuesday’s and offers a selection of vegan options during the rest of the week. They’ve got glowing reviews on Facebook, and full location details and opening times are available on the Land & Sea website.

The Veggie Chippy (Birmingham)

We’ve heard great things about the fish and chips from The Veggie Chippy, and there’s plenty of positive feedback on their TripAdvisor page – plus pictures of their extensive menu, which includes pizza, pasta, ‘vchicken’ and ‘vfish’.

The Railway Hotel (Southend)

The Railway Hotel is a vegetarian/vegan pub with an awesome menu. They currently serve vegan fish and chips, vegan mac and cheese, seitan wraps, and lots more. Check their website for the current menu before visiting.

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Tesco Free From Strong Soya Cheddar Style Spread Review

Tesco have recently introduced an alternative to mature cheese spread in the form of their Strong Soya Cheddar Style Spread. Part of their growing free from range, it is now available in most Tesco stores. Read on to see what we thought of it.

Ingredients

The spread is predominantly a mixture of coconut oil and soya protein. The coconut oil element echoes the composition of the recently introduced cheese alternatives from Sainsbury’s. The full ingredients are listed below:

Water, Coconut Oil, Soya Protein Concentrate (11%), Salt, Spirit Vinegar, Lactic Acid (Dairy Free), Yeast Extract, Flavourings, Sugar, Thickener (Carrageenan), Colour (Paprika Extract)

Texture

Spreadability is something of an issue with this product as it has a dryness that leads it to flake and fall apart when you dig into it. With a bit of effort though it can be spread across your crackers or toast fairly evenly. Not as creamy as we anticipated though.

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Not exactly the texture we hoped for…

Taste

An authentically creamy and strongly cheesy flavour makes this an ideal mature cheese replacement for a quick snack on crackers or toast. We also found it a tasty filling for baked potatoes especially mixed with tomatoes and onion.

Verdict

We’d give this spread 6 and a half out of ten. The difficulty in spreading combined with a rather lacklustre off white colour somewhat undermine an otherwise tasty and satisfying mature spread alternative.

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Violife Prosociano Vegan Cheese Review

We’re reviewing a second vegan Parmesan alternative today, and this one’s from Violife. If you’re interested in other options, check out our recent review of ‘Flavour Fusion’ by Good Carma – an almond-based product that’s available in a few different flavours.

Violife Prosociano comes in an authentic wedge shape, with nicely designed packaging. It’s currently sold at Tesco and in some independent food stores.

Texture

The cheese is a solid block that looks authentic. It grates easily, and there are no issues with it being too soft/breaking while grating, which is sometimes the case with vegan cheese.

Taste

The cheese has a pretty strong smell/taste, and we reckon it could fool a non-vegan. It adds some nice flavour to pasta dishes, and you don’t need to use much. It melts pretty well when mixed into sauce and has an authentic texture.

If you’re a fan of Parmesan, we’d definitely recommend giving this cheese a try. It grates well, tastes and smells authentic, and melts nicely. If you’re not keen on strong cheeses, we’d recommend sticking with regular Violife, or trying Flavour Fusion, which has a much milder flavour.

We’ve reviewed plenty of vegan cheeses, including Sainsbury’s, Lettices, and Follow Your Heart. Let us know if there are any other brands you’d like to see reviewed.

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Sainsbury’s Greek-Style Vegan Cheese Review

We’re slowly working our way through all of the new vegan cheeses at Sainsbury’s, and today we’ll be reviewing the Greek-style. Read on to find out what we thought and get some recipe ideas.

Texture

The texture was quite solid and a little crumbly – we’d say it was more like a soft cheddar than a really crumbly cheese like feta. It isn’t an unpleasant texture, but it’s not 100% authentic either. Held up well when cut into cubes.

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Taste

We thought that this cheese tasted very similar to the Wensleydale-style, minus the cranberries. It was creamy and slightly tangy, with no unpleasant aftertaste. Again, it was nice, but didn’t really remind us of dairy Greek cheeses which are usually much saltier. If you weren’t a fan of the berries in the Wensleydale-style cheese, then we’d definitely recommend giving this a go as a plain alternative.

If you’re looking for a 100% realistic vegan feta, then we’d recommend trying checking out Better Fetter from Lettices, which we recently reviewed. Sainsbury’s are offering a perfectly nice everyday version that we enjoyed, but it probably wouldn’t fool a non-vegan.

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We used cubes of the cheese to top a cooked pizza and it tasted great, especially with a drizzle of garlic oil. We reckon it would also be tasty as part of a salad, or sliced on top of crackers. We’ve heard it melts pretty well, and it seems solid enough that you could grate it if you wanted to.

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10 Vegan Jacket Potato Filling Ideas

Wondering what to put in your jacket potato as a vegan? Look no further. We’ve made a list of ten vegan baked potato fillings, including some really simple suggestions that are quick and easy to make, as well as some more involved options. Enjoy!

1. Mashed avocado and cherry tomatoes

This is really easy to make, and delicious with lots of salad on the side. Just mash avocados with chilli, lime, coriander, salt and pepper, then mix in halved cherry tomatoes, and pop inside your potato.

2. Houmous and vegetables

Another simple option, houmous melts nicely on top of a warm jacket potato and has a slightly ‘tangy’ flavour that’s reminiscent of cheese. In summer this is tasty topped with plenty of raw salad vegetables, and in winter it’s perfect with your favourite roasted veg – peppers and courgette slices are especially nice.

3. Chickpea ‘tuna’ salad

This is perfect if you’re used to having egg or tuna salad in your jacket potato. Here’s one of our favourite recipes, from Oh She Glows. The basic idea is to mash chickpeas along with vegan mayo, lemon juice, and any other seasoning you like – it’s fun to experiment. We like to microwave the chickpeas beforehand to make them a little softer.

4. Baked beans and vegan cheese

You can’t go wrong with cheese and beans, even if you’re vegan! We generally go for Branston Baked Beans topped with grated Violife and red onion. For some variation, you could choose a tin of spicy mixed beans and experiment with different flavours of cheese, or top with multiple varieties.

5. Spicy potato cake style

These spicy potatoes aren’t too filling, so make a perfect side dish. Scoop the middle out of your potatoes, and mash with chilli, lemon, fresh coriander, sliced spring onion, salt and pepper. The pop the middle back inside the skins and serve. For extra flavour, drizzle the potatoes in garlic oil before baking.

6. Lentil stew

A nice hearty option, perfect for cold days. Lentil stew is really simple to make – you basically just need to cook lentils, vegetable stock and a tin of tomatoes, adding any seasoning or vegetables you fancy. Here’s a recipe for ‘Ridiculously Easy Lentil and Vegetable Stew’. Stew sometimes doesn’t feel like enough on it’s own, and serving along with a jacket potato makes a nice change from bread.

7. Three bean chilli

You can make chilli as mild or as spicy as you like, and eating in a potato makes a change from rice. Here’s a simple chilli recipe that you can alter as much as you like – we like to add mushrooms. For a lazy option, buy a tin of ready made bean chilli.

8. Salt and olive oil

This one’s pretty self-explanatory. Use fancy flavoured olive oil and sea salt for the best flavour. This is a great way to serve mini jacket potatoes as part of a buffet.

9. Gravy and roast vegetables

Roast dinner inside a jacket potato! This is a fun way to make Sunday dinner for one. Roast all of your favourite vegetables in a large tray, then tip onto your jacket potato and top with gravy. Add stuffing to make this even more delicious.

10. Samosa inspired

This potato is basically a giant samosa, and another fun option as part of a buffet at parties. The potato filling is mixed with Indian spices, peas and onion. You can follow this recipe, leaving out the yoghurt and using vegan butter. Serve with mango chutney, or mint sauce made from a vegan yoghurt.

We hope this post has given you some good ideas for your next jacket potato! Let us know your favourite fillings below.

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