UK Italian restaurant chain, Pizza Express, has announced a new vegan festive menu, catering to the plant-based population at Christmas.
The new menu will launch on November 20, with a mushroom and pine nut pizza as one of the mains. The restaurants dough balls are being revamped for the party season, and are topped with cinnamon and icing sugar, and served with fruit coulis.
Pizza Express is one of the chain restaurants which first began serving vegan pizzas with a plant-based cheese alternative, amongst other items on the menu which are vegan-friendly.
Timothy Love, senior marketing manager at Pizza Express, said: “Considering that almost a third of all evening meals eaten in the UK are now vegetarian or vegan, and over a fifth of the population is actively choosing gluten-free foods, it’s no surprise to see this consumer behaviour driving restaurant and delivery meal choices.”
“We’ve led the restaurant market, developing a full range of vegan and vegetarian offerings with over 20 toppings to choose from, plus we were early to introduce gluten-free dishes. This innovation is set to continue, and we’re delighted to see such positive response to our menu.”
The new menu will also include a mushroom and truffle pizza. Other vegan items on the restaurant’s existing menu include their vegan puttanesca pizza, and vegan carrot cake for dessert.