I tried to keep this on the down-low, but I LOVE PIZZA! I think few people don’t. Did you know that pizza is actually a pretty balanced meal when chosen with fresh, simple ingredients? Pizza has a terrible stigma attached, due to some fast-food versions of greasy, meaty, cheesy mess. But the traditional Italian pizza is a perfect combo of starch, protein (think mushrooms + dough, or cheese if you still eat dairy), vitamins and minerals (tomato sauce, garlic, herbs, rocket, other veggies) and fiber. And I’m not the only one saying this; qualified nutritionist, Rhianon Lambert, also encourages people not to see pizza as ‘evil food’.
Ok. So where do you find GOOD vegan pizza in London? I haven’t been everywhere, but I already have three favourite places. In no particular order:
- Pizza Pilgrims – Their £5 Marinara is 100% vegan and available in every branch, as one of the most popular Neapolitan pizzas. Check it out and find the nearest one to you, out of their 7 locations.
2. Firezza – A little more expensive, their £12.95 Verde Ortolana comes with artichoke hearts, fresh field mushrooms, roasted mixed vegetables (aubergines, courgettes, sweet peppers), fresh basil, tomato and VEGAN cheese (request it as an optional FREE replacement for mozarella). One of my favourites!
3. Voodoo Ray’s – Another delicious chain of really good, cheap pizza. If you fancy yourself a Queen Vegan, try the pizza with the same name (£4/slice), sporting artichoke hearts, green olives, red onion, sun-blush tomatoes, tomato sauce and green sauce. Yum!
There you have it, my top 3 pizza joints so far! I will update this post as I find more. Do you have any recommendations? Let me know in the comments.