by Holly Davies, Head of Food and Drink
Writing for PizzaExpress about our food is a great reminder of how lucky I am to have this job. Being part of what makes great experiences for other people when they eat and drink out is great fun. Hospitality and the world of food and drink are in my blood, it drives me to learn more and create menus that are a culmination of what our customers tell us, as well as ideas from our teams and the latest food and drink trends.
Introducing new choices on our menu is the absolute highlight; when you get to see the dish go from being simply an idea to something that people enjoy everyday in our restaurants. In the same way that I can’t say to someone that I work for PizzaExpress without them replying.. ‘Oh I love the Dough Balls’ I also hear a lot of ‘Have you thought about doing….’. I absolutely love that people care enough to share their ideas and that we have so many passionate fans.
For some time now, our customers have been telling us that they want a vegan mozzarella alternative on the menu and in parallel, the world of vegan ingredients has opened up and become so interesting, enticing and tasty too. So, after a lot of tasting and testing, from June 20th we finally have an option that we believe you’ll love. One that we can say is sufficiently delicious to warrant it's inclusion on our menu and sit atop our unique dough and delicious passata.
Made in Italy using Italian ingredients, our new vegan mozzarella alternative melts perfectly in our pizza oven and gives a creamy finish to any recipe. To celebrate, we have taken some of our favourite ingredients and created a new pizza recipe that combines flavoursome artichokes with our new asparagus, red onion, garlic oil, black olives and seasoning on a classic dough and passata base to create our new Vegan Giardiniera. Not only this, our vegan mozzarella alternative is available to be used across all of our pizzas, making this a great option for those looking for a dairy-free alternative.
We really hope it was worth the wait, because we think it truly tastes delicious. I welcome your feedback and ideas about what you want to see next and am already thinking of new ways that we can continue to offer great choice, without compromise.
We've added a new vegan option to our menu.