Pizza Express Gluten Free Vegan Pizza Review
But before I tell you all about it.
Have you noticed that more and more restaurants are providing vegan, dairy and gluten free options now?
I know, it’s about time too!
I CAN’T tell you enough how much I’ve missed pizza.
And when I found out pizza express offered vegan and gluten free options I was ecstatic.
Enough about that though.
Let’s back to what I was saying.
To begin with, I had the marinated olives with garlic cloves and pink peppercorns.
I popped a little peppercorn inside each olive.
As you chew through the salty olives you get these little sparks of crunchy morsels.
Tastes amazing -Try it!
Pizza Munching Time
Only one vegan pizza was listed on the menu.
Don’t let that disappoint you though.
You can just choose ANY style vegetarian pizza and ask for it to be vegan on a gluten free base.
Let’s be honest.
All they have to do is put vegan cheese on it instead.
But wait – there’s more
ALL pizzas can be made on a gluten free base.
For my mains, I ordered the gluten free vegan Giardiniera pizza.
Crispy Corn Base
This was made with a crispy Romana base which was pretty good for a gluten free base.
Because they use maize flour,
It did have a beautiful CRISPY outer edge and a good THIN crispy solid bottom.
The texture of the gluten free base was similar to a dense cold pancake BUT in a good sense.
I thought it was a FANTASTIC gluten free base all in all.
Very similar to zizzis gluten free pizzas.
But you can read all about that in my Zizzi restaurant review.
Although it was a tasty pizza all in all.
The tomato-based sauce was slightly disappointing.
It was rather bland and lacked that tangy tomatoey flavour.
The artichoke, mushrooms, red onion and especially the black olives were delicious.
As for the vegan mozzarella alternative…
I ask the waitress what the vegan cheese was made of.
It turns out, it’s made of rice.
Sadly, It didn’t taste anything like cheese at all.
My daughter said it tasted like air…ha!
But then again,
It did mimic the stringiness of cheese very well.
What I really did LOVE though…
Was the garlic oil, beautifully drizzled all over.
And finished with fresh perky parsley.
So, to sum up:
- Gluten free base – Made from Maize flour (corn)
- Vegan cheese – Made from Rice
- 1 item on the mains menu is listed as vegan. Yet, you can just ask for the other pizzas to be made vegan.
- ALL pizzas can be made on a gluten free base.
- Dough balls can be made gluten free but NOT dairy free.
All in all,
Pizza express do some fantastic vegan, dairy and gluten free pizzas for you to munch on.
Have you tried their gluten free or vegan pizzas?
What did you think?
Share your experience in the comments below.
Happy pizza munching.