Popular pizza chain Pizza Express is adding a selection of new vegan dishes to its menu on September 17th.
After mid-year figures revealed that the pizza chain’s free-from pizzas were outselling its classic ones, and that sales of the award-winning Vegan Giardiniera had increased by 36%, PizzaExpress is increasing the amount of meat-free options on offer to better cater for vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian customers.
This autumn, the new Vegan Puttanesca will appear on the scene. Topped with marinated jackfruit in a traditional Puttanesca sauce, it is filled with the vibrant flavours of tomatoes, olives, capers, garlic and herbs.
Also on the menu will be Peperonata pasta. This classic Italian dish is made with a tomato and pepper sauce, seasoned with garlic and herbs and garnished with fresh rocket. Gluten-free penne pasta means that this dish is one that most people will be able to enjoy!
If you’re partial to dessert, a new creamy carrot cake is being introduced at Pizza Express as well. Dairy-free and full of fine ingredients, it promises to be a delicious dessert you wouldn’t even know was vegan.
Amanda Royston 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 (22%) of the population is actively choosing gluten-free foods, it’s no surprise to see this consumer behaviour driving restaurant and delivery meal choices.’
He continued: ‘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 dishes will be available in restaurants nationwide from September 17th, 2018.
Find out more at pizzaexpress.com.