Zizzi is launching a brand new vegan pizza complete with an innovative vegan jackfruit pepperoni alternative topping.
High-street Italian restaurant Zizzi already boasts an impressive vegan menu and was one of the first high-street restaurants to offer customers a vegan cheese pizza, and now they’re taking their vegan offerings to the next level with the addition of a vegan jackfruit pepperoni pizza – a first on the UK high-street.
Zizzi has formed an exclusive partnership with plant-based protein company Jack & Bry to develop the first-ever jackfruit pepperoni pizza, the ‘Jackfruit Italian Hot.
Launching as part of its autumn menu nationwide from October 15, the Jackfruit Italian Hot, which is priced at £10.57, is topped with spicy harissa, roquito chili, vegan Mozzarisella and jackfruit pepperoni.
Jack & Bry spend 12 months developing the innovative jackfruit pepperoni alternative to create a palm oil-free meat alternative which is high in fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, while also featuring 70% less fat than traditional meat pepperoni.
The pizza is already proving popular with those who’ve tried it as its been voted as the ‘Best Vegan Pizza’ at the PETA Vegan Food Awards 2019 and will be the first vegan dish to be permanently added to the main menu at Zizzi.
In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, Bryony Tinn-Disbury, Co-Founder of Jack & Bry said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with Zizzi on their latest vegan dish.
“There is a huge opportunity right now for brands and restaurants to listen to their audiences by expanding their plant-based offerings. It’s great that Zizzi are committed to its audience and are helping to create delicious, guilt-free plant-based alternatives.”
Kathryn Wilson, Director of Food Development at Zizzi added: “We’re always looking for new ways to innovate our dishes at Zizzi and ensure that there is something for everyone. Our customers are more conscious than ever in what they’re eating and how it is sourced.
“In the last year, we’ve seen vegan dishes become even more popular, so it’s important to us that we adapt some of our classic dishes so that vegans can also enjoy these perennial favourites. We can’t wait for them to try our first ever jackfruit pepperoni pizza and hear what they think!”