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Pizza Express has launched its first-ever vegan restaurant

It comes in the wake of a new Pizza Express menu, which has more vegan options than ever before!

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With the demand for vegan options when eating out higher than ever before, it only makes sense that some big chains might want to really embrace plant-based dining. Pret A Manger has already opened outlets with 100% vegan menus and it looks like Pizza Express wants to follow suit. The once-beleaguered pizza chain has now opened its first-ever vegan restaurant!

The new restaurant will feature plant-based versions of popular Pizza Express options. The 'Pollo Ad Astra' has become the 'Vegan Ad Astra' and a vegan version of the American pizza called the 'American Jack' has been created. The 'Vegan Ad Astra' is a Quorn pizza with red peppers, Cajun spice, red onion, tomato, garlic oil and vegan mozzarella, whilst the 'American Jack' uses jackfruit 'pepperoni', tomato and vegan mozzarella. The jackfruit-based vegan pepperoni was developed in collaboration with Jack & Bry and is exclusive to Pizza Express, which will use it in several different vegan versions of its classic recipes.

"Our new vegan menu is so wide-ranging and delicious that it deserves a pizzeria of its own – so that’s exactly what we did," said Shadi Halliwell, Chief Customer Officer at Pizza Express. "Vegan Pizza Express is our first restaurant that will serve our vegan menu exclusively, and is a true showcase of these authentic flavours that we’ve been perfecting since 1965. We’re thrilled to finally open the doors and can’t wait to welcome everyone from across London and beyond as they come to enjoy our wonderful new vegan menu."

The opening of the new plant-based outlet also comes after Pizza Express launched a brand new menu on 21st September. This new menu includes more vegan options than ever before. "It goes without saying that we’re incredibly excited to launch even more vegan versions of classic Pizza Express recipes across the UK this Autumn," said Jane Treasure, who is the Food & Bevarage Director at Pizza Express. "Every single one of our new vegan pizzas stay true to the unique flavours of the original versions."

The new restaurant is located on 147 Strand in Aldwych, London and is already open for bookings and walk-ins.

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