vegan pizza range

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Food Service

Glasgow Pizzeria Launches Extensive Menu of the “Best Vegan Pizza in the Country”

Nonna Said, a popular Napoli-style pizzeria with “toppings that you have never seen,” recently launched a vegan version of its entire menu, offering meat and dairy-free versions of its starters, sides, pizzas, and desserts. Known for its wood-fire oven pizzas with a creative twist, Nonna’s new vegan pizzas include toppings such as fried chicken, ham and pineapple, homemade vegan pepperoni, Jamaican jerk chicken, vegan mozzarella, slow-cooked beef with liquid cheese, and its popular Happy Highlander with haggis and potato smiley faces. Nonna Said opened in 2021 in Merchant City, one of Glasgow’s oldest quarters, with a menu full of fusion street food, low-gluten pizza crusts, as well as a range of cocktails and dog treats. The Glasgow vegan scene The Scottish capital is said to enjoy an …


Talia Vegan Margherita Pizza

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Products & Launches

Frozen Pizza Favorite Talia di Napoli Debuts First-Ever Vegan Margherita Pizza

Frozen pizza brand Talia di Napoli, which ships authentic handmade pizzas directly from Naples, announces the launch of its first-ever certified vegan pizza: The Vegan Margherita.  Handcrafted by trained master pizza-makers in Naples, the Vegan Margherita is described as a gourmet pizza experience that tastes just like classic Neopolitan pies.  Famous for shipping authentic, made-in-Italy pizzas straight to US customers’ doors, Talia says the Vegan Margherita features a handmade sourdough crust topped with a signature pomodoro sauce and fresh basil. The pizzas are then topped with plant-based mozzarella sourced from Italy, created from a blend of cashews and almonds.  According to the brand, vegans and non-vegans alike will be impressed by the Margherita’s flavor and texture, and this option allows even more people to indulge …


Vegan Rocket Veggie, Domino's France

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Fast Food

Domino’s France Launches the Vegan Rocket Veggie With Vegan Mozzarella

Domino’s France, which has not launched any new vegan pizzas since Veganuary 2021, has just launched a new product: the Vegan Rocket Veggie with tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella, rocket and Kalamata olive oil. Vegan mozzarella is a new feature at Domino’s, which until now has only used vegan grated cheese. Three vegan pizzas are now available in France: The Vegan Rocket Veggie, with tomato sauce, mozzarella, rocket and PDO Kalamata olive oil. Vegan Peppina, with tomato sauce, vegan grated cheese, mushrooms, onions, pepper duo, pitted organic Kalamata olives, fresh tomatoes and oregano. Vegan Margherita, with tomato sauce and vegan grated cheese. Just last week Domino’s introduced a vegan pizza in Germany called the Oh Jacky, stating it to be the first QSR chain in Germany …



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Delivery Services

Domino’s Pizza Germany Launches “Oh Jacky” Jackfruit Pizza for Veganuary

For Veganuary 2023, Domino’s becomes the first QSR chain in Germany to launch a jackfruit pizza, having already launched vegan pizzas over the past 12 months in Spain, Australia, and the UK. Together with Lotao, the Domino’s Pizza Germany product innovation team created the Oh Jacky featuring jackfruit, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, and sweetcorn, topped with vegan grated melt from Bedda. The “Oh Jacky” pizza will be rolling out into all Domino’s stores across Germany from 4th January. “With Lotao and Bedda, we are delighted to have two enthusiastic partners at our side and that with Oh Jacky we are once again showing that you can create a culinary highlight with a purely plant-based product,” says Silke Krüger, Head of Brand at Domino’s Pizza Deutschland.   …


Plant-Based Pizza by Modern Meat

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Gastronomy & Food Service

Canada’s Modern Meat Develops QSR Plant-Based Pizzas with Carbone Restaurant Group

Canadian food company Modern Plant-Based Foods (CSE: MEAT) announces its subsidiary Modern Meat is co-developing plant-based pizzas with Carbone Restaurant Group, a leading restaurant group and brand incubator.  Modern Meat currently supplies products to Carbone and is working to expand the restaurant group’s plant-based menu offerings, as well as increase product supply volumes.  Pizza ventures Based in Canada, Carbone owns several quick-service concepts and is a leader in ghost kitchen brands. Through its partnership with Modern Meat, the company now offers Modern Meat Crumble at its FAST FIRED pizza chain via the “Modern Fiesta” pizza, which features vegan mozzarella, vegan bacon crumble, tomato, green pepper, corn, jalapeño, and vegan aioli drizzle. Carbone has also launched Plantza Pizza, an all-vegan, delivery-only pizza restaurant that showcases Modern …


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Company News

NotCo Announces New Papa John’s Pizza Featuring NotChicken & Plans for 2023

Chilean giant NotCo has unveiled the first pizza topped with its NotChicken innovation — the Vegan BBQ Shot — which as of this week is now available at all Papa John’s locations throughout Chile. In Argentina, a NotCo popup restaurant has appeared, while this week the Unicorn company has revealed its focus areas for 2023. CEO and founder Matías Muchnick, recently named Latin America’s 2nd Most Disruptive CEO, yesterday discussed the company’s plans for 2023 in interview with Bloomberg Línea. DF SUD, an online media specialising in Latin America business, also reported on the food tech’s 2023 plans and covered the news of its first plant-based restaurant in Argentina.  1. Staying Profitable  To face the industry’s downturn due to the global economic crisis, NotCo has …


Domino's Spain

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Fast Food

Domino’s Launches New Vegan Pizzas in Spain

Domino’s Pizza has launched a new selection of vegan pizzas for the Spanish market: Varbacoa de Heura, Tony Veggeroni and Veggiña. This launch has been carried out through the campaign that addresses the late launch of vegan pizzas “A buenas horas pizzas verdes.” The campaign, in collaboration with Good Rebels, will focus on digital and outdoor media, and will publicise its new vegan recipes, thus offering this target group the possibility of consuming these products in shops and at home. The new pizzas offer classic recipes but with animal-free ingredients: Heura‘s Varbacoa pizza – made with a base of barbecue sauce, Violife cheese, Heura chicken, onion and corn. The Veggiña – with a natural tomato base, Violife cheese, mushrooms, black olives, onion and green pepper. …


Nacho Sánchez, Chef & founder of Pizzi Dixie

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Food Service

Madrid’s Pizzi Dixie to Celebrate New Vegan Cheese With 100 Free Pizzas This Wednesday

Pizzi Dixie, a vegan trattoria in Madrid, is presenting its new plant-based cheese by giving away 100 vegan pizzas from its menu on 5th October. The pizzas will be available from 1pm to 3pm and the flavours included in the campaign are margherita, marinara, mortadella and pistachio pesto, sausage and friarielli, pepperoni and piparras, pistachio and garlic, truffle, dixie, artichoke and truffle. According to the company, the dough is traditional Italian style with slow fermentation and high hydration. In addition, it points out that the new vegan cheese has the most authentic flavour that melts and melts, even gratinates, reaching a consistency so similar that it makes you doubt its vegetable origin. Nacho Sánchez, chef and owner, recommends the pepperoni and piparras or the sausage …


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Retail & E-Commerce

CLO-CLO Vegan Foods Secures Huge Retail Expansion Across Midwest USA

Minnesota’s CLO-CLO Vegan Foods, a producer of allergen-friendly foods with a focus on pizza, bowls and plant-based cheese, announces retail distribution of its frozen vegan pizzas across 82 Cub grocery stores, marking the first time its products are available in the Midwest with market share in Minnesota and Illinois. The line, which rolls out into the frozen pizza section of Cub stores on 8th October, includes: Tuscan Inspired Pizza, Margherita Pizza; Mediterranean Inspired Pizza; Italian Sausage Pizza; Chick’N BBQ Recipe Pizza; and Vegetable-infused Pizza Crusts (2-pack). The brand’s healthy frozen pizzas are free from egg, soy, dairy, gluten, peanuts, seafood, fish and lupin, and feature cauliflower and sweet potato bases as a replacement for standard, less healthy pizza dough. The cauliflower line launched back in …


Blackbird Margherita pizza


Products & Launches

Blackbird Foods Launching Popular Plant-Based Pizzas at 300 US Target Stores

Plant-based food startup Blackbird Foods announces its popular artisanal pizzas will be launching at 300 Target stores in October. The brand’s Margherita and Supreme Pizzas will retail for a suggested price of $7.99 and be available nationwide at Target in-store and online. According to Blackbird, it is one of the fastest-growing frozen pizza brands in the country, and one of the earliest-stage food startups that Target has ever launched. Made by chefs in NYC, Blackbird’s pizzas feature fresh ingredients and overnight rising dough that is hand-tossed to produce a classic soft and crispy New York-style crust. Its Margherita pizza is topped with fresh basil, garlic and a signature tomato sauce, while the Supreme features Blackbird’s house-made plant-based sausage crumbles, red onions and green peppers. In …


Dr. Oetker Poland launches vegan pizza

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Products & Launches

Dr. Oetker Poland Partners With Violife for First Vegan Pizza

Dr. Oetker Poland has announced the launch of its first ever plant-based pizza in collaboration with vegan cheese brand Violife. The Feliciana Vegan Verdure Piccante is a plant-based version of the company’s popular Feliciana thin crust sourdough pizzas. It features a slightly spicy tomato sauce, Violife cheddar flavour cheese, mushrooms, tomato, and green pepper. Dr. Oetker said it chose to work with Violife because the brand is the most popular vegan cheese in Poland. The plant-based pizza launched at over 8000 Zabka convenience stores on August 31. It will roll out at other retailers in the second half of September. Vegan pizzas by Dr. Oetker Elsewhere in Europe, Dr. Oetker has launched various plant-based pizzas, including the Margherita Pomodori. This pizza is part of the …


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What’s Trending in the Plant Based World?

Claire Roper, Industry Expert and Plant Based World Expo Advisor, explores the latest trends that will be on display at the show and looks ahead at the future of the plant-based sector.   The Current Landscape With more than a quarter of Brits aiming to reduce their meat intake, the plant-based food market has grown rapidly over the last five years. In fact, sales of meat and dairy-free alternatives have doubled, making plant-based one of the fastest growing categories in retail. Whilst this trend isn’t new, the pandemic undoubtedly accelerated the move towards plant-based eating. COVID-19 prompted people to re-evaluate their priorities, with many taking steps to improve their health and live more sustainably. Reducing the intake of animal products offered a simple way to …


Wicked Kitchen Frozen Pizzas

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Products & Launches

Wicked Kitchen Debuts New Artisan Frozen Pizzas and Entrees at 2,000 Kroger Stores

Global food brand Wicked Kitchen is adding new artisan frozen pizzas and ready-to-heat meals to its expansive range of plant-based products in the US. Now available at 2,000 Kroger stores, the artisan pizzas feature a hand-stretched, wood-fired crust topped with new vegan “motz” – a meltable plant-based mozzarella-style cheese. Each 14” pizza retails for $9.99 in these flavors:  The Wicked Meaty Pizza – Nana’s classic red sauce, spicy plant-based ground sausage, PepperNOni, mushrooms, jalapenos,vegan motz. The Saucy Motz Pizza – Nana’s classic red sauce, basil, kale, cherry tomatoes, vegan motz. Rulebreakin’ Rustic Veg Pizza – Special olive-spiked red sauce, peppers, sautéed mushrooms, vegan motz. New convenience meals The company is also rolling out new heat-and-eat entrees inspired by global flavors from Europe to Asia. Each 14 …


Pizza Hut UK

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Food Service

Pizza Hut UK Offers Vegan Cheese for Delivery Nationwide as Meat-Free Sales Rise by 19%

Pizza Hut UK has partnered with alt-dairy brand Violife to offer vegan cheese for delivery across the country. Violife cheese has been available at Pizza Hut’s dine-in restaurants since 2017, and the partnership has now been extended to the chain’s Delivery Huts following a successful local trial earlier this summer. Customers will be able to swap the cheese on any pizza for Violife’s plant-based alternative. “The partnership gives everyone who enjoys the taste of Pizza Hut the opportunity to have a positive impact on the planet by just simply switching out their dairy cheese,” said Victoria Slater, Head of Violife UK & Ireland. Plant-based at Pizza Hut Pizza Hut has been working to improve its plant-based options for some time — in 2021, it became …


Pleese Cheese Vegan Pizza

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Retail & E-Commerce

Pleese Cheese Partners With Webstaurant Store for First Online Retail Launch

Pleese Cheese, makers of innovative dairy-free pizza cheese, announces the launch of its product into Webstaurant Store, an online foodservice retailer. Customers outside of the company’s distribution zones can now purchase Pleese Cheese’s “game-changing” mozzarella shreds in bulk packs. The company is also rolling out a smaller-format product for supermarkets beginning in 2023.  Through its Webstaurant partnership, co-founder Kobi Regev says restaurant owners now have a greater selection of quality dairy-free cheeses to choose from without the constraints of their distributors. According to Regev, the average restaurant is losing $3,000 a month by not offering vegan cheese options.  “Consumers don’t want soy cheese, and restaurant operators don’t want to mess around with a strange liquidy format, they want something simple, allergen friendly that tastes good …