Belfast’s ‘Green’s Pizza’ Nabs Spot on PETA’s List of Best Vegan-Friendly Pizzerias
For Immediate Release:
6 July 2016
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
BELFAST’S ‘GREEN’S PIZZA’ NABS SPOT
ON PETA’S LIST OF BEST VEGAN-FRIENDLY PIZZERIAS
Group Recognises Hot Spot for Its Delicious Cruelty-Free Fare
Belfast – As the demand for delicious plant-based meals soars, vegan pizzas are popping up on the menus of restaurants, takeaways and delivery services. That’s why PETA UK has searched high and low for the best animal-free pizza, tasting slices ranging from classic and cheesy to bold and innovative – and Belfast is home to some of the tastiest at Green’s Pizza.
Because of customer demand, the restaurant recently added an entire vegan section to its menu. It features zesty garlic bread and several pizzas topped with dairy-free cheese – including the Marlborough, which has toasted pine nuts and balsamic-dressed sliced tomatoes; the Earlswood, topped with mushrooms and red onions; and the Pasadena, which has spinach, cherry tomatoes and avocado.
“Savvy restaurateurs are cashing in on the growing demand for cheesy vegan pizza”, says PETA Manager of Special Projects Dawn Carr. “PETA is calling on caring people everywhere to ditch dairy and instead enjoy a delicious, cruelty-free slice from one of the UK’s many vegan-friendly pizzerias.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that the demand for dairy-free foods is on the rise. According to recent reports, 20 per cent of Brits now include non-dairy milks in their weekly shopping trip, and research group Mintel has found that the market for dairy milk alternatives has increased by a staggering 155 per cent in the last two years.
In addition to saving many animals every year from daily suffering and a terrifying death, choosing vegan meals is a great way to reduce the risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity and cancer. These are just some of the reasons why millions of British people – including 20 per cent of 16- to 24-year-olds, according to Mintel – have chosen to ditch animal-derived foods.
Other pizzerias on PETA’s list are located in Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gloucestershire, Leeds, Liverpool, London and elsewhere across the UK.