Edinburgh Embraces the Vegan Revolution

Posted by on September 30, 2014 | Permalink

With more and more consumers taking an ethical approach in their food choices and demand for vegan options on the rise, restaurants and takeaways are joining in and stepping up their cruelty-free menu options. The latest in a growing list of pizzerias that offer non-dairy vegan cheese is Edinburgh chain La Favorita.

La Favorita Vegan Pizza

We are delighted to report that, after chatting with PETA UK about the benefits of dairy alternatives, La Favorita will now be offering the city’s first vegan cheese pizza! The new pizza uses smoked MozzaRisella, an innovative mozzarella cheese made from rice milk, imported from Italy.

La Favorita EdinburghBusiness owner Tony Crolla is excited about this new addition to the menu, saying, “Whether you’re vegan, lactose intolerant, or just trying to be more health conscious, we’re sure you’ll love our new delicious dairy-free cheese pizza”. Glasgow currently holds the title of the UK’s Most Vegan-Friendly City, but Edinburgh looks set to close the gap when it comes to cruelty-free, compassionate living.

Dairy products are a common trigger for allergies and have been linked to many illnesses. For example, medical studies indicate that dairy milk may actually increase women’s risk of having osteoporosis. The dairy industry is also horrifying for cows, who are subjected to a sickening cycle of pregnancy and grief as their babies are taken from them so that humans can siphon the milk that nature intended for their calves.

Why not give dairy-free vegan living a try?

Photos by: Wojtek Gasiorowski