Is Bristol the Vegan Pizza Capital of the UK?
For Immediate Release:
6 July 2016
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
IS BRISTOL THE VEGAN PIZZA CAPITAL OF THE UK?
PETA Recognises Hot Spots for Their Delicious Cruelty-Free Fare
Bristol – As the demand for delicious plant-based meals soars, vegan pizzas are popping up on the menus of restaurants, takeaways and delivery services across the UK. That’s why PETA has searched high and low for the best animal-free pizza, tasting slices ranging from classic and cheesy to bold and innovative – and Bristol is home to some of the tastiest at Planet Pizza, and Zero Zero.
Takeaway pizzeria Planet Pizza offers dairy-free mozzarella and a range of delicious vegetable toppings, including artichokes, sundried tomatoes, roasted vegetables and Moroccan-spiced chickpeas. PepeNerorganic’s menu features vegan mozzarella and faux meats, including ham, rashers and even smoked salmon. And Zero Zero boasts many tempting options, including its homemade cashew and cassava cheese.
“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 Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Gloucestershire, Leeds, Liverpool, Plymouth and elsewhere across the UK.