2022 has been significant for PizzaExpress as it celebrates its 57th birthday, which also marks 22 years of the pizza restaurant chain’s presence in the UAE. Renowned for its passion for good food and memorable times since 1965, PizzaExpress is committed to serving fresh ideas and great flavours without compromising the ingredients.
Addressing the ever-growing demand for vegan cuisine in the UAE, PizzaExpress brings to its tables an exciting plant-based menu using the award-winning 100% vegan alternative to cheese. The move supports its clientele who seek dairy alternatives for health, environmental and ethical reasons.
In recent years, the UAE has become vegan-friendly as the global trend has continued to grow in popularity in the region. As Dubai’s plant-based foods sector soared, PizzaExpress seized the opportunity to introduce a 3-month extended Vegan Range as a limited-period offer. The popularity of the dishes encouraged the brand to incorporate them into its a la carte menu.
Starting 22nd August, customers can choose an all-new vegan range as part of an a la carte menu – from vegan starters to main courses and even desserts made from the best dairy-free vegan cheese and nutrient-laden plant-based cheese meat.
The specially curated vegan menu features an assortment of Starters like Dough Balls al Forno. When it comes to Salads, Beetroot and feta. Pizza and Pasta lovers can choose, the American Jack and Spaghetti Piccante. And finally, for those with a sweet tooth, there’s a delicious selection of vegan ice creams. Including chocolate and coconut, and Acai berries and banana. The new menu is available for dine-in and delivery at all PizzaExpress branches across the UAE.
Concerning the new vegan menu, Prashanth Menon, Regional Director, PizzaExpress UAE, said, “Restaurant chains across the globe are launching vegan alternatives to cater to an increasingly flexitarian consumer base.”
“The switch to plant-based diets is necessary for improved health and avoiding the worst impacts of climate change. It is truly satisfying to be in a position to help our customers be kinder to themselves and the planet simultaneously,” he added.
Working closely with Klimato on a mission to reduce the impact of foods on the climate, PizzaExpress will be the UAE’s first restaurant chain to communicate its menu items’ carbon footprint.