You might think good pizza is all about cheese – but the times are a changin’.
As veganism becomes an increasingly popular lifestyle choice in the UK – with an estimated seven per cent of the population following the diet – the ‘best pizza’ in the UK is now in fact vegan – according to an esteemed awards ceremony.
The National Pizza Awards is an annual event honouring the best pizzas in the country and is judged by a panel of industry experts.
While previous winners have been hailed for indulgent toppings such as prosciutto and Fior di Latte cheese – this year’s victor is made from entirely plant-based ingredients.
Inspired by a classic Italian parmigiana – the winning pizza by Brighton and London-based chain Purezza is made from a plant-based mozzarella and is topped with fried aubergine and vegan sausage.