Who makes the best vegan pizza?
Our mission: to find the best vegan pizza available in the UK. Here are the results of our expert taste test
Looking for the best vegan pizza to buy? Read on to find the results of our vegan pizza taste test.
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How the best vegan pizza taste test worked
Five members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the most flavoursome shop-bought vegan pizza. We tasted all of the biggest brands widely available in the UK. The group chose joint winners and a runner-up.
The results for the best vegan pizza
Winner: Pizza Express classic vegan giardiniera
About the vegan pizza: This vegan pizza has a wheat flour base and is topped with tomato, vegan mozzarella alternative, artichoke, spinach, red onion, mushroom and tomato purée.
Comments: With a crisp crust, floury base and generous toppings, this vegan pizza with creamy mozzarella alternative looked and tasted the part.
Winner for best alternative vegan pizza: Wicked Kitchen margherita pizza
About the vegan pizza: This vegan pizza has a seeded sourdough base topped with tomato and basil sauce, dairy-free mozzarella cheese alternative, semi dried tomatoes and a basil dressing.
Comments: This pizza had more of a flatbread style, with a nice chewy base, fresh basil dressing and creamy dairy-free cheese.
Runner-up: Iceland no cheese Italian garden pizza
About the vegan pizza: This wheat flour base is topped with broccoli, tomato purée, tomatoes, mushrooms and red onions.
Comments: If you want a simpler vegan pizza, this cheese-free option had a pillowy base and sweet tomato sauce.
Other vegan pizzas we tried
Marks and Spencer Plant Kitchen BBQ pulled jackfruit
About the vegan pizza: This vegan pizza is topped with smoky BBQ pulled jackfruit, vegan tomato sauce, peppers, red onions and a cauliflower sauce.
Comments: We liked the wood fired appearance on this pizza along with its smoky smell and stringy cheese, however the toppings didn't deliver.
Waitrose vegan stonebaked barbecue jackfruit
About the vegan pizza: This vegan pizza is topped with barbecue tomato sauce, roasted jackfruit, grated solidified coconut derivative, red onion and chargrilled red and yellow peppers.
Comments: With a crisp crust, subtle BBQ flavour and creamy cheese, this was quite pleasant but we found it too sweet.
White Rabbit smokin’ vegan gluten free pizza
About the vegan pizza: This vegan pizza is also free from gluten. The base is made from a rice, maize, buckwheat, potato starch and corn starch blend and has a topping of tomato sauce, spinach, olives and vegan smoked MozzaRisella.
Comments: This pizza was a little pale in appearance, with a mushy crust and slightly artificial flavour.
Sainsbury’s Love Your Veg! vegan spicy masala chickpea pizza
About the vegan pizza: This spinach vegetable base is topped with red lentil dhal, spiced chickpeas, kale, red onion and chilli.
Comments: The base and chickpeas on this pizza were mushy, and the toppings a little bland.
Tesco free from margherita pizza
About the vegan pizza: This free from pizza has a gluten free base made from potato, tapioca and oat flour and is topped with a tomato and basil sauce, coconut and potato starch-based mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.
Comments: The base on this pizza was very thin and floppy, with sour-tasting vegan cheese on top.
No Dough Pizza Co. vegan margherita pizza
About the vegan pizza: This cauliflower base is topped with tomato sauce, vegan cheese and semi-dried cherry tomatoes. It is also gluten-free.
Comments: This pizza was very soggy and the base crumbled in the oven, with sour, artificial tasting vegan cheese.
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