Vegan pizza reminder
Are you interested in authentic Italian pizza. Franco Manca serve some of the finest you will taste in the UK and the vegan version comes in at under £5. Actually, £4.50 to be exact.
Delicious, plant-based and under a fiver. Amazing. Check it out.
I asked for extra basil and a sprinkling of capers on mine at extra cost, but if plain pizza made out of chewy crust is your thing you will not be disappointed.
The restaurant is not vegan, but the servers are always happy to drop the cheese from any of their vegetarian pizzas to make it suitable for compassionate eaters.
The pizza chain has locations in Brixton, Chiswick, Balham, Tottenham Court Road, Southfields, Northcote, Broadway Market, Stratford, East Dulwich and South Kensington.
You can visit Franco Manca online.
Extra note: I originally wrote about Franco Manca a few years ago when they didn’t have as many locations. You can see the post here.
Did they actually charge you extra for basil and capers? If so I think that’s dreadful – why couldn’t you have them *instead|* of the cheese?
Santa Maria in Ealing also do a vegan pizza, which is excellent and well worth the trip. Currently closed for refurbishment, open again soon. Disclaimer: I know the owner, but the pizza is genuinely wonderful.
My partner eats there quite often and he raves about it.
Ah, cool. He’s right to rave. We should send them loads of vegan customers. The difficult thing is only to persuade them to go the first time. People are easily motivated for subsequent visits. 🙂 Having said that, it would be great if they did two vegan pizzas. I think I’ve asked them about that before, but I’m not a regular customer at all.
I went to the one in Southfields this evening with my family. Despite it being very busy, the staff were extremely friendly & helpful; the chef spoke to us though the glass part ion, behind which him & his colleagues were preparing the pizzas, then actually came out to our table with an allergy list of ingredients to reassure me which toppings I could choose. I picked the Mariana (ie no cheese vegan one) with added artichoke, wild mushroom & green chilli which all proved very tasty.
To top it all, the chef charmingly made mine & my mother’s pizzas in the shape of hearts! I’ve never had that done for me before & it was a lovely touch. Definitely recommended.