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The UK’s First Ever Vegan Pizzeria Is Opening A Restaurant In Manchester This Week

Laura Rogan Laura Rogan - Editor of Secret Manchester

The UK’s First Ever Vegan Pizzeria Is Opening A Restaurant In Manchester This Week

Purezza’s vegan offering is set to shake up the city’s pizza scene.

We’ve been pretty spoiled for slices in recent months thanks to the arrival of a number of deep-dish pizza spots in town, but shaking things up a little for spring is the UK’s first-ever vegan pizzeria Purezza, which is set to take over the former Dough site in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

Hailing from the South, the Brighton-born pizzeria channels great vegan grub, making sure that opting for plant-based food is an opportunity, rather than a case of missing out. Finding success in Brighton, Brixton, Camden and Bristol, Purezza has now cast its sights on Manchester, rivalling both Proove Pizza and Four Side Pizza in the vegan market.

Credit: Purezza

The new site will mark the first in the North for the business, and is sure to have mouths watering upon its arrival thanks to their carefully crafted dairy-free mozzarella – which the team has actually spent years perfecting in a food laboratory to ensure it melts in the same indulgent way that its dairy counterpart does.

On the menu, Mancs will find their classic-style sourdough Neapolitan pizzas such as the vegan n’duja, a ‘cheese steak’ calzone, ‘the one with the potatoes’ and even a wild truffle pizza.

Sides include courgetti spaghetti, pesto dough balls, vegan n’duja dough balls and more.

Credit: Purezza

Tim Barclay, co-founder and co-owner of Purezza, says: “Manchester has been on our agenda for years now as we know it has a vibrant foodie scene, which will only grow once lockdown restrictions are lifted. We’ve had more requests on social media to open in Manchester than any other city in the UK, and it’s truly a pleasure to honour those requests and to finally make it happen. We’re really excited about this, and we can’t wait to welcome you through our doors.”

The new restaurant is set to open this June 21st, and you can check out the full menu here. Find them at 75-77 High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1FS this May. 

[Featured image: Purezza]

Tags: Pizza, vegan