Vegan pizza. Vegan. Pizza. Sounds very strange to most I’m sure. How can you possibly make a pizza without cheese or tasty meat toppings? The Vegan Pizza Co., a Cardiff based company, planned a kitchen takeover at the Brewdog, and we went along to see what it was all about.


First if you haven’t been to the Brewdog I would definitely recommend it, especially if you are a beer fan. Obscure and delicious beers from all around the world are available there, and I guarantee  there’s at the very least a few there you’ve never tried before. With interesting decorations everywhere you look, from old light bulbs sticking out of walls to origami swans flying overhead – it’s definitely unique. There is also a games room downstairs with a Nintendo 64, and board games dotted around that are free to use!


But back to the Vegan Pizza Co. There were four options available, margherita, pepperoni, mushroom and veggie. Your first thought might be that pepperoni is not vegan – but this one was! It was disks of seitan with spices, tasted just like the real thing. The kitchen was due to begin taking orders at 6pm. By 6:30 there was a queue along the bar and orders flying in. I don’t think even they expected the customers they achieved!


The crowd seemed to be a mixture of regulars and sceptics of vegan pizza, but there were comments of ‘really good’, ‘just like normal pizza’ and ‘so happy’, so whatever their vegan pizza experience level it seemed to be a big hit. I have had quite a few vegan pizzas, and many places just don’t include the cheese and you end up with a pizza base and tomato sauce (not really a pizza). That is what sets Vegan Pizza Co. apart! You don’t feel like you’re missing out. So whatever your reason for not eating cheese, if you miss it, give these a try.


If you missed this event, don’t worry! Vegan Pizza Co. are at food markets and events throughout Cardiff – so follow them on twitter for updates on where they’ll be and when: @VeganPizzaCo, and don’t forget to get to @BrewDogCardiff for a huge choice of beers.


You might want to check it out.