The alternative blog for cruelty free skincare, veggie food and alt/geek culture




Me and The Bloke are fond of Pizza Express because unlike some other chain restaurants they make the food fresh, are reasonably priced and use quality ingredients, and they have an extensive menu.

Usually it’s easy to find one that’s fairly quiet on a Wednesday but unfortunately we chose the Piccadilly restaurant at around 6.00pm where they had really crammed as many tables in as possible. Silly us!

Best Virgin Bloody Marry I’ve tasted and no celery stick – thank goodness!

pizza express starter

For starters I ordered Melanzanine. The tomato sauce was thick and rich, the cheese stretchy and tasty and the aubergine perfectly cooked, although I would have liked more chunks. I liked the cute little pot it was cooked and presented in.


My pizza being traditionally hand stretched in their open kitchen.
Pizza express making pizza fresh

Although there are plenty of options to choose giant salads, pasta and calzonies for the maines, this pizza addict always ignores them! I ordered a Leggera Padana and when it arrived my first thought was there’s a lot of lettuce on here with the spinach. I adored the sweet onion pickle but I thought it needed less pickle and more goats cheese to balance out the sweetness. I folded my pizza up and ate it like a calzonne which made the flavour combinations work really well. Clearly, I should try one next time.
Pizza Express pizza

The Honeycomb Cream Slice was the best desert I’ve ever tasted! Salted caramel has been popular for a while now but having never tried it, I was pleased to see it on the desert menu. The plain vanilla ice cream went perfectly with the salted caramel and crunchy biscuit base with the cream adding a luxurious texture.

Pizza Express salted caramel desert

How Many Vegetarian Options?
Intros: All veggie
To Share: Non veggie
Starters: All but one are veggie
Sides: All but one are veggie
Salads: 2/6
Al Forno: 2/5
Pizza: 12/36
Desert: All veggie

There is a large range of gluten free options or dishes that can be adapted. This mainly being a pizza joint, don’t expect it to be vegan friendly. Dishes including nut traces are also marked.












5 responses to “Food – Pizza Express Review”

  1. October Monthly Round-up | Manchester Flick Chick Avatar

    […] Pizza Express (including review) which was a nice change from Thai and Indian food, which we normally have when we go out or order […]


  2. Sherri Of Palm Springs Avatar

    How are you doing…yummy for
    Been busy and really haven’t been here for a week or almost just dropping in to say hi..


    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      Enjoying a really mild Autumn and strangely looking forward to Winter. Trying to get into the kitchen and cook more. What’s fall and winter like in Palm Springs is it all palm trees and sun hon?


      1. Sherri Of Palm Springs Avatar

        Hi Manchester, it is pretty nice out here, we can get some rain..but all and all it is beautiful
        cooking when its cold the way to go..we have it cool enough so I want to cook to cook
        happy day


      2. manchesterflickchick Avatar

        Your weather sounds perfect :0) So far I’ve mastered stir fry, salads and pasta, oh dear. Any recommendations Sherri?


Leave a comment, I love reading your opinions!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: