This week Harry's Gourmet Pizza in Adamstown launched their vegan menu, created with assistance from Newcastle's vegan blogger extraordinaire, Like a Vegan, and it has already proven to be a hit. Staff have reported that loads of vegans are coming through the doors, and only a few days in there are even repeat customers. This is awesome news for veganism in Newcastle.
We were so stoked about the new menu we decided to throw ourselves a midweek pizza party, and pick one item from each of the three menus!
A classic margherita pizza is always a good litmus test for a pizza joint, and as you can see in the pictures, this one didn't make it home whole! Two kinds of vegan cheese, Daiya and Biocheese, rich tomato sauce and a light base that's the the perfect balance between crispy, soft and chewy. There's very little to dislike about this pizza!
The Vegan Harry's Special was loaded with delicious things; mushroom, pineapple, Tofurkey ham, capsicum, onion and olives. For the omnivore in the house this was the favourite. He's been really getting in to the faux meats lately and enjoyed the texture and meatiness of the Tofurkey slices on this little number. There were plenty of toppings and it was good to see it wasn't overloaded with cheese, as vegan cheese can become a very dominant flavour and many vegans are used to being able to taste all our toppings individually on cheese-free pizzas.
The third pizza we tried was the Vegan Salonika. This was topped with some of my favourite things; pesto, cherry tomatoes, red onion, spinach, olives and vegan cheese. Out of all three pizzas this was the one that was a little lacklustre. The cherry tomatoes were juicy, and they onions still had some crunch, the spinach was generous and dotted all over the pizza, but the pesto lacked a little punch and vibrancy that we expect from basil. In saying that it was such a minor difference, and only highlighted by how delicious the others were!
This week all the pizzas on the Harry's vegan menu are just $15 for a large sized pizza, so get on that deal before it expires! There are 16 pizzas to choose from on the menu, assemble a few friends and try to get through as many as possible.
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