I’ve been eyeing up purezzo in Brighton for a while now…..
Must admit I was a tad worried when he said we would go somewhere 100% plant based as he is a true cave man that won’t have a meal without a slab of steak or cheese.
My 6 year old princess is also one for loving the ‘basic’ kids menu, mainly for the dessert.
She loves a good brownie and burger!
As much as I was excited for myself I was slightly apprehensive that my two faves wouldn’t enjoy plant based pizza as much as I knew I would.
King Jobie and I split a salami calzone and a volcano pizza and Honey had a margarita. Obviously they were all vegan so the cheese was different to what they were used to as was the base.
First bite was absolutely amazing! Purezzo really is the dogs’ for vegan pizza! So fresh, the base melts in the mouth. The smells are insatiable. The filling of the calzone was to die for artichokes, vegan salami, vegan cheese, tomatoes, peppers and onions, all lovingly cooked to perfection. Nice selection of oils to pour, garlic oil was just perfect, delicate but had a nice tang. The volcano pizza was again pure perfection. The aubergine tasted really meaty and the jalapeños really set it all off. The sprinkling of sweet corn really bought a nice bit of sweetness to it.Must admit I really enjoyed my treat. It really is important to me that we continue to eat out as a family. This can be difficult as Jobie and honey are totally carnivorous and eat all animal products, something I too enjoyed before I realised how much my body couldn’t process it.
Never did I think I would see him eating vegan! He’s never had anything against veganism. However, he feels the whole thing can be overshadowed by the vegan activists rather than the health benefits and I do get that. His opinion is that most vegans are middle class and closed minded. Jobie and I are polar opposites in our opinions, it’s our difference in opinion that keeps us debating and lovin’. No one has supported me on my journey like he has which is why it bought tears to my eyes when I noticed he had scoffed his pizza before I!.
Honey ate half of hers too (it was massive) and took the rest home, we are casually devouring it in front of men in black 3 😂✌🏻️.
Both of my meat eaters LOVED purezzo it is safe to say!
It was a winner! Taste sensation for me ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
The only quip I have is, they don’t have a kids menu?! Whyyyyy. I wouldn’t describe it as particularly kid friendly in there which is a shame as it really is important to promote family veganism. Honey is 6 and so is able to enjoy a fair amount of food but the margarita was too big for her and she wasn’t willing to try any of the more ‘out there’ flavours and I can relate.
Slightly disappointing that there was no kids menu, it almost made it feel slightly pretentious and did add a slight air of disappointment to the meal. It’s so important for kids to experience a varied diet to develope the taste buds and the deeper meaning towards diet, food production etc.
To honey it was clinical and bland, exciting because I made it so for her however if she was to choose between a dominos pizza and purezzo I think I know which one she would pick…. Disappointingly.
Half of me really does believe there was nothing their to engage with and relate to. Kids minds are like sponges and I am so excited for honey to experience a variety of different foods and pick her lifestyle accordingly when she reaches adulthood I can’t help but wonder….
If vegan restaurants engaged young ones more could we create a generation that realise the truth about food before they suffer in the same way I did…….