9 June 2021 by Deanna Thomas

Purezza, the UK’s first vegan pizzeria, will open in the Northern Quarter on June 21st and you can win a three-course meal and drinks for you and your mates at the pre-launch weekender.

After a complete refurb of the former Dough Pizza Kitchen site, Purezza’s team is getting ready to welcome Mancunian pizza lovers with a few free tables during the exclusive launch weekend on 18th and 19th June.

Purezza’s much-anticipated Manchester restaurant will bring its 100% plant-based, vegan and gluten-free menu to the city centre.Purezza’s pizzas won them Vegan Restaurant of the Year in 2020 and they also won National Pizza of the Year in 2018 as well as receiving awards at the World Pizza Championships 2019.

The creative Neapolitan-style pizzas use plant-based hypoallergenic mozzarella – the patented recipe is a closely guarded secret but it tastes, looks and melts just like the real thing. For the base, you can choose dough made from organic wholegrain sourdough, hemp or ‘Freedom’ (gluten-free) bases.

The menu features classics such as the Margherita, as well as the rustic ‘Parmigiana Party’ (National Pizza of the Year 2018), topped with aubergine parmigiana and vegan sausages. ‘The One With The Nduja’ features a unique plant-based take on the Italian spicy topping, and there’s also a fully plant-based black truffle pizza with vegan pulled pork and wild mushrooms. Other organic toppings include friarielli, plant-based tuna, grilled artichokes, and smoked beetroot carpaccio – all are ethically sourced and carefully selected.

Pizza alternative mains include a stone-baked meat-free lasagna and cheesesteak calzone with seitan salami, courgettes and semi-dried tomatoes.Sides and salads are on the menu too, such as the Pure Bowl - organic spiced lentils and buckwheat tossed with kale, peppers and semi-dried tomatoes, topped with pesto courgetti spaghetti, crunchy corn, marinated olives, parmesan cheese, and a balsamic glaze.

For dessert there’s a caramel brownie, lemon cheesecake, and The Chocolate One, which uses Purezza’s signature fluffy sourdough coated in a homemade chocolate-hazelnut spread and topped with white chocolate crumble and ice cream.

You can wash down your pizza with a range of creative cocktails and organic beers and wines. Food will also be available via local delivery services.

Tim Barclay, co-founder and co-owner of Purezza, says: “We’re so excited that our Manchester site is opening, after a few setbacks during lockdowns, and we can’t wait to welcome customers through our doors. We know there’s a vibrant foodie scene in and around the city and that Mancunian pizza lovers will love our menu options, and our sustainable, planet-friendly ethos.”

“To celebrate the launch, we’re giving Mancunians free pizza during our soft launch weekend on 18th and 19th June so sign up soon to be in with a chance to win – your friends will love you for it.”

Just enter your email address HERE to enter the prize draw to win one of four tables at Purezza’s exclusive pre-launch weekender. Four winners will be selected at random with a table for two and a table for four available on 18th and 19th June, and a free a starter, main course, dessert and drink for each person.

Sustainability is at the forefront of Purezza’s values, so the new restaurant has been fitted out with reclaimed and upcycled furniture, and eco-friendly and organic paints.

Purezza’s founders have also launched branches in Bristol and Hove this year. The Manchester branch will be the brand’s sixth site.

See the full menu and opening times on www.purezza.co.uk

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Purezza, 75-77 High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1FS


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