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The days of dull and earnest vegan dining are long gone, and London’s plant-based foodies are now spoilt for choice. There’s a dedicated vegan menu at Michelin-starred Gauthier, posh meat and dairy-free dining at Farmacy, tons of vegan pubs and brunch spots, as well as street food vendors (What The Pitta, Biff’s Jack Shack) and fast food options (The Full Nelson) that will curb practically any craving.
The latest eatery to hit the scene: Humble Pizza in the heart of Chelsea, an all-day, all-pink, 100% plant-based take on everyone’s favourite comfort food.
The menu at Humble Pizza is short and sweet. Even so, deciding what to order will be no easy task. First things first, though, let’s start with the base.
Pizzas come with either a gluten-free cauliflower or a traditional crispy crust, and while both are solid choices, the guilt-free cauliflower is the way to go. Topped with everything from spicy tofu chorizo (which looks and tastes as good as the real thing) to vegan mozzarella and tomato, truffle and mushroom, you’ll be dreaming about these flavour combinations long after you’ve finished off your last bite.
Not sure which culinary creation to sink your teeth into (we get it), opt for the popular saffron pizza made with perfectly-cooked asparagus and a creamy saffron sauce. And when you’re not in the mood for a full pie, they also offer Focaccia-based pizzas that are served by the slice and feature delicious ingredients like rainbow-coloured veggies, cashew nuts, and crème fraîche.
Despite the name, Humble Pizza’s kitchen specialises in more than just delectable ’za. Ready your forks, folks — as a side or a light meal, you can order up one of their seasonal salads that are fresh, light, and full of natural flavours. You can't go wrong with any of their options, but the true standouts include the tropical fennel with pomelo and grapefruit and the shiitake salad topped with watermelon, radish, and focaccia croutons.
Equally as impressive as their menu is the design of the 21-cover restaurant. Child Studio, the team behind the space was inspired by the idea of modernising a traditional Greasy Spoon café – the small and cheap workmen eateries that became popular in London in the ’50s and ’60s. As part of this revamp, everything from the surfaces to Formica tables, sofas, and walls are an aesthetically pleasing dusty shade of pink. It’s the perfect contrast to the eatery’s pops of forest green paint, cherry wood accents, and mid-century lighting.
Can’t make it to Humble Pizza in person (or you’d rather enjoy your pie in your soft pants)? You're in luck because pizzas are available to order on Deliveroo and come in their signature pink pizza boxes that you’ll never want to throw away.