Purezza, the UK’s first vegan pizzeria, opens its 2nd restaurant in Brighton & Hove.

Purezza, the UK’s first vegan pizzeria, opens its 2nd restaurant in Brighton & Hove.

Purezza launched in 2015 with a restaurant on St James’s Street, and has since gone on to open the UK’s largest vegan restaurant in Camden in 2020, start a vegan cheese factory, launched a recipe book worldwide, and won National Pizza of the Year in 2018. The restaurant is 100% plant-based, and is renowned for making its own range of vegan cheeses.

Purezza is returning to its roots with the opening of a Hove branch in August 2020 on the site of the now-closed Patisserie Valerie near Palmeira Square. The restaurant will have 2 floors.

In summer months, Purezza’s Brighton branch often has queues out of the door and wait times of up to 3 hours – the Hove branch will ease this pressure. The new location will also allow the restaurant to operate delivery services for the Hove and Portslade community.

In addition to its vegan pizzas, the restaurant will offer a range of unique cocktails, tempting starters, and a full gluten-free menu. Purezza is also famed for its range of raw dishes, including raw tiramisu made using finely blended cashew nuts, and a full raw pizza using a base made with seeds and nuts.

Purezza has always put sustainability at the forefront of its operations, and its Hove branch is no different. The restaurant is fitted out with reclaimed and upcycled furniture, and decoration has been completed with eco-friendly and organic paints.

Tim Barclay, co-founder and co-owner of Purezza said “2020 was always set to be a big year for Purezza, and whilst the Coronavirus crisis was an unforeseen challenge, it won’t affect our plans. Purezza is a growing brand, but our home has always been Brighton & Hove. Before looking at national expansion, we’re proud to be able to give some of our most dedicated customers a brand new beautiful space in Hove to enjoy.”

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