World Vegan Day is but weeks away (mark your calendars for November 1), but one shop in Liverpool is starting the festivities early.
Santa Maluco is a popular Rodizio (all-you-can-eat) style pizza restaurant nestled in the heart of Liverpool, and it just launched a brand new all-you-can-eat pizza night on Mondays. The best part? It’s all you can eat vegan pizza.
“With a new focus on sustainable farming and mindful eating, meat-free Mondays and flexitarianism are becoming more and more popular, and the number of those choosing to forgo meat and dairy for certain days in the week in order to reap both health and environmental benefits is rising,” a spokesperson for Santa Maluco told Liverpool Echo.
The new initiative invites patrons to pay a fixed price, and then receive access to a stunning spread of plant-based pie.
What’s on the Menu?
For £10.95 (or $14.43 U.S.D.) before 4 p.m. or £15.95 ($21.01 U.S.D.) after 4 p.m., participants in the vegan Rodizio Monday special get their choice of the following pizzas:
- The Return Of The Mac, which features vegan mince, vegan mozzarella, “Big Mac” sauce, white onions, pickles, and lettuce
- Lo Pan, which features vegan mozzarella, curry sauce, salt and pepper tofu, spring onions, chilis, Sriracha, and vegan Char Sui, which is a popular spice-marinade and preparation technique for meat cuts
- What The Duck, which features vegan mozzarella, mock duck, spring onion, cucumber, char sui, and sesame seeds, and
- The Falaffin’, which features vegan mozzarella, with a tomato base, falafel, tomato, cucumber, tahini, and walnuts.
We’re so jealous of Liverpool residents!
Make Your Own Vegan Pizza at Home
If you’re stuck in an area that doesn’t offer all-you-can-eat vegan pizza Mondays, don’t worry — you can still make amazing plant-based pizza from home. This recipe by Zsu Dever from the Food Monster App will help get you started — just like Santa Maluca, it features Char Siu.
The toppings are what make this Char Siu Pizza so unique. Char Siu is Cantonese barbecue that is a little sweet and a little tangy. In this recipe, the pizza sauce is made from a blend of hoisin sauce, tomato paste, ginger, and Chinese 5-spice. Then, cannellini beans, Shiitake mushrooms, and bell peppers are quickly marinated and the pizza is topped with steamed chard and shredded vegan cheese.
We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!
All image source: Santa Maluco/Facebook