Posted May 02, 2018 08:03:53The owner of the jewel chain that owns the iconic diamond restaurant, The Pizzeria Jewel, says he will be offering a vegan version of its vegan pizza.
Key points:Pizzeria owner Dave Gorman says he is not using dairy in the recipeHe said his vegan pizzas are a “natural” way to cook meatThe pizza maker said he is a vegetarian and vegan, which was previously not the caseThe iconic jewel restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD is currently open, but the owner of The Pizza Shop, Dave Gormans, says that has not changed for the past two years.
In 2017, he made vegan pizza for the first time and said the change was “a natural progression” in the chain.
“I’m really passionate about my food and I feel like a vegetarian, and I’m a vegan, so that’s a natural progression for me,” he said.
“We are making a lot of vegan-friendly vegan pizza, which is not the norm for the restaurant, but it is a natural evolution.”
The vegan pizzeria is located in a Victorian town, with a vegan menu and no dairy.
Mr Gorman said his pizza has been made from 100 per cent natural ingredients.
“For the last two years, we’ve been really careful not to use dairy in our recipes, but when we get to the last few years, if we’re making something with cheese and cheese sauce, we’re not going to do that.”
There’s no cheese in our dough, so we’re just using whatever we have on hand.”‘
Vegan food is the new normal’Gorman says his vegan pizza is a “normal” way of cooking meat, but he said that it was not the usual way of eating.”
It’s not like we’ve gone from vegan to vegetarian to vegan,” he explained.”
And there’s a lot more vegan options now than there were in the past.
“A lot of people are not familiar with vegan options.
I think it’s a whole new world of food, and it’s really exciting to see people really take it to the next level.”
Mr Gorman said he was making a vegan cheese pizza because the vegan food that was available in his restaurants were a “disappointing” experience.
“In terms of vegan options, there are many that are vegan and have been around for a long time,” he added.
“But a lot are just not vegan and that’s something that we’re trying to change with this vegan pizza.”
He said he wanted to create a “more natural” vegan experience.