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What Is Vegan Pepperoni and How Does it Taste So Good?

Here at Manoosh, we strive to cater all people, no matter what their tastes or preferences for eating are. Our menu is packed with delicious options for meateaters, vegetarians and vegans alike, and we are proud to know everybody will find something they absolutely love on our menu.

vegan pepperoni

What exactly is vegan pepperoni and how does it taste so good? Let’s take a look at this delicious vegan alternative for this classic pizza topping. 

For vegetarians and vegans, options range from delicious salads, delectable dips, tasty wraps, and of course, our famous pizzas. We have a vegan cheese option for all of our pizzas. But for the full vegan pizza experience, you can’t go past our meat-free pepperoni.

We source our delicious vegan pepperoni from Daiya, a renowned vegan food producer who has been making delicious plant-based products since 2009. Their food is so delicious, sometimes its hard to tell the difference between it and “the real thing”. Daiya’s meatless pepperoni is made with their own special blend of mushroom, pea protein crumble, herbs and spices.

But what exactly is vegan pepperoni? How is it made and how does it taste so good?

What Is Vegan Pepperoni?

Rather than using animal derivatives, vegan pepperoni is made from plant-based products such as soy proteins, wheat glutens, tofu, legumes and vegetables. Different manufacturers use different bases to substitute the ‘meat element’ of real pepperoni, however, the result is usually the same: small, firm slices.

How Does It Taste So Good?

Just like real pepperoni, which is made from a mixture of cured pork and beef, all of the flavour comes from the seasoning. Pepperoni has a bold, spicy flavour, often with a slight smokiness and of course, that vibrant red colour. All of these elements come from natural herbs and spices, which, obviously, are vegan. And this is they key to how vegan pepperoni tastes so good.

The ingredients that make up the base of vegan pepperoni have a similar density to meat: firm but supple enough to absorb flavour and colour. Paprika is where it gets its vibrant redness from, as well as its subtle smokiness. Other herbs and spices often used in vegan pepperoni include salt, garlic powder, onion powder, red, black, chipotle and cayenne pepper, oregano and thyme.

Trust us and give our vegan pepperoni pizza a try. You’ll be hard pressed to tell the difference.

You don’t have to be a meat eater to enjoy eating at Manoosh, we firmly believe we offer the best vegan food Sydney has to offer and we love searching for new ways to cater for our vegan friends. If you’re feeling hungry – vegan or not – drop by Manoosh. Or if you’re after top quality mobile pizza catering, give us a call.

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