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Vegan MOFO 2016: Treat yourself! (to dinner at Zizzi’s)

I’m slightly out of whack with these daily themes so far, my Mofo friends, but I wanted to include the recent trip to Zizzi that Emil and I took. We wanted to try their new menu and carb ourselves into heady, bready oblivion. We’d heard there was a dessert calzone in town and we both wanted to check it out.

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Of course we’ve long known now that Zizzi is a friend to the vegans with their allergen menu and super delicious Mozzarisella topped pizzas, but they’ve now taken their offerings up a notch with a restyled bruschetta and new pasta dishes, as well as the above-mentioned dessert excitement….

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I’ve always been a fan of a decent bruschetta, and I’m glad Zizzi have added garlic and onion to their tomato topping. It’s not a hot/cooked one, but the bread is warm and very tasty indeed, so it works on the overall. I enjoy the unashamed oiliness of it all, which isn’t quite approaching Jamie Oliver levels, but is indulgent enough to be Just Right.

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In the interest of science, I bravely declined to partake of a main course pizza, and instead tried out the lentil ragu. I opted for extra artichokes and mushrooms and it was a very tasty main indeed. Naught but a thumbs up from this pizza fan.

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But what of dessert? Both Emil and I opted (like any grown human person of right mind would) for the coconut/chocolate gelato topped dessert calzone, which did not disappoint. A soft doughy exterior, a molten banana centre with the occasional crunch of a caramelised pecan, and the intermittent bit of tart (blueberry). I could have snorted one up each nostril and been ready for more. Top marks, Zizzi.

Tonight C and I plan to treat ourselves to fajitas, with at least one exciting ingredient new to the vegan market (no, it’s not Gary) and so that might inform tomorrow’s blogging a bit.

I hope you’re all enjoying Mofo 16! I plan to try and visit as many blogs as I can this weekend. I’m obviously super bummed that Emil isn’t taking part (his themes are LEGENDARY) but I hope I might have persuaded him to do one or two blogs in honour of the season, if not a full 30.

Happy weekend, friends.

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11 Comments

  • Reply Emma

    Ooh, I did Zizzi too! I wanted the calzone pudding but I had potatoes (yes, with pasta, it’s tasty) and filled myself up too much!

    November 5, 2016 at 16:36
    • Reply veganinbrighton

      I had potatoes with my pizza last time and it was an excellent decision!

      November 7, 2016 at 16:03
  • Reply Sal Johnson

    I had the exact same meal last time I went! That lentil Ragu is so good!!

    November 5, 2016 at 19:41
    • Reply Jenny

      Yeh it takes something pretty tasty to drag me away from pizza! I like that you can add stuff too, very yum 👍🏻

      November 7, 2016 at 07:28
  • Reply juliemokrzycki

    The lentil ragu looks great, and a dessert calzone — wowzers! 😀

    November 6, 2016 at 14:06
    • Reply Jenny

      Yeh it’s a different world now compared to when I first went vegan! Super choices on the high street 👌🏻

      November 7, 2016 at 07:30
  • Reply flickingthevs

    I’ve heard quite a few people saying how good Zizzi’s menu is for vegans, so clearly I’ve got to haul my ass down there and fill my face with the dessert calzone. To be honest, I’d probably skip the main and go straight for three courses of that!

    November 6, 2016 at 20:20
    • Reply Jenny

      I seriously could have eaten two, though it might’ve been a different story if I’d had pizza for my main (I suspect not though).

      November 7, 2016 at 07:29
  • Reply veganinbrighton

    I can’t believe that I haven’t been to Zizzi’s since they added the dessert calzone to the menu!

    November 7, 2016 at 16:04
  • Reply dimsimkitty

    Hmmm…. pasta instead of pizza… well, I am glad it paid off. 😉
    This place sounds so amazing!

    November 11, 2016 at 03:06
  • Reply onesonicbite

    I don’t know how I feel about a dessert calzone. Isn’t that just a hand pie? I am sure it tasted awesome regardless of the name.

    December 1, 2016 at 14:16
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