Looking back on my colourful childhood, I can vividly recall one of my favourite recurring memories.
My family didn’t have a lot of very much at all, so our recreation time was filled with cheap and cheerful activities that posed minimal threat to our meagre budget. We lived near the beach, so we went to the beach. Drive-ins were still big news Down Under, so my mother used to sneak me past the payment booth in the trunk to save money. And inexpensive store-bought pizzas were eaten in front of VHS screenings of low-budget horror films that were highly-inappropriate for people of my age.
So many of my formative hours were spent in front of titles such as The Burning, I Spit On Your Grave and Blood Beach while stuffing my face with greasy pizza. Such fond memories.
Flash forward a few decades and I am in London with no drive-in and no beach. I still adore gore flicks but the store-bought pizza has been a bit more troublesome to recreate for vegan me. Sure, Karma Free look after the herbivores but they are a long way from my house. Thankfully, I have discovered a pizza joint just 12 minutes away by car that serves a range of piping hot vegan pizzas! You know the rest…
Strap yourself in for a tale of epic eating proportions. I purchased two 16 inch vegan pizzas from Village Pizza and settled in for a night in West London in front of a bad horror movie.
I loved Village Pizza on entering. It was old school in the best way with cosy booths in the window. It made me want to grab a slice, grab a soda and slide on up to my pals as we watched the world go by. But that’s just romanticised nostalgia talking, so let’s get to the good stuff.
My first monster of a pizza was the thin crust 16″ Hickory Chicken. This gorgeous specimen of food featured vegan chicken covered in BBQ Sauce with mushrooms, sweetcorn and mixed peppers. It was a true champion of vegan pizzas.
Josh and I could barely contain our excitement over this piece of perfection. The vegan cheese used was Cheezly and it was cooked just right.
Next up, we went with the 16″ Spaniard. We delighted at garlic style sausage, black olives, fresh tomatoes and red onions covering the massive vegan base. It was stunning. I adore a pizza that isn’t topped too heavy or too light and this was spot on.
If the above pizza perfection isn’t enough to get you to Village Pizza now, this fact surely will clinch the deal. If you pick up instead of asking for delivery, you only pay for one pizza when ordering two. Best value is loved by me.
Oh… I almost forgot. We went old school and ate our store-bought pizza with a horror film. Sadly, it was no match for the halcyon days of the slasher films of my youth. For the sake of brevity, do yourself a favour and don’t bother watching Dominion – Prequel To The Exorcist. But do eat at Village Pizza.
Visit Village Pizza online to order for collection or home delivery