Eating Vegan – Papa John’s Pizza UK

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So you need that pizza fix? Or you're with your mates ordering pizza and don't want to miss out πŸ™‚ Check out my guide for the vegan options on the menu for the UK Papa John's. If you're ordering, and people are deciding which pizza chain to go for, make sure you swerve them to Papa John's or Pizza Hut (see my vegan guide to Pizza Hut) (don't even think about Domino's!)


Check out the items below that are suitable for vegans:

Last updated 27 Aug 2018


  • Create your own – pick the Original or Thin base (the Deep Crust has butter), and don't forget to remove the cheese as it's automatically added, then add any of the following:Β Baby Portobello Mushrooms, Black Olives, Fresh Pineapple, Fresh Tomatoes, Green Chilli Peppers, Green Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Onions, Red Onion, Red Peppers, Sliced Pepperoncini, or Sweetcorn.


  • Potato Wedges
  • Corn on the Cob


  • Barbeque
  • Hot Buffalo
  • Special Garlicnot Garlic and Herb, that has egg in it
  • Sweet Chilli


  • None πŸ™


Here's my usual vegan pizza that Domino's shared on their Instagram feed:

For more info, please check the Papa John's website

If you have any updates or comments about this, please add them below, we want this to be as updated as possible so any tips you have will be greatly appreciated!


First written 18 Apr 2016, last updated 27 Aug 2018


Author: Rich


  1. Moss says:

    Can you tell me how you know the garlic sauce is vegan? All vegans seem to be mad for it but on their allergen info (PDF download) it clearly states that it’s not vegan and contains egg. So I’m confused…

    • Daniel says:

      Their Garlic & Herb dip is the one that contains egg. They state their Special Garlic dip isn’t vegan but it is, just with an allergen warning in case of cross contamination.

  2. Amy Joanna Hunt says:

    If they’re so vegan friendly, why can’t they use vegan cheese instead of nothing at all?

    • Rich says:

      I know, I wish they did πŸ™ The first pizza take out to do it will sell so many pizzas, not just to vegans, but all the lactose intolerant people too! We can keep asking, and soon they might listen?

      • Anne says:

        Village pizza have a small range of vegan pizzas with vegan cheese and some vegan mock meat subtitutes.

        • Rich says:

          Wow, where is that? I need to try them πŸ™‚

          • Anne says:

            My nearest branch is Twickenham, also one in Epsom.. you can check
            For the vegan pizza list they have in the vegetable pizza section and for the nearest location to your area.

      • Vegan says:

        Pizza Express and Pizza Huts now started doing vegan pizza, using violife. I just they all start doing it.

  3. Jade Cossins says:

    This dough is NOT vegan

  4. Jade Cossins says:

    I had to have a refund because they told the wrong dough to my mum and they told me that they add milk to all dough just to let you all know

    • Ian says:

      Forget talking to idiots in the store, milk is not added to all the bases.

      The pan bases are cooked with butter flavour oil, and are not suitable for vegans. The regular dough IS suitable for vegans. You can find this out simply by looking at the allergen list.

      The special garlic dip is also suitable for vegans.

      • Sophie says:

        Ian you gave us a link to their allergen info which literally states every single pizza contains milk!?

        • Rich says:

          Hi Sophie, you had me worried there, but I have checked and the dough for the normal bases is still vegan, and you just have to build your own pizza. The link that Ian and I have linked to has the ‘built’ pizzas at the top, and because they all have cheese on by default, this is why it says they have milk in them. If you go towards the bottom there is an ingredients list, which shows which ingredients are vegan, which includes the dough, and all the veggies to put on top πŸ™‚

  5. Sophie says:

    Not any base unfortunately, the pan dough is fried in butter according to their website allergen info. It’s listed on the last page:

  6. Melanie says:

    Unfortunately they no longer do cinnamon knots, they now do cinnamon pull aparts which are not vegan πŸ™

    pizzas are still nice though πŸ™‚
    Thanks for this little guide, its very helpful!
    Maybe consider doing one for ordering Pizza Hut?



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