So you need that pizza fix? Or you're with your mates ordering pizza and don't want to miss out 🙂 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: 6 Nov 2019


  • The Vegan Hot Dog   – A Heinz Tomato Ketchup base loaded with vegan hot dog sausage, great tasting Sheese, freshly sliced onions and topped with Heinz American style mustard.
  • Vegan Sheese & Tomato   – Vegan Sheese and tomato.
  • Vegan Sheese Garden Party   – Vegan Sheese, red onions, green peppers, tomatoes, sweetcorn and baby Portobello mushrooms.
  • Vegan Sheese Hot Pepper Passion   – Vegan Sheese, red peppers, green peppers, green chilli peppers, jalapeno peppers and onions.
  • Create your own – pick the Original or Thin base (the Deep Crust has butter), and don't forget to remove the dairy cheese as it's automatically added and add the Vegan Sheese if you want it, then add any of the following: 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.


  • Vegan Sheese and Marmite Scrolls   – Eight freshly rolled and baked dough scrolls with Marmite and Vegan Sheese.
  • Vegan Hot Dog Scrolls – Vegan sausage, Heinz tomato ketchup, American mustard and Sheese rolled in fresh pizza dough.
  • Cauli Wings – Crispy coated cauliflower with a hot buffalo sauce dip.
  • Potato Wedges   – Oven baked, crinkle cut, skin on potato wedges, with a choice of one free dip.
  • Vegan Sheese Crinkle Wedges   – Oven baked, crinkle cut, skin on potato wedges topped with new, great-tasting vegan Sheese.
  • Vegan Sheese & Jalapeno Crinkle Wedges   – Oven baked, crinkle cut, skin on potato wedges topped with our new, great-tasting vegan Sheese and jalapeno.
  • Corn on the Cob


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


  • Coconutterly Caramel'd Ben & Jerry's – Coconut flavoured ice cream with caramel & cookie swirls and chocolatey pieces. Non-dairy and Vegan.
  • Cinnamon Scrolls – Fresh dough rolled with sweet cinnamon and drizzled with icing.



Here's my usual non-cheese vegan pizza that Papa John's shared on their Instagram feed a couple of years ago:

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: 6 Nov 2019



  1. 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…

    • 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.

    • I know, I wish they did 🙁 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?

  2. 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

        • 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 🙂

  3. Unfortunately they no longer do cinnamon knots, they now do cinnamon pull aparts which are not vegan 🙁

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



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