Pizza has often been the default food option for vegetarians. I’ve always been fond of pizza, from trips to Italy and memories of beautiful Italian squares.
In Birmingham their is a renaissance in pizzas, with many places offering good pizza options and creative toppings for vegetarians. Many now use a sourdough base and wood fired ovens.
Ruth and I didn’t intend to visit Alfie Birds at the Custard factory in Digbeth last weekend, but we were their for the vintage fair and needed some lunch so thought why not.
I had wanted to try their veggie pizzas for awhile.
We shared a chunky vegetable pizza, which was very good. A thin base, lovely fresh vegetable flavours and an added twist of beetroot on it, which enhanced the texture and attitude of the pizza. With a pint of Italian lager and a side salad it was a good example of the improvements in the city with the introduction of more creative thinking to ingredients and toppings.
Alfie Birds use a woodfired oven too so that could be a factor.
They also do a delicious sounding vegan pizza with spinach and a vegan pesto.
I plan to visit again and do a full review soon, when i try some more of their veggie pizzas along with their cocktails which are two for one Monday to Thursday.
Alfie Birds plan to launch a new menu soon. See website for menus and events.
The Victoria theatre bar on John Bright Street in Birmingham city centre do a deliciously sounding sourdough based
Squash the Goat pizza, goats cheese, butternut squash and chilli jam.
I’m planning to revisit the Victoria to give it a try along with their cocktails.
The Victoria do a two for one offer on all pizzas on a Sunday.
48 John Bright street
New to the Pizza scene in Birmingham is street food family run company Bare Bones Pizza Company, who use a wood fired oven to make their Neopolitan style 10 inch pizzas.
They have intriguing veggie names such as:
Barebones- A classic tomato based pizza.
Boneless- A vegetable, mushroom, red onions, sliced green peppers, and Buffalo mozzarella toppings.
They have also introduced a vegan pizza to their repertoire with tofu.
They also do garlic bread and a sweet pizza of Butterscotch sauce and sliced apple with a cinammon mix spice.
They will be creating their pizzas from a van near you:)
See them at
20/08 Victoria Square: Fine Food market
3/9 Kings Heath Brum Yum Yum KingshEATh
13/9 Independent Food fair at Millenium Point
17/9 Fine food fair at Victoria Square
15/11 Kings Heath Brum Yum Yum
They can also be found in Leamington Spa and Sutton Coldfield. See their funky website wwwbarebonespizza.co.uk for details
07795 1144 26
Also new to the Birmingham scene is the Dark Horse pub in Moseley village on the same site as the Cross Pub and Mo Dough pizza pop up.
They have a wood fired pizza oven and reports say the pizzas are very good.
I am to try one at some point and review it for this blog.
Where would you recommend for veggie pizzas?
Is there anywhere I have missed?
Disclaimer: The view expressed in this post are my own and are honest. I paid for my own meal at Alfie Birds.