Fylde pizza specialist thinks outdoors the box to cook up a new small business concept through lockdown

Instead Alex Walker released a Vegan Pizza Property Package enterprise, Doughnations , which aims to feed the nation with a slice of goodwill.

Alex has been serving his artisan pizzas at gatherings and festivals all over the British isles due to the fact 2019 and is now providing Pizza Home Kits direct to customer’s doors.

Originally from Blackpool but now primarily based in St Annes, Alex experienced aspirations of opening his very own vegan pizzeria in 2020, but like so many tiny impartial businesses, the Covid-19 pandemic forced him to adapt and diversify.

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Alex Walker with his Doughnations homoe delivery vegan pizza kit business
Alex Walker with his Doughnations homoe shipping vegan pizza kit business enterprise

Alex reported: “I’m quite passionate about my solution and almost everything Doughnations stands for. There’s been a bigger shopper shift to plant-based mostly dwelling about the latest years and a need for new vegan foodstuff, and so 2020 was the year I prepared to open my own natural vegan pizzeria…but Covid-19 experienced other ideas.

“I employed lockdown as an chance to diversify my company fashion with the start of Vegan Pizza Property Kits, and what far better month to start than Veganuary. The reaction has been incredible on start day the kits sold out in an hour from shoppers close to the Uk and I even received a shipping enquiry from someone in Australia.

“I have generally focussed on serving top quality than amount and use only the greatest organic and natural elements. Our 125-calendar year-outdated Sourdough conquer far more than 10,000 other entries to gain two stars at the British Fantastic Style Awards 2020 and the flour we use is exceptional to us and will come from a tiny, multi-generational spouse and children farm in Sicily.

“My kits appear with all the elements you want to make 3 vegan pizzas and just one garlic bread, with uncomplicated step-by-move instructions. Alex has been residing a plant-primarily based way of living considering that 2013, has switched to sustainable packaging to be type to the setting, with 100 for each cent of the home kits either biodegradable or recyclable.

He is seeking to aid Blackpool community sector organisation or charities with a pizza donation.

If you would like to nominate a neighborhood charity who would gain from a Doughnations pizza donation, remember to information Alex on Instagram @doughnationsuk.

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