Vegan pizza at the Crate Brewery

As far as hard sells go, the Crate Brewery isn't one. Sat bang on the edge of the canal and billed as Hackney Wick's first craft brewery and pizzeria, you wont want for much once you've tracked this place down.

I cycled from Islington along the canal in blistering 30C+ heat last week, and was still able to grab a bench by the water for a bottle of Kernal beer before stone-baked pizza. Veganised, this meant a generous helping of finely chopped mint, pine nuts, red onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, courgettes and shredded white onions, a mix I never would have put together myself and yet it made for one of the tastiest and pseudo-refreshing pizzas I've had this summer. What was especially great was that it wasn't just a topping minus cheese or meat, but flavours that worked pretty nicely just by themselves, sort of exactly like what Guac & Roll tries to do.

Ordering was easy, no fuss from the vegan front and everything tasted great (apparently the salami-topped pizza was 'molten goodness'!) All in all, pretty mint!