A POPULAR eatery in Bournemouth has launched its vegan pizzas following months of hard work.

Mighty Wieners introduced ‘Mighty Pizzas’ to the mix on Friday, welcoming in customers to try their new, 100% vegan pizzas.

Owner Kate Butterworth said: “We’ve sourced the best possible ingredients, and we’ve worked with an amazing sourdough baker to make sure that our dough is the best it can be, and robust enough to hold all the different toppings.”

The pizzas are being cooked from the rear garden of ‘Wiener Island’ and visitors can enjoy a full bar and informal seating in a separate dining experience.

It will operate as Bournemouth’s first fully vegan pizza restaurant and bottle bar.

Bournemouth Echo: The Pepperfoni-Riot pizza. Photo: @mightypizzas on InstagramThe Pepperfoni-Riot pizza. Photo: @mightypizzas on Instagram

Kate said: “I wanted to create this little tranquil oasis in the Triangle.

“It’s not just pizza’s we’re going to be doing outside. We’ve got a really talented cocktail mixologist. We’ve created some really great cocktails, and all of them have a bit of a Wieners twist."

First launched as a mobile street food business, Mighty Weiners took its permanent home on ‘Weiner Island’ in August 2020.

It has since remained a popular eatery in the Triangle, serving a range of vegan goods including hot dogs, burgers, brunches, desserts and smoothies.

Kate said: “There’s a lot of pressure as we have raving reviews from the restaurant and what we do with Mighty Wieners, and so there’s a level of expectation people have.”

Bournemouth Echo: Pizzas are being served from the rear garden of 'Wiener Island'Pizzas are being served from the rear garden of 'Wiener Island'

Mighty Wieners, and it’s Mighty Pizzas, joins a handful of other vegan businesses in the triangle, which Kate says are helping with tourism in the area.

She said: “We have amazing vegan options in Bournemouth, and we all do great things.

“Us vegans are greedy. People don’t realise how food orientated we are. We will travel for food, and we have people come to Bournemouth from London, Birmingham, Wiltshire and Bristol to eat.

“So, we do a lot for tourism, and it’s a really positive thing we bring to Bournemouth.

“We’re not like other restaurants. What we’re trying to do from the vegan stance is obviously for environmental reasons and animal warfare reasons, but its also just that we love great food.”