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Did you know?

If you would like to order a pizza any day outside of our usual delivery day, all you need to do is call us on 0861 988898.

You can collect from our kitchen in Sunnydale (near Noordhoek) from 10am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday and pay cash on collection or EFT.

We can supply you with sliced pizzas if they are for an event or function.

We kindly request around 2hrs notice before you plan to collect.

Free Vivo’s! We want to hear from you…

Eating out healthily in Cape Town has been getting easier and easier over the last couple of years.

We want to hear your experience and we will be giving away FREE VIVO PIZZAS to some of the lucky contributors 🙂

What are your favorite restaurants, cafes and takeaways?
What is important to you when eating out/takeaways?
* Gluten free?
* Dairy free?
* Vegan options?
* Raw options?
* Fresh juices?
* Great salads?
* Organic Wines?

We are writing a guide to healthy eating out in Cape Town, we have our favorite spots, what are yours?

Email us at info @ vivopizza.co.za with your contributions, sending us:
* Your name
* Your suggestions
* Why are they healthy?
* What are you looking for when eating out?

Thanks!

Wishing you a happy holiday season!

holiday season

Natalie, Noel and all the Crew at Vivo Pizza would like to say a huge Thank You for supporting the healthiest pizza in Cape Town over 2012.

We will be closed for only one week between Christmas and new year, thats Friday 28th December.

We deliver again Friday 4th January 2013.

Looking forward to serving lots more tasty, nutritious pizzas in 2013.

Why is Vivo raw?

Book have been written about this, but in a nutshell…

When we cook food, nutrients are lost.

By some estimations, 100% of enzymes are lost, around 70% of vitamins, and even minerals can become more difficult to assimilate.

The nutrients available to our bodies affects our health and wellbeing in profound ways. For example, if we are deficient in certain fatty acids our brains can’t function correctly and we become depressed. Enzymes are used in a myriad of bodily functions and cooked food contain almost none.

By eating some raw plant foods in our daily diet we can boost out nutritional intake and improve our immunity, digestion, energy levels, loose unwanted weight and experience an improved sense of wellbeing.

That’s a few good reasons for Vivo being raw, Oh, and it tastes GREAT!

Vivo, is it organic?

We love organic food and always choose it over conventional.

Not only is it MUCH more packed with nutrition, especially the minerals, so lacking in a modern diet, its also free of poisons like herbicides, fungicides and pesticides.

Vivo pizza is ways partly organic at the least, sometimes all organic. We really do prefer local, seasonal and organic ingredients wherever possible!

We source most of our dry ingredients from certified organic sources, typically this is not less than 80% of the dry ingredients used. We work directly with local certified organic farmers to ensure a regular supply of high quality produce.

Due to limited demand, crop failure or other reasons beyond our control occasionally we use conventional produce. When this is the case we try to use varieties that require lower chemical inputs and always ensure produce is meticulously washed before use.

By the way, that picture above is our front garden, and sometimes those herbs and greens land up your vivo as well as our dinner plate!

Vivo pizza base is also a bread…

We are exited since offering our Vivo pizza bases on the website the last few weeks quite a few of you are enjoying them at home, not only as pizza bases!

They are easy to store in the freezer and use for you own pizza creations or simply as a delicious raw gluten free flat bread.

We have been loving sandwiches made with our Vivo flat bread the last few weeks, Natalie’s favoutite is with a little nut cheese (from Tatamoo, Hope st market) lots of fresh tomato, lettuce from the garden, salt and pepper, perfect easy lunch!

In case you didn’t know, our bases are made with seeds, a mixture of buckwheat and flax.

Buckwheat is not related to Wheat at all and is actually a gluten-free seed, it has a great nutritional profile that we improve further by careful sprouting.

After a couple of days of sprouting the buckwheat has even better digestibility too. We then add freshly ground flax seeds, which are high in omega oils and digestive fiber, a little onion, spring water and natural salt. We mix this into a ‘batter’ that is then immediately dried at around 45 deg to produce a Vivo Pizza base. The vast majority of our seeds are from certified organic sources.