After nearly 10 years of serving some of the best wood-fired pizzas in Sydney, Gigi in Newtown did the unthinkable—it went vegan. Some customers panicked but the restaurant continued to thrive anyway, adding momentum to the city’s growing vegan food frenzy. One of only a handful of Sydney pizzerias to attain a prestigious accreditation from the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN), Gigi makes a mean Marinara Tradizionale, with San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, and fresh oregano. Other pies feature olive tapenade, a pumpkin cream base, or nut cheeses so good you don’t miss the dairy. Also worth trying are the desserts, including the play on a traditional Neapolitan ricotta cake with cashew cream and walnuts, and the tiramisu with handmade ladyfingers and vegan Marsala cream.