New salads, baguettes and Pret A Manger’s first vegan cookies will be introduced to shops on Tuesday 17th April, just in time for spring.
The spring menu includes a variety of delicious options for vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians, such as a Buffalo Mozzarella & Pesto salad, Avo, Olives & Toms baguette and Pret A Manger’s first vegan cookies: Dark Chocolate & Almond Butter.
Hannah Dolan, Head of Food Development at Pret, comments, “We’re thrilled to be launching a new range of salads and products this spring. I’m especially excited about the vegan cookie, which combines almond butter with dark chocolate and sea salt to make the perfect afternoon treat. We’re also introducing several new ingredients to our menu for the first time, such as black rice and ancho chilli.”
Here is a run down of what to look out for:
Buffalo Mozzarella & Pesto, £5.50, vegetarian
A classic vegetarian recipe showcasing Pret’s delicious creamy buffalo mozzarella on a bed of mixed salad leaves. Served with chargrilled courgettes and red peppers, vegetarian pesto, fresh basil leaves and sliced avocado. Finished with toasted pine nuts and a Dijon dressing.
Vegan sweet treat
The vegan Chocolatey Coconut Bite is one of the most popular snacks at Pret. Customers are always asking for more vegan sweet treats and snacks and, as a result, Pret is now launching Pret A Manger’s first vegan cookies – the Dark Chocolate & Almond Butter Cookie.
Dark Chocolate & Almond Butter Cookie, £1.45, vegan
Combines vegan dark chocolate with almond butter and a little sea salt to make a delicious sweet treat: Pret A Manger’s first vegan cookies Vegan sweet treats are very popular amongst Pret’s customers and this cookie has been created to meet demand.
Mango & Banana Sunshine Bowl, £2.99, vegan
This tasty breakfast dish combines blended ripe mangoes with banana, coconut milk, granola and a little turmeric to make a Sunshine Smoothie. Fresh blueberries and crisp, dried coconut chips are added to give it a tropical flavour – it’s the perfect morning pick me up or afternoon sweet treat.
Avo, Olives & Toms, £3.50, vegan
Sliced avocado with Kalamata olive tapenade, roasted tomatoes and a handful of peppery rocket. Finished with fresh basil leaves and a sprinkling of pine nuts.
Chef’s Specials (available from 1st May – 2nd July)
Vegan Chilli Flat Bread, £3.99, vegan
Enjoy spicy vegan chilli alongside creamy avocado, charred corn and black bean salsa. Pickled onions provide a slightly sharp note while red peppers and mixed salad leaves add crunch and bounce.
Pret x Chilly’s Reusable Bottles
Pret has collaborated with UK start-up Chilly’s to launch a range of reusable bottles in three exclusive designs to help customers reduce the number of plastic bottles they use. Pret CEO, Clive Schlee, blogged back in October 2017 asking customers, “What if Pret stopped selling plastic water bottles?”. James and Tim, founders of Chilly’s, saw Clive’s blog and emailed him asking if he would be interested in collaborating with Chilly’s to make reusable bottles for customers. The new bottles will be available in 14 shops in Brighton, Manchester and London from this week before rolling out more widely later on this year. The reusable bottles feature three exclusive Pret designs: the apple robot, the cucumber snake and the watermelon lollies. The Pret x Chilly’s reusable bottles are BPA-free and keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. £20 per bottle.
The reusable bottles will be available from this week in the following 14 shops: Brighton Station; Brighton, 42 East Street; Brighton, North Street; London, Broadwick Street; London, Great Eastern Street; London, Exmouth Market; London, Manchester, Media City; Manchester, Oxford Street; Manchester, Piccadilly Station; Manchester, Portland Street; Manchester, Trafford Centre; Manchester, Cross Street; Manchester, Deansgate; Manchester, Spinningfields. They will be available in Brighton and London from Wednesday 11th April and in Manchester from Thursday 12th April. Customers and passers-by can refill bottles for free at filtered water stations in 66 shops around the UK, please click here for more information.
Plastic bottle deposit trial begins
This week Pret is also launching a plastic bottle deposit return trial in its three Brighton shops. 10p will be added to the price of all Pret-branded plastic bottles and the deposit will be
returned when a bottle is given back to teams to recycle. The aim is to understand how many bottles are returned and to see if it encourages more customers to opt for a reusable bottle. If successful, the scheme will be introduced to more shops.