Pret A Manger will be opening the doors to its first Veggie Pret Manchester in October (the first outside of London) following hundreds of customer requests on social media asking the company to open Veggie Prets in more cities.
The fourth Veggie Pret shop will open on Deansgate with a new menu (which will launch in Veggie Pret shops in London at the same time), and it will combine veggie classics with new dishes, such as Pret’s Butternut & Cauliflower Gratin and a Spicy Halloumi & Peppers Toasted Baguette.
On the 25th September, Pret A Manger will also launch new vegan sweet treats alongside new vegan and vegetarian dishes. Here is a run-down of what to look out for:
NEW VEGAN AND GLUTEN-FREE SNACKS
Almond Butter Bites, £1.45 (vegan)
The perfect afternoon pick-me-up; these little bites of dark chocolate are filled with smooth almond butter and a touch of sea salt.
Almond Butter & Jam Brownie, £1.60 (gluten-free)
Inspired by the classic American ‘peanut butter & jelly’ recipes, Pret’s first gluten-free brownie is made with ground almonds and dark chocolate to give it an incredibly fudgy flavour. It’s
topped with a swirl of raspberry jam and almond butter.
Dark Chocolate Salted Almonds, £1.45 (vegan)
Roasted almonds with a delicate layer of dark chocolate, a sprinkle of sea salt and a dusting of cocoa.
Coconut & Mango Bowl, £2.99 (vegan)
Freshly sliced banana topped with non-dairy coconut yoghurt and crunchy granola. Finished with chunks of mango and pomegranate seeds.
NEW BREAKFAST DISHES
Egg White Omelette, £3.50 (vegetarian)
Baked egg white omelette with creamy diced feta, fresh red pepper slices, spinach, rich Italian cheese and a touch of seasoning.
Pret’s Jam Croissant, £1.70 (vegetarian)
All the flavour and lightness of a classic French croissant, filled with a fruity five-berry jam and topped with sugar nibs for a sweet crunch.
NEW HOT FOOD
Pret’s Lasagne Macaroni Cheese, £5.50 (vegetarian)
Tubetti rigati pasta with a mature Cheddar béchamel sauce, cauliflower florets and beef cooked in a rich tomato sauce. Topped with Italian matured cheese and crispy breadcrumbs, Pret’s lasagnes are served straight from the oven.
TOASTED BAGUETTES (selected shops only)
Freshly prepared in kitchens in shops every day, each baguette is toasted individually.
Artichoke & Mozzarella, £4.75 (vegetarian)
Combining slices of mozzarella, grilled artichoke hearts, roasted tomatoes, kalamata olives, Italian cheese and fresh basil leaves.
Every full-size soup sold donates 10p to the Pret Foundation Trust and is dairy-free, gluten-free and under 250 calories.
Pea & Mint Soup, £3.60 (vegan and gluten-free)
A perfect blend of vibrant garden peas and stock, with a hint of mint and red chilli in the background. The addition of chard gives this soup a subtle earthiness.
Tuscan Bean Soup, £3.60 (vegan and gluten-free)
This hearty soup is packed full of haricot beans, borlotti beans, carrot, kale, tomato and quinoa. All gently simmered until perfectly cooked.
Pumpkin Spice Latte, £2.85 (vegan if ordered with soya or rice-coconut milk)
This seasonally spiced special is returning to shops this autumn. The warming pumpkin, cinnamon and clove spiced coffee is topped with a dusting of cinnamon. Customers can enjoy the Pumpkin Spice Latte with organic milk, soya or a rice-coconut milk alternative – and those who bring in a reusable cup will be able to enjoy 50p off.
Pesto Butternut Squash & Roasted Tomato Flat Bread, £3.99 (vegetarian)
Butternut squash, roasted tomatoes and sliced red peppers with pesto and a yoghurt & mayo dressing. Finished with a handful of baby spinach leaves – available until Monday 5th November.