Today Pret A Manger launched its biggest ever new menu in its 33 year history, filled with vibrant colours, flavours and textures. The company is introducing 20 new recipes that reflect the UK’s changing consumer tastes and can be eaten any time of the day. Of the 20 new products, EIGHT are vegan, FIVE are vegetarian.
Pret’s classics will still remain, but the new menu will see unprecedented expanded choice with customers at the heart of this change.
Two thirds of Pret’s salad pots (such as the Egg & Avocado Protein Pot) are eaten outside of lunchtime and the newly expanded range will ensure even more choice through breakfast, mid-morning, lunch and mid-afternoon.
The 20 new products include colourful salads, delicious salad pots, vegan and meaty open sandwiches on Pret’s first ever Gluten-Free Bread, new desserts, two new vegan breakfast birchers, and a bircher smoothie.
Inspired by food development trips around the world and evolving consumer tastes, Pret is introducing a variety of new ingredients from smashed avo (smashed by hand in Pret’s shop kitchens each day), to chilli salt and roasted chestnut mushrooms. The mushrooms are roasted for 55 minutes in a sticky tamari, miso and brown sugar marinade and offer a delicious umami flavour to two new vegan dishes.
Pret’s gluten-free bread
Pret’s customers have been asking for gluten-free bread for years. After trying to find a gluten free bread Pret could be proud of, Pret’s chefs gave up…and instead, made their own recipe. The bread – a result of nine months of development and 30 different recipes – combines oat, Pret’s colourful new salads and salad pots teff, buckwheat and quinoa flours, with millet, red quinoa, sourdough and a dash of treacle.
The soft, flavoursome bread slices will be topped with three delicious toppings and served as a range of open sandwiches.
– Highlights from the new veggie menu include –
Pret’s open sandwiches
Smashed Avo on Pret’s Gluten-Free Bread, £3.25 (Vegan)
Freshly-smashed avocado, a sprinkle of chilli & red pepper salt and a wedge of lemon to finish.
Coconut & Berries on Pret’s Gluten-Free Bread, £3.25 (Vegan)
A thick layer of coconut yoghurt dairy alternative, Pret’s five berry compote, fresh blueberries and a scattering of toasted coconut chips.
Veggie Pret only: Humous & Roasted Peppers on Pret’s Gluten-Free Bread, £3.25 (Veggie)
Topped with Pret’s humous, red tapenade and basil leaves. Finished with chargrilled peppers, creamy diced feta cheese and a sprinkling of pine nuts.
Colourful new salads
Asian-Style Veggie Box, £4.50 (Vegan)
Cos lettuce topped with long-stem broccoli, sweet roasted mushrooms, black rice, edamame beans, pickled cabbage & carrot and sesame seeds. Served with a zingy green dressing.
Pret’s Greek Salad, £4.99 (Veggie)
Combines tomatoes and red peppers with crumbly, creamy feta cheese, cucumber, black Kalamata olives, pickled onions and fresh dill. Served with a pot of feta and oregano dressing.
Veggie Pret only: Bang Bang Broccoli Salad, £4.50 (Veggie)
We’ve reimagined one of Pret’s favourite new salads to make it suitable for veggies. Crunchy green broccoli and pickled cabbage & carrot taste great with rich, roasted sesame mayonnaise. The salad is finished with Pret’s zingy green dressing.
New salad pots
Roast Mushroom & Smashed Avocado Pot, £2.99 (Vegan)
Smashed avocado topped with sweet roasted mushrooms, diced mango, pickle cabbage & carrot and edamame beans Finished with a sprinkle of mixed sesame seeds and served with a wedge of lime.
Veggie Pret only: Egg & Smashed Avo, £2.99
Smashed avocado topped with a hard-boiled egg, feta cheese, edamame soya beans, pickled cabbage & carrot and finished with a sprinkle of chilli & red pepper salt.
New breakfast birchers
Almond Butter & Berry Bircher, £2.35 (Vegan)
Pret’s gluten-free granola is soaked with coconut yoghurt dairy alternative, shredded apple and almond butter then topped with Pret’s Five Berry Compote, more shredded apple and caramelised pecans.
Tropical Bircher, £2.99 (Vegan)
Overnight we soak our gluten-free granola with coconut yoghurt dairy alternative, mango & banana sunshine smoothie, passionfruit juice and shredded apple. In the morning it’s then topped with diced fresh mango and coconut chips.
Lemon & Blueberry Cheesecake, £2.35 (Veggie)
Lemon curd with mascarpone cream, coconut seed mix and topped with fresh blueberries.
Mocha Pot, £2.35 (Veggie)
Coconut yoghurt dairy alternative mixed with a dark chocolate & hazelnut sauce and a drizzle of Pret espresso.
Coco-Berry Bircher Smoothie, £2.75 (Vegan)
Coconut yoghurt dairy alternative, coconut milk and coconut water with raspberry and blueberry.
New Pret Bar
Pret’s Nut Bar, £1.60 (Veggie)
Chunky almonds with shaved coconut, pumpkin seeds and sweetened dried cranberries bound together and baked. A layer of dark chocolate coats the base.
Humous & Chipotle Wrap, £2.99 (Vegan)
A generous dollop of Pret’s humous with spicy chipotle ketchup and fresh coriander. Topped with sliced red peppers, crunchy carrot & mooli slaw, pickled cabbage & carrot and a handful of baby leaf spinach.
Chef’s Special: Bang Bang Veggies Wrap, £3.50 (Veggie)
A vegetarian take on Pret’s delicious Bang Bang Chicken Wrap, A layer of sliced avocado topped with our roasted sesame sauce, crunchy long-stem broccoli and finished with pickled cabbage & carrot and cos lettuce for the crunch.
Veggie New Yorker on Rye, £2.99 (Veggie)
Mature Cheddar with tangy mustard mayo, gherkins, pickled cabbage & carrot and finished with peppery rocket, all perfectly sandwiched between Pret’s rye & caraway bread