Even if you are trying not to think about Christmas (just yet), the roll-out of festive menus is a definite sign that we are getting closer to one of the busiest times of the year. Pret A Manger is launching its Christmas Menu today.
This year, the classic Christmas Lunch and Veggie Christmas Lunch sandwiches are joined by a new Very Merry Christmas Lunch, Pret’s first-ever vegan Christmas sandwich. Pret’s chefs have created a special vegan stuffing that is combined with grilled carrots, crispy onion, caramelised pecans, spinach and a Port & orange cranberry sauce.
All three Christmas sandwiches will carry a gold sticker to show that 50p from the sale of each one is donated to the Pret Foundation Trust to help the homeless. The PFT has been running for more than 20 years with the aim of alleviating homelessness. Every Christmas Sandwich sold will donate 50p to support the Pret Foundation Trust, including running its fleet of Charity Run vans which redistribute unsold food to the homeless throughout the night, every night.
Here are the vegetarian and vegan options to look out for in Pret A Manger’s Christmas Menu.
THE MAIN EVENT
Pret’s Veggie Christmas Lunch Sandwich, £3.50 (Donates 50p to the PFT)
This award-winning vegetarian sandwich combines chunks of roasted butternut squash, nutty Christmas pesto and peppery rocket served with a spoonful of yoghurt & mayo dressing and a sprinkling of crispy onions on granary bread.
New! Very Merry Christmas Lunch Sandwich, £3.50 (Vegan) (Donates 50p to the PFT)
Pret’s Vegan Christmas Sandwich combines grilled carrots, spinach and a vegan stuffing on granary bread. Finished with a port & orange cranberry sauce and a handful of caramelised pecans and crispy onions.
New! Festive Winter Salad, £4.50 (Veggie)
Pret’s first Christmas salad combines roasted butternut squash, broccoli and spinach with a sprout & apple slaw. Topped with a creamy Wensleydale & cranberry crumble, caramelised pecans and pomegranate seeds, this colourful salad is served with a French dijon dressing.
Brie & Cranberry Baguette, £3.50 (Veggie)
Three slices of delicately flavoured French Brie on Pret’s stone baked baguette. Served with port & orange cranberry sauce, toasted pistachios and a handful of wild rocket.
Melvin, The Melting Gingerbread Snowman, £1.25
When Godfrey the Gingerbread Man goes for his winter break, Melvin, Pret’s melting snowman gingerbread, takes his place…
Pret’s Christmas Muffin, £1.60 (Veggie)
This special Christmas Muffin is a delicious combination of cranberries, currants, orange zest and almonds that have been baked into a soft and fluffy muffin dough. Topped with a sprinkling of icing sugar and almonds
Christmas Tiffin, £1.60 (Veggie)
An indulgent mix of crunchy gingerbread biscuit and cranberries bound with chocolate and a hint of orange. Layered with white chocolate, dried cranberries and chopped pistachio
Mince Pie, £1.35 (Veggie)
Handmade in Yorkshire by specialist bakers, Pret’s mince pies are made in small batches to a traditional recipe. The mincemeat was made in July and has been gathering flavour ever since. Topped with a Pret star and a dusting of icing sugar
Pret’s clementines are juicy and perfectly sweet. A favourite seasonal winter fruit.
New! Festive Flat White, £2.75 (Veggie or Vegan)
This seasonal special adds a dash of mince pie syrup, with notes of apple, plum and cinnamon, to a flat white (or any other coffee). Available with milk, soya or rice-coconut milk alternative -rice-coconut milk is an extra 35p.
Mint Mocha, £2.75 (Veggie or Vegan)
For those who can’t choose between a coffee or a hot chocolate, Pret’s Mocha, with a shot of mint, is an indulgent Christmas treat. Available with milk, soya or rice-coconut milk alternative – rice-coconut milk is an extra 35p.
Mint Hot Chocolate, £2.80 (Veggie or Vegan)
Pret’s organic hot chocolate with a shot of mint and an optional topping of whipped cream. Available with milk, soya or rice-coconut milk alternative – rice-coconut milk is an extra 35p.