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In addition to to almond and soy, Pret a Manger will now offer coconut milk in any drink, free of charge. Yay for more dairy-free options!
There are a few new vegan meals currently being offered, too. The Coconut Power Oatmeal features steel cut oats, red quinoa, buckwheat and brown rice. The Falafel & Turmeric Cauliflower Bowl is packed with falafel, beet hummus, roasted cauliflower, shaved brussels sprouts and a brown rice, red quinoa and chickpea grain mix. It is served over fresh spinach, sprinkled with seeds, and topped with a Turmeric Miso Ginger dressing.
Finally, Pret is serving up a Sweet Potato Curry Quinoa Rice Pot with sweet potatoes, onions, corn, red peppers, edamame and mushrooms in a coconut milk red curry. The pot is served over a quinoa rice mix and sprinkled with sesame seeds.
Originally published on April 25, 2017:
Pret a Manger (affectionately called Pret) is a favorite go-to restaurant for those who work or live in bustling city centers and want a quick, healthy meal. Starting today, Pret a Manger’s menu will offer a new vegan range of meals at all 76 U.S. locations.
Last year, the company made waves in London when it opened an entirely plant-based pop-up location. The Veggie Pret store was such a success that it was made a permanent fixture.
The new stateside menu will feature a vegan chakalaka wrap made with a spiced bean and tomato relish, a vegan miso sweet potato banh mi, a vegan matcha latte, and other colorful sandwiches, salads, and veggie pots.
Pret a Manger invited PETA to a pop-up event in New York City to debut the new menu. The first 200 people to visit when the doors opened received a free lunch, including a sandwich or salad, a drink, and a side. Look at this gorgeous food!
The popularity of compassionate eating is more than a trend. People are making conscious choices, as they learn about the cruelty of the meat and dairy industries as well as their destructive effects on the environment and people’s health. The shift toward clean eating is in evidence everywhere you look: New vegan products are flooding store shelves, and chain restaurants are consistently adding plant-based options.
Pret a Manger’s vice president of food explains the ethos behind the new menu: “We’ve always believed that good food … is at its best when it’s fresh, natural, and exciting. Our new menu offers a wider choice of [plant-based] options that we’re convinced are so delicious they can be enjoyed by everybody.”
Feedback is important to Pret a Manger, so get to a location and make your compassionate voice heard! Diners are encouraged to use the #NotJustForVeggies hashtag.
Have you been thinking about going vegan but haven’t made the switch yet? Our free vegan starter kit might be just the thing that you need to get going. Order one today: