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. In 2016, the company made waves in London when it opened an entirely vegan pop-up location, which became permanent and expanded to a second location in 2019.
Stateside, you can still find plenty of vegan options on the regular menu at its U.S. locations. Although the menu changes seasonally, here are some items that may be available when you visit.
The newest addition to Pret’s vegan menu is the Rainbow Veggie Sandwich, which is made with avocado, pickled cabbage and carrots, hummus, cucumber, arugula, and miso sesame dressing on multigrain bread. It’s available in full-size or half-size portions.
Hearty and healthy soups, like Roasted Veggie Harvest Soup and Moroccan Lentil Soup, can also be found. Some soups at chains contain broth made from animals’ bones or dairy milk stolen from cows, but these contain only veggies and plant proteins that no animal died for.
The Falafel & Hummus Wrap, with pickled cabbage and carrots, romaine lettuce, and roasted bell peppers, is a favorite.
It’s also packed with 20 grams of protein from chickpeas—not intelligent chickens. If you prefer the falafel and hummus without the wrap, try the Mediterranean Mezze Salad with Pret’s Simple Vinaigrette.
We also love the Meatless Meatball Wrap, which is served warm and filled with savory marinara sauce, peppers, and onions.
For breakfast, enjoy the Morning Glory Banana Muffin, Creamy Oatm*lk Porridge, or Sunshine Bowl, all healthy options made without ingredients that harm cows or chickens (which means no cow’s milk or eggs).
There are also plenty of snacks to choose from, including several flavors of potato chips, fruit cups, and nondairy dark chocolate.
Of course, you can also have your favorite coffee drinks made with oat or almond milk at no additional charge—step aside, Starbucks!
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: