High-street coffee shop Pret, which is well-known for its wide range of vegan-friendly grab-and-go lunch and snack options, has just announced the biggest menu shake-up in its history.
The company is introducing 20 new recipes on April 9th to reflect the UK’s changing consumer tastes, and 8 of the new options are suitable for vegans.
Inspired by food development trips around the world and evolving consumer tastes, Pret is introducing a variety of new ingredients from smashed avocado to chilli salt and roasted chestnut mushrooms which have been roasted in a sticky tamari, miso and brown sugar marinade to give a delicious umami flavour to two new vegan dishes.
Vegans looking for breakfast on the go will now find Coconut & Berries on Pret’s new gluten-free bread (£3.25) which features a thick layer of coconut yoghurt dairy alternative, Pret’s five berry compote, fresh blueberries and a scattering of toasted coconut chips. There’s also an Almond Butter & Berry Bircher (£2.35) with coconut yoghurt, shredded apple and almond butter, berry compote and caramelised pecans to put a spring in your step in the morning.
If you want to add a bit of sunshine to your morning then you’ll enjoy the Tropical Bircher (£2.99) made with gluten-free granola, coconut yoghurt, mango and banana sunshine smoothie, passionfruit juice, shredded apple, diced fresh mango and coconut chips.
Those looking for a nutrient hit at lunchtime can tuck into the Asian-Style Veggie Box (£4.50) which is packed with cos lettuce, long-stem broccoli, sweet roasted mushrooms, black rice, edamame beans, pickled cabbage & carrot and sesame seeds and served with a zingy green dressing.
Fans of mushrooms and avocados will love the Roast Mushroom & Smashed Avocado Pot (£2.99) that combines smashed avocado with sweet roasted mushrooms, diced mango, pickle cabbage & carrot and edamame beans.
Lunch options will soon boast a Humous & Chipotle Wrap (£2.99) featuring a generous dollop of humous with spicy chipotle ketchup and fresh coriander topped with sliced red peppers, crunchy carrot & mooli slaw, pickled cabbage and carrot and spinach.
For the first time ever, Pret will be offering gluten-free bread on the menu. The company couldn’t find a gluten-free bread they were proud to sell, so have instead developed their own recipe that combines oat, teff, buckwheat and quinoa flours, with millet, red quinoa, sourdough and a dash of treacle.
Vegans can enjoy a slice of this soft, flavoursome bread topped with Pret’s hand-smashed avocado (£3.25).
Biggest change in Pret’s history
In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, Pret’s Head of Food Development, Hannah Dolan, commented on the new options to say: “We’re so excited to launch our colourful new spring menu, our biggest change in our history, which is a result of listening to what our customers want.
“Our team of chefs have taken inspiration from all over the world for this new menu and have worked incredibly hard to perfect each and every ingredient. From flavoursome roasted mushrooms, to our own gluten-free bread, which we honestly believe is one of the best out there right now.”