If you live in Boston, Chicago, New York, or Washington D.C., then you’re probably familiar with Pret A Manger, a restaurant that features organic coffee served with grab-and-go options for sandwiches, wraps, salads, and snacks. And if you’re cutting back on meat and dairy or if you’re vegan, then you’ve probably noticed that their plant-based options have been severely … well, lacking.
On a good day, maybe you’ve been able to grab a plain falafel salad with a little cup of chia pudding. Well, all that is about to change, because Pret A Manger has just rolled a bunch of new vegan and vegetarian menu options for U.S. locations that are so good, they’re “not just for veggies.” According to their website, “This spring, we challenged our chefs to create a wider range of veggie and vegan options. […] So whether you don’t eat meat or just like to mix it up every now and then, we would love to know what you think of our new recipes.”
Out of the 20 new items added to Pret A Manger’s U.S. menus, 12 of them are vegan — and we kind of want to eat them all. Here are some photos the of Pret’s newest vegan options that were posted on the @pretusa Instagram:
The Miso Marinated Sweet Potato Banh Mi, which will feature umami roasted sweet potato, shredded veggies, and Sir Kensington’s vegan mayo, Fabanaise. Time to find out where the nearest Pret is.
The South African-inspired Chalaka Wrap features roasted butternut squash, red pepper, coconut yogurt, tomatoes, and beans. Yes, please.
The colorful and healthy Mediterranean Mezze Salad has beet hummus with dukkah, shredded beets, harissa-coated chickpeas, falafel, and roasted butternut squash on a bed of greens. Cancel that trip to Greece. This is what you need.
Pret A Manger USA posted this spread of some of their new vegan options on their official Facebook along with the question, “Would you like to see even more delicious veggie recipes on our menu?” Give them your suggestion for new menu options here.
Looks like it’s time to find the nearest Pret — we have our sights set on their vegan banh mi. While this is amazing news that will give even more people access to vegan food who might not normally try it (and we’re always happy to have more vegan options), we’re still kind of holding out for a U.S. version of their all-vegetarian store – like the UK-based Veggie Pret restaurant. But until then, we’ll gladly settle for all of their new plant-based options. Check out the entire menu here.
If you don’t live near a Pret A Manger, we highly recommend checking out the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone. With over 8,000 vegan recipes (and over 10 new recipes added daily), you’re going to find something you love!
Lead image source: Pret A Manger USA/Facebook
In-text image source: pretusa/Instagram