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Pret Creates Vegan Versions Of Best Selling Sandwiches

by | October 17, 2019

Pret A Manger is set to launch an exciting new range of products — vegan versions of its classic sandwiches.

The new selection of sandwiches have been aptly named The Vegan Classics, and will be available in select stores next week.

Hannah Dolan, global head of food innovation at Pret, said that “This is all part of our mission to make it easier for customers to eat less meat, by offering delicious vegan and vegetarian food.”

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A vegan version of the classic egg mayo baguette will now be available (Source: Galiyah Assan/Shutterstock.com)

New Vegan Sandwiches

Due to launch next week, the new range includes the VLT, the chuna mayo baguette, the eggless mayo and cress baguette and the hoisin mushroom wrap. 

The VLT is, a plant-based twist on the classic BLT, using roasted shiitake mushroom “rashers” instead of bacon, alongside tomatoes, green salad and vegan mayo on malted bread.

The chuna mayo baguette contains chickpeas and mayo with pickled onions, chopped capers, parsley and a dash of lemon juice.

The eggless mayo and cress baguette is a blend of tofu with mayo, alongside fresh cress.

The hoisin mushroom wrap is made from mushrooms glazed in hoisin sauce with cucumber, pickled cabbage, carrot salad, spring onion, coriander and baby leaf salad.

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Pret already offers a selection of plant-based items in UK stores (Source: Sorbis/Shutterstock.com)

Pret’s Plant-Based Products

Pret took to social media to ask customers which new sandwiches they would like to enjoy. Posting on Twitter, the brand asked “If you could make any classic Pret recipe vegan, which one would it be?”

Pret fans rose to the challenge, leaving nearly 400 comments in response to the question.

The popular coffee chain has four dedicated Veggie Pret cafes in the UK, with a number of vegan hot and cold options available.

The new sandwiches are now set to be trialled at the Veggie Pret locations, with the potential to take them into all stores if sales are successful.

Earlier this year, Pret bought out 90 stores from rival cafe chain Eat and “aims to convert as many of the 90 Eat stores as possible” into Veggie Pret cafes!

What’s your favourite plant-based product from Pret? Let us know in the comments below!

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