International sandwich shop chain Pret a Manger will be opening an entirely vegan bakery in all its Veggie Pret stores across the UK.
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Say hello to groundbreaking baking. This is our new Vegan Bakery. ⠀ 🥐 Vegan Plain Croissant⠀ 🥐 Vegan Chocolate Croissant⠀ 🥐 Vegan Almond Croissant⠀ ⠀ 🍫 Ultimate Vegan Brownie⠀ 🍫 Vegan Hazelnut & Caramel Brownie⠀ ⠀ 🧁 Vegan Banana & Walnut Muffin ⠀ 🧁 Vegan Raspberry & Coconut Muffin⠀ 🧁 Vegan Choca Mocha Muffin
The bakery will offer eight brand new vegan items, the two existing foods being the Very Berry Croissant and the Dark Chocolate and Almond Butter Cookie. The new debuts will be three croissants: the Vegan Plain Croissant, Vegan Almond Croissant and Vegan Chocolate Croissant.
Two vegan brownies — the Ultimate Vegan Brownie and Vegan Hazelnut and Caramel Brownie — and three muffins — raspberry, coconut and vegan chocolate mocha — round up the new offerings.
The baked goods will be available for takeaway and delivery via Pret Delivers, Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats from today.
Clare Clough, managing director of Pret UK, told Plant Based News: “We’re really proud to be the first high street food-to-go retailer to launch a unique concept like this. Expanding Veggie Pret’s offering for our vegan customers has been a huge focus of our food development over the last year, and moving to an entire vegan bakery is very much the result of that.
“Our previous vegan bakery products, like the Dark Chocolate and Almond Butter Cookie and the Very Berry Croissant have always been big hits with customers — vegan and non-vegan alike.”
However, this is not the company’s first time creating vegan bakeries, as, in January, Pret had launched the vegan croissant, which proved to be a success. And in light of Covid-19, the company recently reopened its Veggie Pret stores in London and Manchester and partnered with food delivery services to ensure everyone can still get their vegan options.