Plant-based food is popping up everywhere these days, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Recently, the popular sandwich and salad chain Pret a Manger (called Pret for short) opened up a meat-free store, called Veggie Pret, with tons of vegan options.
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The store was originally intended to be open for one month, but three months later, Pret has announced that it will stay open permanently.
On the Pret website, CEO Clive Schlee exclaimed, “I can now tell you that we’ve taken the decision to keep it open for ever(!)” In fact, a second London location is already planned.
At the new 100% vegetarian @pretamangeruk pop-up in Soho eating hummus and pickled onions on rye, chocolate pudding, and a ginger shot. Lots of the vegan stuff is already sold out, and it's only been open a few hours. Way to go, Pret! ✌️
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Schlee came up with the idea for Veggie Pret after noticing a shift towards plant-based eating. One popular item, the SuperBowl, was selling more in the meat-free version than in the chicken, salmon, and crayfish alternatives. “This would have been unheard of five years ago,” Shlee explains on the website.
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We hope the company opens a stateside Veggie Pret location soon!
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