International chain Pret A Manger will soon launch a new line of vegan sandwiches which will be available exclusively at its United Kingdom-based vegetarian outpost Veggie Pret. The Vegan Classics will feature vegan versions of four of the chain’s most popular sandwiches, wraps, and baguettes, although the exact sandwiches have yet to be revealed. The move is in response to the growing demand for vegan options. “Veggie Pret is a space where we’ve had a great opportunity to experiment with vegan and veggie food. It’s our mission to make it easier for customers to eat less meat, so we challenged ourselves to recreate the delicious flavors and textures of our meaty bestsellers, using only vegan ingredients,” Pret Global Head of Food Innovation Hannah Dolan said. “We’re excited for everyone (vegans and non-vegans alike) to try The Vegan Classics, and to see if they can tell the difference between the new vegan recipes and the originals.” The chain recently asked its customers via social media which Pret recipes they would like to see veganized: “If you could make any classic Pret recipe vegan, which one would it be?” the chain asked on Instagram. Hundreds of customers replied to Pret’s post, requesting plant-based versions of everything from mac and cheese to croissants and cheese ploughmans.
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