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Coffee giant Caffè Nero has expanded its plant-based offerings with its new deli-style menu. 

The major UK coffee house has introduced a vegan Roasted Beetroot, Carrot and Mixed Grain Salad, a Tricolore Cherry Tomato, Cucumber & Radish Bowl Salad, and a Deli Sandwich with sweet potato, spicy vegan mayo and tomatoes on Italian pane Pugliese bread.

Both salads can be ordered as a side for £1.90, or as a main for £3.80. The sandwich costs £5.25. 

‘Stylish new food’

Will Stratton-Morris, CEO at Caffè Nero UK, said: “Our stylish new food offering has been crafted using the highest quality, Italian-sourced ingredients to ensure our food quality mirrors our premium and award-winning, handcrafted coffee, superior store design, and first-class service, whilst continuing to strengthen the premium nature of the brand.

“From colorful open salad bowls to artisanal sausage rolls, vegan salads and light and indulgent sweets – we’re confident that the new menu will make everyday food occasions exceptional for our customers and give great value for money!”

Vegan range

Nero ‘upped its vegan game’ back in 2017 when it launched a new range approved by the Vegan Society. 

The chain’s offerings included a Sweet Potato Falafel and Beetroot Houmous Wrap, an Apple & Blackcurrant Crumble Bar, Mince Pies, an Orzo Pasta & Mediterranean Veg dish, a Falafel with Chestnuts & Spiced Slaw Wrap, and a selection of fruits and nuts.

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.