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Pret A Manger has launched 15 new vegan menu items – which will be available in Veggie Pret outlets in London and Manchester.

The dishes, which include Poké Bowls, Smoothie Bowls, and Buddha Bowls, will launch on January 1.

Pret said it wanted to ‘build on the success of the exclusive Vegan Classics range’ with its new dishes.

Vegan options

The two vegan Poké Bowls offer an alternative to salad. Both on a black rice base, the Sashimi-Style Watermelon Poké Bowl combines avocado, edamame beans, pickled cabbage, carrot, and radish. Sashimi-style watermelon replaces tuna, and the bowl is finished with a tamari and ginger dressing and sesame seeds.

The Marinated Tofu Poké Bowl features tofu marinated in tamari and ginger, with garlic and chili pickled cucumber, mango, and pickled cabbage.

There are five flavors of Smoothie Bowl, including Cocoa, Nuts & Berries and Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl. The vegan Buddha Bowl option is Humous, Sweet Potato & Kale Buddha Bowl flavor.

‘An opportunity’

“This launch is an opportunity for us to establish Veggie Pret’s menu, offering customers something different to what they have seen so far,” Pret’s global head of food innovation, Hannah Dolan, said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.

“We wanted to put a real focus on creating new vegan dishes, so looked at where we could use vegetables and fruits to deliver flavor, rather than mock meat or fish.

“Perfect for customers taking part in Veganuary, or just trying to eat more plant-based food, we’d love to know what customers think and what they would like to see next from Veggie Pret.”

There are currently seven Veggie Prets In the UK, with three further openings planned for early 2020.