Marks & Spencer (M&S) is launching its first-ever vegan sandwich range.

The retailer will be selling two vegan sandwiches, both priced at £2.50:

  • ‘Super Green’ sandwich – an edamame and minted pea filling wrapped up in a chia and linseed bread
  • ‘Rainbow Veg’ -  which includes roasted vegetables and avocado with pumpkin seeds in a red pepper bread

Helen Brennan, product developer at M&S, said the retailer had seen a huge increase in interest from customers in vegan eating.

“We noticed there was a gap in the market for food that vegans can eat on the go for lunch,” she said. “We decided to create two new sandwiches vegans can enjoy – they are so tasty and nutritious I’m sure non-vegans will enjoy eating them too.”

Vegan products are one of the biggest requests M&S has received from its customers, and it now sells more than 1,800 food and drink items that are suitable for vegans.