Veggie Pret will open in Manchester next month, marking the chain’s first dedicated vegetarian store outside the capital.

The new store follows requests from customers to open in the city, according to Pret food development head Hannah Dolan.

“When we asked customers on social media where they’d like to see the next Veggie Pret, Manchester was the top request,” she added. “We’re delighted to be able to reveal that the city is our next location.”

The store on Deansgate will open with a new vegetarian and vegan menu, which will also be rolled out across the other Veggie Pret shops. New items on the Veggie Pret menu include:

Spicy Halloumi & Chargrilled Peppers Toasted Baguette, £4.75 (vegetarian)

Slices of halloumi with Pret’s spicy chipotle ketchup and chargrilled red peppers. Finished with a dollop of red tapenade, charred corn and black bean salsa and fresh coriander.

Butternut & Cauliflower Gratin, £5.25 (vegetarian)

Chunks of butternut squash, cauliflower florets and shredded kale, coated with Pret’s béchamel sauce. Finished with Italian cheese and breadcrumbs.

Pret’s Egg White Omelette, £3.50 (vegetarian)

Baked egg white omelette with diced feta, red pepper slices, spinach, Italian cheese and seasoning.

Mushroom, Tomato & Cheddar Omelette, £3.50 (vegetarian)

An omelette of mushrooms, tomato and mature Cheddar cheese with a handful of baby leaf spinach.

Almond Butter Bites, £1.45 (vegan)

Bites of dark chocolate filled with almond butter and a touch of sea salt.

Dark Chocolate Salted Almonds, £1.45 (vegan)

Roasted almonds with a layer of dark chocolate, a sprinkle of sea salt and a dusting of cocoa.

Pret has also unveiled its autumn menu across its Pret A Manger stores, which will roll out from 25 September.

The menu comprises 15 new products, including snacks, breakfast dishes, wraps, hot foods, toasted baguettes and soups, as well as chef’s specials.

The Pumpkin Spice Latte will also launch with the menu, and can be made vegan with coconut-rice or soya milk.

Almond Butter Bites

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Mushroom, Tomato & Cheddar Omelette

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