Using natural ingredients and avoiding preservatives and obscure chemicals is sacred to Pret. Our sandwiches are freshly made throughout the day in each and every Pret kitchen. This fact is (partly) what makes Pret special. We make them, we sell them! People in the food business trust Pret. We’ve spent years earning their respect. This is vital to our ongoing success. If you would like to learn more about our menu and ingredients, check out Our Food.
If and when we make too much food, we offer it to charities working with the hungry. We've been doing this for years. In New York, we partner with City Harvest, in Washington, DC we partner with Thrive DC, in Chicago, we partner with The Greater Chicago Food Depository and in Boston we partner with The Boston Rescue Mission.
As well as being fanatical about taste, the food team ensure our sandwiches and salads are free from the endless additives that plague modern food. This task is much harder than it sounds. Pret’s suppliers have to go to great lengths to meet our high standards.
Once we chucked out thousands of Fruit and Oat slices on account of a tiny trace of color enhancer in the dried pear. Likewise, our ham is pale (not bright pink) and our dried apricots are brownish (not orange). The list is endless but important.
Do you have a friend or neighbor who makes delicious natural food? Anything from jam to sausages. Please let us know or get them to call us. We are always looking for delicious, ‘out of the ordinary’ ingredients.