The UK coffee shop chain Pret a Manger recently announced that it will be rolling out its 2016 holiday menu, complete with its first ever vegan Christmas baguette. With something for nearly everyone, the new menu demonstrates a recognition of changing traditions when it comes to holiday dining.
Pret a Manger's 2016 holiday menu consists of a number of seasonal offerings that help consumers celebrate the Christmas season. Some of the dishes are more traditional, such as the French brie & cranberry toastie and the ham hock & chutney toastie. However, one of the biggest surprises of the new menu is the inclusion of the chain's first ever vegan Christmas baguette, which has been dubbed 'Very Merry Christmas Lunch.' Despite the lack of meat and cheese, the sandwich is packed with flavorful ingredients such as grilled carrots, crispy onions, parsnip puree, toasted pistachios and a festive chutney.