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New In @ Pret

Penn Appetit reviews Pret's new and popular breakfast items

Article and photos by Victoria Wu

Feature photo courtesy of Pret A Manger


Every day, no matter what time, Pret a Manger (on the first floor of Huntsman Hall), is filled with Penn students. Pret a Manger, though opened only last year, has been a popular destination to grab breakfast, lunch, and even study. Pret offers a wide variety of convenient grab-and-go breakfast options, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options, that are perfect for the busy Penn students. Below, I have broken down the three most popular breakfast options.

Avocado Smash

Responding to the ever-so-popular avocado toast, Pret now offers the Avocado Smash. Served on a fresh, chewy Artisan baguette with a creamy avocado spread spiced with red pepper flakes and drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice, the Avocado Smash is a fulfilling option that is healthy yet trendy.

Acai Bowl

Looking for a nutrient-packed breakfast? The Acai bowl is perfect: it includes the superfruit acai, topped with pomegranate seeds, apple slivers, banana and granola. This gluten free and vegan option also has the nuttiness and creaminess of almond butter that adds the perfect addition of texture. At first bite, you can taste all of the flavorful fruits. As you chew, you get an extra crunchiness from the almond butter.

Almond Butter and Banana Energy Bagel

On the shelf of Pret, there are a wide range of bagel options. The Almond Butter and Banana Energy Bagel offers a sweet yet savory option amongst the other bagels. This bagel is packed with rolled oats and sandwiches the sweetness of banana and raisins but also is topped with a spread of almond butter that elicits a hint of savory and nutty flavoring. Like the Acai Bowl, this option is also vegan friendly.