Monday, August 4, 2008
Pret a Manger - Yeah I am Ready
So I have a new love. It is Pret a Manger and lucky for me it is across the street from my office. When these first started opening up in NY I did not like at all. I think it is because I am much more adventurous in my eating habits then I was even 2 years ago. Now I love things like avocado and chipotle mayo ( I know I am CRAZY).
For those not familiar Pret a Manger is a sandwich, soup and salad chain that I believe originated in London. When my friend Erin lived in London she always spoke highly of the place. Again when I first tried I did not love. Everything is already prepared so you can not pick and chose what you want in your sandwich or salad and that annoyed me because I am kind of picky and only like the things I like.
Then cousin said he really liked it recently so I gave it another chance and boy am I glad I did. They have this FABULOUS chipotle shrimp sandwich. It is fresh, succulent shrimp with avocado, lettuce and a spicy chipotle mayo. I love it! I also love their chicken, mozzarella, tomato baguette. What is great about this place is you can get half (they call them slim) sandwiches so I mix and match. Today I mixed and matched the ones I just told you about. I have also tried the hummus sandwich here but I did not really love that. Cosi has a much better one.
Sometimes I mix half a sandwich with a soup. My go to soup is the butternut squash with apples. It is a bit more watery then other butternut squash soups but I still really like it.
I never had breakfast here but it looks like they have nice granola and yogurt parfaits as well as some fun pastries.
In closing I really recommend this place. It is perfect for grabbing a quick sandwich. They def have a gourmet taste and feel to them and everything tastes fresh.
So get ready and go eat!!!
Oh I just looked online and it seems the only American Pret locations are in NY and they do not seem to be in a rush to open anymore. I think they would do well in cities like DC and Boston. Maybe I will open one in Boston and then move into one of Somberg's extra bedrooms and hang out with Tyrone.