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“The best English export to America since The Beatles?”
Review of Pret A Manger

Pret A Manger
Ranked #183 of 13,743 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Fast Food
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery
Neighborhood: Flatiron District
Newport Beach, California
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“The best English export to America since The Beatles?”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Pret was one of my favorite chains in the UK, and now they're taking over America one NYC block at a time. Here's the gist: You grab ready-to-eat sandwiches, paninis, cakes, cookies, baked goods, chips, salads, and more right off the shelf, then take them to the counter to pay. The employees can whip you up a mean cup of espresso or a latte, as well.

Thus, the speed of service is incredible. There's no better place to grab a quick bite. Critically, this is "fast" food that is the direct opposite of fast-food. All of the fresh food is made behind the counter and is completely organic, non-GMO, and not preserved. Starbucks has been trying to play catch-up recently by adding a lot of food options, and Pret is undoubtedly the target.

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Pret is a great way to go, especially in NYC and other large metros. For sightseers or busy businespeople, you can't get food this well-made in such a short of time anywhere else but Pret A Manger.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Mochas, roasted drip coffees, Chicken Caesar sandwich, Italian sandwich, Harvest Cookie (oatmeal-raisin), bagged popcorn, BBQ chips, yogurt and granola pot, and ESPECIALLY the Carrot Cake.

  • Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Great to have them in NY”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Always enjoyed the variety and quality at Pret in the UK and its great to have them at home.
Delicious and healthy soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts and beverages with a Euro edge.
I wish that they had more seating available in some of the locations.

  • Visited June 2013
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good as Ever”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

After a late night out at a show we wandered back to our hotel and not wanting to eat in a restaurant as we were not that hungry this was ideal.

Visited May 2013
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Salina, Kansas
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Healthy Choices & Delicious”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Oh, what a find. I was delighted to find a restaurant that has food prepared without additives, without antibiotics & without hormones. I visited several locations in Midtown Manhattan, NYC and found them all to be wonderful - the staff was outstanding, always friendly and happy. You serve yourself at these restaurants and seating is provided. My favorite was the "New York Meat Ball Wrap". The choices are awesome & food was wonderful. Thank you "Pret A Manger". Now come to Kansas - PLEASE

  • Visited April 2013
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good and some healthy food too”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

I use this chain in England and they provide consistently good food (some organic) such as coffee, tea, juices, snacks, and sandwiches. Limited seating but great for takeout.

Visited May 2013
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Thank UALDutch
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