Favourite Major Food Chain?

By Martina - Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Pret a Manger is definitely my favourite food chain. I discovered it in London a few years back, as we don't have one in Italy, and since then I've started appreciating it more and more. Not only the food is good, various, healthy and with a good price, but the company is also all into charity and treating their employees well (or so I've heard), making it an ethically correct place. I also love their design - from the chairs and tables to the prints on the walls - and their theme colours - that red/bordeaux is really up my street.

I have a few favourite bits from them and I have already spread my passion with my boyfriend, friends and family. I can proudly say that everyone of them has tried the Brie, Avocado & Tomato Toastie - my absolute favourite - and loved it (well done Pret, now please don't discontinue that toastie or you might not see me again).

Their coffee is not the best, more often than not it tastes like it's been burned (and you can still feel that in drinks that contain a lot of sugar and milk) but since I'm not a huge fan of coffee and I don't drink it that often, this doesn't bother me too much.

I visit Pret almost everyday (the fact that my workplace is right next to one of their shops doesn't help). If I had to eat at Pret for a whole day, this is what I would get.


I would pick up a small Orange Juice and order a Chocolate & Hazelnut Croissant at the till. I might also get a Soya Latte, if I feel like I need a little caffeine or something to warm myself up.


I would usually go for my favourite toastie - the Brie, Avocado & Tomato Toastie. If that's not available or if I prefer something cold I would opt for a Free-Range Egg Mayo or a Classic Super Club, and if I'm not extremely hungry I would choose the Mozzarella & Tomato Croissant, that - along with the Toastie - is on top of my favourites' list. As a drink I would either get Still Water or the Green Tea & Peach drink.


In the afternoon I would either order a Victoria Sponge and sit down to eat it or get one of their bars and eat it on the go. My favourite bars are the Choc Bar, Popcorn Bar and Chocolate Brownie Bar. For a drink, depending on the weather, I would either opt for a Soya Hot Chocolate or a Berry Blast. 


For dinner I would pick up a bottle of Still Water and eat some Macaroni Cheese Kale & Cauli (that's actually what I had today) or some Chicken, Broccoli & Brown Rice Soup. I usually get the smaller one and pair it up with some focaccia or a fruit or dessert.

I generally tend to avoid eating out this much, mainly to save some money, but if I really had to eat out all day long I would probably really just go to Pret multiple times. In my opinion, Pret is one of the best food places where you can find a balance between a decent price and a healthy meal, plus unlike many other places there are many different things to choose from, even numerous vegetarian and vegan options, so even eating out everyday wouldn't be too boring, in comparison to most cafés.

What about you? What's your favourite food place?

Martina x

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