• Introduction
  • Our Ingredients
  • Food For Thought
  • British Higher Welfare Chickens
  • Farm Assured British Beef
  • Our Kitchens
  • Our Coffee Story
  • Allergen Guide (PDF)


A full list of Pret's ingredients

Our ingredients

Below is a long, long list of all the core ingredients and products we use in our shops' kitchens.

The Trade Descriptions Act requires the definition of country of origin to change depending on where the ingredients are finally cooked (or squeezed or bottled). To keep things simple, we've included an explanation of the wheres, whys and hows of the ingredients and products that we buy. 

Our food philosophy is about securing the best ingredients we can - this will of course depend on the seasons. During the summer we can grow our rocket leaves in Sussex, but in the winter they come from Italy.

If you would like any further information, please contact us .

 

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ALMONDS
(USA): Shipped to us at room temperature, roasted in our shops throughout the day

APPLE JUICE
(UK): UK apples, pressed and packed for us in the UK for our pure apple juice

APPLES
(Mostly UK): Picked from UK orchards during the apple season (from Chile and New Zealand at other times of the year), delivered to us every day

ARTISAN BAGUETTE
(France): Stone-baked, made from a traditional sour dough recipe, snap frozen, shipped to us and baked in our shops

ASPARAGUS
(UK): Our UK Asparagus is only available when in season

AUBERGINE
(UK & Europe): Our aubergine is either grown in the UK or Europe and then grilled in the UK

AVOCADO
(South America, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Israel & Spain): Hand-turned regularly in our special ripening room, shipped at room temperature, sliced in our kitchens every morning. Never air-frieghted



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BACON
(UK): 100% Farm Assured, no phosphates, slow-cured and beech-smoked. Snap frozen for slicing, cooked in the UK until double-crispy and then delivered to us every morning

BANANAS
(Central and South America): Harvested and brought to us by boat

BASIL
(Europe): Picked fresh and delivered to us. We're very proud that our basil is no longer air-freighted

BEEF
(UK): Our Rare Roast beef is both Farm Assured and British bred. Slow cooked for 72 hours (known as 'sous vide') to keep it nice and rare

BEETROOT
(UK): Grated, raw beetroot from Sussex

BLOOMER BREAD
(UK): Made with UK flour, stuffed full of poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, linseed, oats, bran and wheat flake, delivered to us every morning

BRIE
(France): Traditional creamy French Brie, sliced to our own specification and shipped to us chilled

BROCCOLI
(UK, Spain and Egypt): Tenderstem broccoli chargrilled in Bicester

BUTTER
(France): Traditional French butter, shipped to us chilled



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CAESAR MAYO
(UK): Made to our own recipe using free-range eggs in Buckinghamshire

CAKES, BARS AND BISCUITS
(UK): Handmade to our own recipes, delivered to us chilled

CAPERS
(Morocco): Prepared and salted then shipped to us chilled

CARROT JUICE
(UK ): Sourced in the UK except when out of season. Pressed and packed in the UK, never pasteurised

CHARGRILLED CHICKEN
(UK): 100% sliced chicken breast from Suffolk, higher welfare. No starch, no phosphate, not reformed, marinated and put under a chargrill in the UK

CHARGRILLED VEGETABLES
(UK): Red and yellow peppers and onions from Europe shipped to the UK and chargrilled

CHEDDAR
(Ireland): Croxton Manor Cheddar, matured in the traditional way for a minimum of 6 months, shipped to us chilled

CHERRY TOMATOES
(Holland, Spain, Israel & Morocco): Packed, shipped and delivered to every shop

CHICKEN
(UK): 100% sliced chicken breast from Suffolk, higher welfare. No starch, no phosphate, not reformed, marinated and cooked in the UK

CHILLI TOMATO SAUCE
(UK): Made for us in London and delivered to us chilled

CHOCOLATE POWDER
(West Africa): Our cocoa powder is shipped from the West coast of Africa and packed in the UK

CHOCOLATE RICE CAKES
(Italy): A mix of brown and white rice squished together into a cake and slathered with Belgian dark chocolate

CHORIZO
(Spain): Cured for 4 weeks, from Spanish Higher Welfare Pork

COCONUT DRESSING
(UK): Made in the Uk, with our coconut (from Thailand), mango chutney (from India), coriander and ginger

COFFEE
(Worldwide): Organic, Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance beans from Ethiopia, Honduras, Sumatra and Peru, roasted in the UK.

COFFEE SYRUPS
(France): Vanilla and caramel syrups, made for us in France

CORIANDER
(UK & sometimes Europe): Delivered fresh to us every morning; these leaves pack a punch with their citrusy overtones

CORNED BEEF
(UK): This is proper corned beef (not the tinned kind) from Farm Assured British beef

COS
(UK & Spain (when required)): fresh, crunchy lettuce

CREME FRAICHE
(UK): A less sour, sour cream

CRISPS
(UK): Our potatoes come from different countries in Europe. We hand-cook them in small batches in the UK

CROISSANTS - SWEET & SAVOURY
(France & Belgium): Prepared using traditional French flour, snap frozen, delivered to us and baked in our shops throughout the day

CUCUMBER
(Holland & Spain): Sourced from Holland in the summer and Spain in the winter



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DESSERTS
(UK): All handmade to our own recipes using free-range eggs

DRIED CRANBERRIES
(USA): Picked from North America, brought to the UK by boat

DRIED MANGO
(South Africa): Always fairly traded, always delivered to us by boat

DRIED MINT
(Europe): Freeze-dried mint leaves

DUCK
(Thailand): Aromatic and delicious, marinated and cooked in Thailand, snap frozen and brought to the UK by boat



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EDAM
(Holland): A 'holey' classic Dutch cheese

EDAMAME
(Japan): A slightly salted, healthy bean treat

EGG MAYO
(UK & Europe): Prepared to our own recipe in Kent using 100% free-range eggs (UK if we can get them, Europe if not)



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FETA
(Greece): A traditional feta cheese, using both sheep and goats' milk, prepared for us in Greece, chilled and then shipped to the UK

FRENCH DRESSING
(UK): No stabilisers, no preservatives, handfuls of fresh herbs, made for us in New Covent Garden Market to our own recipe, delivered to us chilled

FRUIT COMPOTE
(UK): Fruit sourced from various countries (depending on seasonality and variety). Compote prepared for us in the UK

FRUIT SALADS
(UK): Fruit sourced from various countries (depending on seasonality and variety), prepared for us in the UK, delivered chilled



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GRANOLA
(UK): Delicious recipe of oats, almonds and maple syrup prepared for us in the UK

GRAPES
(Europe & outside Europe): Sourced from various countries (depending on seasonality and variety). Washed and packed for us in the UK

GREVE
(Sweden): Creamy, matured for 10 months, shipped to us chilled



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HALLOUMI
(Cyprus): A cheese made from cow, goat and sheep's milk

HAM
(UK): 100% UK outdoor-bred, no phosphates, not reformed, not pumped full of water, Wiltshire-cured.

HARD BOILED EGGS
(UK): Always free-range (from the UK if we can get them, Europe if not), delivered to us chilled

HARISSA SAUCE
(UK): Made with creme fraiche, red chilli, fragrant extract of rose petal

HOISIN SAUCE
(UK): Made for us in Staffordshire to our own recipe

HONEY
(Mexico): Honey barrels brought to the UK by boat, refined and packed in the UK for us

HUMOUS
(UK): Nice and chunky, prepared and blended in New Covent Garden Market in London to our own recipe



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INDIAN MEATBALLS
(UK): Made from Farm Assured British beef and mixed with cumin, turmeric and coriander from India (occasionally the coriander comes from Eastern Europe)

ITALIAN MATURED CHEESE
(Italy): Made to a traditional Italian recipe, packed in Italy, chilled and then shipped to the UK

ITALIAN MEATBALLS
(UK): Made from Farm Assured British beef and pork and mixed with tomato and garlic to go into our Italian Meatball Soup



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LEMON JUICE
(Italy): No preservatives, no sulphur dioxide, squeezed and packed near Milan, shipped to the UK

LEMONS
(Spain & South Africa): Whole lemons from Spain or South Africa (depending on the season), delivered to us by boat

LIMES
(Spain & South Africa): Whole limes from Spain or South Africa (depending on the season), delivered to us by boat



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MANGO CHUTNEY
(UK): An exotic (and fruity) mix of mangoes, sultanas, ginger and garlic

MARSHMALLOWS
(Belgium): No artificial colours or flavours

MAYONNAISE
(UK): No stabilisers, no preservatives, free-range eggs (we only use pasteurised eggs), shipped to us

MILK
(UK): 100% organic, from dairy farms in and around Somerset, delivered chilled every day

MOROCCAN FALAFEL
(UK): Made in Milton Keynes from Canadian Chickpeas, apricot, chili, cumin and parsley

MOZZARELLA
(Italy): Completely Italian, completely authentic, brought to us by boat

MUFFINS
(UK): Made to our own recipes on the south coast, baked and delivered to us every day

MUSHROOMS
(UK & Ireland): Chestnuts mushrooms grown in peat, in dark rooms

MUSTARD CRESS
(UK): Grown on mats. Delivered, washed and cut straight into our sandwiches

MUSTARD MAYO
(UK): Made to our own recipe using free-range eggs with tangy English-style mustard in Buckinghamshire



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OLIVES
(Greece): Mature Kalamata Olives, un-dyed, sliced and packed then brought to us by boat

OMEGA SPRINKLES
(UK): Roasted, coated and packed for us in the UK

ORANGE JUICE
(UK): Fresh oranges from various countries (depending on the season), squished and bottled for us in the UK

OREGANO
(Turkey): Picked, dried and brought to us by boat



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PAIN AU RAISIN
(France): Prepared using traditional French flour, snap frozen, delivered to us and baked in our shops throughout the day

PANEER
(UK): Marinated in New Covent Garden and made with garlic (from China) and black onion seeds (from India)

PEAS
(UK): Picked and immediately frozen to keep them fresh

PESTO
(UK): Prepared and blended in New Covent Garden Market to our own traditional recipe

PINE NUTS
(China): Shipped to us and roasted in our own ovens throughout the day

PINEAPPLE
(Costa Rica): Fresh pineapple from Costa Rica which is transported by ship to the UK. It is then chopped in Leeds and put into our fruit salads

PISTACHIOS
(USA): Shipped to us and roasted in our own ovens throughout the day

POMEGRANATE
(India, Israel & Spain): Shipped straight to us, never air-freighted

POPCORN
(UK): Cooked in small batches in the UK using the best French and American corn

PORK MEATBALLS
(UK): UK outdoor-bred pork, mixed and cooked for us in Bedforshire.

PORRIDGE
(UK): Made to our own recipe, traditionally cooked, served hot in our shops with honey or fruit compote

PRAWNS
(Thailand): Hand-peeled, snap frozen and then shipped to the UK. Luscious, juicy and exploding with flavours

PRET PICKLE
(UK): Slow cooked (to make it syrupy) with balsamic vinegar, made for us in Staffordshire and delivered chilled

PRETZELS
(Germany): Made in the traditional home of pretzels, snap frozen and shipped to us, finished in our own ovens

PROBIOTIC YOGURT DRINK
(UK): Yoghurt drink made with a natural live culture

PROSCIUTTO
(Italy): Traditionally hung and cured, thinly sliced and shipped to us chilled

PULLED PORK
(UK): Shredded, UK outdoor-bred pork (and used in our soup).

PURE PRET CANS
(UK): Sparkling water, naturally sweetened with fruit juices, made for us near the Yorkshire Dales

PURE PRET STILLS
(UK): No sodium benzoate, no aspartame, zero fat, no artificial colours, made for us to our own recipes in Lancashire



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RAITA
(UK): Prepared in the UK this is a mix of cucumber,mint, chilli and Greek style yoghurt

RED ONIONS
(UK & sometimes Egypt): Grown mostly in the UK depending on the seasons, harvested and delivered to us every day

RED PEPPERS
(Spain, Morocco & Holland): Grown in Spain in the winter, Morocco & Holland in the summer

ROASTED RED PEPPERS
(Spain): Double-roasted and charred in Almeira, packed in sunflower oil and shipped to us

ROASTED SESAME DRESSING
(UK): A rich sesame oil made in the UK from tahini and tamarind

ROASTED TOMATOES
(Italy): Roasted just outside Venice, seasoned with garlic, packed in sunflower oil and shipped to us

ROCKET
(UK & Italy): UK leaves during the summer months, leaves from Italy during the winter, washed and packed for us in the UK



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SALAD LEAVES
(UK & Europe): UK leaves during the summer months, leaves from southern Europe during the winter, washed and packed for us in the UK

SALT BEEF
(UK): Farm Assured British beef, no phosphate, cured and packed and delivered every morning

SALTED DARK CHOCOLATE
(UK): Made with Belgian dark chocolate and a pinch of Welsh salt

SAUSAGES
(UK): UK outdoor-bred pork, mixed with honey, sage and black pepper, cooked and sliced in Cambridgeshire.

SEASONING
(UK): Sea salt, garlic, mustard, celery, black pepper and poppy seeds from a variety of countries, combined and packed for us in Norfolk

SESAME SEEDS
(China): Dried and shipped to us from China

SMOKED SALMON
(UK): Traditionally smoked and cured, from low density, open water Scottish salmon farms, chilled and delivered to us

SMOOTHIES
(UK): Strawberry and mango purees from around the world (depending on the season), blended and bottled for us in Kent

SOFT CHEESE
(UK): A healthier and delicious creamy cheese

SOUP
(UK): Handmade, no preservatives, UK or European meat, made to our own recipes and delivered to our shops every morning

SOYA MILK
(Worldwide): We use Alpro professional soya milk

SPINACH
(UK & Europe): UK leaves during the summer months, leaves from southern Europe during the winter, washed and packed for us in the UK

STUFFING
(UK): Outdoor-bred pork, combined with herbs, streaky bacon and apricots, made in Wales.

SUSHI
(UK): Prepared in the UK. Konbu powder, soy sauce and sake are from Japan; the rice is a special short grain rice from America; salmon trout is snap frozen in Chile; prawns are snap frozen in Vietnam; pickled ginger is from Thailand; vegetables from the UK and Europe



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TABBOULEH
(UK): Made in the New Covent Garden Market from puy lentils, quinoa, cous cous and chickpeas

TEA
(Sri Lanka): Organic and fairly traded, picked and packed into biodegradable little bags and shipped to the UK

TIKKA SAUCE
(UK): Made in the New Covent Garden Market from coconut, creme fraiche and tikka massala chili powder

TOFFEE SAUCE
(Belgium): Creamy caramel, shipped to the UK

TOMATO KETCHUP
(Europe): Classic Heinz, delivered to us at room temperature

TOMATOES
(Holland, Morocco & Spain): Grown in Spain in the summer, Morocco & Holland in the winter

TORTILLAS
(UK): Made with UK wheat

TUNA
(Indonesia): Pole and line caught, by-catch friendly, canned and shipped to the UK.

TUNA MAYO
(UK): Pole and line caught in Indonesia, by-catch friendly tuna, blended to our own recipe in Kent and delivered to us every morning.



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VITAMIN VOLCANO
(UK): Boysenberries, blackberries, raspberries and vitamins galore, bottled for us in Kent



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WATER
(Wales): Sparkling water (and our large bottles of still water) from springs in organic Welsh farmland

WATERCRESS
(UK): Grown in the UK and occasionally shipped from Europe (when required)

WHIPPING CREAM
(UK): Packed for us in the UK

WHITE & BROWN SUGAR
(outside Europe): Always Fairtrade, from various countries (depending on crop and availability), shipped to the UK

WHITE BAGUETTES
(UK): Prepared using traditional French flour, snap frozen, delivered to us and baked in our shops throughout the day

WHOLEGRAIN BREAD
(UK): Low fat, low salt, slow-baked, made with UK and Canadian flour, delivered to us every morning

WILD CRAYFISH
(China): Caught traditionally from small boats, no saccharin, snap frozen and shipped to the UK



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YOGA BUNNY MIX
(UK): Yoghurt packed with dried cranberries, rasins and julienne of apples

YOGHURT
(UK): No stabilisers, bio, live, locally sourced milk, delivered to us every morning



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ZAHTAR
(UK): Traditional Middle Eastern spice mix, packed for us in the UK