Name: Pret a Manger
Type: King of lunchtime food
Where: Southwark Street, Southwark, SE1 OSU
Nearest tube: Southwark/also near from London Bridge
Price: £4.95 for a can of juice, soup and bag of skinny popcorn (yes that does constitute a lunch- be it a pro-ana lunch)
This lesser known one off cute cafe FOOD GIANTS Pret a Manger dominate the streets of London providing one of life’s few certainties- walk any direction for 5 minutes in the capital and you WILL reach a pret a manger.
Feeding millions each week, Pret offer a range of typical lunch time food like baguettes, wraps, soup, salad and so on. It hasn’t gone un-noticed that this blog so far seems to promote less healthy eateries so since its January (the month of swearing to a diet that lasts five days) why not try out Pret where you have to only eat a little as you can’t afford to eat more.
The £3.99 wraps mean a £5 lunch is impossible unless you go drink free. Embracing this, it is possible to have a skinny person’s lunch for under £5 here.
Soup is £2.99 and there are three choices daily which are all usually of a good standard. Pictured above is the meatball soup which is reasonable tasty and warms you up in the freeze. Less successful is the classic tomato soup which reminded me of a jar of Dolmio in a paper bowl. Not so lush.
Unfortunately you can’t afford a sandwich if you get soup but you can get a bag of skinny popcorn which is moreish.
Note: eating popcorn in the light of day made me realise why it was an in the dark cinema food- not good for a date.
Overall this is an adequate feed so long as you have an afternoon snack and the food is all a ok if somewhat predictable (like the store itself).