Updated Monday, May 6: The opening has been delayed

Pret A Manger and Dallas Holdings Limited will soon open two new shops in L.A., in Westwood and Studio City on Ventura Boulevard, marking a full-court press expansion into Southern California as part of a wider plan to bring a network of the organic grab-and-go shops to Century City, Hollywood and Beverly Hills over the next few years.  The brand already has a small kiosk in the Tom Bradley terminal at LAX. 

Pret first opened in London in 1986 and has since expanded globally to North America, Europe and Asia. The Westwood and Studio City shops will offer a wide range of freshly made sandwiches, baguettes, salads and soups. Popular options like the spicy chicken Caesar wrap and rainbow veggie sandwich, and a selection of freshly baked goods including Pret’s best-selling croissants and cookies, will be on the menu, its organic coffee, and plenty of clearly marked vegan and vegetarian meal and snack options. The ham and cheese sandwich is Pret’s most popular item worldwide, with different interpretations and cheese choices to fit the city. There also are soups and cottage cheese pots with fruit and granola.

Rainbow Veggie Granary Sandwich (Courtesy Pret A Manger)

Mediterranean Mezze Salad  (Courtesy Pret A Manger)

We’ve got 400 shops around the world, with 55 in the U.S., and have adjusted to many different cultures along the way,” Pret president Jorrie Bruffett tells LA Weekly. “You’ll see when you go into the shops that there are specific nods to LA and we will bring local flavors to the menu.  All of the organic produce and milk comes from California.”

The coffee is all organic and 100% arabica and is served alongside a range of organic teas, espresso-based drinks, iced teas and lemonades. Plant-based milks are available at no extra charge and customers can receive a 50-cent discount when they bring a reusable mug for their drink. There’s a colorful line of dragon fruit teas and lemonades, too.

“The store is apt for the California market and different from what you’d find in Manhattan,” says Shane K Thakrar, co-founder of Dallas Holdings Limited, Pret’s franchise partner. “The menu ranges from vegan and vegetarian to fish and fowl, and has healthful choices to appeal to all appetites.” 

The Westwood shop opens soon, with Pret’s full range of organic coffee and freshly made food. The shop in Studio City will be a fast follow.

Pret A Manger

Romesco Chicken Mozzarella Baguette (Courtesy Pret A Manger)

Pret A Manger

Pret A Manger in Westwood Village




















































Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.