Starbucks has an absolutely insane amount of vegan-friendly coffee drinks. Hot, iced, frappuccinos, lattes… the list goes on and on.
However, the food options at Starbucks hasn’t been nearly as stellar. They have made a few attempts in the last few years with a Chickpea Protein Box, Oatmeal, Overnight Grains and a plant-based breakfast sandwich (that ended up not being vegan friendly).
Starbucks bagels have always been a staple on their menu, but don’t seem to get near the attention of bagels at other breakfast chains like a Panera or even a Dunkin’.
Most importantly, at least for vegans, are the bagels at Starbucks vegan?
Starbucks offers 4 different bagels on their menu and 3 of those are vegan:
- Cinnamon Raisin
The Plain, Cinnamon Raisin and Everything Bagels at Starbucks are all vegan. The only bagel that Starbucks has on it’s menu (at least at the time of this writing) that’s not vegan is the cheese, onion & garlic bagel.
Bagel Topping & Spreads
In addition to the bagels, what spreads or toppings are available to put on your bagel?
There are a couple pre-packaged spreads that you can usually find in Starbucks to go with your bagel.
- Organic Avocado Spread
- Justin’s Hazelnut Butter or Classic Almond Butter
Look for these around the counter or just ask the barista for help.
Starbucks Bagel Ingredients
If you’re like us and really like to do your due diligence, then we’re here to try to make it easier for you. Here are the full ingredients for each of the 3 vegan bagels at Starbucks. We pulled this info directly from Starbucks website where they list ingredients for every menu item on the menu item’s page.
Starbucks also list this Allergen Statement that we felt important to include. It’s a common type of statement you’ll find at any restaurant.
We cannot guarantee that any unpackaged products served in our stores are allergen-free because we use shared equipment to store, prepare, and serve them. Customers with allergies can find ingredient information for products on the labels of our packaged products or online at Starbucks.com/menu.
Enriched Wheat Flour, Water, Rye Flour, Sugar, Salt, Yeast, Vegetable Oil [Canola, Soyabean], Preservative [Calcium Propionate] Allergen: Wheat
Unbleached Enriched Flour [Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid], Water, Raisins, Sugar, Contains 2 Or Less Of Wheat Gluten, Salt, Yeast, Cinnamon, Vinegar, Guar Gum, Sunflower Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Enzymes, Monoglycerides Allergen: Wheat
Unbleached Enriched Flour [Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid], Water, Sugar, Sesame Seeds, Contain 2 Or Less Of Dehydrated Onion, Dehydrated Garlic, Salt, Wheat Gluten, Yeast, Toasted Chopped Onion, Poppy Seeds, Distilled Vinegar, Guar Gum, Ascorbic Acid, Enzymes, Monoglycerides Allergen: Wheat
What Else is Vegan at Starbucks?
When it comes to drinks, you have almost the whole menu at your disposal. We have over 40 different drink possibilities listed on our Starbucks Vegan Guide. We’re not going to list all of those here, but with Oat, Almond, Soy and Coconut Milk all at your disposal you can turn so many options on the drink menu vegan.
Here are a few of our personal favorites:
- Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
- Cinnamon Dolce Latte with Oat or Soy milk and NO whip or cinnamon dolce topping
- Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte with Coconut Milk
- Soy or Oat Blonde Latte with a pump of Vanilla Syrup (Jen’s fav)
There’s also nothing wrong with just grabbing a regular hot coffee with a little Oat Milk which is really Ryan’s personal go-to.
On the food side, like we said earlier, there’s not a whole lot. Back in the Spring of 2021, Starbucks came out with a Chickpea Protein Box that includes Chickpea bites, trail mix, veggies and avocado.
The Chickpea bites (6 come in the box) are like little falafel nuggets. I expected them to be crunchy, but they’re actually quite soft. They do pair excellent with the avocado spread. The trail mix combo is amazing. I’d buy a bag of that by itself. The green beans and carrots are good, but nothing special. As a whole, it’s a solid lunch that I’d probably buy again.
The other food option we’d recommend is the Hearty Blueberry or Classic Oatmeal (not labelled vegan but no animal derived ingredients) Order with steamed oat, soy, almond or coconut milk OR hot water in place of dairy milk).
The Strawberry Overnight Grains, however, are labeled vegan and is a mix of oatmeal, quinoa, chia seeds, shaved coconut, strawberries and toasted almonds in coconut milk. We haven’t tried this one yet but will absolutely be on the lookout next time I need a breakfast or snack on the road!
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