Vegan Options at 16 Handles (Updated 2023)

Vegan Options at 16 Handles

16 Handles is a soft serve and sorbet store with 30 locations across 4 states primarily in the northeast–New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and then one location is in Boca Raton, Florida.

Their menu features 16 different flavors, 50+ toppings and sauces.

We are listing every flavor option that is vegan in our guide. This does not mean that every single flavor will be available at the time that you visit since they only keep 16 handles available; hence the name, 16 Handles.

While you will see creativity with their dairy-free Oatly collaboration, they also have dairy-based soft serve ice cream so pay attention when choosing your flavor choice. Their vegan options should be labeled as such. 

Vegan Options at 16 Handles

The following is a list of EVERY vegan flavor 16 Handles offers. Just like Ben & Jerry’s Scoop shops, each location only carries 2-4 non-dairy, vegan flavors.

Check with your location to see what is available.

Vegan Flavors

  • Blue Raspberry Sorbet
  • Coco Loco … is used as a base in vegan smoothies
  • Green Apple Sorbet
  • Kiwi Strawbae Sorbet
  • Passion Fruit Orange Guava Sorbet
  • Peach Sangria Sorbetto
  • Pomegranate Raspberry Sorbet
  • Silk Vanilla Almond Milk
  • So Fresh Mango Sorbetto
  • Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet
  • Strawberry Vanilla Sorbet
  • Watermelon Sorbet
  • Yo Soy Vanilla

Made with Oatly

  • Oatly Banana
  • Oatly Caramel Apple
  • Oatly Chai Tea
  • Oatly Chocolate
  • Oatly Chocolate Banana
  • Oatly Chocolate Cake
  • Oatly Chocolate Peppermint
  • Oatly Cinnamon Bun
  • Oatly Cupcake
  • Oatly Iced Latte
  • Oatly Marshmallow
  • Oatly Mocha
  • Oatly Pumpkin Spice
  • Oatly Vanilla


When ordering a smoothie, verify that your location offers a vegan base.

From our research, the Coco Loco flavor is used as the non-dairy base in smoothies; however, it appears that not every location carries it. Ask if you can use a different flavor as the base, if necessary.

  • BFF … made with strawberries & bananas. 
  • BRR Berry … made with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.
  • Surf’s Up … made with strawberries and pineapple.
  • Topic Thunder … made with pineapple and mango.
  • Acai Elixir … made with strawberries, blueberries, acai berries and guarana. 
  • Oh Kale Yeah! … made with pineapple, banana, kale and spinach.

Edible Cookie Dough

Check your location for availability.

  • Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Toppings & Sauces

We are still waiting for info on 16 Handles’ toppings and sauces. We have looked at their list and while a few appear to be vegan (almonds, peanuts, pecans and strawberries) and even more that may be “accidentally vegan” (Cap’n Crunch or Crushed Oreos), we are not for sure. 

We suggest asking when you visit. 

16 Handles Vegan FAQ

Does Handles Have Dairy Free Options?

Yes! 16 Handles offers dairy-free sorbets and soft serves with their collaboration with Oatly. Each location will offer 2-4 of the dairy-free/vegan options. 

The VeggL App

Download the ultimate on-the-go vegan resource. Quickly access over 300 vegan guides for restaurants, airports and stadiums. Get unlimited access to all our sheets with the free version. Upgrade to Pro to go ad-free!

Never get frustrated by not knowing what you can get to eat ever again!

More Links and Info:

  • If you’d like to check out 16 Handles Full Menu head over to their Official Menu Page.Opens in a new tab.
  • Information for this guide comes from 16 Handles Online Menu which uses vegan as a filter for their flavors.
  • Not seeing exactly what you were looking for? We also have vegan guides for over 175 other popular chain restaurants including other ice cream spots like Baskin Robbins and Cold Stone Creamery.
  • Disclaimer: We do everything possible at VeggL to make sure all our Vegan Guides are as up-to-date as possible, but sometimes menus and menu items can change. VeggL is not responsible for incorrect or outdated information. Always check with your location and server to confirm items are vegan when ordering. If you notice something that needs to be corrected – please let us know!