Vegan Options at Starbucks (Updated 2022)

Vegan Options at Starbucks

There are plenty of vegan options at Starbucks from bagels to oatmeal and of course, the main event, coffee drinks! 


Vegan Options at Starbucks


The Starbucks 2022 Vegan Spring Drink Guide is here!

Sizes

  • Tall (12 oz.)
  • Grande (16 oz)
  • Venti (24 oz)

Non-Dairy Milks

  • Oat
  • Soy
  • Almond
  • Coconut

Syrups are listed in the Basic Drink Info section towards the bottom of the page (just below food)

Vegan Hot Drinks

caffeine free 

  • Mint Majesty Tea … a blend of mint and lemon verbena
  • Peach Tranquility Tea … a fusion of peach, candied pineapple, chamomile blossoms, lemon verbena and rose hips
  • Vanilla Creme. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip.
  • Cinnamon Dolce Crème. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip or cinnamon dolce topping.
  • Hot Chocolate. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip. Add a syrup to flavor it (optional).
  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip or dark chocolate curls.
  • Steamed Apple Juice
  • Steamed Milk

with caffeine hot coffees

  • Americano … espresso shots topped with hot water.
  • Brewed Coffees: Veranda Blend, Pike Place, Decaf Pike Place, Blonde Roast. Ask what their featured brews are.
  • Espresso
  • Flat White. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk.
  • Cappuccino. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk.
  • Café Latte. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk (oat, soy, almond, coconut).
  • Cinnamon Dolce Latte. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip or cinnamon dolce topping.
  • Starbucks Reserve Latte. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk.
  • Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk.
  • Espresso Macchiato. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk.
  • Caramel Macchiato. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO caramel sauce. Ask to SUB with caramel syrup.
  • Peppermint Mocha Latte. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk (oat, soy, almond, coconut) and NO whip or dark chocolate curls.
  • Caffe Mocha. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip.

with caffeine hot teas

Please note: The hot chai tea listed here is vegan; however, the chai tea latte and creme frappuccino has a chai concentrate that contains honey.

  • Chai Tea … black tea, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, cardamom, star anise, cloves, cardamom essence with water.
  • Earl Grey Tea … black tea, bergamot essence, lavender flowers with water.
  • Royal English Breakfast Tea … a blend of black teas with water.
  • Emperor’s Clouds & Mist … green tea with water.
  • Jade Citrus Mint Tea … organic green tea, organic spearmint, organic lemon verbena, organic lemongrass and natural flavor with water
  • London Fog Tea Latte. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk.
  • Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk.
  • Matcha Tea Latte. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk.
New Starbucks Spring Items
The new Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso, Ice Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso, Chickpea Box and a cameo from our Miss Mia.

Vegan Cold Drinks

Non-Dairy Milks Available – Oat, Soy, Almond, Coconut

iced coffees

  • Iced Coffee (optional with your choice of non-dairy milk)
  • Cold Brew (optional with your choice of non-dairy milk)
  • Iced Caffe Americano … ice, water, brewed espresso
  • Iced Espresso
  • Iced Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. Vegan as is!
  • Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. Vegan as-is.
  • Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso. Vegan as-is. 🙂
  • Iced Shaken Espresso. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk.
  • Iced Caffe Latte. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk … comes with milk, ice, brewed espresso.
  • Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip or cinnamon dolce topping.
  • Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk.
  • Iced Caramel Macchiato. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO caramel sauce. Ask to SUB with caramel syrup.
  • Iced Caffe Mocha. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip.
  • Iced Peppermint Mocha. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip or dark chocolate curls.

iced teas

It is optional to add a sweetener to any of the teas. Starbucks suggests Cane Sugar for iced teas. The ones with lemonade and matcha already contain sugar. 

  • Iced Black Tea. Optional: Choose a sweetener.
  • Iced Black Tea Lemonade
  • Iced Green Tea. Optional: Choose a sweetener.
  • Iced Green Tea Lemonade
  • Iced Matcha Tea Latte. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk (oat, soy, almond, coconut)
  • Iced Matcha Tea Lemonade
  • Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte with non-dairy milk of choice
  • Iced London Fog Tea Latte. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk.
  • Iced Peach Green Tea. Optional: Choose a sweetener. 
  • Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade
  • Iced Passion Tango (caffeine free) Optional: Choose a sweetener.
  • Iced Passion Tango Lemonade (caffeine free)

starbucks refreshers / fruit drinks

  • Lemonade
  • Kiwi Starfruit
  • Kiwi Starfruit Lemonade
  • Star Drink (kiwi starfruit + coconutmilk)
  • Mango Dragonfruit
  • Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade
  • Vegan Dragon Drink (mango dragonfruit + coconutmilk)
  • Strawberry Acai 
  • Strawberry Acai Lemonade
  • Pink Drink (strawberry acai + coconutmilk)
  • Blended Strawberry Lemonade (ice, lemonade, creme frappuccino syrup and strawberry puree)

frappuccinos

  • Coffee Frappuccino. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk.
  • Espresso Frappuccino. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk.
  • Mocha Frappuccino. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip.
  • Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk, NO whip and NO dark chocolate curls.
  • Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip or frappuccino chips.
  • Caramel Frappuccino. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip or caramel sauce. SUB the sauce with another pump of caramel syrup.
  • Caffe Vanilla Frappuccino. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip.
  • Matcha Frappuccino. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip.

frappuccinos not on the menu

  • Samoa Cookie Frappuccino. Order mocha frappuccino with coconut milk and NO whip. Add 1-3 pumps of caramel syrup depending on size ordered (tall, grande or venti). 
  • Vegan Nutella Frappuccino. Order a mocha frapucchino with soy milk and NO whip. Add 1-3 pumps hazelnut syrup depending on the size ordered (tall, grande or venti)

creme frappuccinos

Frappuccinos use a coffee frappuccino syrup whereas the creme frappuccinos use a creme frappuccino syrup.

  • Peppermint Mocha Creme Frappuccino. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk, NO whip and NO dark chocolate curls.
  • Chocolate Cookie Crumble Creme Frappuccino. Order with NO whip or frappuccino chips.
  • Strawberry Creme Frappuccino. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip.
  • Matcha Creme Frappuccino. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip.
  • Vanilla Bean Frappuccino. Order with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip.

See below for Starbucks Basic Drink Info and Sweetener Facts


Starbucks Vegan Food:

While the vegan options for food at Starbucks are not as expansive as the drinks, there is enough to grab a quick bite for breakfast or lunch.

Please note: the Beyond Breakfast Sandwich comes pre-packaged with cheese and egg. If you were to take the egg and cheese off, not only would your sandwich be cross-contaminated but you are still contributing to the purchase of an animal product.  Starbucks Fail!

  • Chickpea Bites & Avocado Protein Box
  • Plain, Cinnamon Raisin and Everything Bagel (be aware there is also an everything & cheddar bagel that is not vegan). Look for packaged Organic Avocado Spread to spread on. Justin’s Hazelnut Butter or Classic Almond Butter may also be an option–check with your location for availability.
  • Rolled & Steel Cut Oatmeal with Blueberries (not labelled vegan but no animal derived ingredients) … comes with whole grain oatmeal, nut medley, blueberries and agave nectar syrup. It is optional to add in a splash of a non-dairy milk.
  • Rolled & Steel Cut Oatmeal (not labelled vegan but no animal derived ingredients) … comes with whole grain oatmeal, brown sugar, dried fruit and a nut medley. It is optional to add in a splash of a non-dairy milk.
  • Strawberry Overnight Grains … comes with oatmeal (in coconut milk), cooked steal cut oats, red quinoa and chia seeds with shaved coconut, strawberries and toasted almonds

Snacks:

  • Fruit
  • Fruit Bars
  • Dried Fruit
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs
  • Pop! Sunflower Oil & Sea Salt Popcorn
  • Kettle Corn
  • Salt & Vinegar Kettle Potato Chips
  • Simply Salted Kettle Potato Chips
  • Sweet Potato Kettle Potato Chips
  • Rhythm Super Foods Kale Chips – Sea Salt
  • Organic Avocado Spread
  • Justin’s Hazelnut Butter or Classic Almond Butter – check your location for availability

Basic Drink Info:

Easy Order:

  • Hot or Iced Coffee with oat, soy, almond or coconut milk and any flavored sweetener syrup (includes mocha sauce).

Starbucks Sweetener & Syrup Info:

  • Sweeteners Include: Sugar, Sugar In The Raw, Splenda, Stevia In The Raw, Classic Syrup and Liquid Cane Sugar.
  • Syrups Available: Toasted Vanilla, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Cinnamon Dolce, Hazelnut, Peppermint, Raspberry, Toffee Nut, Vanilla and Sugar-Free Vanilla. 
  • Sauces: The only sauce that is vegan is the Mocha Sauce. 
  • Generally, drinks with sugar are made with what they call a “classic sweetener.” Their classic sweetener is equivalent to a simple syrup which means more calories if you are concerned with this. An alternative is to ask for a sugar-free flavored syrup.
  • All Tea Drinks are made with liquid cane sugar instead of the “classic sweetener.”

The following toppings, sauces, etc are NOT vegan:

  • Whipped Cream (aka Whip)
  • Frappuccino Chips
  • Dark Chocolate Curls (on the peppermint mocha latte and peppermint hot chocolate)
  • Cinnamon Dolce Topping (on the cinnamon dulce latte and cinnamon dulce creme)
  • Caramel Drizzle/Sauce (on the caramel macchiato and caramel frappuccino)
  • Chai Tea Concentrate (in a Chai Tea Latte) contains honey
  • Irish Cream Cold Foam (in the Irish cream cold brew)
  • Salted Caramel Cream
  • Vanilla Sweet Cream
  • Sauces: White Chocolate Mocha Sauce, Caramel Drizzle/Sauce (caramel syrup is vegan), Dark Caramel Sauce, Pistachio Sauce, Caramel Brulee Sauce
  • Protein Powder (in the smoothies)

Again, the above items are NOT vegan!

*As with any restaurant that is not 100% vegan or does not offer a designated space for their vegan options, cross contamination can occur. You can choose what your level of comfort is with these potential issues.

Note: VeggL is a US-based website. All info contained on our site (and app) is regarding US based locations.


Starbucks Vegan FAQ


Starbucks

Is the Mocha Sauce at Starbucks Vegan?

Yes! The Mocha Sauce is accidently vegan and contains the following ingredients:

Water, Sugar, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Natural Flavor

Does Starbucks’ Strawberry and Vanilla contain animal ingredients?

No. Starbucks has shared that they have chosen to not use cochineal extract for their strawberry flavored items and do not use castoreum in their vanilla. 

Is The Chai Tea Vegan At Starbucks?

We have two answers here. If your Starbucks offers a chai tea bag for hot tea then that is vegan. If you are asking about the Chai Tea Latte or Chai Creme Frappuccino, then no, it is not vegan. These contain a chai tea concentrate that has honey. 

What pastries are vegan at Starbucks?

None of the pastries that we are aware of at Starbucks are vegan.

Are Starbucks bagels vegan?

Not all of them are. Look for the Plain, Cinnamon Raisin, and Everything Bagel… these are your vegan options. 

Is Starbucks Matcha powder vegan?

Is it certified vegan, no, but… The Matcha powder is a combination of sugar and Japanese Green Tea. So while it may be not be certified vegan it does not appear that the powder involves any animal products.


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Our Picks

Ryan’s Picks: I’m pretty boring when it comes to my Starbucks order… just a regular drip coffee with Almond Milk. Although, when Starbucks offers their Peppermint Mocha Latte, I will get one of those. 

Jen’s Picks: Iced Latte with Soy Milk and 1 pump of vanilla sweetener


 

More Info

  • For a look at Starbucks complete menu head over to Starbucks’ official site
  • If the vegan options at Starbucks isn’t exactly what you were looking for, VeggL has Vegan Guides for over 175 popular chain restaurants including Dunkin’ Donuts and Panera Bread
  • 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!

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