We were not expecting Dunkin’ to drop their 2023 spring menu so early but here we are ready for the weather to warm up and to know if any of the new items are vegan.
But first, can we go back to last year’s spring menu for a minute because we were impressed. They had debuted a salted caramel syrup with a couple of drinks that could be veganized. This was also when they added Roasted Tomatoes to their Avocado Toast AND added a Hummus Toast that could also be topped with the Roasted Tomatoes.
That Hummus Toast with Roasted Tomatoes was my favorite. I was introduced to za’atar seasoning from this combo. Unfortunately, by the summer they were already phasing it out. The Roasted Tomatoes are still available but the hummus is not.
Is the 2023 spring menu going to live up to last years for us vegans? Let’s find out.
Dunkin’ 2023 Vegan Spring Guide
What Drink(s) Have Been Added?
Caramel Chocolate Syrup is the star of this year’s spring menu since Dunkin’ has added only one drink that can be made vegan with modifications.
Caramel Chocolate Cold Brew
This drink as-is is NOT vegan. As a default, cow’s milk is in it but also a chocolate cold foam. The chocolate cold foam also contains cow’s milk.
As a side note, in case you have not tried cold brew before… At Dunkin’, their cold brew is a coffee that has been steeped in cold water for 24 hours. To compare this to an iced coffee, a cold brew is stronger; making it a bit more flavorful.
TO MAKE IT VEGAN. Order a cold brew with the caramel chocolate syrup and your choice of non-dairy milk. If you want the topping, ask for it to be topped with the cocoa caramel sprinkles.
Please be aware the topping contains palm oil. If this is a concern for you, do not ask for it.
Your non-dairy milk choices at Dunkin’ are:
Normally we would go with oat milk, but to mix it up, we chose to go with coconut milk. Coconut. Caramel. Chocolate. Yum!
Our thoughts on the caramel chocolate syrup is that it is really good. You taste the caramel on the front end and the chocolate on the back.
The ingredients for the Caramel Chocolate Cold Brew (with the modifications) are:
Your choice of non-dairy milk +
Cold Brew Coffee: Steeped 100% Arabica Coffee; Caramel Chocolate Flavored Syrup: Brown Sugar, Water, Invert Sugar, Molasses, Contains 2% or less of: Natural Flavor, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative); Topping: Sugar, Brown Sugar, Cocoa processed with alkali, Palm Oil, Natural Flavor, Salt.
Irish Creme Flavored Coffee
You may have noticed that there is also an Irish Creme Flavored Coffee added. This coffee contains an Irish Creme Flavored Swirl Syrup that contains dairy.
There is no way around this one. It is NOT vegan. And cannot be modified to be vegan.
What Food Has Been Added?
Dunkin’ has added 2 new food menu items for the Spring release; a Chocolate Croissant and a Carrot Cake Muffin.
Are they vegan?
Nope. NOT one of them is vegan. Super duper. 🙁
The chocolate croissant contains dairy and eggs as well as the carrot cake muffin.
What Do We Suggest In Addition To Dunkin’s Spring Menu?
Since Dunkin’s 2023 spring menu is leaving a lot to be desired, we’ll give you a couple of other drink and food suggestions.
Dunkin’ Hazelnut Mocha Latte
Have you tried doing combos of flavors at Dunkin’ yet? We think the Hazelnut Syrup and Mocha Swirl combo is delicious.
TO MAKE IT VEGAN: Order a Latte with Hazelnut Syrup, a Mocha Swirl and your choice of non-dairy milk.
Sweetened Iced Tea with Raspberry or Blueberry Flavoring
We rarely think about getting tea from Dunkin’ so I added it to the list in case you have as well. Iced Tea can be ordered sweetened or unsweetened and with flavorings like raspberry or blueberry.
Dunkin’ sweetens their tea with liquid cane sugar.
Matcha Latte, iced or hot
TO MAKE IT VEGAN. Order a Matcha Latte with your choice of non-dairy milk.
Dunkin’s Matcha Lattes are very simple. It’s the milk of your choice +
Matcha Blend: Cane Sugar, Matcha Green Tea, Fruit Pectin.
Avocado & Roasted Tomato Toast
We are big fans of Dunkin’s Avocado & Roasted Tomato Toast. It comes with sourdough bread, avocado spread, roasted tomatoes, and everything bagel topping.
And if you prefer, for only $.50 more, you could order the Bacon Avocado Tomato Sandwich with NO bacon and you’ll have an even fuller meal for not much more in cost. <– $.50 is what it costs extra at our location. It may be different at yours. We suggest checking prior to ordering.
Ryan’s go-to order is typically an iced coffee with a mocha swirl and oat milk along with a toasted Cinnamon Raisin Bagel. They are not supposed to automatically add cream cheese but he always says no cream cheese just in case.
The Plain, Sesame and Everything bagels are vegan-friendly as well.
How could we not add in Dunkin’s Hash Browns? Why do we love them? I have no idea but every once in a while they just hit the spot.
Dunkin’s Vegan Guide
If none of these options sound good to you or you just want to see our complete vegan guide for Dunkin’, we have it here. It’s broken down like we have it here with categories for food, drinks and even an FAQ section if you have additional questions we may have answered.
We hope you found our Dunkin 2023 Spring Vegan Guide helpful.
And a little something to look forward to… Dunkin’s Mango Pineapple (Coconut) Refresher is coming back March 22! 🙂