Fresh Ideas for Food @ Starbucks for Vegans
>Ever since it’s inception, Starbucks has been the place to go for high quality gourmet coffee drinks. For many people, a visit to Starbucks is a weekly treat, and with so many great options, it can be difficult to decide what to purchase. Unfortunately, those who adhere to a vegan lifestyle may be confronted with a dilemma that most people do not have to deal with. For vegans, it can be difficult to know which offerings may contain animal byproducts. Many Starbucks items can contain animal products, even in those options which seem unlikely to contain much more than coffee and flavored syrup. Fortunately, Starbucks also has a wide range of delicious options which do not contain any animal products. For vegans who enjoy Starbucks, this article will highlight several delicious vegan friendly options which are offered at most Starbucks locations.
Fortunately, most of the vegan friendly offerings at Starbucks are some of the healthiest items on the menu, offering delicious flavor with fewer calories. There are several drinks which fit a vegan’s lifestyle, including their full range of Tazo teas, which can be served up hot or cold, and mixed in with a sweetener of choice, for the perfect way to quench one’s thirst in the summer, or warm up on a cold winter’s day.
Most people go to Starbucks for the coffee, and there are many great coffee items which prove to be vegan friendly. Black coffee is the perfect eye opening breakfast drink, and with their wide range of premium coffee selections, it is sure to please the senses. Steamed soy with syrup is also another great breakfast drink selection. For that ultimate “pick me up”, try an expresso macchiato with soy. Soy lattes offer a great creamy coffee taste which can be enjoyed with or without syrup. Frappuccinos with soy milk made for delicious dessert drinks, but skip the whipped cream, as it contains dairy.
For those who enjoy eating at Starbucks, there are also several great options for vegans, including their “perfect porridge,” made with soy milk and dried fruit. Pair this healthy option with a soy latte in the morning and one will be fully energized for the day ahead. Many Starbucks also offer fresh fruit salads, made fresh daily, and served chilled. To quell the munchies, there is usually a variety of fresh fair trade fruit such as bananas, and other snacks such as roasted almonds, fair trade chocolate bars, and sea salt chips.
Starbucks has been widely regarded as a progressive, “forward thinking” business, which embraces the concept of adhering to an environmentally friendly lifestyle. Because of this, they have always made a conscious effort to offer consumers a wide variety of vegan friendly options; And most baristas will go out of their way to provide customers with the best service possible. Because of their principles and customer service, Starbucks has become the nation’s leading coffee house, and will continue to grow and expand it’s line of high quality, vegan friendly options.