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10 Vegan Starbucks Drinks to Order If You Eat Plant-Based

Never sure what to order at the Starbucks drive-thru? We found vegan Starbucks drinks that are rich, creamy and perfect for any time of year.

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Brewed Coffee

While Starbucks does not offer any certified vegan beverages in their cafes, there are still plenty of plant-based options to choose from. To start, you can’t go wrong with freshly brewed coffee. Choose from blonde roast, dark roast or Pike Place, and add a little plant-based milk for creamer.

Pair with a vegan fast-food breakfast for the ultimate vegan pick-me-up.

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Cold Brew

Starbucks cold brew coffee is slow-steeped in cool water for 20 hours to give you a smoother flavor and refreshing taste—no dairy required. All Starbucks cold brews and iced coffees are vegan on their own. Add some plant-based milk such as oat, soy, almond or coconut for a hint of sweetness.

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Starbucks AmericanoCourtesy Starbucks

Americano

The Starbucks americano is also vegan as-is. The espresso shots topped with hot water have a smooth, velvety taste with no milk required. Sip on its own or pour in a splash of plant-based milk for extra creaminess.

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Pink Drink

Once only available on the Starbucks secret menu, the Pink Drink is now here to stay. This perfectly Instagrammable beverage combines a Strawberry Acai Refresher with coconut milk for the most beautiful vegan treat. The Violet Drink, made with the Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher and coconut milk, is also a safe vegan option.

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Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte

You guys, it’s happening! For the first time ever, Starbucks put out a vegan holiday drink—no special substitutions needed. The Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte brings joy in a cup with the nostalgic taste of your family’s secret sugar cookie recipe. Enjoy it hot or iced as you run your holiday errands.

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Flat White

A flat white combines smooth ristretto shots of espresso with steamed whole milk for a creamy delight. To make this drink vegan, simply sub out the whole milk for a plant-based milk. Learn more about ristretto and other types of coffee.

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Starbucks Sustainability Commitment Reusable CupsCourtesy Starbucks

Caffe Latte

Order a vegan latte with dark espresso and any one of the plant-based milks available at Starbucks. For a decadent treat, enjoy any of the flavored syrups that do not contain animal-derived products. These include vanilla, caramel, hazelnut and sugar cookie.

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Caramel Macchiato

It’s surprisingly easy to enjoy a rich caramel macchiato without animal products. First, swap out the 2% milk for plant-based milk. Then hold the whipped cream and caramel drizzle topping. Fortunately, Starbucks caramel syrup is already vegan, so sip up!

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Refresher

Starbucks Refreshers are a fruity pick-me-up and do not contain dairy or animal products. Choose from vegan flavors like very berry hibiscus, strawberry acai, mango dragonfruit or kiwi starfruit. If you’re feeling fancy, add some coconut milk!

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Iced Shaken Green Tea Lemonade

Starbucks teas and lemonade are vegan, so have fun finding your perfect combination. The iced shaken green tea lemonade is a refreshing treat with just the right amount of sweetness.

Looking for something a little richer? Try ordering a Frappuccino with plant-based milk and no whip for a milkshake-worthy indulgence.

Carrie Madormo, RN
Now a freelance health and food writer, Carrie worked as a nurse for over a decade. When she isn't hunched over her laptop with a baby in hand, you will find her cooking her grandmother’s recipes, lacing up her running shoes or sipping coffee in the bathroom to hide from her three young children.