Oct. 2017 UPDATE: In response to consumer demand, Starbucks now offers new vegan items in select stores. Read about the progress and find out how to get more vegan treats in your hometown.
Starbucks was one of the first national coffee chains to offer soy milk, and in the past year, the company has also added coconut milk to its menu as well as announced the expansion of its Animal Welfare-Friendly Practices. We’re asking them to make vegan options available next.
In light of these positive steps, we teamed up with Jane Velez-Mitchell to launch a petition on Change.org asking Starbucks to continue its progress by taking the next step: offer vegan food options.
Right now, a growing number of consumers looking for dairy-free coffee beverages can turn to Starbucks for soy milk or coconut milk – but that’s where Starbucks menu currently falls short. By expanding its food menu to include hearty meat-, egg- and dairy-free options such as plant-based cookies or muffins or a protein-packed breakfast sandwich, Starbucks would give existing customers more choices, while also reaching out to a new customer base. And that’s where you come in.
After hearing from thousands of consumers demanding vegan food, Starbucks shared this exciting update with us:
“We are in the testing stages of several new products that would qualify as vegan… we have our vegan customers in the forefront of our minds and can’t wait to present some new food options to accommodate the vegan diet and our loyal customers that have requested these options.”
Starbucks is listening to your requests, so please be sure to share this news and encourage others to lend their voice to animals by signing our petition to help demonstrate the growing interest in healthier and more humane plant-based food choices.
And stay tuned for more updates.