I know this isn't a cooking post, but I'm gonna post it anyways.
I get a lot of people (customers, friends) asking me what Starbucks foods / drinks are vegan-friendly. I decided to make a post about it while I was at, none other than, my favorite Starbucks!
Ok, so anyways.
Black coffee and teas are vegan friendly, of course. French-press it, get it off the Clover, drink it iced, drink a VIA packet, have it as a pour-over - it's all good for us and the animals. The iced teas and tea lemonades are vegan, too, of course!
Some lattes can be made to be vegan if you substitute soymilk for the normal 2% milk. Here is the list of vegan-friendly soy lattes:
Vanilla Soy Latte
Toffee Nut Soy Latte
Hazelnut Soy Latte
Cinnamon Dolce Soy Latte (However, make sure you request no cinnamon topping; the topping is made with BUTTER. Weird!)
Caramel Soy Latte (Only caramel SYRUP, the caramel SAUCE/DRIZZLE is not vegan.)
Coconut Soy Latte
Peppermint Soy Latte
Raspberry Soy Latte
Classic Soy Latte
(No, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is not vegan. Sorry!)
Side Note: Because the Caramel Macchiato is made with the caramel drizzle, it's NOT vegan.
Soy No Whip Mocha (Yes, mocha is vegan! Surprise!)
Soy Earl Grey Tea Latte
Soy Awake Tea Latte
Soy Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte
Soy Green Tea Latte
Soy Hot Chocolate
Vanilla Steamers (Also any vegan-friendly syrup steamer)
Some frappuccinos, if made with soy and no whipped cream can be vegan. These include:
Caramel Frappuccino (no caramel drizzle!)
Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
Cafe Vanilla Frappuccino
Coconut Cream Frappuccino
Mocha Coconut Frappuccino
Green Tea Frappuccino
The java chips aren't vegan, so java chip fraps and double chocolatey chip fraps are off-limits. :-[ Sad!
Also, apparently there's this whole ordeal where the strawberry puree has beetle juice in it. So...don't eat that shit. Even if you're NOT vegan, you really don't want to be eating beetle juice, do you?
Vivanno Smoothies can be made vegan, too! Just request it made with soy and no protein powder - the powder is whey, so it's dairy-based!
Stuff on the iffy side
Soy Chai Latte
If you are one of those vegans who doesn't think there's anything wrong with eating honey, you can have your soy chai latte guilt-free!
Sugar-free Soy Lattes
Some vegans don't eat splenda because it's tested on animals. If you don't mind so much, sugar-free soy lattes are a-ok.
Coffee Frappuccino Light
Again, the splenda situation. You decide.
Right now, the only vegan options Starbucks has are these:
Sesame Noodle Bistro Box
2 Moms in the Raw Granola Bars
The little packets of fruit chew / twist things
Anyways. That's my comprehensive list of vegan Starbucks situations. Enjoy!