How to Order Vegan at Dunkin’ Donuts: 10 Menu Items to Try

Yes, hash browns are on the table

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You kick most mornings off with a Caramel Swirl iced latte and a sausage, egg and cheese from Dunkin’. But now that you’re eating plant-based, those dairy- and meat-based items are off the table. No worries, though: There are plenty of ways to order vegan at Dunkin’ Donuts. With a few simple modifications (or better yet, none at all), you can indulge in various beverages and bites at the coffee chain. Read on for ten foods and drinks to order on your next visit, including the dangerously poppable hash browns, Refreshers and all the dairy-free lattes.

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A Quick Refresher on The Vegan Diet

Veganism calls for abstaining from the consumption of animal products. Of course, that means no meat, poultry or seafood, but it also includes foods that come from animals, like dairy, eggs and even honey for strict vegans. Instead, vegans rely on plant-based foods—like vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains and legumes—for nutrition, ideally focusing on fiber- and protein-rich plant-based foods to make their diet as sustainable and satiating as possible.

Read on for ten menu items vegans can order at Dunkin’.


vegan at dunkin': bagel

1. Bagels and English Muffins

  • Nutrition Information (bagels): 300-350 calories, 1-5g fat, 64-67g carbs, 7-13g sugar, 11-12g protein
  • Nutrition Information (English muffin): 190 calories, 2g fat, 35g carbs, 3g sugar, 6g protein
  • Make It Vegan: Order without cream cheese or butter

There’s only one type of English muffin on the menu. As for bagels, plain, cinnamon raisin, everything and sesame are all fair game for vegans. The only catch? You can’t dress your bagel or English muffin with standard cream cheese or butter. Instead, you’ll need to buy them plain and use your own vegan cream cheese or butter, or add avocado spread, hashbrowns and/or ketchup to it to make a sandwich.

vegan at dunkin': hash browns

2. Hash Browns

  • Nutrition Information: 110 calories, 6g fat, 13g carbs, 1g sugar, 1g protein
  • Make It Vegan: No modifications necessary

These crispy, lightly seasoned potato bites are as drool-worthy as they are plant-based. Whether you dunk them in ketchup, hot sauce or nothing at all, they’re totally safe to eat on a vegan diet. Go ahead, order two batches. Or three.

vegan at dunkin': avocado toast

3. Avocado Toast

  • Nutrition Information: 240 calories, 11g fat, 34g carbs, 1g sugar, 6g protein
  • Make It Vegan: No modifications necessary

A thick slab of sourdough bread slathered in avocado spread—need we say more? The spread is nothing but avocado, sea salt, black pepper and lemon juice, so it’s totally plant-based. It’s also crowned with vegan-friendly everything bagel seasoning (that’s sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion and garlic) for bonus flavor and texture.


vegan at dunkin': iced coffee

4. Hot or Iced Coffee and Cold Brew

  • Nutrition Information (hot or iced, plain, any size): 5 calories, 0g fat, 0g carbs, 0g sugar, 0g protein
  • Make It Vegan: No modifications needed

If you order your joe black, it’s already vegan. If you add milk and sugar to your coffee, you’ll need to request dairy-free milk to keep it plant-based. Dunkin’ currently offers almond milk, oat milk and coconut milk, so there are plenty of vegan-friendly options to choose from. As for sweetener, add raw sugar or simple syrup yourself or request Mocha Swirl (it’s the only Swirl that’s vegan, but more on that later).

vegan at dunkin': americano

5. Hot or Iced Americanos

  • Nutrition Information: 5-10 calories, 0g fat, 1-2g carbs, 0g sugar, 0g protein
  • Make It Vegan: No modifications needed

Americanos are nothing but water and espresso, so they’re naturally free from dairy. However, if you order your Americanos with room for milk, be sure to ask the barista to top your cup with almond milk, coconut milk or oat milk to keep it vegan.

vegan at dunkin': cappuccino

6. Hot or Iced Lattes and Cappuccinos

  • Nutrition Information (medium hot latte with coconut milk): 50 calories, 4.5g fat, 3g carbs, 1g sugar, 1g protein
  • Make It Vegan: Request dairy-free milk

This modification applies to espresso lattes and cappuccinos, chai lattes and matcha lattes alike. These drinks are mostly milk, so all you need to do is substitute almond milk, coconut milk or oat milk and they’ll be vegan-friendly.

vegan at dunkin': macchiato

7. Hot or Iced Macchiatos

  • Nutrition Information (medium hot with coconut milk): 40 calories, 3g fat, 3g carbs, 0g sugar, 0g protein
  • Make It Vegan: Request dairy-free milk

Dunkin’s take on a macchiato is like a latte, but instead of the steamed (or iced) milk being added to the shots, the milk is added first and finished with espresso. Similarly, you just need to swap dairy milk for non-dairy milk to make the macchiatos vegan-friendly.

vegan at dunkin': iced tea

8. Hot or Iced Teas

  • Nutrition Information (hot or iced, plain, any size): 5 calories, 0g fat, 0g carbs, 0g sugar, 1g protein
  • Make It Vegan: No modifications needed

Tea is like coffee: If you don’t add milk, it’s naturally free of sugar and animal products. Spruce your hot or iced cuppa up with a spritz of lemon, a vegan-friendly flavor shot or a dash of non-dairy milk.

vegan at dunkin': refresher

9. Dunkin’ Refreshers, Coconut Refreshers, Energy Punch and Select Coolattas

  • Nutrition Information: Varies by flavor
  • Make It Vegan: No modifications needed

All Dunkin’ Refreshers and Coconut Refreshers are vegan-friendly, while only the Strawberry and Blue Raspberry Coolattas are non-dairy. If you live in an area where Energy Punch (these are fruity, caffeinated drinks served over ice) is on the menu, those are vegan-friendly as well.

10. Select Flavor Shots and Swirls

  • Nutrition Information: Not available
  • Make It Vegan: No modifications needed

Ever wondered the difference between these two? Flavor shots are unsweetened and sugar-free, not to be confused with flavor swirls, which are thicker, richer and contain sugar. Flavor shots only contain about 5 to 20 calories per serving and can be added to just about any coffee or tea drink.

According to Dunkin’, the following flavor shots are vegan friendly:

  • Vanilla
  • Hazelnut
  • Toasted Almond
  • Blueberry
  • Raspberry
  • Coconut

As for the Swirls, all of them are dairy-based besides mocha.

Does Dunkin’ Have Vegan Sandwiches?

No. There was a Beyond Sausage sandwich on the menu for a few years (which vegans would request without egg and cheese), but it was nixed, presumably due to low sales.

Does Dunkin’ Have Vegan Doughnuts?

Unfortunately, no. These confections are all made with L-cysteine, an animal-derived amino acid that’s used as a dough conditioner.

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