Dunkin' Donuts Is Launching an All-New Vegan Oat Milk Latte
Dunkin' is on a roll with its new vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu options.
The company made its first big step toward including dairy-free options in 2014, when it added almond milk as an alternative to milk. More recently, in November, Dunkin' added the Beyond Meat Sausage Sandwich to its nationwide lineup—after a successful test run in NYC in August—as a meatless alternative to the egg and cheese sandwich. And now, starting this spring, America will be able to run on oat milk lattes.
Currently, the coffee-and-donut chain is testing out an Oatmilk latte in California locations. They're even offering free samples of the brand new coffee beverage every Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. throughout the month.
The beverages have already proven to be a major hit among devoted customers, and as a result, the Oatmilk latte and oat milk as a milk alternative in general will be available to all come spring time.
While almond milk has been an option at Dunkin' for quite some time, oat milk inherently lends a creamier, thicker texture—better to emulate the consistency of a traditional latte. Dunkin' isn't the only quick service restaurant and coffee chain to hop on the oat milk trend, though. Earlier this week, Starbucks announced it will offer oat milk and dairy-free lattes made with Oatly in 1,300 stores across the Midwest.
At Starbucks, those at select locations in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin will have the option to order an Oatmilk Honey Latte, which can be made vegan-friendly with the removal of the topping and honey. If it's a success, will Dunkin' have some competition this spring?
In the interim, get excited about being able to order one of Dunkin's signature frozen beverages—or even just a cold brew with oat milk. And for more fun facts about the coffee chain that America runs on, check out these 30 Things You Didn't Know About Dunkin'.