Starbucks Adds First Vegan Item To Their Menu

Starbucks isn’t just for coffee lovers… anymore. According to CookingLight.com, the popular coffee chain has added its first vegan item to its long list of breakfast favorites.

While currently only available in 600 New York metro area stores, the Overnight Grains feature a blend of steel cut oats and quinoa, drenched in coconut milk and topped with toasted coconut, shaved almonds, and chia seeds. Served in a small plastic cup, with tropical fruit compote stored at the bottom, the oats are designed with grab-and-go customers in mind.

Containing six grams of protein per serving the vegan offering continues Starbucks’ trend of providing protein-rich meals, like Bistro Boxes, for customers who seek nutrition-savvy choices without forfeiting convenience.

Luckily for vegans everywhere, a few short substitutions and you can be steps away from getting your franchise fix.

Get yourself a hot coffee (or tea) or an iced version with soy, almond, or coconut milk and any flavored sweetener syrup (such as vanilla, caramel, or hazelnut), and you’re all set. Meanwhile, for drinks that are a bit fancier, PETA suggests applying the following rules: