How To Order Vegan at Dunkin

How To Order Vegan at Dunkin’ (2023)

Ordering vegan at Dunkin’ (unfortunately) does not currently include any donuts. Thought I needed to get that out of the way straight out the gate. However, they do have enough vegan options on their menu to choose from that a trip to Dunkin’ is still totally worth it.

After all, most of us are rolling through Dunkin’ to grab a coffee and a donut bagel anyway, right? Dunkin’ checks both of those boxes and they may even surprise you with a few other things as well.

In this guide, I’m going to showcase for you all the best vegan options available at Dunkin’ and how to order each one (some options may need slight modifications). Let’s get started!

This page was last updated on 6/22/22.


Two Dunkin Iced Coffees
Large Iced Coffee with Oat Milk and Mocha Swirl (left) and a Small Iced Coffee Black (right).

Let’s start out with the star of the show, Dunkin’s Coffee. In case you’re wondering, yes, the coffee at Dunkin’ is vegan. Unless you’re ordering your coffee black though, you’ll need to be aware of what non-dairy milk along with what flavorings are vegan-friendly.

Non-Dairy Milk

Dunkin’ offers Oat, Almond, and most recently Coconut non-dairy milk. They (along with many other coffee chains) still add a surcharge if you order non-dairy milk. At my local Dunkin’, this is currently 59 cents. (which is ridiculous in my opinion but that is a rant for a different day)

Flavorings (Shots & Syrups)

Adding flavorings to your drink is where things can get a bit overwhelming. Some flavorings contain dairy, some don’t, and it’s really hard to know which is which unless you have a list telling you exactly which is which.

Well, here is your list. These are the current flavorings that are vegan-friendly at Dunkin’:

Flavored Shot

  • Chai Tea
  • Vanilla
  • Caramel
  • Toasted Almond
  • Blueberry
  • Raspberry

Flavored Swirls

  • Mocha Swirl

In my experience, you need to be very specific when ordering vegan at Dunkin’ (more on this in a minute). So, make sure that you specify whether you’re getting a shot or a swirl because there are some flavors that have both.

Other Vegan Drinks

If you’re not a coffee drinker, Dunkin’ also has teas and what they call Refreshers that you can try. Refreshers are essentially iced fruit drinks that are actually quite delightful, especially on a bright, sunny day.

Here are my recommendations for vegan-friendly non-coffee drinks.

Matcha Latte

If you like Matcha, Dunkin’s Matcha Latte is on point. You can order it hot, iced, or frozen. Then add the non-dairy milk of your choice – either Oat, Almond or Coconut. (I recommend Oat).

Strawberry Dragonfruit

I’ve had a few different flavors of Dunkin’ Refreshers and the Strawberry Dragonfruit is my favorite. Having said that, I’ve never had one I didn’t like (considering a large contains almost 40g of sugar, how can they not taste good?).

If you’re in the mood for something a little ‘different’ on a hot day, a Refresher can really hit the spot.

Vegan Food

As I mentioned earlier, no vegan donuts yet, but there are other food items you can choose from. Here are a few items I recommend:

Cinnamon Raisin Bagel

Dunkin Cinnamon Raisin Bagel
Can a bagel with no toppings really be that good? Yes. Yes, it is.

Four of the varieties of bagels at Dunkin’ are vegan-friendly – Plain, Cinnamon Raisin, Everything, and Sesame. The Cinnamon Raisin though is by far the best of the bunch.

When you order your bagel you need to very clearly specify that you do not want cream cheese on your bagel. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ordered my bagel, “toasted, but with nothing on it” only to be handed a bagel doused in cream cheese.

I do want to mention because I seem to see a lot of debate about the issue online, that Dunkin’s bagels are in fact vegan. This is according to their own press release that was sent out a few years back where they list their bagels as being vegan-friendly.


Not just any toast though. Dunkin’ recently added two specialty toasts to their menu – Avocado & Roasted Tomato Toast and a Hummus & Roasted Tomato Toast.

I’m going to be honest. I didn’t have very high expectations for an Avocado Toast coming from Dunkin’, but I was pleasantly surprised when I gave it a shot. It was really, really good! The punch of flavor coming from the tomatoes blew me away.

I’ve tried both the Avocado and Hummus options and while both are good, I would lean toward the Hummus version being just a bit better.

Hash Browns

Last, but not least, I have to give some love to the Hash Browns at Dunkin’. They feel extremely overpriced considering you get, like, six Hash Brown tots for almost two dollars. But, man are they good!

What About Beyond Sausage?

If you thought Dunkin’ carried Beyond Sausage, it’s because they did.

Dunkin’ had a Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich on its menu for about a year. Unfortunately, it’s since been removed from the menu with no signs of making a return anytime soon.

To be fair, it wasn’t perfect. You had to order it without egg or cheese and then still had to pay the ‘regular’ price for half a sandwich. It still felt like a step in the right direction though that was taken away.

Final Thoughts

Dunkin’ is my favorite chain to grab a coffee and a bite to eat in the mornings (or afternoons and sometimes evenings).

Even though I can’t get a donut, I never feel ‘restricted’ when ordering at Dunkin’. They have multiple drink and food options available, all with very little to no modifications needed (ie no complicated orders).

So, the next time you’re passing by a Dunkin’ (which is every 5 minutes if you live in the northeast), swing by and grab a coffee!

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