Vegan options at UK coffee shops

Costa Coffee


Picture: Costa

Their coffees are all available with soya milk and are suitable for vegans except for the ones with chocolate powder – hot chocolate, mocha, etc which contains milk.

Vegan food available includes Plain or Multigrain Toast, Fruit Crumble Slice (delicious!) Tyrell’s Crisps (Exc. Cheese and Onion flavour), Sweet and Salty Popcorn, Pomegranate Glitter and Fruit Salads.



On the coffee side, Starbucks is definitely getting better by recently adding coconut milk to their offering. Recent news Stateside is that they are about to add Almond milk too. So, with the already existing soya milk, that’s 3 dairy free alternatives. Good job SB! When it comes to seasonal drinks,  the majority of the syrups are vegan, although sadly not the pumpkin spice or honey and almond drizzle.

On the food side, they have a little bit of catching up to do with no vegan cakes or desserts to be seen. Suitable vegan foods include Multigrain Bagel, Perfect Oatmeal (with various toppings), Plain Bagel and Moreish Meze salad.

Pret A Manger


In terms of vegan options, Pret A Manger are strides ahead. By now, we all know about the very succesful Veggie Pop up in London that has been open all summer and have an extensive vegan menu.

The great thing about Pret is that they regularly change up their menu with great Chef’s specials that change every month. Breakfasts include the rather exciting Acai Breakfast Bowl (which I can’t wait to try), Dairy free Bircher and Five Grain Porridge.

For lunch, how about the Super Greens and Reds sandwich, Chana Chaat Flat Bread, Mushroom and Avo Sushi Salad, Red Tapenade and Avo SuperBowl, Hummus and Crunchy Veg Wrap and various Soups of the Day.

And finally, snacks offered are Coconut Yoghurt Pot, Nuts, Crisps, Popcorn, Fruit and my absolute favourite Dark Chocolate Oat Cakes.

Caffé Nero

857409_531235140295353_981706093_oAll coffees and teas can be made vegan with soya milk as well as the highly recommended hot chocolate.  A bit of a poor show on the sweet side although I am told the mince pies, available at Christmas are vegan.

Vegan friendly snacks include Bear Yo-Yos, Fruit Salad, popcorn and Fruit and Nuts. You can also order the porridge with soya milk for breakfast. Lunch options include Houmous & Falafel Wrap, Spicy Bean Fajita Wrap, Falafel & Tabbouleh Salad and Vegetable Pasta Arrabbiata.

I hope you found this useful.

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