Best vegan drinks at Caribou Coffee. In this post, I am going to list and share the best vegan drink options available from Caribou Coffee. Found mostly in Minnesota, Caribou Coffee is known for serving up a host of different flavored hot and cold-pressed coffees. Sound great, right?! But what exactly are the vegan options available at Caribou Coffee and how can you order them? Let’s find out.
What are the Best Vegan Drinks at Caribou Coffee?
As a general rule the best vegan drinks at Caribou are:
- almond latte (hot & iced)
- soy cappuccino
- depth charge
- hot tea
- iced tea
- cold press iced coffee
- coffee of the day
- smoothies made with almond/soy instead of yogurt
How To Order Vegan Coffee at Caribou Coffee?
Here are some general rules for ordering vegan drinks at Caribou Coffee:
- SUBSTITUTE dairy milk with almond or soy milk.
- AVOID the sauces.
- HOLD the whip.
- AVOID the drinks with honey in the name (and, also chai).
- ADD a Monin syrup for flavor.
Before, we dig in, a quick disclaimer. As is always the case at all non-exclusively vegan restaurants and cafes, there is the potential for cross-contamination. I will leave that to your discretion as to whether that is an issue or not.
The Best Vegan Drinks at Caribou Coffee
1. Almond Milk Latte with Caramel Syrup
*Substitute dairy milk for almond milk*
*Add Monin caramel syrup*
Caribou Coffee carries almond and soy milk so make sure to always substitute dairy milk for almond or soy when at Caribou. Some Caribou Coffee locations do also carry coconut milk.
All the Monin syrups at Caribou Coffee are vegan so if you love your latte flavored make sure to pick a Monin one (just double check the caramel syrup at your Caribou is the Monin brand before ordering).
The result of ordering a Caribou latte with almond milk and caramel syrup? A warming latte with all the caramel vibes.
2. Soy Cappuccino
*Substitute dairy milk for soy milk*
A foamy cappuccino made with soy. What’s not to love?
3. Depth Charge
The depth charge is the best option on this list if you need a serious caffeine hit. A depth charge at Caribou Coffee is essentially a “red eye“, i.e. fresh-brewed coffee spiked with a shot of espresso.
Obviously, as it doesn’t contain any dairy or sweetener you don’t need to worry about it not being vegan. You can read more about whether coffee is always vegan here – Is Coffee Vegan? How To Find Out The Truth?.
4. Turmeric and Ginger Hot Tea
Caribou Coffee has a pretty good hit tea selection. Turmeric and ginger is a tea flavor you don’t always see on the menu in coffee shops so that is why it made it into this list. This is the best option on this list if you want a warming and comforting drink but minus any caffeine.
You can read about whether tea is always vegan here – Is Tea Vegan? Time To Know The Complete Facts.
5. Iced Tea
The iced tea at Caribou Coffee is the best drink on this list if you want a refreshing pick me up. This iced tea is not sweetened and therefore is vegan. Sweetened iced tea is sometimes not vegan if it has been sweetened with honey or if it is sweetened with sugar that has been processed with bone char.
6. Cold Press Iced Coffee
* Add a splash of almond or soy milk if desired*
The cold press iced coffee is cold-brewed Caribou blend coffee served over ice. You can add a splash of soy or almond if you want.
This is the best option on this list if you want a drink that is cooling but still packs a punch in the caffeine department.
7. Iced Almond Latte with Vanilla Syrup
*Substitute dairy milk for almond milk*
*Add Monin vanilla syrup*
An iced vanilla almond latte is simply the best summertime drink that feels like a yummy treat. Just make sure to double-check the vanilla syrup at your Caribou Coffee location is the Monin brand. This is because Monin syrups are vegan.
8. Coffee of The Day
Caribou’s coffee of the day consists of a selection of regular and seasonal coffees. Caribou’s coffees are brewed every hour to ensure maximum freshness.
If you want a bit of creaminess in your coffee, then you can add a dash of almond or soy milk.
This is the perfect simple no-frills vegan drink.
If you are coming to Caribou for a short vegan drink that picks your up, then you simply can’t beat an espresso. Simple and classic.
10. Strawberry Banana Smoothie
*Substitute the yogurt for almond or soy milk*
The smoothies at Caribou are not vegan as-is, as they contain yogurt. However, you can “veganize” your smoothie if you ask for the yogurt to be replaced with soy or almond milk. The result? All the strawberry and banana vibes. None of the dairy. Result.
Frequently Asked Questions – Vegan Drinks at Caribou Coffee
In this next section, I will be answering all some frequently asked questions you have about vegan drinks at Caribou Coffee.
Does Caribou Coffee Have Oat Milk?
Caribou Coffee has not rolled out oat milk in all its stores. However, there are a few Caribou locations that carry oat milk.
Does Caribou Coffee Have Coconut Milk?
Caribou Coffee has not rolled out coconut milk in all its stores. However, there are a few Caribou locations that carry coconut milk.
Does Caribou Coffee Have Almond Milk?
All Caribou Coffee locations carry both almond and soy milk as their dairy milk alternatives. Select Caribou Coffee locations also carry coconut or oat milk.
Vegan Syrups At Caribou Coffee
All the Monin branded syrups at Caribou Coffee are vegan.
The Final Sip – The Best Vegan Drinks at Caribou Coffee
The best vegan drinks at Caribou Coffee. How vegan-friendly is Caribou Coffee? Well, when it comes to vegan-friendly drinks I would say where Caribou Coffee excels is with its selection of vegan-friendly flavored syrups. This will let you turn any plain coffee into something a bit more special. Just remember to double check that the syrups on offer are the “Monin” brand (and of course substitute any dairy milk with Almond or Soy milk – depending on the location).
…Now I Know.
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