Dunkin’ – Enjoy Dairy-Free Lattes with Your Bagel Breakfast

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Go Dairy Free - The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance and Casein-Free LivingUpdated in 2021! They still haven’t put dairy-free donuts on the menu, but this massive coffee and baked goods chain is about more than just fried dough. In fact, they officially dropped the donuts from their name. In early 2019, Dunkin’ Donuts became Dunkin’ and they are now serving more special diet options than their direct competitors.

Way back in 2008, Dunkin’ Donuts launched soymilk at select locations. Then, in 2014, they partnered with Almond Breeze to swap the soy with vanilla almond milk. At first, it was a test market, but in 2016, almond milk rolled out to all 8000 or so shops in the U.S. In early 2020, Dunkin’ tested a second milk beverage, Planet Oat Oatmilk, in their California Dunkin’ stores. It was a hit, so they rolled it out to Dunkin’ shops nationwide. So they now offer both almondmilk and oatmilk nationwide for your lattes and other drinks! But keep in mind, some stores do charge extra for the dairy-free swap.

Dunkin' Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Vegan Options - no donuts (yet!), but lots of other food and drinks to choose from.

No Dairy (Milk-Based) Ingredients (see disclaimer below)

  • Pastries Dunkin Gluten-Free Fudge Brownie (packaged)
  • Bagels (see Allergen Notes) – Plain, Sesame Seed, Multigrain, Everything, Cinnamon Raisin
  • Muffins (see Allergen Notes) – Corn
  • Other Breads (see Allergen Notes) – English Muffin, Multigrain Thin, Sourdough, Tortilla
  • Breakfast Sandwiches (each ordered with NO CHEESE) – Sausage Egg Bagel, Sausage Egg English Muffin, Bacon Egg Bagel, Bacon Egg English Muffin, Beyond Breakfast Sausage English Muffin, Turkey Sausage Egg English Muffin, Ham Egg English Muffin, Egg English Muffin, Veggie Egg White Omelet, Power Breakfast Sandwich, Power Breakfast Sandwich, Wake Up Wrap
  • Other Breakfast – Hash Browns, Snackin’ Bacon, Multigrain Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Dried Fruit Topping
  • Proteins – Veggie Egg White Omelet, Egg Patty, Turkey Sausage, Pork Sausage, Black Forest Ham, Bacon, Beyond Breakfast Sausage
  • Coffee & Tea Drinks – Hot and Iced Coffee, Tea, Coffee Lattes, Matcha Lattes, Chai Lattes, Macchiatos, Cappuccinos, and Cold Brews can all be made with dairy-free milk beverage (below), dairy-free flavors (below), and without whip topping.
  • Dairy-Free Milk BeveragesVanilla Almond Breeze Almondmilk, Planet Oat Oatmilk
  • Coffee Syrups, Swirls & Blends – Mocha Swirl, Coffee Swirl (used in some drinks), Peppermint Mocha (seasonal), Chai Tea Syrup, Matcha Blend
  • Coffee Flavor Shots – Vanilla, Hazelnut, Toasted Almond, Blueberry, Raspberry, Coconut
  • Frozen Beverages (see Allergen Notes) – Almondmilk Matcha Latte, Blue Raspberry Coolatta, Strawberry Coolatta
  • Other Specialty Drinks – Peach Passion Fruit Refreshers, Strawberry Dragonfruit Refreshers

Other Allergen Notes

  • All current Dunkin’ Donuts contain milk, wheat, egg, and soy. Some also contain nuts.
  • All of their dairy-free bagels and many of their breads have a “May contain traces of Milk, Egg, Tree Nuts (Walnuts)” warning. We’re not sure if this is due to the bagel production, or cross-contamination in their kitchen. If the latter, then inquire on cross-contamination with their other breads if it is a concern for you.
  • Dunkin’ is a BYOS (bring your own spread) establishment. Some locations might offer jam and/or peanut butter, but the company does not list nationwide availability of any dairy-free spreads for their bread products.
  • Their croissant dough is actually made with dairy-free margarine, but they use a glaze on the croissants that contains sodium caseinate (milk protein).
  • Their frozen beverages may contain milk or soy due to potential cross-contamination with the equipment. The Vanilla Coolatta contains milk, and the Coolatta “Floats” contain dairy.
  • The Almondmilk and Oatmilk are also soy-free.
  • According to the company, you can order their Frozen Iced Coffee with oatmilk, but it needs additional omissions.
  • Their pink velvet, toasted coconut, caramel, French vanilla, hazelnut, pumpkin (sessonal), gingerbread (seasonal), red velvet (seasonal), and winter white chocolate (seasonal) syrups or swirls contain milk.
  • Please note that Dunkin’ Flavor Shots are unsweetened, sugar-free, and all non-dairy – per the company. Their swirls are sweetened, and most contain dairy, aside from what is listed above.
  • Sorry, their Hot Chocolate and Vanilla Spice are made with a lot of dairy!

Vegan Menu Items at Dunkin’

Their Plain, Everything, Cinnamon Raisin, and Sesame Seed Bagels and their  English Muffins appear to be vegan. Their Mulitgrain Bagels and Thins are dairy-free and egg-free, but they both contain a wee bit of honey. Dunkin’ Hash Browns are also made without any animal ingredients. The Beyond Breakfast Sausage is plant-based, but you have to order the sandwich sans egg and cheese if you want a vegan meal.

To the best of our knowledge, all of the Beverage related option listed on the dairy-free menu above are also vegan.

Dunkin' (formerly known as Dunkin' Donuts) Adds Oatmilk to their Menu. We have a full Dairy-Free Menu (with Vegan Options)!

More Details from Dunkin’

Where in the World is Dunkin’? In 2018, Dunkin’ Donuts shuttered all of their remaining Canadian locations. They still have a large based of restaurants in South Korea, and a smattering of other locations in Asia, South Africa, Europe, and South America. In fact, they have nearly 12,000 locations in 36 countries. But the information in this post is specifically for the U.S. Dunkin’ shops.

Allergen Disclaimer from Dunkin’: Please be advised that any of our products may contain, or may have come in contact with, allergens including Eggs, Fish, Milk, Peanuts, Shellfish, Soy, Tree nuts, and Wheat. Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy.

Restaurant Website: www.dunkindonuts.com

Allergen Information: www.dunkindonuts.com/en/food-drinks

*The above information was supplied by the corresponding restaurant via their website, customer service, or other published nutritional information.  Ingredients and menu offerings are constantly changing in the food service industry, and can be subject to interpretation.  For this reason, Go Dairy Free does not guarantee nor take responsibility for the accuracy of this information.  If severe allergies or intolerances are a concern, contact the restaurant directly before purchasing or consuming one of their products.  Cross-contamination of potential food allergens should always be considered a possibility in a fast food restaurant. 

Last Updated: February 15, 2020

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Rated 2 out of 5
January 23, 2021

I am lactose intolerant and therefore ordered a hot midnight coffee with oatmilk and mocha swirl. Unfortunately – I had a bad reaction within hours of consuming it which lasted into the next day. It was horrible. I believe perhaps my order wasn’t prepared as I asked for it.

Kelly

Very helpful pls do more chains. This info should be much easier to

Rated 4 out of 5
September 4, 2020

Should be this easy to get info in store. Dietary information is public knowledge and people need to know what they are eating. Allergies are real people

Chloe

Response from Go Dairy Free

Dozens of listings for chains here -> https://www.godairyfree.org/eating-out/fast-food-dairy-free-listings

Informing

Rated 4 out of 5
July 19, 2020

Great list of what you can and can’t have.

Bob

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

8 Comments

  1. After doing some research, I believe the flavoring syrups they use for their lattes contain milk.
    Any confirmation?

    • Hi Becky, you would need to check with them, but that does seem odd that syrups would contain dairy – possible, but not common. Is caramel color / flavor the confusion?

  2. Dunkin is a terrible company for one reason — inconsistency. Here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — many locations offer almond milk as an alternative. Go to a Dunk outside the region though and you will find employees who don’t even understand the concept of dairy free at all. Starbucks is overpriced, but they are at least trying and have soy milk available at all locations.

  3. None of the Dunkin Donuts anywhere in IL have Soymilk, I ask every time I go to a different location and the answer is always no. I am not an almond milk fan because of the excessive sodium and the carrageanan

    • P.s. I recently had to put my daughter on a dairy free diet. I was told about the carrageenan bring terrible. I read up on our from silk, almond breeze, and some others and they write that they were pulling that ingredient from their moms. You will need to check the boxes or bottle, but you will find then to be without carrageenan 🙂