Dunkin’ Rolls Out Oatmilk to expand their Dairy-Free Menu

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Go Dairy Free - The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance and Casein-Free LivingThey 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.

We have the latest news, and we’re honoring this transition with a mocked up dairy-free menu for their food and drinks.

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

Dunkin’ Rolls Out Oatmilk to expand their Dairy-Free Menu

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.

Don’t worry, they aren’t abandoning the almond milk, but they are adding oatmilk to the menu. The roll out has already happened at most California stores. And beginning in the spring of 2020, they will be pouring Oatmilk Lattes (iced and hot) at Dunkin’ shops nationwide. You will also be able to order oatmilk for your hot and iced coffees, cold brew, and frozen beverages.

Dunkin' Donuts offers ample dairy-free and vegan beverages with Almond Breeze almond milk available at all locations.

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

  • Breakfast Sandwiches (ordered with NO CHEESE) – Veggie Egg White Sandwich, Turkey Sausage English Muffin, Ham & Egg English Muffin, Egg English Muffin, Beyond Breakfast Sausage Sandwich, Wake Up Wrap Sandwich, Bacon & Egg Bagel Sandwich
  • Other Breakfast – Hash Browns
  • Breads (see Allergen Notes) – Plain Bagel, Mulitgrain Bagel, Everything Bagel, Sesame Seed Bagel, Cinnamon Raisin Bagel, English Muffin, Multigrain Thin, Flour Tortilla, Corn Muffin
  • Proteins – Veggie Egg White Omelet, Egg Patty, Turkey Sausage, Pork Sausage, Black Forest Ham, Bacon, Beyond Breakfast Sausage
  • Frozen Beverages (see Allergen Notes) – Blue Raspberry Coolatta, Strawberry Coolatta
  • Coffee Drinks – Hot Coffee, Hot Tea, Lattes, Iced Coffees, Iced Lattes, and Cold Brews can all be made with dairy-free milk beverage and dairy-free syrups.
  • Dairy-Free Milk Beverages – Vanilla Flavored AlmondMilk, Oatmilk
  • Coffee Syrups – Coffee Swirl, Mocha Swirl, Thin Mints Flavored Swirl, Peppermint Mocha, Winter Spice, Chai Tea

Other Allergen Notes

  • All current Dunkin’ Donuts appear to contain milk, wheat, egg, and soy. Some also contain nuts.
  • All of their dairy-free bagels 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.
  • All of the breads listed above are also egg-free, except for the Corn Muffin.
  • 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.
  • The Almondmilk is also soy-free. We assume the Oatmilk will be too, but check in store.
  • According to the company, you can order their Frozen Iced Coffee with oatmilk, but this option is not yet listed on their website. Even so, you would need to omit the whip, and use the guide above for syrup options. Their caramel syrup, coconut caramel syrup, gingerbread s’mores syrup, and winter white chocolate syrup contain milk.
  • Sorry, their Hot Chocolate and Vanilla Chai 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: January 11, 2020

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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 🙂