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.
We have the latest news, and we’re honoring this transition with a mocked up dairy-free menu for their food and drinks.
Dunkin’ Rolls Out Oatmilk on their Dairy-Free Menu Nationwide
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 almond milk, but they have added oatmilk to the menu. In early 2020, this new milk beverage was tested in California Dunkin’ stores. It was a hit, and has officially rolled out to Dunkin’ shops nationwide. The company has partnered with Planet Oat to pour Oatmilk Lattes (iced and hot), and to offer dairy-free consumers another creamy option for their hot and iced coffees, cold brews, and frozen beverages.
According to the company, there may be an additional charge for the oatmilk, depending on the store location. See our dairy-free Dunkin’ menu below to help order your oatmilk drink!
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, Multigrain Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Dried Fruit Topping, Maple Sugar Snackin’ Bacon
- 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, Planet Oat Oatmilk
- Coffee Syrups, Swirls & Blends – Coffee Swirl, Mocha Swirl, Thin Mints Flavored Swirl, Peppermint Mocha, Winter Spice, Chai Tea Syrup, Matcha Tea Blend
- Coffee Flavor Shots – Vanilla, Hazelnut, Toasted Almond, Blueberry, Raspberry, Coconut
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 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.
- 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, and the Coolatta “Floats” contain dairy.
- The Almondmilk and Oatmilk are 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 pumpkin syrup, caramel syrup, coconut caramel syrup, gingerbread s’mores syrup, red velvet syrup, and winter white chocolate syrup contain milk. They might also be called swirls.
- 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.
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
Last Updated: January 11, 2020
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Very helpful pls do more chains. This info should be much easier to
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
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Dozens of listings for chains here -> https://www.godairyfree.org/eating-out/fast-food-dairy-free-listings
Great list of what you can and can’t have.