Krispy Kreme Doughnuts – Little to Offer Dairy-Free Diners, Outside the UK


Eat Dairy Free - Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and SweetsUpdated 2021! Unfortunately, as of our last review, Krispy Kreme only has black coffee, espresso, tea, and a few prepackaged juices and sodas to offer dairy-free consumers in North America. They use milk in all of their fancy coffee drinks and their doughnuts all contain dairy (dried milk powder). They can’t even be bothered with carrying a dairy-free milk beverage or creamer for their coffee and tea drinks.

I initially only included Krispy Kreme in our Fast Food listings because we get so many reader inquiries about this chain. BUT, I now have some good news for those of you in the United Kingdom

Krispy Kreme Vegan Doughnuts in the United Kingdom

Krispy Kreme Vegan Doughnuts Roll Out in the United Kingdom

Krispy Kreme wanted to start the year off right, so they launched their first doughnut without dairy and eggs! The new Krispy Kreme vegan doughnuts were inspired by the company’s original 1937 recipe. Yes, their founding shop was in the U.S., but they’ve opted to sell this rehashed creation in the very vegan-friendly U.K. market first.

Krispy Kreme has over 130 locations in the U.K., but you can also order their vegan doughnuts online for delivery. They currently come in Glazed Original, and have the following ingredients.

Krispy Kreme Vegan Doughnuts in the United KingdomVegan Original Glazed Doughnut Ingredients: doughnut [wheat flour (wheat flour, calcium carbonate, iron, niacin, thiamin), water, dextrose, palm oil, yeast, salt, wheat gluten, emulsifier (mono and diglycerides of fatty acids), raising agents (monocalcium phosphate, dicalcium phosphate), sugar, preservative (calcium propionate), stabiliser (carboxymethyl cellulose), firming agent (calcium sulphate), acidity regulators (ammonium sulphate, diammonium phosphate), flour treatment agent (ascorbic acid), anticaking agent (tricalcium phosphate)], glaze [sugar, water, calcium sulphate, agar, dextrose, locust bean gum, disodium phosphate, flavouring (vanilla), salt]. contains: gluten.

As for coffee drinks, it still looks like you have to order them black. But let us know if any dairy-free milk beverages pop up at your local Krispy Kreme!

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts -the bare minimum for dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free and soy-free diners

More Details from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Ingredient Information: The only animal by-products used in our doughnuts are eggs (whites and yolks) and dairy products (including milk, butter, yogurt, whey, nonfat milk and nonfat whey). We use vegetable shortening (palm, soybean, and/or cottonseed and canola oil) for zero gram of trans fat per one serving of doughnut. All monoglycerides and diglycerides are vegetable based. Enzymes are also present. The lecithin we use is soy-based. We also use wheat in our doughnuts, including bran, germ, gluten, starch and flour.

Allergen Disclaimer: Our facilities produce products with peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs, and wheat. We cannot guarantee that any other products are safe to consume for people with any of these allergies.

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* 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 16, 2021

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Non dairy doughnuts please

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January 3, 2021

They need to have non dairy doughnuts

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Alisa is the founder of, 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.


  1. Nikola Simjak on

    Are you guys considering making any dairy free donuts? With the demand for these products raising I was just wondering?

  2. Viochita Fea on

    Really — a cheery “vegans an vegetarians stay far far away.”? You suck at marketing.

    • Um, I wasn’t aware that I was supposed to market for Krispy Kreme. I’m providing honest, real information here. If you want straight promotion, I suggest you head to their website for their campaigns. We are not affiliated with any restaurants.

  3. Has Krispy Kreme ever considered making a “wheat/gluten free” and dairy free doughnut?

  4. They used to have dairy free doughnuts back in the 90’s. I was able to have the glazed curlers, but they took them off sometime ago.

  5. Sandrine Tiller on

    My son has a severe whey allergy, & just pulled straight A’s unfortunately won’t be able to indulge. #booKrispyKreme

  6. Wendy Donnelly on

    Will krispy creme ever make a vegan-friendly doughnut and make it available in the UK? It’s been SO long since i’ve been able to eat anything like this i would REALLY love to try them but unfortunately they’re not suitable.

  7. Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation gave me a coupon for a free doughnut, but what use is it if they don’t have vegan doughnuts? They should have just given me a dollar. Now I know why I see so many obese people around town. Gross.