Peet’s Coffee Adds Oat Milk to their Dairy-Free Drink Menu

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Over several decades, Peet’s Coffee has caffeinated millions of people in major cities across the US. But their menu goes far beyond a simple cup of Joe. Peet’s offers a large assortment of specialty coffees, blended drinks, teas, and freshly baked goods, with a surprising amount of dairy-free and vegan options.

Peet's Coffee - Dairy-Free and Vegan Guide to the Food and Drinks at this U.S. Coffeehouse

Peet’s Coffee Adds Oat Milk to their Dairy-Free Drink Menu

It’s estimated that over forty percent of consumers are currently seeking plant-based offerings, and oat milk seems to be leading the trend. Peet’s Coffee certainly isn’t the first coffee chain to add oat milk to their menu, but they’re still making a splash with a new limited time beverage.

Through March 3, 2020, Peet’s will be serving an Oat Milk Horchata Latte. It’s made with steamed dairy-free oat milk that’s blended with sweet Madagascar vanilla and cinnamon, and poured over pulled espresso. This creamy beverage is also available iced.

Although this latte is temporary, Patrick Main, Beverage Innovator for Peet’s Coffee, has hinted that the oat milk option might be more permanent.

As far as dairy-free alternatives go, oat milk has transcended from a trend into a staple. With its creamy body and natural sweetness, it is a perfect ingredient base for espresso.

Peet's Coffee - Dairy-Free and Vegan Guide to the Food and Drinks at this U.S. Coffeehouse

Dairy-Free Drinks at Peet’s Coffee

Sadly, Peet’s dairy-free whipped cream was discontinued in 2019. But they are forging ahead with dairy-free milk beverage options. According to the company, the vast majority of their hot and cold beverages can be made vegan if you place your order with a dairy-free milk alternative, hold the whip, and avoid non-vegan sauces (see below). The exceptions are the Javivas, Havana Cappuccinos, and Black Ties which cannot be made vegan.

Milk Beverages: Peet’s uses Pacific Barista brand of Oat Milk, Almond Milk, and Soy Milk to create dairy-free drinks. The Barista line is formulated to steam, foam, and pour seamlessly into hot and cold beverages. In the past, Peet’s has also offered Coconut Milk Beverage, but it is no longer a regular.

Syrups: Peet’s Coffee uses Monin Syrups, which the company says are all dairy-free, and appear to be made without top allergens.

Sauces: Peet’s chocolate syrup (for hot cocoa and mochas) and dark chocolate syrup are dairy-free. Their seasonal pumpkin sauce (for pumpkin spice lattes) is typically dairy-free and vegan, but it has a short season. However, their caramel and white chocolate sauces do contain dairy.

Peet's Coffee - Dairy-Free and Vegan Guide to the Food and Drinks at this U.S. Coffeehouse

Dairy-Free & Vegan Food at Peet’s Coffee

Peet’s Coffee sources some bakery items regionally, so we have noted which region(s) the menu items below are reportedly available in. Everything on this list has been reported as Dairy-Free / Milk-Free by ingredients, and we have labeled Egg-Free and Vegan options with a (V).

Sweet Bread

  • Banana Bread (San Luis Obispo)
  • Banana Walnut Bread (Portland)
  • Carrot Zucchini Bread (Portland, Seattle)
  • Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread (Illinois)
  • Zucchini Bread (Colorado, Illinois, San Luis Obispo)

Muffins

  • Banana Walnut Muffin (V) (Boston)
  • Cranberry Apple Multigrain Muffin (V) (Portland)
  • Honey Bran Muffin (San Luis Obispo)
  • Morning Glory Muffin with Coconut (Boston, DC Area, Northern California)
  • Smart Muffin (V) (Portland)

Scones

  • Apricot Oatmeal Scone (V) (Northern California)
  • Iced Lemon Poppy Scone (V) (Southern California)
  • Vanilla Cranberry Scone (V) (DC Area)

Cookies

  • Coconut Cookie (V) (Boston)
  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookie (Seattle)
  • Peanut Butter Cookie (V) (DC Area, Northern California, Seattle, Southern California)
  • Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookie (Illinois)
  • Vegan Chocolate Cinnamon Cookie (V) (San Luis Obispo)
  • Vegan Spicy Ginger Cookie (V) (San Luis Obispo)
  • Vegan Swedish Dreams Cookie (V) (San Luis Obispo)

Brownies

  • Guittard Chocolate Brownie (V) (Northern California)

Bars

  • Berry Crumble Bar (V) (Southern California)
  • Fruit Cobbler Bar (V) (Portland)
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bar (V) (Portland)
  • Sesame Nut Bar (Illinois)
  • Super Seed & Nut Bar (Northern California)
  • Trail Mix Bar (V) (Portland)
  • Triple Chocolate Fudge Bar (V) (Portland)

Bagels

  • 8-Grain Bagel (V) (Seattle)
  • Everything Bagel (V) (Boston, Illinois)
  • Plain Bagel (V) (Boston, Illinois, Northern California, Portland, Seattle, Southern California)

Warm Breakfast

  • Simply Oatmeal (V) (All locations)

Grab & Go

  • Banana (V) (Boston, Colorado, Illinois, Northern California, Portland, Southern California)
  • Chia Pod Coconut (V) (Boston, Colorado, Illinois, Southern California)
  • Edamame Cup (V) (Portland)
  • Edamame Hummus Box (V) (Portland)
  • Fruit Cup (V) (Boston, DC Area)
  • Hard Boiled Egg (Boston, Colorado, Illinois, Northern California, Portland, Southern California)
  • Market Box (Northern California)
  • Rise n’ Shine Box (DC Area)

Additional Food Notes:

  • Peet’s Coffee does not label “contains milk” on items that contain butter. We reviewed the ingredients listed for each item to double check for any butter or other dairy ingredients. The items we have posted did not have any dairy listed in the ingredients, including butter. Do not rely on the “contains” statements at Peet’s Coffee as they are often inaccurate.
  • The Chocolate Chip Cookie and Oatmeal Cookie are listed as free from milk ingredients in the Southern California, but we aren’t sure on the reliability of this information. The ingredients for those cookies look like they might be inaccurate because they do not contain any type of fat (butter, margarine, oil, etc). We are following up and will update here if we get a clear answer.

Peet's Coffee & Tea Dairy-Free and Vegan Guide

Where to Find Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Peet’s Coffee has locations throughout California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington. Visit the website below to find a specific location near you.

Website: www.peets.com

About Author

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.

5 Comments

  1. We don’t have Peets Coffee here but when we travel we are all about going to different coffee shops and we’ve stopped at a few. Vegan whipped cream now makes it a must stop next time we are by one!