• July 13th, 2011quarrygirlLA restaurants, starbucks

    although starbucks outlets in the UK have catered to vegans for years (the falafel panini doesn’t suck!), the stores in the united states have always been lacking in animal-free food options…until now.

    according to the starbucks website, they currently offer a “sesame noodles bento box”. while the meal doesn’t explicitly say “vegan” on it, the ingredients are posted and they all check out. have a look…

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  • May 7th, 2010quarrygirlLA restaurants, starbucks

    want delicious, sugary, vegan drinks at half the price?! read on!

    although we gave you sneak peek of it mid last month, it appears that starbucks’ new vegan frappucinos are finally here in full force! the company has even created a campaign around their new beverage base, calling it the “new however you want it frappucino!” this is important to vegans, because now instead of the the pre-made milk base, we can get our drinks made with soy and a variety of vegan-friendly add ins.

    new vegan frappuccinos at starbucks

    to push the new frapps, from now through may 16th, you can go to “happy hour” at participating starbucks between 3 and 5 p.m., and enjoy a frappuccino blended bevarage half-price! check out the promotion page here to see which stores are taking part.

    to find out which drinks are vegan-friendly, check out veggywood’s blog for a complete list of frappuccino ingredients! a big thanks to her for tracking this info down and making our lives easier. no-brainer non-vegan ingredients that you need to stay away from are whipped cream, the light base, and caramel sauce.

    now let’s go get drunk on frappuccinos!

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  • April 19th, 2010quarrygirlLA restaurants, starbucks

    after years of offering popular ice blended beverages filled with dairy products, starbucks is finally adding soy-based vegan-friendly frappuccinos to their menu, and they are already available in los angeles.

    grande vegan mocha frappuccino from starbucks

    check out this email i got from a manager at starbucks:

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  • January 23rd, 2010quarrygirlvegan bakers

    whoa, i never thought i’d see the day. first a national pizza chain offers a dairy-free cheese option, then a mexican fast food joint flirts with a huge plant-based protein, and now starbucks (the corporate-est of all corporate mofos) is offering lucy’s vegan cookies in locations across the nation!

    lucy's vegan cookies: $1.50 per bag of 4

    that’s right, starbucks has officially begun rolling out lucy’s line of vegan/gluten-free/nut-free cookies in several of their stores, and each bag of 4 cookies is under 200 calories! the cookies can be found in locations all over los angeles, and i gotta say, they are surprisingly delicious.

    when i first heard the healthy low-calorie stats on lucy’s cookies and learned that they were super allergy-friendly, i wrongly assumed that they wouldn’t taste very good. however when i got them home and took a bite, i seriously couldn’t stop. they are so addictive!

    chocolate chip, cinnamon, sugar cookie

    they’re hard, crunchy, and super sweet…and are seriously like little sugar-coated pieces of crack. they come in chocolate chip, cinnamon, and sugar cookie flavor; and while my personal favorite is the chocolate chip, all varieties are awesome.

    so next time you are in starbucks, be sure to buy a bag (or 3) of lucy’s cookies! let’s support their huge decision to cater to vegans.

    oh, and if you wanna go even further and send starbucks a thank you note, check out this form on veggywood.com!

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