Road Trip Survival Series: Starbucks

Nothing says 'road trip' like construction work!
Even if you are too ragged from traveling for anyone to see (smell?) you, you can always use the Drive Thru
As the largest coffeehouse chain in the world, Starbucks makes a huge impact by offering vegan options. A Starbucks drink is the perfect companion to any road trip. It will give you the energy and motivation to keep on driving. Plus, you know you have to use the bathroom anyway.

Starbucks offers a wide variety of hot and iced teas which are vegan (all are vegan at the time of writing). Starbucks also can make most coffee drinks vegan with a few modifications: 1. ask for soy milk instead of dairy 2. ditch any whipped cream, java chips, protein powder, or caramel drizzle. 

Anything with the following can not be made vegan: pumpkin spice, white mocha, creme brulee, light frappuccinos (regular frappuccinos are okay if they don't have any of the other non-vegan stuff and you sub soy milk). Generally the syrups are vegan, but sauces are not (except mocha). This means that you can get a Vegan Hot Chocolate! Hurray! If you are unsure about any particular beverage, you can always ask your barista if it can be made dairy free or not.

Starbucks Iced Passion Tea
Starbucks Iced Passion Tea
Cool and refreshing, this is one of my favorite summer drinks. As an herbal tea, I can drink as many of these as I want, anytime of the day, without having to worry about caffeine.

Starbucks Vegan Soy Hot Chocolate
Starbucks Hot Chocolate with Soy Milk
This Hot Chocolate is SO good. With perfectly frothed soy milk, this Hot Chocolate is better than the ones I remember from my childhood. Just don't tell my mom. ;-) Sometimes when I am away from home and forced to eat in restaurants that don't have the best vegan options, I will add in a Starbucks drink with soy milk just to pump up my protein intake. Seriously, sometimes I can only handle so many protein bars or shakes without getting sick of them.

Evolution Juices Starbucks Vegan
Evolution Juices
If juices are more your style, Starbucks offers an array of grab-and-go juices as well. Perhaps you'd like a snack to go with your beverage? Don't worry, Starbucks always seems to have vegan-friendly snacks. Through the years I have seen some of the snacks come and go, but I can always seem to find a vegan option like these Fruit Snacks and That's It Fruit Bars. Check out the snack selection inside to see what's available. Yep, you'll probably have to go inside if you want to check out all of your snack options so I hope you were able to find a shower somewhere along your road trip. ;-)
Starbucks Vegan Snacks Fruit
Starbucks Vegan Snacks


  1. Hi Heather! I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! Check it out here:

    1. Thank you, Julie! I'm going to have to think about this for a few days before I post it. Thanks again! :-)

  2. I love getting the passion tea lemonade. Soooooo good and so refreshing!

    Just like Julie, I've nominated you for a Liebster Award. My post is here, but feel free to just answer her questions instead of both of ours (unless, of course, you want to). :-)


    1. So cool! Thank you, Rachel! I will think about the questions and everything for a few days and then post. Thanks again! :-)