Gluten Free Starbucks Menu Items
Starbucks Coffee has some great gluten free menu items! From delicious breakfast options, to seasonal holiday drinks, to classic coffees, Starbucks has something for everyone. Although they cannot guarantee their products are completely gluten free, they do have several options that are made without gluten.
Disclaimer: Starbucks can change their menu and ingredients list at any time. Please ask your local coffee shop about menu ingredients and gluten. In addition, Starbucks states that they cannot guarantee any of their menu items are completely free from allergens. This includes milk, eggs, soy, gluten, peanuts, nuts and more. Starbucks uses shared equipment to prepare foods and drinks. For this reason, Celiacs and those with a severe gluten allergy may want to consider another establishment.
What is Starbucks?
In 1971, Starbucks opened their first coffee shop in Seattle. This shop was located in Pike Place Market. The first store offered freshly roasted coffee, tea and flavor from around the globe.
In 1982 and 1983, New York Howard Schultz suggested bringing the flavors of Italy coffee to Starbucks. Then in 1987, Starbucks workers switched from brown aprons to green aprons. A new chapter was born.
After that, Starbucks opened stores in Vancouver and Chicago. From there, stores opened in California, Washington D.C. and New York. In Japan in 1996, the first store opened.
Later, Starbucks spread to Europe in 1998 and China in 1999.
Today, there are over 35,000 Starbucks stores. The United States is home to over 15,000 of them. Starbucks serves millions of people every week.
Top Gluten Free Items & Products
There are some healthy and tasty gluten free items at Starbucks. They are broken out by menu item below.
Coffee is what Starbucks does best! This classic coffee shop is known worldwide for their freshly roasted coffee.
Most of their classic coffee drinks are gluten free. Here are the gluten free coffee drinks at Starbucks.
- Blonde Roast
- Caffè Misto
- Clover Brewed Coffees
- Cold Brew (all flavors)
- Cold Brew Latte
- Dark Roast Coffee
- Decaf Pike Place® Roast
- Filter Coffee
- Freshly Brewed Coffee
- Iced Coffee
- Nitro Cold Brew
- Nitro with Caramel Cold Foam
- Nitro with Cold Foam
- Pike Place® Roast
- White Chocolate Mocha
Starbucks offers many espresso drinks made without gluten. Do not order any drinks with the oat milk. According to the Starbucks Allergen Menu, their oat milk contains gluten.
Here are the Starbucks gluten free espresso drinks.
- Caffè Mocca
- Cappuccino (Hot or Iced)
- Caramel Macchiato
- Cinnamon Dolce Latte
- Coconut Milk Latte
- Coconut Mocha (Hot or Iced)
- Cold Foam Iced Cappuccino
- Espresso con Panna
- Espresso Macchiato
- Flat White
- Hazelnut Macchiato
- Honey Almondmilk Flat White
- Hot or Iced Caffè Latte
- Hot or Iced Espresso
- Hot or Iced Latte Macchiato
- Peru Flat Piccino
- Starbucks Reserve® Dark Chocolate Mocha
- Starbucks Reserve® Hazelnut Bianco Latte
- Starbucks Reserve® Latte
- Vanilla Latte
- White Caffè Mocha
- White Chocolate Mocha
Starbucks Frappuccinos are blended iced coffees. They are made with a cream base, ice, flavored syrup, whipped cream and spices. Grocery stores and convenience stores often sell them by the bottle.
Thankfully, Frappuccinos are made without gluten. Do not order the Java Chip Frappuccino however. Java chips contain gluten.
Here are the gluten free Starbucks Frappuccinos.
- Café Vanilla Frappuccino
- Caramel Frappuccino
- Chocolate Frappuccino
- Coconut Mocha Frappuccino
- Coffee Frappuccino
- Mocha Frappuccino
- Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino
- White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
- White Mocha Frappuccino
- Vanilla Matcha Frappuccino
In addition to having an expansive coffee selection, Starbucks has a long list of tea offerings. Many of these teas can be ordered iced or hot. Tea is naturally gluten free, but be aware of syrups or other add ins.
Here is the list of gluten free tea drinks at Starbucks.
- Black Tea (Hot or Iced)
- Chai Tea (Hot or Iced)
- Chai Tea Latte (Hot or Iced)
- Chamomile Blend (Hot or Iced)
- Earl Grey Tea (Hot or Iced)
- Emperor’s Clouds & Mist Green Tea
- Green Tea (Hot or Iced)
- Iced Black Tea Lemonade
- Iced Green Tea Lemonade
- Iced Mango Black Tea Lemonade
- Iced Mango Iced Tea
- Iced Matcha Lemonade
- Iced Passion Tango Tea
- Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade
- Iced Peach Green Tea
- Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade
- Iced Shaken Hibiscus Flavored Herbal Blend
- Iced Shaken Hibiscus Flavored Herbal Blend Lemonade
- Jasmine Orange Tea (Hot or Iced)
- Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Green Tea
- London Fog Tea Latte (Hot or Iced)
- Matcha Tea Latte (Hot or Iced)
- Mint Blend Tea (Hot or Iced)
- Mint Citrus Flavored Green Tea Blend
- Mint Majesty Herbal Tea
- Peach Tranquility Herbal Tea (Hot or Iced)
- Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte (Hot or Iced)
- Spearmint Green Tea (Hot or Iced)
- Vanilla Matcha Tea Latte
You might recognize Starbucks refreshers from their bright colors! They are sweet, fun, and somewhat whimsical. Many of the refreshers are gluten free.
Here is a list of Starbucks gluten free refreshers.
- Dragon Drink
- Kiwi Starfruit Lemonade Refresher
- Kiwi Starfruit Refresher
- Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade Refresher
- Mango Dragonfruit Refresher
- Pink Drink
- Star Drink
- Strawberry Açaí Lemonade Refresher
- Strawberry Açaí Refresher
- Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Refresher
- Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher
- Violet Drink
Starbucks carries many freshly baked pastries and desserts. Unfortunately, most of these contain gluten. In fact, it is difficult to find gluten free bakery options at Starbucks.
The only certified gluten free option is the Marshmallow Dream Bar. This bar is similar to a Rice Krispies treat. Although it is gluten free, it does contain milk and dairy.
Starbucks sells bottled versions of some of their drinks. Here are the ones that are gluten free.
Stay away from the caramel flavored bottled drinks. Those contain gluten or wheat.
- Bottled Water
- Clover Brewed Coffee
- Coffee Traveler
- Decaf Pike Place Roast
- Evolution Fresh Defense Up
- Evolution Fresh Orange Juice
- Pike Place Roast
- Starbucks Bottled Cold Brew Coffee
- Starbucks Bottled Frappuccinos (EXCEPT caramel)
- Starbucks DoubleShot Energy Plus (EXCEPT caramel)
- Starbucks Bottled Frappuccinos (EXCEPT caramel)
- Vivanno Smoothies
Snacks & Other
Although Starbucks is known for their coffees and teas, they have a variety of snacks and side dishes. These are great for pairing with your favorite beverage.
Some of these are made without gluten, but are not considered certified gluten free. Please be careful, check ingredients lists, and ask your barista.
Please note, the egg bites are made without gluten, but are not certified gluten free. If you have an allergy or Celiac disease, it is best to stay away from the Starbucks egg bites.
- Dark Cherry Yogurt Parfait
- Deluxe Fruit Blend Salad
- Greek Yogurt Parfait
- Hippeas Chickpea Chips
- Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups
- KIND Bars
- Strawberry and Blueberry Yogurt Parfait
- Perfect Bars
Many Starbucks drinks can come with syrups, milks and powders. These add ins are mostly gluten free! They add flavor to many beverages.
This is the list of gluten free syrups at Starbucks.
- Almond Dairy Alternative
- Almond Syrup
- Caramel Drizzle
- Caramel Syrup
- Cinnamon Powder
- Cinnamon Syrup
- Chocolate Powder
- Coconut Dairy Alternative
- Coconut Syrup
- Hazelnut Syrup
- Heavy Cream
- Mango Syrup
- Mocha Drizzle
- Mocha Sauce
- Nutmeg Powder
- Peach Syrup
- Peppermint Syrup
- Simple Syrup
- Single Cream
- Strawberry Sauce
- Sugar-Free Caramel Syrup
- Sugar Free Hazelnut Syrup
- Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup
- Soy Dairy Alternative
- Whipped Cream
- Whipping Cream
- White Chocolate Sauce
- Vanilla Sugar
- Vanilla Syrup
- Vanilla Bean Sugar Topping
Dairy Free at Starbucks
There are many dairy free menu items at Starbucks. Starbucks may change their menu at any given time. Please ask before ordering.
Most of the menu items at Starbucks are dairy free. Here a few things to avoid.
Obviously, milk and cream contain dairy. Do not consume if you have a dairy allergy or you are lactose intolerant.
In addition, avoid any sandwiches or snacks containing cheese.
The Starbucks egg bites contain cottage cheese. Therefore, they contain dairy.
The bagels are dairy free, but not gluten free. Be sure to have them toast the bagels without butter.
Vegan at Starbucks
Many of the dairy free options are also vegan friendly.
Like the dairy free options, be aware of milk, cheese, eggs and cream.
Surprisingly, the plain bagels, cinnamon raisin bagels and everything bagels are vegan. They are not gluten free however.
Many of the chips and oatmeals are vegan as well.
Double check ingredients labels before consumption. Ingredients can always change.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although Starbucks is not certified gluten free, there are many options. Only a select few items are certified gluten free. Celiacs must be extra careful of cross contamination.
There are no sandwiches at Starbucks that are gluten free.
No, there is no Starbucks gluten free bagel.
The Starbucks egg bites are made without gluten. Be careful of cross contamination. Have your server use different tongs to prevent contamination.
Starbucks oatmeal is not certified gluten free.
No unfortunately, the oat milk from Starbucks is not gluten free.
In conclusion, Starbucks has countless menu items that are made without gluten or wheat. However, they warn about cross contamination in their coffee shops.
Therefore, it is not completely safe for those with Celiac or gluten allergies to eat at Starbucks.
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