Are you wondering what is vegan at Dutch Bros Coffee? We’re here to tell you what vegan options you can enjoy at Dutch Bros. The popular drive-thru coffee shop is vegan-friendly and has plenty of plant-based milk options.
This bright blue coffee hut that started in Oregon in the early ’90s has cars lining up around the shopping complex to get their hands on these sweet, caffeinated cups of vegan happiness.
If you’re looking for vegan-friendly coffee shops in Las Vegas, we’ve assembled our top picks just for you!
Let’s answer the question you’ve all been wondering, does Dutch Bros have vegan-friendly options?
YES, Dutch Bros has plenty of vegan-friendly options.
Not only can you order a coffee with non-dairy options such as soy milk, almond milk, oat milk or coconut milk, you can also add a variety of flavors that are vegan-friendly.
How do you know what is vegan at Dutch Bros?
It’s not always easy to tell what’s vegan at Dutch Bros since there aren’t any markings on the menu. Knowing what’s vegan is where things get tricky.
The posted Dutch Bros Coffee menu listed outside the window is very minimal, making it of a guessing game if you live a vegan lifestyle (or haven’t seen this yet). Luckily, our Broista (yup, that’s what they’re called) was also vegan and gave us the rundown of vegan Dutch Bros drinks. And, there are plenty of dairy-free options thanks to vegan milk.
Lattes, Americanos and Cold Brews are fine with dairy-free milk alternatives. The Oat Milk Kicker, which launched in 2021, is one of the best vegan drinks and features creamy oat milk and espresso.
Stay away from the Freezes and Rebels if you have a vegan diet.
If you prefer a blended dairy-free drink, ask for a Carburetor — a blended frozen drink minus the pre-made Freeze mix (which includes dairy), for example. It’s a popular vegan beverage.
Being new to the world of Dutch Bros, and since there is such a wide variety of vegan drinks, we asked our Broista to suggest a few tasty options we could try.
We sipped on the Nitro cold brew with dark chocolate and coconut milk, as well as an iced soy latte with chocolate macadamia nut. Both were delicious drinks. We’d definitely get them again.
If you want to know what the cool kids are ordering, we did a little digging online. These are the most popular vegan drinks at Dutch Bros:
- Oat Milk Kicker: A rich espresso drink made with creamy oat milk and Irish cream syrup.
- 911 (with almond milk): A strong coffee drink made with six shots of espresso, Irish cream syrup, and almond milk. Talk about adding a little pep in your step, this one will have you vibrating off the walls.
- Cold Brew Coffee & Nitro Cold Brew: Vegan-friendly coffee drinks made with coffee grounds and water and deliciously strong.
- Iced Soy Annihilator: A chocolatey and nutty drink made with full-bodied espresso, chocolate macadamia nut syrup, and soy milk. If you want a sweet treat, this one is the way to go.
- Cinnamon Swirl Oat Milk Latte: A sweet and spicy latte made with oat milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. Dare we say it’s better than any pumpkin spice you’ll find?
What syrups and sauces are vegan at Dutch Bros Coffee?
Syrups and sauces that do not contain natural flavors or cane sugar:
- Blue Raspberry
- Chocolate Macadamia Nut
- Creme de Menthe
- Dark Chocolate
- Irish Cream
- Passion fruit
- Salted Caramel
Please note that ingredients may vary by location, so it’s always best to confirm with your local Dutch Bros before ordering and creating your vegan version of drinks.
What are non-vegan ingredients on the Dutch Bros menu?
In addition, when we reached out to Dutch Bros Coffee to confirm our findings and they sent over a list of all of the non-vegan items at Dutch Bros – talk about amazing customer service (!). So, it’s a good idea to steer clear of the following dairy products add-ins when creating your deliciousness.
Non-vegan items at Dutch Bros include:
- Dairy milks
- Dutch Chocolate blend
- Kick Me (also known as half-and-half)
- Whipped cream
- Soft top (made with heavy cream)
- Any Frost drink (ice cream shake)
- Caramel sauce
- White chocolate sauce
- Sugar-free white chocolate sauce
- Pumpkin sauces (seasonal)
- Eggnog (seasonal)
- Almond roca syrup
- English Toffee syrup
The hazelnut, brown sugar cinnamon and Rebel syrups use cane sugar, and it is unclear if they are vegan. In addition, Dutch Bros also uses natural flavors which may or may not be derived from animals or plants.
When it comes to teas, all are vegan except the Astronaut, Trixie and Dutch Mojito teas. You can make the first two vegan by swapping out the dairy base, the almond roca syrup. The smoothies and Dutch sodas can all be made vegan by holding the whipped cream. As for the Dutch Bros foods, sadly none of them are vegan.
Finally, please confirm the vegan menu items with your Broista next time when ordering to make sure your order is entirely vegan … just to be safe. And, enjoy Dutch Bros’ most popular drinks and plant-based options.
About Dutch Bros
Dutch Bros Coffee is a popular coffee chain launched in 1992 by Dane and Travis Boersma in Grant Pass, Ore. The brothers first opened as a pushcart by the downtown Grants Pass railroad tracks. The cart caught on and began to grow.
In 2000, the first franchise opened in Oregon and then quickly swept across the northwest United States. Today, the company is known for is dedication to making a difference and giving back.
Then, in 2006, they began hosting company-wide givebacks and now support communities through their programs Dutch Luv, Drink One for Dane and Buck for Kids. Since then, it has donated millions of dollars to nonprofits that support youth development and more.
Drink One started in 2007 in honor of co-founder Dane and his diagnosis with ALS.
Every May, Dutch Bros dedicates a day to raise funds for to end ALS.
Buck for Kids donates $1 from every drink sold on the last Friday of the month to youth organizations.
Then, in 2019, broistas made headlines when they worked together at a company event to Venmo money to another broista to help her attend college.
Today, Dutch Bros Coffee has more than 630 locations across the US. The popular coffee chain is located in 14 states: Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Dutch Bros Coffee has received several awards and recognitions since its inception. In 2022, Dutch Bros was awarded the Pacesetter Award by Restaurant Business for its strong workplace culture, steady growth and loyalty rewards program. The rewards program allows customers to earn points for every dollar spent at their shops and then redeem them for free drinks and other rewards.
Dutch Bros is one of the largest coffee chains in Las Vegas and the United States, with numerous locations. Hours vary.