You Can Get a Fully Vegan Breakfast Sandwich at These Coffee Chains
*Menu items and ingredients are subject to change. When in doubt, check with the restaurant before ordering.
As more and more people learn about the suffering and environmental destruction factory farming causes, the popularity of plant-based food is on the rise—and supermarkets, restaurants, and even coffee shops are taking notice.
Starbucks is testing a plant-based breakfast sandwich in the Dallas–Fort Worth metro area in Texas and in Issaquah, Washington. But if you don’t live in these areas, don’t worry! National chains Peet’s Coffee, Biggby Coffee, and Philz Coffee have taken things a step further and made vegan breakfast sandwiches a permanent item on their menus.
After several months of limited release, plant-based meat company Worthington announced that Biggby Coffee would do a complete chain rollout in September 2021 of the 100 percent plant-based Worthington sausage patty on its famous Bragel. In fact, the entire Bragel can be ordered vegan with the plant-based patty, Chao cheese, and any Biggby bagel except the Asiago cheese bagel. The item is not listed on Biggby’s corporate website yet, and it appears to still be available only at select locations, but we hope that will change soon. To find out whether a Biggby near you has the vegan Bragel, contact your local shop.
Other Food Items at Biggby Coffee
- Bagels (all are certified vegan except the Asiago cheese bagel)
- Fruit cup
Biggby offers soy, almond, and oat milk for a small surcharge. Be sure to order your drink with one of these delicious dairy alternatives instead of the milk or creamer in the drink’s recipe and no whipped cream.
- Cold brew
- Tea latte
- Orange juice
Not to be confused with syrups, many of Biggby’s sauces contain animal-based dairy, but the following sauces are vegan:
- Sugar-free mocha
- Cosmic chai
Add some extra flavor to your drink by choosing any of Biggby’s syrups. They’re all vegan!
In early March 2021 Peet’s Coffee blessed the world with the chain-wide launch of their Everything Plant-Based Sandwich. A fresh twist on a classic, the vegan breakfast sandwich is made with seasoned Beyond Breakfast Sausage, fluffy JUST Egg Folded, and melty vegan cheddar on a toasted everything bagel thin.
Other Food Items at Peet’s Coffee
Peet’s offers a wide array of baked goods and is known for its vegan scones, muffins, and breads. Vegan offerings vary by location, but you can check out the vegan options at a location near you by entering your zip code on the company’s website.
Peet’s offers soy, almond, and oat milk for a small surcharge. Be sure to order your drink with one of these delicious dairy alternatives instead of the milk or creamer in the drink’s recipe and no whipped cream.
- Cold brew
- Caffe latte
- Caffe mocha
- Chai latte
- Matcha green tea latte
- Vanilla latte
- Hot chocolate
Seasonal Vegan Drinks
Unlike some other coffee chains (we’re looking at you, Starbucks!) Peet’s pumpkin spice flavoring is vegan by default! Here are some of our fall favorites:
- Pumpkin latte
- Maple latte
- Pumpkin oat foam cold brew
Just as with Biggby Coffee, the white chocolate and caramel sauces contain animal-based dairy. But these sauces are vegan:
- Chocolate (mocha)
- Dark chocolate (mocha)
Also just like at Biggby, all the syrups at Peet’s are vegan. Add one (or a combination) to your morning latte.
Philz Coffee has many locations in California and has been spotted in Chicago, Illinois, and metro Washington, DC. The Philz Plant Powered Sandwich launched in spring 2021. This breakfast sandwich is a powerhouse of plant-based favorites: vegan eggs from Eat Just, a breakfast sausage patty from Beyond Meat, and a slice of melty cheese from Daiya enclosed in a warm English muffin.
Other Vegan Food Items at Philz
The food menus at Philz vary depending on location, as many stores source baked goods and pastries from local bakeries. It seems that most Philz locations are very vegan-friendly, offering vegan bagels, donuts, muffins, and more!
Philz is unique, in that the coffee chain doesn’t use any syrups or sauces in its drinks. This makes ordering a vegan drink super easy! What’s more, Philz offers soy milk (vanilla), almond milk, and oat milk at no additional cost. The majority of drinks at Philz can be veganized by swapping the cow’s milk for plant-based milk, but when in doubt, ask the barista.
Don’t live near Biggby, Philz, or Peet’s? Don’t worry. Ordering vegan at coffee shops is often as easy as swapping out dairy creamer or milk for a dairy-free version. When in doubt, check with your barista.
— Mercy For Animals (@MercyForAnimals) September 25, 2021
As for vegan breakfasts, we think that Biggby and Peet’s are onto something! Market research shows that more and more consumers—whether they identify as vegan or not—are opting for plant-based menu items. Join us in asking major breakfast chains to follow Biggby and Peet’s lead and add a vegan breakfast entree to their menus now!