The New Hearty Vegan Starbucks Lunch Bowl Will Make You Weep! (With Joy)

Most cities in America have Starbucks locations everywhere. It’s not totally uncommon to see two different outposts on a single block in New York City. That means that the chain is almost constantly attempting to get customers inside for a coffee and a quick meal. And in recent years, Starbucks has been working toward offering more menu items that can be enjoyed by those with dietary restrictions. For instance, in March, the chain dropped its very first gluten-free breakfast sandwich.

Starbucks is keeping that trend going with the introduction of its new vegan protein bowl.

Starbucks announced that it was adding the Vegan Lentils & Vegetables Protein Bowl with Brown Rice to select menus across the country. The bowl comes with butternut squash, roasted tomatoes, and sunflower seeds, and it’s served with a lemon-tahini dressing on the side. According to Starbucks, it will be available year-round at select store locations in San Francisco, L.A., San Diego, NYC, and D.C.

The chain also announced a new nondairy beverage

(the Iced Cascara Coconutmilk Latte) in addition to a slew of other summery iced coffee and iced tea drink options.

With nearly 30 percent of Americans choosing to leave meat off the menu more frequently and around 40 percent of people choosing to eat plant-based when they eat out, this new bowl certainly meets that need!

We are so glad to see such a giant corporation acknowledging that the future of food is plant-based.  

If you are happy to see Starbucks introduce a vegan protein option, please share with your friends and family!