Yes, you read the title correctly—Starbucks is rolling out vegan cupcakes! This is not a drill.
If you’re a South Florida resident, you’re in luck, because vegan cupcakes are officially being sold at select Starbucks locations near you. The passion fruit cupcakes are distributed by Miami-based bakery Bunnie Cakes and are 100 percent vegan and gluten-free.
Our best seller and all time favorite ! ?passion fruit? Make sure to get them today at @starbucks … we deliver daily! And some locations sell out as soon as 10 am. If you get yours tag us and let us know what @starbucks you bought them. #bunniecakes #vegan #glutenfree #veganmiami #miamivegan #glutenfreemiami #wynwood #wynwoodmiami #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #miami #cupcakelove #kosher #koshermiami #plantbased #bunniesquad #theheartofwynwood
Fun fact: Bunnie Cakes’ owner, Mariana Cortez, got her start on the popular reality TV show Cupcake Wars, so she’s legit. Cortez is as overjoyed as we are that her vegan goodies are being sold at the chain:
“I have to pinch myself to believe it, I am extremely happy and proud of this accomplishment, we were chosen to be the only local partner among many other regular bakeries and desserts,” she told Latest Vegan News. “This proves to me that we are changing the way we see things, the way we eat. Years ago I couldn’t find a vegan cake for my son in Miami, today we are partnering with one the biggest business[es] in the U.S., a dream come true.”
The following Starbucks locations are currently selling the dairy-and-egg-free treats:
- W. 27th Avenue and N.W. 191th Street
- 52 Curtiss Pkwy.
- 5711 N.W. Seventh St.
- 1690 N.E. Miami Gardens Dr.
- W. 41st Street and N.W. 114th Avenue
- W. 36th Street and N.W. 72nd Avenue
- 7433 Miami Lakes Dr.
- 95th Street and Second Avenue
- Doral Plaza
- 6320 Biscayne Blvd.
- 8012 N.W. 154th
- Eighth Avenue and 49th Street
The coffee chain says that it’s rolling out the vegan cupcakes on a trial basis with the possibility of distributing them to more locations in the future. The best way for you to make sure that happens is by e-mailing the company or by visiting www.MyStarbucksIdea.com and letting it know how excited you are at the possibility of more vegan treats being offered at other locations.
Many of the ideas that people have posted on this forum have been implemented by Starbucks, so the more people who speak up for vegan cupcakes, the more likely the coffee chain will be to add them to more stores.
If you don’t live near South Florida, you’re still in luck, because Starbucks offers some other vegan snacks at most of its locations. Here’s a list of ’em:
- Vegan Lentils & Vegetables Protein Bowl with Brown Rice
- Fruit salad
- Dried fruit
- Roasted almonds
- Mixed nuts
- Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs
- Dark-chocolate bar
- Sea salt potato chips
- Plain and multigrain bagel (top with organic avocado spread)
- Raw granola bar
- Some Kind bars (check the labels)
- Fruit bars
- Fruit snacks
- Cold-pressed juices
- Oatmeal with steamed soy milk
And that’s not to mention all the yummy drinks that can be made with soy milk rather than dairy milk. Just avoid the whipped cream, java chips, protein powder, and caramel drizzle. As always, be sure to check the labels of Starbucks’ snacks to make sure that they don’t include any animal-derived ingredients, such as milk or honey.
As other big chains start to offer more vegan options, fewer and fewer animals will have to suffer for food. Join the movement by asking Starbucks to offer vegan options in all its locations and by always choosing vegan options.