Coffee chain Starbucks now offers a fully vegan breakfast sandwich at select locations in Dallas for a limited time. Last fall, Starbucks began testing the Plant Powered Breakfast Sandwich, retailing at $5.45, at one location in Issaquah, WA. The vegan sandwich is made with a mung bean-based egg, a plant-based sausage patty, dairy-free cheese, and is served on an English muffin. A Starbucks spokesperson told VegNews that other vegan items currently being tested in select Dallas area locations are Pineapple Coconut Green Smoothie (made with coconut milk); Raspberry, Walnut & Oat Nut Square; and Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownie.
This week, several savvy Instagrammers have already spotted the new sandwich in the Dallas area. “It’s a glorious day,” Instagrammer @dallas_veganbabe posted. “Trying the all-vegan Impossible breakfast sandwich at Starbucks. It’s literally 2021 and they have gotten with the program.” Starbucks has not confirmed the companies behind the individual components of the sandwich.
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The vegan sandwich—which is only available at limited test locations—is not to be confused with the Impossible Breakfast Sandwich which the chain launched nationwide in June 2020. The Impossible Breakfast Sandwich is made with an Impossible sausage patty along with dairy-based cheese and animal-derived eggs. Starbucks sandwiches are not made-to-order meaning the animal products listed will have been in contact with the plant-based patty even if they are removed.