If you are a fan of Starbucks products but are on a diet or have an allergy that requires you to stay away from gluten, you may be wondering whether or not there are gluten-free products you could consume. So, does Starbucks have gluten-free food?
Over the last couple of weeks, my youngest sister had been complaining about extreme bloating, stomach pain, headaches, and a host of many other symptoms. After going to the doctor’s office, a week ago, she was asked to stay away from gluten – she was declared gluten intolerant. Seeing as she is a fan of Starbucks, we decided to check out their menu and see whether or not she could find gluten-free foods with which to have with her frappes and lattes. So, are there gluten-free foods at Starbucks?
Yes, there are several gluten-free foods and drinks that you can order at Starbucks. They are great for gluten intolerant people or persons looking to restrict their gluten intake.
Here is a list and breakdown of gluten-free foods you can order at Starbucks.
Everyone loves themselves a rich chocolate-dense brownie, but seeing as they are wheat products, many sellers make them with gluten. At Starbucks, however, you can have a gluten-free Belgian chocolate brownie with your favorite drink.
When buying this treat, you will notice that it is stored away from other snacks and foods which have gluten. When packaging it for you, the barista is also required to change gloves to make sure they do not contaminate your brownie with gluten from other products. It is safe to eat and tastes just as good as a regular brownie.
One piece of the gluten-free Belgian chocolate brownie has 370 calories.
Note: The gluten-free chocolate brownie is only available in selected Starbucks outlets, and you have to check the ones around you to see whether or not they are available to you.
This is likely the most popular gluten-free snack on the Starbucks menu. It is a personal favorite because it is healthier than regular snacks with gluten, and it also tastes great. Even though it is a gluten-free treat, it is not recommended for anyone looking to lose weight or maintain a strict diet. It is high in sugar content and carbs and over-indulgence may cause unforeseen weight gain.
It is great to have with refreshers, cappuccinos, and lattes and is especially good if you do not like your drinks too sweet.
The marshmallow dream bar has 230 calories and 24 grams of sugar.
These are an incredible treat to have in the morning, especially if you are looking to have a meal that is a little heavy on protein. There are three main varieties of egg bites available at Starbucks, and they are Bacon and Gruyere, Kale & Portabella Mushroom, and Egg White and Roasted Red Peppers.
These three varieties are great for when you do not want food that has a lot of carbs and are ideal for anyone looking to lose weight. It is important to note, however, that these three varieties are only made without any added gluten and that they are not certified gluten-free. For this reason, it is possible to have cross-contamination, and you need to be careful when serving them, especially after reheating.
The Kale and Portabella mushroom comes with a total of 230 calories.
If you are looking to have an actual meal instead of a snack, this is likely the best option for you, and it is delicious. The meal has quinoa, grilled chicken, black beans, fresh greens, roasted corn, cotija cheese, and jicama.
It is a highly nutritious food that is also rich in fiber which makes it great for weight loss. Like the egg bites, this meal is not certified gluten-free, and the risk of cross-contamination is still there. Tell your barista that you are gluten intolerant if you are so they can be extra careful when serving it up.
This meal comes with a total of 420 calories.
When I am looking to have a healthy but filling breakfast at Starbucks, this is what I almost always get. There are two variations to this meal at Starbucks; the Classic Oatmeal and Hearty Blueberry Oatmeal which is my go-to.
When ordering this meal, it is important that you remember that it is not certified gluten-free, so you need to ask your barista to handle it separately to avoid cross-contamination.
Classic oatmeal contains a measly 160 calories.
When ordering gluten-free food, make sure to include ‘gluten-free’ in the order to let your barista know. For instance, you can order an iced matcha latte with two gluten-free Belgian chocolate brownies.
Does Starbucks have a gluten-free breakfast?
Yes, and no. There isn’t a specific gluten-free breakfast at Starbucks, but you can have breakfast comprised of gluten-free drinks and foods.
Are Starbucks cake pops gluten-free?
There are both cake pops with gluten and gluten-free cake pops at Starbucks. If you want to have them gluten-free, be sure to include the instruction when making your order to avoid cross-contamination.
Are any Starbucks sandwiches gluten-free?
No. Currently, all sandwiches at Starbucks have gluten. They are, therefore, not ideal for anyone looking to have a gluten-free meal or people with serious gluten allergies.
Why did Starbucks discontinue gluten-free sandwiches?
Starbucks said that they had to discontinue the gluten-free breakfast sandwich because of low sales. It was impossible for them to sustain production since the sandwiches would not sell as desired.
Does Starbucks have anything gluten-free and dairy-free?
Yes, the Starbucks menu has a host of items; foods and drinks which are gluten-free and dairy-free. You can have such drinks as chai tea, a plain espresso, all refreshers, and several juice options. You can also have oatmeal as a snack.
There you have it. If you are looking to have healthy gluten-free drinks and foods, Starbucks will provide you with a wide range from which you can choose. Remember, however, to tell your barista that you want your order gluten-free. This will allow them to be more careful so you do not end up with a case of cross-contamination.
Kai Jordan worked as a Certified Nutrition Specialist and now a food critic whose main objective is to provide consumers with as much information as they need to make the right choices concerning foods and drinks. Jordan is passionate about helping the public reach their health-related goals but also keen on reviewing foods and drinks offered by some of the famous restaurants the likes of Starbucks.
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