A vegan bagel and cookie have been recently released at Starbucks Canada as part of the coffee giant's efforts to increase plant-based offerings.
The Sprouted Grain Bagel and Macadamia Oat Cookie - which retail for less than $3.00 CAD - are both labeled 'vegan' in store and include no animal products.
The company also offers an accidentally vegan avocado spread, nondairy milks, and a number of plant-based snacks and juices at most locations.
In March, COO and Director Rosalind Brewer addressed the growing demand for plant-based options faced by the brand.
She said: "We do have a line that we would love to share with our customers later this year. So, it is in our plans.
"We know our customers ask us that repeatedly and we'll be responding."
In addition to accommodating demand for plant-based options in Canada and beyond, the brand has also taken strides toward reducing waste.
Initiatives include the elimination of straws, increased use of post-consumer materials in packaging, and offering alternatives to disposable packaging for in-store drinkers and diners.
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