13 July 2011

Starbucks adds vegan-friendly ‘Bistro Box’ menu item

If you count yourself as one of the millions of people who drop a small fortune on java at your neighborhood Starbucks and you happen to be vegan, be prepared to get a bit excited because now you will be able to augment your caffeine intake with a touch of sustenance.

The Seattle-based coffee giant has added Sesame Noodles, a healthy and vegan-friendly option to its ever growing menu. The animal-product-free item was released as part of the company’s new line of small meals—see low calorie—offerings called Bistro Boxes.

What exactly does the new Sesame Noodle Bistro Box get you?

Well according to Starbucks:

Sesame noodle salad tossed with broccoli florets, carrots, red peppers, sugar snap peas and a creamy peanut dressing is served with a cucumber carrot salad, crunchy sesame peanuts and baked tofu with lightly spiced lime glaze. For dessert, a premium Starbucks [dark] chocolate.

Needless to say, those of you with an aversion or allergy to soy, peanuts or wheat, should steer clear of this low cal, veg-friendly fare.

But if you don’t and you are in need of a quick meal with your vanilla soy latte, please do indulge.

Each Bistro Box contains less than 500 calories and will set you back about $7.

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Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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