People looking for meatless options during their morning coffee run are in luck. A new Starbucks Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich is coming on March 3. This makes it the latest Canadian company to serve up the popular plant patty brand.
Unlike other restaurants that have Beyond Meat on the menu, Starbucks actually worked with the company directly to develop a unique recipe for this breakfast item.
Extra flavour is built into the patty, as it includes rosemary, basil, fennel, and oregano. The sandwich also features egg, cheddar cheese, and a plant-based patty all served on an artisanal bun.
Starbucks Canada is the first of the chain's many international markets to introduce the porkless breakfast sandwich. However, it isn't the first restaurant, or even the first coffee joint, in the country to take a stab at selling the vegetarian varieties.
Other fast-food locations have already introduced their own takes on the plant-based breakfast offerings.
A&W is offering its Beyond Meat Sausage and Egger sandwich as an alternative item. Aside from breakfast, they also offer their own burger made with meatless patties.
Tim Hortons also began offering Beyond Meat breakfast sandwiches across Canada in June 2019.
However, a lack of demand led to all of the company's alternative protein items being removed from the menu.
Outside of the breakfast brands, the plant-based company is also featured at a big variety of establishments in Canada.
For example, Beyond Meat crumble is available in burritos and bowls at joints like Mucho Burrito and Quesada.
If you don't want to trek out to Starbucks in the snow, you could also DIY the veggie sandwich at home since Beyond Meat products are available in grocery stores.
The brand came to store shelves with a big variety of their products at chains like Sobeys, Metro, Longos, Whole Foods, Loblaws, and more.
As for Starbucks, their newest sandwich joins other new dairy-free options on their drink menu, including the Almondmilk Honey Flat White and the Coconutmilk Latte.
They also have other meatless options on their menu such as the Egg White & Roasted Red Pepper Sous Vide Egg Bites and the Spinach, Feta & Cage-Free Egg White Wrap.