Whole30 Eats: Guide to Starbucks

After posting my Whole30 Guide to Chipotle, I felt addicted inspired to continue with the food researching, because... it's fun!  & Actually a little disturbing, since there are several ENTIRE restaurants that are non-compliant on a Whole30... like even a chicken breast and romaine is off limits because there are so many additives.  Scary!

Anyway, I decided to dig through the Starbucks menu & come up with another list of "YES" & "NO" items for your Whole30.  Everyone has a Starbucks, and I thought it would be nice to know what you can grab if you're on the road or out to coffee with a friend while doing your Whole30.

Now, a few specifics...

Keep in mind that the juices listed as "YES" items below are technically compliant, but not necessarily "recommended" as a staple on your Whole30.  Use with caution.  :)

Also, there's a lot of talk on Whole30 forums & Instagram about whether or not the passion tea is compliant... I recommend going straight to the Teavana website (who makes the passion tea currently used by Starbucks), linked below, and checking the ingredients for yourself.  :)

& Again, I'm leaving out the obvious "NO" items such as cake pops, breakfast sandwiches, bistro boxes, baked goods, etc.  The list below is for the not-so-obvious items that you may have wondered about.

Hope this is helpful!  & Please leave requests for more Whole30 Eats posts below (restaurant guides, recipes, tips, etc.)


drinks (hot or iced)
  • Brewed coffee
  • Unsweetened tea (black, green, some fruit teas:  Teavana Passion Tango Tea was confirmed compliant by Melissa Hartwig of Whole30, see the website for more information!)
  • Americano
  • Espresso
  • "Evolution Fresh" bottled juices (not all varieties)
    • Orange
    • Sweet Greens & Lemon
    • Super Green
    • Pineapple Coconut Water
    • Defense Up
(hint:  try adding a dash of cinnamon to your coffee or hot tea, & bring your own coconut milk or coconut oil to add a little creaminess)




  • "Egg" or Meats from breakfast sandwiches (even without the bread, they contain other ingredients like whey, dextrose, etc.)
  • "Squirrel Brand" roasted almonds (soybean oil)

Don't forget to click the links to check out the ingredients lists for yourselves!

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Lisa Schauer said...

I am really loving these posts! Melissa of whole 30 posted a while back on Instagram the label for the Teavana passion fruit they use at Starbucks and it's different and does NOT contain sugar so it IS Whole30! Just an FYI!

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Anonymous said...

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BostonEventGirl said...

This is great thank you!! Add their almond milk to the no list - it has sugar :-(