A brief history of the well-known coffee chain
The Canadian restaurant chain is older than you think. Tim Horton – who played in the National Hockey League for 25 years – founded the first doughnuts store in 1964. Fast forward to 2000, the 2000th opened in Toronto to celebrate the Millennium. After over 60 years, the Canadian chain – associated with its signature coffee – made its way to the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Philippines.
Does Tim Hortons have vegan options?
In short, certainly does! Let’s start with the most important part: the signature coffees.
Not everyone likes their coffee black, so check out the plant-based milk option.
- Coconut milk,
- Oat milk,
- Soya milk (some Tim Hortons locations may not have) and
- Rice milk.
Unfortunately, they charge a surcharge.
The coffee at Timmies is a blend of 100% arabica beans and It is always served within 20 minutes of brewing.
- Balanced roast, aka Original Blend Coffee (the most popular)
- Dark Roast Coffee
- Decaf Coffee
- Iced Coffee (Order with dairy-free milk)
- Latte, Iced or Hot (Order with dairy-free milk)
- Cold Brew
- Vanilla Almond Iced Coffee or Latte (Order with dairy-free milk)
Furthermore, you can add an extra espresso shot to any coffee.
- Roasted Hazelnut
- Sugar-Free Vanilla
- Sugar-Free Hazelnut
Cold and hot drinks
In addition, there are many other drinks besides coffee that can be plant-based.
- Strawberry Coconut Refresher
- Orange Tangerine Refresher
- Half & Half Lemonade Iced Tea
- Strawberry Iced Lemonade
- Frozen Lemonade
- Strawberry Frozen Lemonade
- Chai latte (Order with dairy-free milk)
- Hot Tea (you can ask for non-dairy milk as well)
- Iced Tea, Sweetened or Unsweetened
- Iced Lemonade
You may notice one missing common hot drink on the list. The question arises: is Tim Hortons hot chocolate vegan? Unfortunately, It is premade, so it won’t be free from animal ingredients even if you ask for a milk substitute.
The Canadian chain is famous for its coffee, so does Tim Hortons have vegan food at all? Well, the answer is pretty simple: yes!
Good news! Most of the Tim Hortons bagels are vegan!
- Caramel Apple
- 12 Grain Bagel
- Cinnamon Raisin
- Pretzel-Style Bagel
Moreover, there are cruelty-free toppings such as Strawberry Jam, Peanut Butter, and Concord Grape Jelly.
Other breakfast or side dishes
There are some other items on the menu which is plant-based and can serve as a breakfast or side dish.
- Oatmeal – with maple or mixed berry
- Hash brown
- Avocado toast (In the United States)
- English muffin
- Homestyle biscuits
- Potato wedges.
The store is primarily a cafe and breakfast place, so don’t expect much from it.
- Vegetable Soup (Not available in every location)
Is there anything else? Unfortunately, no. Tim Hortons launched vegan options with Impossible meat last year, however, It didn’t become permanent.
- There is no sweetness
As we wrote before, the restaurant is mainly focused on coffee and breakfast options. So, we would expect some delicious plant-based desserts – like vegan donuts – next to your coffee. Unfortunately, there are no vegan doughnuts at Tim Hortons. Moreover, all of the desserts are non-vegan. What a pity.
In the end, It is important to note that the company does not clearly state that any of the items are vegan since cross-contamination could occur.