If you love bagels like I do, you might be wondering what the vegan options at Einstein Bros. Bagels are. Einstein Bagels is the second largest bagel chain and it also has locations in 44 states across the United States. There is a large selection of vegan bagels as well as some tasty lunch options.
If you love cream cheese, you should know that there are not any dairy-free alternatives. Luckily, there are a number of menu items that are free of animal products. So what's vegan at Einstein Bagels? Read on to find out.
All nutritional and allergen information can be found on the Einstein Bros. Nutritional Guide.
There are so many different bagel flavors at Einstein Bagels. Both sweet and savory, they have what you are looking for. While some flavors are only available at select locations, there are plenty of dairy-free bagels at all locations.
- Ancient Grain Bagel
- Cinnamon Raisin Bagel
- Cranberry Bagel
- Everything Bagel
- Garlic Bagel
- Onion Bagel
- Plain Bagel
- Poppy Seeds Bagel
- Pumpernickel Bagel
- Sesame Seeds Bagel
Note: Honey Whole Wheat contains honey and is not vegan.
- Blueberry Bagel
- Chocolate Chip Bagel
- French Toast Bagel
- Pretzel Bagel
Note: Asiago Cheese, Cinnamon Sugar contain dairy products.
- Ancient Grain Thin
- Everything Thin
- Plain Thin
Note: Honey Whole Wheat Thin contains honey.
- Apple Cinnamon
- Power Protein
Note: Cheesy Hash Brown, Green Chili, Jalapeno Bacon, Jalapeno Cheddar, Six-Cheese, and Spinach Florentine all contain milk.
Aside from their bagels, some locations offer the following vegan bread options:
- Potato Roll
- Flour Tortilla
Sometimes a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is just better on a bagel! Luckily, their Natural Peanut Butter and their Natural Strawberry Jam are vegan.
- Natural Peanut Butter
- Natural Strawberry Jam
- Peanut Butter and Jam
There are a couple of sauces on the menu that do not contain any animal-derived ingredients.
- Chipotle Salsa
- Spicy Brown Mustard
Note: The Roasted Tomato Spread contains dairy and egg.
Looking to put some vegetables on your bagel? An avocado is just the beginning. Try some of the following options:
- Leaf Lettuce
- Pickle Spear
- Red Onion
Recommended: Sesame Bagel with avocado, lettuce, tomato, and red onions.
If you're not interested in a regular bagel, there are some other choices for lunch.
- Avocado Toast
- Avocado Veg Out - order it without the Veggie Shmear. It is topped with lettuce, tomato, cucumbers and red onions.
- Vegetarian Chile
- Sea Salt Potato Chips
The good news is that Einstein bagels has almond milk available for your coffee or tea!
- Americano - Hot Coffee
- Classic Cold Brew
- Hot Tea
- Iced Tea
Dairy-Free Cream Cheese
While I usually avoid all plant-based cheeses, sometimes I do like to have a bagel with cream cheese. Unfortunately, there isn't any vegan-friendly cream cheese at Einstein Bros. Bagels. The good news is that you can find a great option at your local grocery store. Some delicious cream cheese alternatives are:
- Trader Joe's Vegan Cream Cheese - This is probably my favorite dairy-free cream cheese although the consistency isn't the best.
- Daiya Vegan Cream Cheese
- Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese
- Violife Just Like Cream Cheese
- Kite Hill Chive Cream Cheese
Is there a vegan shmear?
Sadly, no, they do not serve any vegan cream cheese options.
Can I buy Einstein Bagels from a grocery store?
Einstein Bagels has a Take & Toast line that is stored in the freezer to stay fresh. These bagels can be found in Walmart or can be delivered through Amazon Fresh.
Are there any vegan desserts at Einstein Bagels?
Unfortunately, no there are not any vegan sweet treats at this time.
Does the Garden Veggie Shmear contain non-vegan ingredients?
Yes, sadly it does. It is made from regular cream cheese.
Is there a whole grain bagel option?
The Ancient Grain is a multigrain bagel that contains amaranth, chia seeds, quinoa, flax and more.
Does their Chocolate Chip bagel contain dairy-free chocolate chips?
The chocolate chip bagel contains wheat and soy, but not any dairy. They must use vegan chocolate chips!
There is a good amount vegan items to choose from at Einstein Bagels. They have many vegan-friendly bagels on their menu and some veggies and avocado to add to them as well. As long as you order it without the Garden Veggie Shmear, the Avocado Veg Out is a great lunch option along with their Vegetarian Chile. What's your go-to bagel order?
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