Starbucks Gluten Free Menu

I love Starbucks.

I remember back in the day when I always told myself that I would never be a person who drinks coffee every morning.

Or worse, a person who pays $6 for a salted caramel latte or frappuccino every day.

But look what happened.

I have become that person.

And you know what I have to say about that?

Nothing!

Because I love Starbucks and everything that they have to offer.

But is this also a good place for a gluten free coffee addict and casual drinker.

Why yes, yes it is!

Believe it or not, after doing some extensive research, a majority of Starbuck’s coffees and flavors are gluten free.

It’s just the baked goods that you need to worry about.

But other than that, Starbucks is a good place to get some fresh gluten free coffee, teas, and drinks.

So with that being said, here’s the Starbucks gluten free menu.

Starbucks Gluten Free Menu

Starbucks Gluten Free Menu

Be sure to tell your barista that you have a gluten allergy so that they take the proper precautions to limit any cross contamination. You don’t want to get a coffee that somehow got contaminated with the vanilla bean powder (has gluten). Also, watch out for the Skinny Vanilla Latte. Word on the street is that there is gluten in it.

With that being said, here is the complete Starbucks gluten free menu below:

Salads

  • Deluxe Fruit Blend

Yogurt Parfaits

  • Dark Cherry Yogurt Parfait
  • Strawberry and Blueberry Yogurt Parfait
  • Greek Yogurt Parfait

Drinks and Beverages

  • Starbucks DoubleShot Energy+…all flavors
  • Starbucks Bottled Frappucino Coffee Drink…all flavors
  • Bold Pick of the Day
  • Café Misto
  • Clover Brewed Coffee
  • Coffee Traveler
  • Decaf Pike Place Roast
  • Iced Coffee
  • Iced Coffee with Milk
  • Pike Place Roast
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  • Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
  • White Hot Chocolate
  • All Expresso
  • All Vivanno Smoothies
  • All Tazo Teas EXCEPT: Green Ginger, Tazo Honeybush, Lemon Ginger, and Tea Lemonade
  • All Kid’s Drinks

Frappuccino and Lattes

  • Café Vanilla
  • Caramel
  • Caramel Brulee
  • Cinnamon Dolce
  • Cinnamon Crème
  • Coconut Crème
  • Coffee
  • Espresso
  • Extra Coffee
  • Mocha Coconut
  • Mocha
  • Java Chip
  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Soy Strawberries Crème (“Starbucks uses Eden organic soy milk, so if ordering something soy you need to ask which version they are using. The unsweetened does not contain gluten, but the original does. so watch out” – from one of my readers, Jade)
  • Tazo Chai Crème
  • Tazo Green Tea Crème
  • White Chocolate Crème
  • White Chocolate Mocha

Well that’s it! I hope you found this Starbucks gluten free menu to be very helpful.

Also be sure to check out our awesome listing of gluten free coffee shops.

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  • http://glutenfreeville.com Nancy

    The Marshmallow Dream Bars aren’t gluten free. Rice Krispies contain barley malt unless you buy the gluten free version. Double Chocolate Chip isn’t gluten free – their chips contain wheat.

    • Adam Bryan

      Thanks Nancy for the corrections. It’s glad to know that someone is helping me keep this site as accurate as possible. Thanks once again!

      • Cindy

        Hi Adam,
        Is the mocha frapp with milk gluten free?
        Thank you!

        • Adam Bryan

          Hi Cindy! The mocha frappe is gluten free. The only negative things about frapps is the risk of cross contamination since many of the glutenous frapps are made in the same container. However, if you request a clean blender, you should be safe. Hopefully this helps :)

          • Cindy

            It helps a lot Adam, thank you so much, so thoughtful of you!!!

            I haven’t had one since going gf over a year ago, think I’ll pick one up tomorrow : )

            • Colleen

              Rice Krispies as far as I know are actually gluten free. One of my friends called the manufacturer and they said that they are. She and I both eat Rice Krispies with no reaction. I wouldn’t eat the dream bar because of cross contamination but now at my Starbucks they are packaged seperately and kept seperately so they are now safe to eat as far as my local Starbucks

              • Lacie

                I work at starbucks and the ingredient list on the rice crispy treats clearly state barley. Not gluten free, plus the pastry case would be a cross-contamination nightmare. Definitely not gluten free, but 2 of the new bars are certified gf!

                • https://plus.google.com/103803142427737755566 Stacy Buzan

                  Individuals with celiac sprue neef to avoid barley, rye, oats, whea, BROW for short. Modified food starch is to be avoid also, since you cannot tell whether the source is gluten free. Please, read labels and have restaurants clean the grill, skillet, and etc everytime. Even if you feel on tge spot, make sure you are an advocate for your health. My Daughter currently was diagnosed, my Dad had it also, and I have serum sickness that is another immuno-hypersensitivity disorder (not allergies). It is important to mention the difference with medical professionals. I am a RD, thank God I have the tools to help those with these conditions.

                  • Clotilde Smith

                    I am at my desk eating what I thought was a gluten free greek yogurt parfait. However, it states it contains barley malt syrup.

  • jade

    Starbucks uses Eden organic soy milk, so if ordering something soy you need to ask which version they are using. The unsweetened does not contain gluten, but the original does!!

    • Adam Bryan

      Thanks Jade for the info! I’m going to go ahead and clarify that on the post. Once again, thanks!

    • Steph

      soy is evil anyway :P

    • Elecia

      We use vanilla soy milk at Starbucks. We dont have any other kind of soymilk but that, and it is not gluten free

  • Lawrence

    Interesting piece. I had a Starbucks Hot Chocolate today in the UK and must tell you I was really quite ill afterwards. I was diagnosed as a Celiac last summer and although there have been improvements as a result of diet changes, exposure to gluten in any form tends to have spectacular reactions.

    The reason I know it was hot choc is that I had not taken anything this morning and was ill within 30 minutes of taking it.

    • Adam Bryan

      That’s pretty interesting Lawrence. According to the U.S. Starbucks, their hot chocolate is gluten free. So my guess is that there may have been some cross contamination on Starbucks part which resulted in your illness. I’ll be sure to do some more research regarding the hot chocolate and let you know what I find. Thanks for sharing your experiences though!

      • Linda J-H

        Starbucks hot chocolate is processed in plants that also process soy, dairy, peanuts AND wheat. Their hot chocolate is definitely not gf. Check the ingredients labels on the hot chocolate mix ingredients panel.

        • Adam Bryan

          Will do Linda

    • Kristin Barnes

      I wonder if it also just has to do with the type of Chocolate used since American Chocolate is so different the English Chocolate. Maybe it’s something in the contents of the chocolate itself?

    • Becca

      It could have been cross contamination, as a celiac I know how overly sensitive am to the smallest amount of gluten.

  • Tracy

    Not all the Tazo teas are gluten free. I’ve seen on several websites that the following are not gluten free: Green Ginger, Tazo Honeybush, Lemon Ginger, and Tea Lemonade. The rest of the teas are, but there’s always the cross-contamination risk.

    • Adam Bryan

      Thanks Tracy for the information about the teas. I’ll be sure to specify the non-gluten free versions in the post. Thanks!

  • Lindsay

    Apparently all of Starbucks’ “light” or “skinny” syrups have gluten in them, as do any of the chips (java chip, mocha chip, etc) & some of the sprinkles they put on drinks. I’ve also heard that the Cinnamon Dolce syrup is not gluten free either.

    • Adam Bryan

      Thanks for the feedback Lindsay! I’m going to be sure to include all these tips and info you provided and include them in the post. I appreciate your insight. It’s been very helpful!

    • Lindsey

      The light frappuccino bases, skinny syrups, java chips (there’s no such thing as mocha chips), the cinnamon dolce syrup are l gluten free, tea lemonade.

      I work at Starbucks and have double checked these all today.

      The only drink ingredients that contain gluten are the vanilla bean powder, and the caramel sauce is questionable because of the amount of caramel color in it.

      And obviously, the mocha a cookie crumble topping wouldn’t be safe either as it is made of cookies.

      • Adam Bryan

        Thanks for the extra information Lindsey, you have been very helpful!

      • Cathy

        I just want to make sure I have this right. The cinnamon dolce syrup IS Gluten Free then? I only order a cinnamon dolce latte or a caramel frappucino. I’m new to this gf eating and trying to research my favorite places. I hope I can continue to have these drinks at Starbucks! From reading this blog I believe both are considered gluten free? (fingers crossed that they are!)

        • Adam Bryan

          Hey Cathy, yes it is!

  • Olivia Carelton

    Sent by email in 12/10 from Starbucks Customer Relations: “The only syrup with gluten is Light Coffee Frappuccino Syrup. Java chips do contain wheat. Caramel Sauce, Caramel Brulee Sauce and Caramel Brulee Topping all contain corn syrup. There is always a chance of cross contamination, we can’t guarantee anything being gluten- or corn-free.”

    • Adam Bryan

      Thanks for the input Olivia! It is extremely helpful and informative.

  • Angie

    After finding out that Starbucks’ chocolate chips contained gluten (WHY they use them is beyond me), I decided Starbucks truly doesn’t care what’s in their products. It took several emails for them to divulge even this little information, and then only on the phone – not written. If you want plain coffee or tea, I think it’s fine, but for anything prepared – especially during a busy time and for anyone with Celiac or a strong sensitivity – I’d recommend staying away.

    From them:
    “Greetings Angie!

    While we understand that some customers may have a need to know specific ingredient information prior to consuming a product, we are unable to provide more in-depth information than what is currently available in the ingredient statement. Spice and flavor information is proprietary to our formulations, and the ingredient statement meets FDA guidelines for disclosing major allergens. If there are concerns about this product possibly containing or having been exposed to an ingredient that you do not wish to consume, we would recommend that product not be consumed.”

    • Adam Bryan

      I agree Angie, during the peak times at Starbucks, the peak times at Starbucks can be a little risky since there’s a higher chance of cross contamination.

  • Lori Quarry

    Hi everyone,
    Hey I have a question. I was just diagnosed w/ being allergic to gluten and wheat
    so my question is
    statbux chia tea lattes r they gluten free
    plus where do u go to do the research

    Lori

    • Lacie

      Chai is fine! Ask a barista, ask to see ingredient list, preferably when it’s not busy.

  • Madisen

    Does anyone know if the white chocolate syrup is gluten free? I’ve heard both but no one seems to be convinced either way.

    • Kathy

      I had one today and ended up sick. As I’m new to this it could have been cross contamination, but I’ve been very careful and know that’s the only thing I didn’t prep myself today. I supposedly don’t have celiacs, but I do have crohns and gluten can cause reaction very similar to celiacs. I’m getting retested for celiacs in a month to be sure, but for the next two weeks it’s strict GF for me and my white chocolate mocha evidently was not.

      • Melissa

        You have to eat gluten in order for the blood test to work. When they take your blood they are looking for certain antibodies and these antibodies are a reaction to being exposed to gluten. Therefore, no gluten – no antibodies. The doctors should know this very simple fact, but this is how UNEDUCATED they are about celiac. Before telling you to take the test they should tell you NOT to be on a g-free diet and then before giving you the test -they should ask whether your on a g-free diet. This shoud be as standard as asking if you fast before certain blood tests.

  • Mindy

    Hi Adam, I thin it it awesome the amount of work you have put into providing people with all of this information. The hardest part about being told I was gluten intolerant was knowing I would not be able to eat out as often as I had. With this information it seems doable!

    I have gone into a Starbucks and asked if the Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher is gluten free or not and have not been able to get an answer. Do you or anyone else know if it in fact gluten free or not?

    Thank you again!

    • Adam Bryan

      Hey Mindy, thank you so much! It’s always great to know that I’ve helped make eating out gluten free just a little pit easier and quite frankly, possible. I don’t know if the Berry Hibiscus Refresher is gluten free or not, but I’m sure someone reading this comment may know the answer. (To tell you the truth, I’ve actually never heard about this drink :p) But once again, thanks for the kind words and support Mindy! It truly means so much to me.

      • EileenD

        I have a reaction everytime I order the Berry Hibiscus Refresher, even though I’ve been told it does not have any gluten ingredients. I do not get the same reaction from the Lime Refreshers.

  • Eric

    I’d be very careful. Every other source I read states that any drinks actually prepared at the counter are at risk of cross contamination. Sounds like it would be safer to stick to gluten free bottled drinks only.. Very sad

    Here’s what the Starbucks site says about allergies:
    http://customerservice.starbucks.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1961/kw/allergen

    Where can I find allergen information?
    Published 09/05/2012 12:20 PM | Updated 09/05/2012 12:20 PM
    Allergen information is not available online for our beverage selections at this time. If you have an allergen concern, please feel free to ask our baristas to check the ingredient labels. We cannot guarantee that any of our beverages are allergen free because we use shared equipment and handle allergens throughout the store.

  • Gabrielle Busch

    Under blended drinks it list java chips but written above the list it says they are not gluten free?

  • Sharon Gustafson

    Now I understand why I have been getting sick from the Chai Soy Latte’s. Starbucks used to use Silk Vanilla Soy, which was gluten free, I didn’t know they had switched to another brand. I have been getting terribly sick after drinking them and didn’t know why. Thanks for the information.

    • Adam Bryan

      Sorry to hear about your sick trips to Starbucks Sharon, but I’m glad this list will help you have a great trip to Starbucks from now on.

    • Jill Shaver

      Sharon, maybe you can buy the prepared Tazo chai tea concentrate and mix it with Silk gluten free soy milk at home. The concentrate is sold in Starbucks, but I have also seen it at grocery store and Target Starbuck’s locations.

  • Rebecca

    I just purchased the Greek Yogurt Parfait after reading this thinking it was safe. After taking a bite and realizing the granola is not just granola, I read the ingredients contains barley malt syrup (malt/wheat and barley are gluten). YIKES!!!

    Now bracing myself for the inevitable celiac response :\

    • Adam Bryan

      Noooooo…I should’ve made it clear to avoid the granola for the parfait. That one was on me! Sorry Rebecca.

  • Sharon Gustafson

    Now it all makes sense. My choice of drink at Starbucks for years was soy chai latte. I never had a reaction. I hadn’t realized that they changed from Silk Soy to another brand. Over the last year, I couldn’t figure out what the problem was. Thank you for letting me know that it’s because of the soy they are using now, and I’m not going crazy.

    • Adam Bryan

      Hey no problem, Sharon. I’m glad that you’re not going crazy too

  • Montaz

    I drink a venti mocha latte low fat no whip with two pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup. Can you tell me if it has gluten in it please? Thank you for the response.

    • Adam Bryan

      According to Starbucks, the cinnamon dolce syrup is gluten free, but there has been a few instances of people getting a little sick from it. So really it’s up to you to take the risk and see for yourself, Montaz. I would also check with your barista the next time you’re at Starbucks just to double check though.

      • Montaz

        Thank you for your help. And I appreciate the detail work, And you made my life some what more informative. Never to much information on ones health. I resonantly been diagnosed so this has been greatly helpful. Montaz

        • Adam Bryan

          I’m always here to help Montaz. That’s why I’m here, to help make your gluten free diets, just a little more manageable. I appreciate the support!

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  • ashlen bee

    After reading all this I realised that the drink I just ordered might make me sick. Sure enough, half an hour or so after drinking some of my caramel soy frapp, I’m not feeling well at all which is a shame.since I love the frapps. I was diagnosed a little over a year ago and adjusting has been a struggle. I read the syrup ingredients but never even thought about the soy having gluten or the chances of css.contamination being high, aparantly its risky. Definitely learned my lesson! Thank you for all of the information and for everyone’s
    . comments.

  • Tracy

    Hi Adam, thank you for putting this site together! You have done an amazing job and this is a great central location to look at the various places to eat when you are sick of the same places. I will say that Starbucks has been one of the worst companies I have dealt with to find out what is gluten free and they haven’t made much effort in that respect. It should be easy enough for them to make a list of what is gluten free at this point. Thanks again for putting this together!

  • http://cox.net Michelle

    On May 16, 2013
    How can there Ginger Green Tea have Gluten in it.

    Michelle

  • Allison

    Hi Adam,
    I just wanted to put out there that you say in the beginning of this that the vanilla bean powder has gluten in it, but then on the menu it has both the vanilla bean frappucino, and the caffe vanilla frappucino (just the coffee based version of vanilla bean)
    If the vanilla bean is in fact not gluten free, shouldn’t those be taken off the menu?
    Just an fyi here, I am a barista at Starbucks and not currently on a gluten free diet (though I am considering it) :j

  • Brooke

    So a nonfat latte is gluten free? Thanks for your help!

  • Michelle

    Thank you for this blog! I grabbed a frapp light today at Starbucks and had a terrible reaction from it! I personally red the ingredients on the “light” base since I knew before they weren’t g free. I’m not perfect but nothing caught my eye to being gluten. Had no clue the soy milk (which of course I ordered in the frapp) could have done it! Will be calling there tomorrow to see if they used flavored vanilla! Thank you all for the help!

    • Morgan

      My guess would be that it’s because you got a Frappuccino as well. All blended drinks are made in the same blenders, whether or not they contain gluten. Cross contamination is definitely a factor with Frappuccinos!

  • Laura

    Thanks so much for this website. I got a job at a Starbucks and thought I was safe after reading the ingredients of everything but apparently not. The Soy Vanilla Lattes have given me quite the reaction. I’m so upset.

    No more soy or flavored drinks for me, I suppose.

  • Morgan

    Hey Folks,

    I am a Starbucks barista and just began a gluten free diet to see if I have allergies. I can’t speak for all stores, but as for mine, the chance of cross contamination in hot/iced espresso/coffee drinks is very low because the only thing we steam is milk and all syrups go into the individual cup. However, blended drinks are a different story because we do use the same pitchers to blend all drinks, including the ones that include gluten like the Vanilla Bean and Cafe Vanilla Frappuccinos. If you have a severe allergy to gluten, it’s definitely better to stay away from Frappuccinos. Otherwise, all powders have their own spoons, all syrups have their own pumps, so it should be OK. I’d definitely be more worried about someone with allergies to dairy than I would gluten when it comes to cross-contamination!

    • Ev

      Very interesting to read the soy milk has gluten. I have been getting horrible stomach aches after drinking my green tea soy lattes. Thought it was the soy itself. Do all the stores (Canada included) use the soy milk with gluten?

    • Jill Shaver

      If the soy milk contains gluten, then there would be some cross-contamination in the steaming wand. I am also a Starbuck’s barista, and I would recommend sticking to iced lattes rather than hot to best avoid cross-contamination. I agree with Morgan to stay away from blended drinks. I wonder about the refreshers, though? The shakers used for all refreshers, teas and lemonades are only rinsed between uses.

  • Connie Graham

    I have just started gf and I love my sugar free hazelnut skinny latte can I still have it? My people at star bucks here have no clue

  • Ashley C.

    What about the blended creme drinks? I’m not sure if I’m just allergic to wheat and not gluten, but I’ve never had a reaction to the Double Chocolaty Chip Creme (not a coffee drinker) in the two times that I’ve had it since going wheat/ gluten free.

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  • Matthew Perkins

    Thanks so much! You have been a big help.

  • Sarah Lightman

    Umm… I work at Starbucks and many items on this list don’t exist at Starbucks. There is no coconut anything, I’ve never heard of a caramel brulee, and those tazo teas that aren’t gluten free aren’t at corporate Starbucks company stores. Also A source on google said that the chips have gluten in it, but I’ll have to check on that. I’ve also had Vanilla bean and have had no reaction to said gluten in it, but I’ll check on that too and get back to this list. We also rotate our brewed coffees. I’ve tasted many of the coffees and felt fine after and I’m very sensitive to gluten being that I have CD. We just roast beans in Latin America, China, Arabia, And Africa. We dry, then roast them, and then they are sampled before being shipped out. The beans to my knowledge are not flavored with anything.

    • Allison

      You’re right about the teas- I work at Starbucks too and thought the same thing. I’m not sure if it’s where you live or when you started but Caramel Brulee is a seasonal holiday drink and has been for I think 2 years. Also, coconut was a flavor last summer and summers before that (I don’t know when it started but it was before me, so it’s been around more than 2 years) but they didn’t bring it back this year. Of course all of this is relative because Starbucks in different states/countries have different things. And you’re also right about the beans not being flavored with anything.

    • http://artemistris.blogspot.com Artemis

      The caramel brulee latte was a holiday drink. There was a mocha coconut frappuccino last summer.

  • Hailey

    I have Celiac and was recently diagnosed. I want to know if the ingredients in the Cotton Candy Frappuccino are gluten free. Here they are:
    vanilla bean frap
    1 pump of raspberry syrup (for a tall)

    • Adam Bryan

      I don’t know off hand Hailey, but I’ll definitely look into it. My guess would be no, but with Starbucks, you just sometimes never know

    • Sarah Lightman

      The Cotton Candy Beverage is NOT on our menu so those who order it do not say can I have a cotton candy Frap? We are not trained to know what that is. It also tastes NOTHING like cotton candy in my opinion. if you want to try one ask for it like this. First say your desired size, then 1-3 pumps of raspberry (then milk choice if you’re drinking soy) vanilla bean Frappuccino. It also comes with whipped cream unless you ask otherwise. Also you are right the vanilla bean powder has no known trace of gluten, so to those who think it does it only has sugar, vanilla bean pieces, and natural and artificial flavors. To clear a few other things up the java chips DEFINITELY have gluten. The soy however does not have any that I know of. In fact here is an exact ingredient list for the soy:

      organic soy milk (filtered water, whole organic soy beans), evaporated cane juice, calcium carbonate, natural vanilla flavor with other natural flavors, sea salt, carrageenan, sodium citrate, sodium bicarbonate, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, riboflavin (B2), Vitamin B12.

      I looked for anything else I could get on the soy Starbucks made but I haven’t found anything. However according to this link http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/glutenfreefoodshoppin1/a/FDA-Gluten-Free-Food-Label-Rules.htm manufacturers are required to label foods that contain the 8 common allergens. I myself have never reacted badly to the soy milk at work. Also you should all know that according to bodyecology.com articles coffee is not the best thing for those with gluten problems. They are finding that like gluten, it can cause similar reactions to the gut. This may be why you all may not feel too great after drinking coffee. I don’t know about all the syrups containing gluten Kristin. I have CD and have awful symptoms and have never reacted to syrups. The Sugar free stuff has maltodextrin, which sometimes is derived from gluten grains, but that’s about it. Also there is vanilla syrup in our whipped cream, so if you want to still avoid syrup, don’t have whipped cream. The chocolate mocha is vegan btw, the white mocha though has milk for those who are milk sensitive. I’ve also has the orange refresher and I felt fine after and the classic syrup in the iced coffee is essentially sugar water with preservatives like dextrose. Keep in mind all that coffee and oranges are acidic so it’s not the best thing for the stomach to begin with.

      On a last note here is a site that lists what ingredients are what. http://www.glutenfreeliving.com/ingredient.php

  • Kristin

    Hi everyone. I work at Starbucks and the only things I can verify as truly gluten free are the Kind bars and the Two Moms bars. All of the syrups contain gluten, so always make sure to ask for anything unsweetened. Safest is to go with a latte or any drink that is pretty basic. Also, yogurt parfaits have granola, so I wouldn’t trust that there is no gluten. Some of the ingredients have been said by others not to contain wheat, but that does not rule out gluten.

  • Amy

    I had an orange refresher today…tasted great, but within an hour I was sick! I wish Starbucks would list allergen info on line! Does the sweetener used in their iced coffee contains gluten? Thanks in advance for the information.

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  • Jessica

    Here’s an excellent article about GF dining at Starbucks. http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/eatinginrestaurants/f/Starbucks-Gluten-Free.htm

    Basically, it says “The bottom line: plain coffee or espresso-milk drinks may be okay, but blended and flavored drinks are extremely risky.”

  • Tara

    I used to work at Starbucks and, unless otherwise specified, the cafe vanilla frap is made with vanilla bean powder. It’s my favourite and I recently learned I’m gluten intolerant :-(

  • KC

    How about the pumpkin spice latte? I usually order it with skim milk.

    • Adam Bryan

      To be honest KC, I’m totally unsure if it’s gluten free or not. I’ll be sure to ask them and let you know asap

    • Amanda Wall

      I love the pumpkin spice latte and it just came back. I called the 1-800 number and they couldn’t tell me that it was gluten free because it says other spices and they said they had know idea what those were. So if you find out please do share. (-: Thank you!

      • Adam Bryan

        I’m going there tomorrow to find out. I’ll keep you posted Amanda!

  • Allison Levin

    Appears that only coffee or espresso are safe to drink. All java chip and chocolatey drinks are a big no no, light or sugar free are either corn or wheat based, and no to protein powders.

    I just recently had a java chip frappuccino thinking it’s okay. Reacted right away and didn’t know why until I did a little research. Unsweetened ice coffee it is!

    • Adam Bryan

      Yikes. But yeah I’m right there with you on the iced coffee- with a couple packs of sugar though! #sweettoothedfoodie

  • Johanna

    Came here because I just had the new orange spice iced coffee and had a reaction about 1/2 hr after drinking it. I knew about the java chips but not about the soy milk or vanilla powder. I wonder if there was cross-contamination somehow? Anyway, reading this thread lets me know that I need to be more careful at Starbucks. Thank you!

    • Adam Bryan

      I’m sorry to hear about your reaction Johanna :( but thanks for stopping by. We are always here to help :)

  • Bobbie

    The soy milk contains gluten? so frapes are out and so would be the pumpkin spice latte and chai tea. Can Starbucks make these drinks without milk? I have just been diagnosed with CD and lactose intolerance. Any web sites or advise would be greatly appreciated.

    • KatMoss

      I just talked with Tazo & Starbucks customer service who confirmed that the Chai Tea Concentrate IS gluten free!

      • Adam Bryan

        Woohoo! Thanks for letting us know Kat!

    • brooke g

      the fraps are gluten free

  • Laura

    Do you know if the pumpkin spice latte has gluten?

  • Linda H.

    Can anyone tell me if the regular café mochas are gluten free?

  • gail

    Im a celiac also a store manager of a starbucks, best advice I can give all is ask to see lables and decided if you want to chance it. Most products will have a warning on label that it is shared on equipment that contains wheat etc.. everyone has different levels of sensitivity. As I was reading all above comments I became more confussed at what is correct and what is not. Ex the smoothies on this list are said to be gluten free, in my opinion that has to be inncorect on the label it says protein powder is shared with equipment that may contain wheat, So i skip protein. the only confirmed way is to call Starbucks corp. 9 times out of ten most companies say there is a risk of contamination, so its up to consumer if they want to try or not. I appreciate everyones impute and it helps sometimes. wonder if corporate can get a better list together, maybe if we all tried to call and suggest an correct offical list they might listen. :)

  • brooke g

    vanilla bean fraps with caramel drizzle and whipped cream are also gluten free and they are AMAZING!!

  • lily

    are cotton candy fraps gluten free?

    • Adam Bryan

      Unfortunately, they are not Lily

  • Michele Moylan

    I am a Starbucks fan and drink there all the time. Because they claim it is GF, and because it is my favorite, after I got sick from the salted hot chocolate, I thought maybe it was just cross contamination and tried again at a different starbucks. I told the barista I had a gluten issue and she cleaned all of the stuff. I got very very sick that time. I still have caramel frappacinos, caramel machiato, and berry hibiscus all the time with no issues – but both times it was definitely the hot chocolate – drink with caution

  • Francine

    Read Wheat Belly, the book, you will find all your answers to why gluten (wheat) is in everything when it doesn’t need to be. It’s scary finding out the truth so if u are faint at heart don’t read it.

  • http://amandanimm.wordpress.com amandanimm

    This just disgusts me how much gluten is in all of Starbucks dishes. Who would ever think to look in syrups, wheat, etc. It makes you so scared to eat anything ANYWHERE when a company as popular as Starbucks cannot get better products.

  • Gwen

    I always thought of Starbucks as a progressive company, but I am honestly insulted by Starbucks total lack of interest in making any effort to provide gluten-free products. As you can see from the chain of comments above, even things that should be gluten-free have gluten at Starbucks. The straw that broke the camel’s back for me was today when I went in and was looking for a KIND bar. Because these are pre-packaged and gluten-free, they were one of the few things to eat at Starbucks without risk of cross contamination. I was told that they no longer carry KIND bars but now have another similar product. In reading the packaging, it says traces of WHEAT. Really Starbucks? Really?

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  • Denise

    When your post says frappacino does that include lattes? I use to drink the peppermint mocha lattes, are they gf? Asked to see the soy milk at a Starbucks and the lady let me look at the container it said Organic Soymilk. The lady told me it was Starbucks brand of soymilk. So Is Starbucks brand of soy milk gf?

  • Nikki

    Hi there,
    I can’t find a solid answer about the whip cream they use on drinks being gluten-free or not. I’ve had 2 pumpkin spice lattes this week with whip cream. The drink alone doesn’t bother me but I’ve been experiencing terrible brain fog and pain this week. I’m gluten intolerant and avoid gluten at all costs so I know the only thing different I’ve consumed this week was that whip cream on the top.
    So, can anyone help me determine whether or not the whip cream has gluten?
    Thanks in advance! :)

    • Linda J-H

      Nikki, it could be the combination of spices in the pumpkin spice mix. I have the same problem with the chai tea lattes and learned that the histamines from certain spice combinations can react in gluten sensitive people. Since the chai lattes don’t make me sick, but sometimes, and only sometimes, give me brain fog, I have learned that it is a chance I take. Perhaps the same is the spice mixture in the pumpkin spice lattes. Since they are seasonal, Starbucks may have “tinkered” with the spice ratios.

    • Adam Bryan

      In my opinion I believe that the whipped cream is gluten free. But I’ll double check for you!

  • Heather

    Hi I’m trying to narrow down my gluten reaction today. I’ve only been gluten free for 11 days but had an Earl Grey soy latte with 2 shots of espresso and hazelnut syrup. Do any of these ingredients contain gluten? I got a terrible headache and nauseated shortly after I had it. Thank you!

  • Amy

    Trying to see if peppermint white chocolate mocha is gluten-free. Trying to read through comments. Can you help!?

  • Monique

    I can tell you I had a peppermint mocha today and my stomach is sounding like torpedoes, a sound And feeling I haven’t experienced for a very long time. I’d wager it has gluten in it.

  • Bekah

    Please don’t listen to this menu!!! I have contacted starbuck’s several times, and it is not very safe for people with Celiac Disease to drink/eat at. There are only a couple of items that are actually gluten free. Most of the things on this menu are not gluten free! For example, they specifically told me the chips they use in the java chip Frappuccinos contain gluten. They also told me that ALL frappuccinos contain gluten due to the base they use for them. They also said they have cross contamination at Starbucks! Please talk to Starbucks rather than looking at this menu!

  • Sara C.

    Hello Adam! I have been using your list like crazy and it’s really helped in what to choose. Thank you for posting. I don’t have celiac nor do I have a gluten allergy but my doctor feels I’m intolerant. I don’t have issues with cross-contamination or using the same cups to make drinks. I do want to try the Vanilla Blonde that came out, but I’m getting mixed signals about the vanilla syrup. I have the whipped cream with no issues. Drinks I’ve enjoyed include mocha, mocha frapp, PSL, salted caramel, and teas. Thoughts, advice on trying it?
    Thanks!!

  • http://keeperofhishome.wordpress.com Chelsea McCafferty

    Thanks so much for these lists! Very helpful! Quick question….are the sugar free (skinny) versions of the frappes above still GF? for Example….a coffee frappe with sugar free hazelnut or sugar free peppermint and mocha? Thanks!

  • Monica

    I am new to GF world and really dont want to give up my Skinny Caramel Macchito’s or skinny vanilla latte’s are those safe?

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  • Jess

    Thank you so much for this!

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