High-street coffee chain Costa is adding new vegan options to its menu after being urged to ‘up its vegan game’ by animal rights organisation Animal Aid.
Costa are adding some new vegan options to the menu over the coming months, including a Jam Oaty Bake (available in stores from March) and a tasty Three Bean Wrap (available in May).
Vegan lunch options at Costa are currently reasonably limited and include a tomato and basil soup, as well as a range of vegan-friendly drinks and snacks. The limited offerings recently prompted national animal rights organisation Animal Aid previously to write to the coffee chain asking it to introduce more vegan lunch options.
Campaign Manager for vegan outreach charity Animal Aid, Tod Bradbury, said: “We are delighted to hear that Costa Coffee will be launching new vegan options this year.
“Once launched, every major coffee chain in the UK will offer a vegan lunch option. “This shows how much veganism is growing, and how mainstream it has become.”
Earlier this year the coffee shop chain introduced coconut milk across its stores nationwide which was specifically developed for use in coffee and creates a rich and glossy microfoam; perfect for the creation of latte art. They also added a vegan-friendly Paradise Slice featuring coconut and vine fruit bound in coconut cream and topped with rich dark chocolate, dried raspberry pieces and nibbed pistachios.