Starbucks Drinks to Order If You’re Gluten-Free

You can still keep your Starbucks habit even if you're going gluten-free! This list of Starbucks gluten-free drinks is perfect to have on hand when you're ordering.

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Going gluten-free, whether it’s because of allergies, health reasons or lifestyle changes, can be hard. Most food has to switch over to gluten-free recipes, and even the foods you thought are gluten-free might not be! You even have to be careful when it comes to what you drink.

You might know what to ask the waiter if you’re gluten-free when eating out, but what about the barista at your local Starbucks? Not all of Starbucks’ drinks are gluten-free, and the baristas may not always be aware of what ingredients contain gluten, even though they’re trying their best. That’s why it’s helpful to have a list of what you can order at Starbucks.

According to a Starbucks representative, Starbucks can’t guarantee that any of its unpackaged products are completely gluten-free, as shared equipment is used to store, prepare and serve them. This might lead to cross-contamination, so you might want to skip buying anything freshly prepared or unpackaged if you’re extremely allergic or have celiac disease. Packaged items, like bottled drinks, are the exception, as these are sealed until the customer receives them.

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Gluten-Free Regular Coffee Drinks

Most regular coffee is gluten-free, so if you just like a basic cup of joe, you’re good to go! Most of Starbucks’ regular coffees are wheat- and gluten-free. These include:

  • Iced Coffee
  • Freshly Brewed Coffee
  • Blonde Roast
  • Cold Brew (all flavors)
  • Cold Brew Latte
  • Nitro Cold Brew
  • Starbucks Dark Roast Coffee
  • Pike Place Roast
  • Decaf Pike Place Roast
  • White Chocolate Mocha
  • Clover Brewed Coffees
  • Filter Coffee
  • Nitro with Cold Foam
  • Nitro with Caramel Cold Foam
  • Caffe Misto
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Gluten-Free Espressos

Need an extra boost of caffeine in the morning? Much of Starbucks’ espresso menu is also, luckily, gluten-free—just make sure you skip the oat milk. Included in this list are:

  • Espresso (hot or iced)
  • Flat White
  • Caffe Latte (hot or iced)
  • Latte Macchiato (hot or iced)
  • Hazelnut Macchiato
  • Espresso Macchiato
  • Espresso con Panna
  • Cortado
  • Americano
  • Cappuccino (hot or iced)
  • Honey Almondmilk Flat White
  • Cinnamon Dolce Latte
  • Starbucks Reserve Latte
  • Vanilla Latte
  • Starbucks Reserve Hazelnut Bianco Latte
  • Espresso Macchiato
  • Peru Flat Piccino
  • Coconut Mocha (hot or iced)
  • Cordusio
  • Cold Foam Iced Cappuccino
  • White Chocolate Mocha
  • Caffe Mocca
  • White Caffe Mocha
  • Starbucks Reserve Dark Chocolate Mocha
  • Caramel Macchiato
  • Coconut Milk Latte
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 Starbucks Gluten Free Tea
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Gluten-Free Teas

Teas are a pretty safe bet when it comes to being gluten-free, but check the ingredients if you’re adding flavored syrups. These teas are likely gluten-free:

  • Black Tea (hot or iced)
  • London Fog Tea Latte (hot or iced)
  • Earl Grey Tea (hot or iced)
  • Chai Tea (hot or iced)
  • Mint Blend Tea (hot or iced)
  • Chamomile Blend (hot or iced)
  • Iced Mango Tea
  • Iced Passion Tango Tea
  • Iced Shaken Hibiscus Flavored Herbal Blend
  • Jasmine Orange Tea (hot or iced)
  • Mint Majesty Herbal Tea
  • Peach Tranquility Herbal Tea (hot or iced)
  • Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte (hot or iced)
  • Chai Tea Latte (hot or iced)
  • Matcha Tea Latte (hot or iced)
  • Vanilla Matcha Tea Latte
  • Emperor’s Clouds & Mist Green Tea
  • Green Tea (hot or iced)
  • Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Green Tea
  • Iced Peach Green Tea
  • Mint Citrus Flavored Green Tea Blend
  • Spearmint Green Tea (hot or iced)
  • Iced Black Tea Lemonade
  • Iced Mango Black Tea Lemonade
  • Iced Green Tea Lemonade
  • Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade
  • Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade
  • Iced Matcha Lemonade
  • Iced Shaken Hibiscus Flavored Herbal Blend Lemonade
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Starbucks Strawberry Pink Drink
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Gluten-Free Refreshers

Most Starbucks Refreshers are fruit-based, like our favorite Pink Drink, and shouldn’t have any gluten. If you do opt to add flavorings outside of the regular recipe, though, make sure to check the ingredients!

  • Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher
  • Pink Drink
  • Violet Drink
  • Kiwi Starfruit Refresher
  • Kiwi Starfruit Lemonade Refresher
  • Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Refresher
  • Dragon Drink
  • Mango Dragonfruit Refresher
  • Star Drink
  • Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade Refresher
  • Strawberry Acai Refresher
  • Strawberry Acai Lemonade Refresher

You can make Starbucks Refreshers at home if you don’t want to risk cross-contamination at all.

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 Starbucks Bottled Cold Brew Coffee
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Gluten-Free Bottled Starbucks Drinks

If you’re allergic or have celiac disease, this is your safest bet. The ingredients are listed on these bottles, and cross-contamination is unlikely as they’re sealed until sold to customers.

  • Starbucks DoubleShot Energy+ (all flavors except Caramel)
  • Starbucks Bottled Frappuccinos (all flavors except Caramel)
  • Pike Place Roast
  • Decaf Pike Place Roast
  • Starbucks Bottled Cold Brew Coffee
  • Clover Brewed Coffee
  • Coffee Traveler
  • Ethos Bottled Water
  • Evolution Fresh Defense Up
  • Evolution Fresh Orange Juice
  • Vivanno Smoothies
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Gluten-Free Coffee Frappucinos

Frappuccinos can be complicated! According to some baristas, it can be hard to tell if your favorite Frapp contains gluten because they contain so many ingredients. Most of the syrups used don’t have an ingredient list, and even some ingredients can end up containing gluten without explicitly saying so.

The Java Chip Frappucino, for one, is definitely one to avoid, since the java chips contain gluten in the form of wheat. We’d recommend approaching Frappuccinos with caution, or replicating something like the Caramel Frappucino at home instead if you’re allergic. These Frapps are most likely to be gluten-free:

  • Coffee Frappuccino
  • Chocolate Frappuccino
  • Caramel Frappuccino
  • Mocha Frappuccino
  • Coconut Mocha Frappuccino
  • Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino
  • White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
  • White Mocha Frappuccino
  • Cafe Vanilla Frappuccino
  • Vanilla Matcha Frappuccino
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Gluten-Free Coffee-Free Frappucinos

Prefer your sweet morning pick-me-up without the caffeine? Starbucks also has a long list of gluten-free Frappuccinos—but again, with syrups and flavorings, you should be careful. Here are the safest ones to order:

  • Hot Chocolate
  • White Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Chocolate with Hazelnut
  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  • Caramel Creme Frappuccino
  • Chocolate Creme Frappuccino
  • White Chocolate Creme Frappuccino
  • Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino
  • Strawberry Creme Frappuccino
  • Matcha Creme Frappuccino
  • Chai Creme Frappuccino
  • Green Tea Creme Frappuccino

Don’t see your favorite listed here? Check our Starbucks copycat recipes to see if you can make it at home with gluten-free substitutes—and pair them with these great gluten-free snacks.

Amrita Thakkar
Amrita is a writer, poet and amateur photographer who often ends up applying these skills to her one great love: food. You can find her up at 3 a.m. writing, researching the perfect combo for her next grilled cheese or making a more eco-friendly grocery list.