Dairy-Free Milks We Love, from the Chains We Love

Emily Ellerby-Hunt’s quick and handy guide to the non-dairy milk alternatives available in our favourite chain cafes, from Costa Coffee to Caffè Nero.

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Non-dairy alternatives to cow’s milk are becoming more and more popular, with many people choosing to switch to plant-based options. When out and about, knowing what you can get and where to find them can be very handy, and saves the awkwardness of having to ask – especially as some places don’t advertise it on their boards! Whilst most places charge an additional fee for milks such as almond and coconut, soya will almost always be free of charge.

If the benefits and drawbacks of particular plant-based milks interests you, the BBC released an article detailing not only which dairy-free milks are available, but also how they stand up to cow’s milk.

If you’re just finding your feet with swapping to plant-based milks, here is a handy guide to some chain stores, and which dairy-free milks you can expect to find!

Caffè Nero

(Image Credit: Tony Monbla)

 Non-dairy milks available at Caffè Nero include:

  • Soya milk
  • Oat milk
  • Coconut milk

Costa Coffee

(Image Credit: © Mike Pennington)

Non-dairy milks available at Costa Coffee include:

  • Soya milk
  • Almond milk
  • Coconut milk


(Image Credit: © Gary Rogers)

Non-dairy milks available at Starbucks include:

  • Soya milk
  • Almond milk
  • Coconut milk


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(Image Credit: InSapphoWeTrust)

Non-dairy milks available at Pret-a-Manger include:

  • Soya milk
  • Rice-coconut milk

About the Author: Emily Ellerby-Hunt is the Food and Drink Section Editor for Wild Magazine, and currently studies theatre at the University of York.

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