According to food experts, plant-based food will still be trending in 2021. These plant-based foods— which are healthier alternatives to meat and processed goods— became a viral trend last year when we were told to eat healthier to strengthen our bodies given the COVID-19 pandemic.
Because of its popularity, even fast-food chains like McDonald’s and Burger King have already launched their own plant-based products in 2020. Now, just in time for the new year, another big brand has added plant-based options to their menu: Starbucks Philippines! (Read: 5 Plant-Based Ingredients for Your Daily Meals)
Three new meat- and dairy-free dishes have been added to Starbucks Philippines’s menu starting this week. This is in addition to the first batch of dairy-free beverages they launched back in September, much to the joy of Starbucks lovers.
Here are the three new products that Starbucks launched recently for its plant-based food menu.
Plant-Based Food at Starbucks: BBQ Mochi Bun
For only P85, you can now score a delicious mochi bun filled with a meat-free Asian barbecue! And as Filipinos who LOVE barbecue, this is a delight! This is a healthier version of our well-loved barbecue, but still has the same taste. Its buns are also soft and chewy— true to its mochi nature. You will surely not be disappointed with this one.
Plant-Based Food at Starbucks: Mince Roll
Mince rolls are perfect for those who are in a rush to go to work or those who are looking to eat something before a very important meeting. It’s because it has carbs in the form of flaky pastry crust, protein in the form of meat, and even has a sauce so it wouldn’t be too dry! (Read: What’s Hot in 2021: A Barista’s List of Must-Try Coffee Drinks)
Starbucks’s new plant-based mince roll is a must try. It uses a plant-based ground “beef” patty with some dairy-free cheese, wrapped in freshly baked crust. It retails for only P95– a steal if you ask us!
Plant-Based Food at Starbucks: Classic Lasagna
When you think of lasagna, what comes to mind first is the amount of meat and cheese it has, all in one baked-to-perfection dish. But for those who are more health-conscious, it might not be the best option. (Read: 3 Scenic Tagaytay Cafés You Should Visit Post-Pandemic)
This is why Starbucks is taking lasagna to a whole different level by making their own version of the pasta favorite and making it meat-free! Their lasagna is made from plant-based pork and dairy-free cheese, with some added Italian spices. The Starbucks Classic Lasagna is available for only P195.