Tim Hortons vegan options continue to grow in 2022
While Tim Hortons is not perfect, they are probably the most vegan-friendly fast-food breakfast spot in Canada. With over 4,000 locations across Canada, plant-based eaters have no trouble finding a tasty vegan breakfast here.
Tim Hortons has some pretty great vegan options beyond hearty vegetable side dishes. These include Beyond Meat Breakfast Sandwiches, bagels, hash browns, and many other vegan-friendly goodies that we’ll cover below.
Vegan Main Dishes at Tim Hortons
- Beyond Sausage Lettuce Tomato Sandwich (not all locations)
- Beyond Meat Burger (not available at all locations)
- All Beyond Meat Entrees if ordered without cheese or eggs
- Mixed Berry Oatmeal
- Regular Oatmeal
- Garden Veggie Sandwich (specify no cream cheese)
- Harvest Vegetable Soup (not all locations)
- Garden Salad (should be vegan as-is with dressing)
Unfortunately, the Beyond Meat options are not available at all Tim Hortons locations. These are on the menu in select locations in British Columbia and Canada. For US and UK folks it varies. Sometimes these vegan meat breakfast sandwiches are sold at additional select locations for a limited time. It is nice to know that they have at least attempted to play around with beyond meat. Maybe someday these will be more permanent.
Vegan Sides at Tim Hortons
- Hash Browns
- Potato Wedges
- Kettle Chips
- English Muffin
- Homestyle Biscuit
- Peanut Butter
- Jams and Jellies
Remember you can always slap a hash-brown or some wedges on a biscuit or jam onto a muffin and eat that as a quick snack or small breakfast — or to bulk up a lighter “main” option like oatmeal to make it a hefty meal. But you can also do that by adding a bagel, or simply opting for a bagel or piece of their bread that we’ll cover in the next section.
Vegan Bread & Bagel Options at Tim Hortons
- Cinnamon Raisin Bagel
- Plain Bagel
- Everything Bagel
- Sesame-Seed Bagel
- Blueberry Bagel
- English Muffin
- Homestyle Biscuit
- Whole Wheat Bread
- White Bread
Tim Hortons doesn’t have a vegan cream cheese like some US-based counterparts, such as Einstein Bagels, but they aren’t a bagel shop, so that makes sense. They are a general breakfast-oriented cafe. Tim Hortons may add a vegan-friendly cream cheese eventually. For now, they have tasty jams and peanut butter.
Vegan Drinks at Tim Hortons
Up until now, Tim Hortons really only carried standard options like regular black coffee, espressos, and cappuccinos. However, at the end of 2021, Tim Hortons added two new vegan options using Chobani Oat Milk. These include Cinnamon Caramel Oat Latte and Cinnamon Caramel Oat Cold Brew. With these added, Tim Hortons vegan drinks include:
- Frozen lemonade and other slushy-fruit drinks (raspberry cooler, etc.)
- All Coffees (without milk/creamer or substitute dairy-free milk)
- Apple Cider (can be ordered hot too)
- All teas (without milk/creamer)
- Cinnamon Caramel Oat Latte
- Cinnamon Caramel Oat Cold Brew
If you aren’t sure what coffee types Tim Hortons has, it’s really just the standard stuff like regular black coffee (Americano), Expresso’s, and Cappuccino. They have multiple types/styles though; it’s not McDonalds. They have real coffee.
While Tim Hortons smoothies aren’t vegan-friendly personally I love the lemonade/berry slushy type things, which make for a good, albeit less healthy than real fruit, replacement for a sweet fruity drink.
Vegan Desserts at Tim Hortons:
While there’s the drinks above that you can make into candy-like sweet abominations, as I must admit I have done in the past, there aren’t any proper vegan desserts at Tim Hortons in the USA or Canada. In some UK locations they apparently sometimes have a vegan brownie or something with a V sticker on it, but really that’s just a local thing in certain UK locations rather than a Tim Hortons product.
Does Tim Hortons have Vegan-Friendly Donuts?
Unfortunately, Tim Hortons does not have any vegan-friendly donuts at this time. Maybe someday they will expand their menu, but until then, they have some sweet drinks to satisfy your sweet tooth.