At full service Starbucks stores that serve treif meat, one should avoid buying drinks prepared with equipment that may have been washed with treif equipment. There are drinks (see listed below) that are prepared without any contact with questionable equipment and are acceptable at any store. We cannot recommend any other products in these stores (see items on the list below flagged with an X) unless they are packaged with a reliable certification.

Click here for a list of stores with “Kosher-friendly” equipment rinse practices.

All drinks listed below are permissible under one of the following conditions:

  • The store does not serve meat or cheese items; OR
  • It is one of the stores listed here that has implemented “kosher-friendly” equipment rinse practices to avoid issues with listed beverages; OR
  • When one is traveling*. According to Star-K policy, traveling creates a sha’as hadchak (i.e., no other viable option is readily available) during which one need not be concerned with the restrictions on the beverages listed below. Traveling means when you are away from your hometown. You do not need to be driving on the highway to fit into the category of traveling.

Please note: Starbucks stores serve cholov stam. There are some stores that are serving cholov yisroel milk and cream, subject to availability. We do not audit or certify this program. Consumers who require cholov yisroel should use their discretion or consult their rov to determine the cholov yisroel status of the milk being served.

The following recommendations are for the USA and Canada only.

BEVERAGEACCEPTABLE AT ANY STARBUCKSONLY ACCEPTABLE:
a) when traveling*; or
b) at “kosher-friendly” stores listed here; or
c) at stores that don’t serve meat or cheese items
ALMOND MILK Yes Yes
BOTTLED STARBUCKS DRINKS
with a KD
Yes Yes
CAFFE AMERICANO
Use disposable cup. Avoid using the “shot” glass.
Yes Yes
CAPPUCCINO Yes
COFFEE, REGULAR AND DECAF No Yes
ESPRESSO
Use disposable cup. Avoid using the “shot” glass.
Yes Yes
FRAPPUCCINOS**
Caramel Frappuccino (Cholov Stam) Yes Yes
Caramel Light Frappuccino (Cholov Stam) Yes Yes
Coffee Frappuccino (Cholov Stam; With Soy/Almond Milk, Pareve, DE) Yes Yes
Coffee Light Frappuccino (Cholov Stam; With Soy/Almond Milk, Pareve, DE) Yes Yes
Espresso Frappuccino (Cholov Stam; With Soy/Almond Milk, Pareve, DE) Yes Yes
Espresso Light Frappuccino (Cholov Stam; With Soy/Almond Milk, Pareve, DE) Yes Yes
Mocha Frappuccino (Cholov Stam) Yes Yes
Mocha Light Frappuccino (Cholov Stam) Yes Yes
HOT CHOCOLATE** (CHOLOV STAM) No No
LATTES/MOCHAS**
Latte Hot/Caffe Latte (Cholov Stam) No Yes
Mocha Latte/Caffe Mocha (Cholov Stam) No Yes
Pumpkin Spice Latte (Cholov Stam) No Yes
Skinny Mocha (Cholov Stam) No Yes
White Chocolate Latte (Cholov Stam) No Yes
MACCHIATOS**
Caramel Macchiato (Cholov Stam) No Yes
Espresso Macchiato (Cholov Stam) No Yes
SOY MILK Yes Yes
ICED BEVERAGES**
Cold Brew Yes Yes
Iced Caffe Americano (Cholov Stam) Yes Yes
Iced Caffe Latte (Cholov Stam) Yes Yes
Iced Caffe Mocha (Cholov Stam) Yes Yes
Iced Caramel Macchiato (Cholov Stam) Yes Yes
Iced Skinny Mocha (Cholov Stam) Yes Yes
Iced Vanilla Latte (Cholov Stam) Yes Yes
Iced White Chocolate Mocha (Cholov Stam) Yes Yes
TOPPINGSACCEPTABLE ANY STARBUCKSONLY ACCEPTABLE:
a) when traveling*, or
b) at “kosher-friendly” stores listed here, or
c) at stores that don’t serve meat items
CARAMEL SAUCE/DRIZZLE
(CHOLOV STAM)
Yes Yes
CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE
(CHOLOV STAM)
Yes Yes
**WHIPPED CREAM (CHOLOV STAM) Whipped Cream can be added upon request. Whipped cream found in most Starbucks stores carries a reliable Kosher certification. Before adding it to the product, consumers must first verify its kosher status by checking the original whipped cream container for a reliable kosher symbol.

*Traveling means when you are away from your hometown (this creates a situation of sha’as hadchak – i.e., no other viable option is readily available). You don’t need to be driving on the highway to fit into the category of traveling.

**Whipped Cream can be added upon request. Whipped cream found in most Starbucks stores carries a reliable Kosher certification. Before adding it to the product, consumers must first verify its kosher status by checking the original whipped cream container for a reliable kosher symbol.