The good news: To the delight of plant-eaters everywhere, Starbucks is (finally) working on a vegan menu item. Called the Plant Powered Breakfast Sandwich, the treat is basically a vegan version of a classic sausage, egg and cheese sandwich, this one featuring a plant-based egg patty, an Impossible Sausage and melted "cheddar" cheese on a whole wheat English muffin.
The not-so-good news: you can only try the item at a Starbucks in Issaquah, Washington (near Seattle) for now, which is where the company is based. If the order proves to be popular, it may become a fixture on menus all across the country. The sandwich's current price tag is $5.45.
According to The Beet, other foods are currently being tested at the Seattle-area location as well. Folks in the area can also order a potato bake, which is made with plant-based egg, and a chickpea bite.
This isn't the company's first foray into veggie-based food: back in June, Starbucks introduced the Impossible Sausage Breakfast Sandwich, which was made with a fried egg and real Cheddar cheese, falling squarely in the vegetarian category and not the vegan one.
While we wait and hope for the treat to be available nationwide, you'll find us ordering these secret Starbucks menu items all over town. Coconut milk pumpkin macchiato, anyone?
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