Beyond Meat’s burgers and sausages have changed the way people think of plant-based ‘meat.’ They’ve become popular items in supermarkets and restaurants, even on the menus of restaurants one never expected to jump on the plant-based train. Recently, Tim Horton’s, Canada’s famous breakfast, coffee, and donut chain added Beyond Meat burgers to their menu and they have Beyond Meat breakfast sandwiches too. Now, the U.S. counterpart is following their lead!
Dunkin’ (formerly Dunkin’ Donuts), is adding plant-based Beyond Meat to the menu! It will be available in a breakfast sandwich. Currently, they are testing this new menu item out in Manhattan locations, but the goal is to eventually launch it nationally.
Source: Beyond Meat Facebook
The breakfast sandwich will be served with egg and cheese, so it will not be vegan, but it will have the plant-based patty helping customers see how delicious and easy plant-based can be. It also incites hope that maybe someday Dunkin’ will add plant-based egg and/or cheese alternatives since they’re interested in moving in a plant-based direction.
Beyond Meat CEO, Ethan Brown is most excited about the plant-based product being accessible and easy to enjoy. He said, “It’s not that interesting to me that really rich people eat super healthy food. It’s not moving the needle. You see other chains that are upcharging a dollar or something, but this is a chance to meet consumer where we are.”
The plant-based breakfast sandwich will cost $4.29, a similar price to the other breakfast sandwiches at Dunkin’. It’s currently available in Manhattan locations only, but if you’re interested in eating more plant-based foods, keep an eye out for when it’s available nationwide.
Make Your Own Breakfast Sandwiches
Maybe you’re happy that more people will now be able to incorporate plant-based foods in their diet with this accessible option, but you eat plant-based. The Dunkin’ sandwich has egg and cheese, but fret not! We’ve got you covered with these delicious vegan breakfast sandwich recipes from the Food Monster App.
1. Breakfast Sandwich With Tofu Egg and Tempeh Sausage
This Breakfast Sandwich With Tofu Egg and Tempeh Sausage by Victoria Rand and Christopher Bill is a veganized version of the classic sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich that puts its original counterpart to shame. The tofu egg is perfectly textured, colored with turmeric, and stacked on top of a savory piece of maple syrup-smoked tempeh, and then sandwiched between two homemade English muffins that are fresh out of the oven.
2. Shiitake and Tofu Breakfast Sandwich With Crispy Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Garlic Aioli
This Shiitake and Tofu Breakfast Sandwich by Ron Badach is a true Breakfast of Champions. Multiple layers of textures and flavors take you back to a 1950’s diner. Finished with real maple syrup, this sandwich easily takes home the gold!
3. ‘Sausage’ Sweet Potato Breakfast Sandwich With Sriracha Maple Aioli
Salty, sweet, saucy, crunchy, hot, chewy – that is what this ‘Sausage’ Sweet Potato Breakfast Sandwich by Jennifer Harmon has to offer. The Sriracha maple aioli gives this sandwich a spiciness not generally found in breakfast foods, but the maple reigns it in to perfection. The breakfast sausage supplies that craveable saltiness, and the sweet potato coins add texture to make one amazing first meal of the day!
We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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