Starbucks now offering oat milk as newest non-dairy option at select locations

Oat milk latte. (Starbucks)

Move over almond milk, there's a new dairy alternative on the block.

Patrons of select Starbucks and Princi locations in four United States cities now have another non-dairy option to choose from.

Oat milk made its debut Tuesday on menus in Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and New York.

Reserve Roasteries in New York and Seattle, the Starbucks Reserve store at the company’s Seattle headquarters, the Starbucks Reserve Bar on First and University in Seattle, and the Starbucks Reserve Bar on Chestnut in San Francisco will all carry the dairy alternative.

The milk will also be available at the three standalone Princi bakeries in Seattle (2118 Westlake Ave.), Chicago (1000 W. Randolph Street) and New York (1633 Broadway).

Oat milk has gained popularity as a non-dairy alternative, offering a smooth and neutral flavor which complements both light and dark-roast coffees, according to the company. When steamed, the milk creates a creamy and velvety texture, perfect for the classic latte and cappuccino espresso beverages, Starbucks said.  

Starbucks locations in Europe have been offering oat milk since January 2018. This is the first time it has been introduced in Starbucks stores the United States.