Of all the things I used to miss about being a meat eater, fast-food breakfast was definitely high on the list. For the most part, vegetarians have an extremely limited list of places they are able to eat at via drive-thru before things begin to feel redundant. This is why I got so excited when I saw the new addition to the Starbucks breakfast menu: the Veggie Artisan Breakfast Sandwich.
For those who don't already know, I have been working as a partner for Starbucks for some time now. A few years ago, Starbucks brought Artisan Breakfast Sandwiches to their menu, but only offered wraps as meat-free options for vegetarians. However, before the end of 2010 they added the Roasted Vegetable Panini sandwich as a veg option for lunch, and then debuted the Veggie Artisan this month. The breakfast sandwich offers a vegetable frittata with peppers and onions, topped with Monterey Jack cheese and toasted on a ciabatta roll. Pure, hot breakfast heaven. To make it even better, the sandwich is only 350 calories, meaning you don't have to skimp on your morning latte.
Fellow vegetarians, this is a must try for anyone who misses the convenience of a McDonald's drive-thru but wants a more healthful option. (Word around town is carnivores love it, too!)