You might be used to thinking of Dunkin’ as the place to go for your coffee and donuts. And while it’s certainly great for that, there are a whole host of other foods on offer too.
The wider menu is reflected in the chain’s new name, announced in 2018. Although many people still call it Dunkin’ Donuts, these days it’s officially just Dunkin’.
So if you’re calling in, what items should top your order?
That’s what we’re here to find out! We’re going to look at the best food at Dunkin’ Donuts (sorry, Dunkin’!). And we’ll tell you just what makes it great.
Ready? Let’s get started.
Best Food at Dunkin’ Donuts
This is where it all began – and the donuts are still the item of choice on any Dunkin’ menu. The selection is enormous too. And you can buy them by the dozen or half dozen to sample lots of those amazing flavors.
There are loads of different donut styles on offer at Dunkin’ too. Stick to a simple cake donut, or go for a braid, filled donut or cruller.
But when it comes to the cream of the crop, simplicity often reigns supreme. The donut that consistently takes the top spot in rankings of Dunkin’s donuts is the glazed. Light, fluffy and with just the right amount of sugary coating, it’s a surefire winner.
2. Wake Up Wrap
As the name suggests, the Wake Up Wrap is just the thing to get you going in the morning. In 2017, it was the third most ordered food item by Dunkin’ customers after donuts and a breakfast sandwich.
The choice of flavors varies from time to time. At the time of writing, you could choose between the classic egg and cheese, or add in bacon, ham or sausage. The egg and cheese is a good breakfast option for vegetarians, or you can skip the cheese and make it vegan.
Whichever options you go for, you’ll get plenty of filling. And the wrap is a convenient and tasty way to start your day.
3. Southwest Veggie Power Breakfast Sandwich
With more and more Americans moving to a plant-based diet, Dunkin’ has expanded its range of breakfast sandwiches. One of the most recent additions is the delicious Southwest Veggie Power Breakfast Sandwich.
At the heart of the sandwich is a black bean patty made by meat-free specialists MorningStar Farms. It’s packed with southwest herbs and spices, and accompanied by an egg white omelet with spinach, bell peppers and onions. And it’s topped with delicious mature cheddar cheese for extra umami flavor.
The whole thing sits between two slices of multigrain thin. Yum! It has 410 calories and 26 grams of protein too. So while we love our donuts, there’s no denying this works better as a regular breakfast choice.
4. Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich
Want to eat less meat but still love the taste and texture of a proper sausage? Dunkin’ have you covered!
The Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich is designed to mimic the experience of eating a pork sausage. But here, all the ingredients come from plants.
The “sausage” is actually a mixture of peas, mung beans and rice, together with sunflower and coconut oil. There’s also a special mix of spices to add to the flavor.
The result is a sausage that’s both tasty and succulent. The standard Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich comes with both egg and cheese. But if you order it with an English muffin and no extras, it’s fine for vegans.
5. Avocado Toast
Avocado toast has moved on from the time when it was only the niche brunch choice of hipsters! These days, it’s conquered the world – and Dunkin’s version is both simple and tasty.
The avocado mash is made with just four ingredients – avocado (naturally), salt, black pepper, and lemon juice. It’s both creamy and tangy. And it sits on a toasted slice of sourdough bread.
Dunkin’ add their own extra twist with a topping of Everything Bagel Seasoning. That’s a mixture of garlic, onion, sesame and poppy seeds.
It’s a light, tasty breakfast choice. And it’s another option that’s suitable for vegans too.
Dunkin’ also occasionally add optional extra toppings. 31st July is National Avocado Day (who knew?!) and Dunkin’ offered a choice of two extras to mark the occasion. You could keep your avocado toast vegan with slices of roasted tomato, or add some protein with a topping of bacon.
6. Grilled Cheese Melt with Ham
The grilled cheese melt with ham is a great option for carnivores – and it works for either breakfast or lunch.
It uses the same sourdough bread that’s put to work in the avocado toast. The bread is made with a genuine sourdough starter. That’s a mixture of flour and water that collects yeast and bacteria over time. While that might not sound great, it’s that mixture that gives the bread its rise and flavor.
Dunkin’s bread is just the right level of “sour”, enough to add a subtle tang to the classic cheese and ham combo.
You’ll get two different types of cheese here too, white cheddar and American. While the cheese flavors aren’t particularly strong, they add a pleasant creaminess to the sandwich.
7. Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich
For committed carnivores, few things in life top a bacon sandwich. But when you add egg and cheese into the mix, you might just have found sandwich heaven.
The bacon here is cherrywood smoked, so its full of flavor. The cheese is American cheese, so its more gooey than flavorful. But on the plus side, it doesn’t interfere with the taste of the bacon or egg.
And there’s a whole range of different ways to enjoy this sandwich classic. Choose an English muffin, bagel, croissant, flatbread, or biscuit.
It’s not the lowest calorie option out there – choose a bagel and you’ll be consuming 520 calories. Switch to a croissant and there are 587. But while you may not want one of these every day, as an occasional treat, it certainly hits the spot!
When it comes to a simple, filling and tasty way to start a cold wintry morning, nothing beats oatmeal. And because oats are full of slow-release sugars, they’ll keep you full of energy until it’s time for lunch.
Dunkin’s oatmeal comes in two different versions: original and brown sugar, for those with a sweeter tooth. And for extra sweetness, you can have it topped with a blend of dried fruits – raisins, golden raisins and cranberries.
But even if you choose the brown sugar option and have the dried fruit, there aren’t many calories here. A steaming bowl of sweet oatmeal goodness has just 310 calories. That makes it a healthy choice, as well as a delicious one.
9. Angus Steak and Egg Sandwich
Steak and eggs is one of those classic combinations that never gets old. At Dunkin’, you can get it in either a wrap or a sandwich – but we think the sandwich has the edge.
The steak is from Angus cattle, and it’s tender and juicy. The egg is fried and dusted in black pepper. And there’s American cheese to add an extra melty, savory element.
The sandwich here comes as a bagel. The firmer texture works perfectly with the steak.
The only thing to note with this one is that it isn’t available all the time. If you spot it on the menu, get it while you can!
10. Snack ’N’ Go Wraps
When you’re looking for a quick bite to eat on the run, Dunkin’s Snack ’N’ Go Wraps are a great choice. And they’re available in two different varieties: steak and chicken
Both use a simple tortilla with either a battered chicken fillet or a slice of Angus steak. And both options come with cheddar cheese. The chicken version also has dressing, while the steak has honey mustard sauce.
You can, of course, skip the dressing or sauce if you prefer. And if you do that, it will give you a pretty low calorie lunch option. The chicken wrap without dressing comes in at just 320 calories – so you won’t need to loosen your belt to enjoy it!
But if you like more flavor, not less, you can mix things up by adding extras. Some customers swear by adding a bean dip to the chicken wrap.
When it comes to something to satisfy your sweet tooth, Dunkin’ is famed for its donuts. But it also carries an exceptionally good range of muffins.
The flavors on offer here cover everything from triple chocolate to chocolate chip, honey bran to blueberry. The blueberry is particularly popular. It’s been a staple of the Dunkin’ menu since 1950, and every year, Dunkin’ uses around 5 million pounds of wild and cultivated blueberries.
And for those watching their waistlines, there’s a reduced fat blueberry muffin too. That has 410 calories, compared to 460 for the standard version.
12. Cream Cheese Bagel
Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best. And that’s the case with the humble cream cheese bagel.
There are different views on the optimum level of cream cheese. Some people feel Dunkin’ add too much. Others say there’s no such thing! Tell your server your preference, and they’ll do their best to get it right for you.
And when it comes to the choice of bagel itself, the world is your oyster. Dunkin’ offer everything from the “Everything bagel” to plain, with cinnamon raisin, multigrain, poppyseed, sesame, onion and whole grain in between.
And depending on when you visit the store, you may find some seasonal specials on offer too.
13. Chicken Apple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich
Steering clear of pork for dietary or religious reasons? Or perhaps you just don’t like it. Never fear, you don’t have to miss out on a sausage sandwich! Dunkin’ have some great sausages using alternative fillings. And the chicken apple sausage is one of the best.
The sausage is filled with minced chicken and flavored with apple and spices. The result is both tasty and juicy. The breakfast sandwich combines it with egg and reduced fat cheese, served up on an English muffin.
It’s a filling snack. And it has fewer than 400 calories too.
14. Turkey, Cheddar and Bacon Flatbread
The turkey, cheddar and bacon sandwich is something people feel strongly about. When Dunkin’ withdrew it from its menu, one upset customer even started a petition to reinstate it! (It got nine signatures – but hey, it’s the thought that counts.)
These days the sandwich is no more – but there is an alternative. Step forward the turkey, cheddar and bacon flatbread.
The oven toasted flatbread is warm and crisp, with flavorful cheese and salty bacon. The turkey flavor, though, does get a little lost among the rest.
It’s high in calories, and even higher in salt. So it’s not something to choose too often if you value your heart. But as an occasional snack, it’s hot and tasty. And it’s easy to eat on the run too.
15. Egg White Omelet Bites
When it comes to breakfast staples, the egg white omelet is up there with the best of them. But if you don’t want a whole omelet, how about omelet bites instead?
These mini omelets are served on a tray of two. There’s a choice of flavors, including bacon and cheddar, and egg white and veggie. The latter includes spinach, tomatoes, and four different types of cheese.
Whichever option you choose, it’s got a decent amount of protein. The veggie bites have 13 grams per order (i.e. two omelet bites) while the bacon and cheddar ones have 17 grams.
And they come served in little rings, looking for all the world like mini donuts. What’s not to love?!
That brings us to the end of our roundup of the best food at Dunkin’ Donuts. We hope we’ve included your favorite choices!
With both sweet and savory options on offer, there’s something at Dunkin’ to suit every mood. And if you tend to stick to the same thing every time, maybe now’s the time to try something different. You never know, you could be about to find a new favorite!