Best Vegan Milkshakes Around the U.S.

The terms “vegan” and “milkshake” may sound like a contradiction, but don’t be fooled—there are tons of dairy-free versions of this classic treat now available that are almost indistinguishable from the real thing. Whether you’re vegan by choice for ethical reasons or can’t have dairy due to lactose intolerance, we see no reason why you shouldn’t be able to enjoy the occasional milkshake like everyone else. Thankfully, plenty of restaurants around the country are making this a possibility—here are some of the ones doing it best.

Black Tap

Milkshakes from this NYC bar are probably more recognizable than any other shake in the entire United States. They’re indulgent to say the least and typically topped with things like donuts, slices of cake, and cotton candy. Black Tap’s vegan shake is made with vanilla and chocolate and topped with a slice of black ‘n white cake.


HipCityVeg is a vegan fast food joint with locations around Philadelphia, New York, and Washington DC. They sell classic milkshake flavors like vanilla and chocolate year-round, but what we really look forward to are their seasonal flavors like cold brew mocha in the summer and pumpkin pie in October and November.

Vegan Hooligans

West Coast vegans should head to Vegan Hooligans in Los Angeles for a milkshake that vegan magazine VegNews has crowned “The Best Vegan Milkshake in LA.” They’re made with soy ice cream, almond milk, and topped with copious amounts of non-dairy whipped cream.