Dunkin’ Donuts

coolatasIn November 2013, Brandeis added a Dunkin’ Donuts to campus. On this page, you can get all the info you need to make sure your visit to Dunkin’ Donuts stays kosher.

PREAMBLE

  1. This is not a kosher Dunkin’ Donuts. This is a Dunkin’ Donuts that happens to serve kosher products.
  2. I am not the mashgiach, I am just your friendly neighborhood LOR who did the investigative work. Which means that…
  3. I am not necessarily in the loop about new menu items, promotional recipes, or seasonal products. If you see something new or fishy, please let me know.
  4. Nothing here applies to any other Dunkin’ Donuts. I have only checked out this one, and the administration has accommodated us on certain key issues that could make other stores specifically not kosher.

THE RULES

  1. All drinks are kosher, dairy.
    1. Plain coffee/tea is pareve. Any additions, like syrups, are dairy. (Pumps and swirls are not the same, ask to see the label.)
  2. All baked goods (bagels, muffins, croissants, donuts) are kosher.
    1. Thus far, I have confirmed that the following bagel varieties are pareve: plain, multigrain, wheat, blueberry, cinnamon raisin, and onion. The french rolls and English muffins are also pareve.
    2. All other baked good is dairy.
  3. All cooked items are treif (not kosher).
    1. This includes, but is not limited to, all meats, hash browns, and eggs.
  4. If you get a bagel:
    1. Say that you want it “kosher.” Your welcome. Getting it “kosher” means:
      1. It is neither sliced nor toasted.
      2. They will put on new gloves. (Don’t be shy, they do this all the time, it’s not a big deal for them.)
      3. Your spread will be to-go with a plastic knife. They have all spreads in individually wrapped to-go containers. Do not let them do the spreading for you.
        1. The following spreads are kosher: cream cheese, butter, peanut butter, jelly.
        2. The following spreads are treif (not kosher): tuna, chicken.
      4. If they don’t understand you when you ask for your order to be kosher, that’s a problem…contact us.

BE AN INFORMED KOSHER CONSUMER

This list will remain up-to-date with everything I know. If you see something fishy, please let me know! Remember, it’s not a kosher Dunkin’ Donuts, so there is no individual or agency that is responsible for its kashrut.

If you see administration, make sure to thank them for accommodating the observant community and working with Rabbi Pardo. It’s a kiddush Hashem.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to be in touch. Enjoy your Dunkin’!