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Non-Dairy Milks Making a Splash


In the beginning, there were rice and soy milks. Then, almond, cashew and coconut came along. It seems like every day someone has found a new food to turn into a creamy beverage. If you’re a non-dairy drinker, there’s never been a better time.

At Fairway, our experts are always looking for the next big thing, bringing you an astounding array of the latest and greatest in milk and many other categories. Head to any of our stores and you’ll find dozens of non-dairy beverages on our shelves. Curious about our offerings? Here are some of the nut and plant-based dairy milks we carry that we think will make a big splash in 2019.

Oat milk

Oat milk has already made waves in the barista world—latte makers love this stuff for the way it produces a silky, velvety foam. But its uses go way beyond coffee. Thick and creamy with a gently sweet flavor that will remind you of cereal (in a good way), it fits seamlessly into any morning breakfast routine and will give your baked goods an extra hearty lift. Plus, it’s naturally rich in fiber, which is a bonus for digestion.

Macadamia milk

Macadamia nuts have a wonderful butteriness thanks to their high concentration of healthy fats, which translate into a decadently delicious drink. A glass of macadamia milk is just as satisfying and perhaps even creamier than the real deal dairy version. It also works seamlessly pretty much anywhere you need it—it makes luscious smoothies and silky soups and really brings out the flavor of coffee.

Walnut milk

For something more adventurous, walnut milk offers a unique toasty and deeply nutty flavor—you could say it’s like fall in bottle. Stir it into oatmeal and porridges for rich complexity or blend it into shakes and smoothies for a creamy, full-flavored base. Walnut milk has plenty of nutritious benefits, too, like an abundance of omega-3s, iron, magnesium, and B vitamins.

Pea milk

Pea milk is touted as an eco-conscious choice: because it’s obtained from yellow pea plants, which are grown in rainy areas and require little to no irrigation, it has far less impact on the environment than nuts or traditional dairy. Plus, it’s rich in protein, iron, and calcium. And it definitely tastes perfectly delicious and creamy, with a lighter, skim-like consistency. P.S. Many pea-based milks are labeled as “plant protein” drinks.

Whether you’re looking for alternatives to lactose or just prefer non-dairy milks’ health advantages or taste, any one of these beverages would be a wholesome addition to a healthy diet.

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