Check this out: In 2017, Canadians consumed a lot of Tim Hortons donuts.
Just how many are we talking about?
Just imagine this: If you stack the donuts on top of one another, they will reach the height of CN Tower.
We’re not kidding. That’s 553m of sugary goodness! (*)
But wait, isn’t sugar a big no-no on keto?
Yes, it is!
But here’s the thing: Even though Tim Hortons is known for their donuts and Timbits, they still have many items to offer keto dieters. So, is Tim Hortons keto friendly? What is keto at Tim Hortons?
We’ve compiled all the keto food and drinks that you can enjoy below.
Not only that, but we’ve also highlighted the dishes you need to avoid. Without further ado, we present to you— the ultimate Tim Hortons keto menu.
What is Keto Friendly at Tim Hortons?
If you wish to stay on keto, here are the things you can order at Tim Hortons:
Keto Drinks at Tim Hortons
Of course, let’s start the list with their delicious and caffeine-packed drinks.
Reminder: When it comes to drinks, order them sugar-free. You can always ask for Stevia or sugar-free sweeteners to sweeten the drinks. (*)
Dark Roast Brewed Coffee (Sugar-free)
Aside from their donuts, another popular item in Tim Hortons is their brewed black coffee. This drink is made from 100% Arabica beans and delivers a full dark roast taste with a smooth finish.
The best part about this drink is it’s keto-friendly. Just make sure to ask the server to skip the sugar. Instead, you can ask for a cream to add flavor or texture to the drink.
Iced Coffee (Unsweetened)
If hot coffee is not your thing, don’t sweat it. You can always go for Tim Hortons Iced Coffee. This cold beverage delivers a refreshing caffeine kick, perfect for warmer days.
Same with hot brewed coffee, you also have two choices: black or cream.
For a quick pick-me-up, go for an espresso shot. This highly concentrated caffeine drink will give you the energy to get through the day, no matter how long it is.
Since it’s also made from the same beans they use in their coffees, you’re assured that their espresso shot is keto-friendly.
But since this is a stronger and thicker form of coffee, this is quite bitter, so make sure to sweeten it with a keto-friendly sweetener of your choice.
You might be wondering: is there an Americano on Tim Hortons menu?
Not really, but their baristas will be more than happy to make one for you when you request it. After all, it’s just an espresso shot diluted with hot water.
To order Americano at Tim Hortons, just simply ask for your espresso shot to be served in a medium-sized paper cup. After that, ask the barista to fill up the cup with hot water.
Americano has an espresso shot as its base, so it’s perfectly safe for the keto diet. The best part is the added water reduces the espresso’s bitterness.
Loose Leaf Steeped Orange Pekoe Tea
For tea lovers, Tim Hortons proudly presents their loose leaf steeped tea.
Their Orange Pekoe Tea is different from other tea drinks because it undergoes a unique steeping process. It’s designed to coax out all the fantastic flavors of the tea gently.
But the most important thing of all, their tea is completely suitable for keto. In fact, their black tea without milk or sugar contains zero net carbs, fats, protein, sugar, and fiber.
Pro Tip: If you want to add milk to it, we highly suggest choosing either oat milk or unsweetened soy milk.
Good news: Tim Hortons offers bagged teas too.
With this option, you can enjoy the warmth and taste of their high-quality teas in the comforts of your own home.
Do you want to know the best part? Their selection of bagged teas is quite extensive. You can choose from 9 flavors, namely:
- Orange Pekoe,
- Green Tea,
- Earl Grey,
- Peppermint Herbal,
- Chamomile Herbal,
- Honey Lemon Herbal,
- English Breakfast,
- and Apple Cinnamon Herbal
Keto Food Options
An even better news: you can also go for a few keto food items to satisfy your hunger!
Tim Hortons offers a wide range of sandwiches perfect for snacks, breakfasts, and dinner. Some of your options are:
- Sausage breakfast sandwich,
- Turkey Sausage breakfast sandwich,
- Bacon breakfast sandwich,
- Aged Cheddar biscuit sandwich,
- Angus Steak and Egg breakfast sandwich,
- Turkey breakfast sandwich,
- and Steak and Four-cheese Bagel sandwich
That’s not all. They even provide you with three bread options—English muffin, white tortilla, and homestyle biscuit.
Tip: Since you’re on keto, the best option is to skip the bread and order a breadless sandwich.
Another fantastic food choice at Tim Hortons is their tortilla wraps with various fillings.
This is your best bet if you want a complete meal since the fillings already include vegetables, proteins, cheeses, and sauces.
To give you an idea of what you can order, here are your fantastic options:
- Chicken Bacon Ranch,
- Chipotle Cheddar Chicken,
- Bacon grilled breakfast wrap,
- Sausage grilled breakfast wrap,
- and Steak and Cheddar grilled breakfast wrap.
Tip: However, please note that each wrap contains around 32 grams of carbs. That’s why it’s a must that you order this without the tortilla wraps.
Pro Tip: Ask the server to serve them unwrapped in a bowl.
What Should You Avoid on Keto?
To avoid getting kicked out of ketosis, here are the Tim Hortons food items and drinks that you shouldn’t order:
- Farmer’s Breakfast Grilled Wrap (because it has hash browns),
- Mixed Berry Oatmeal,
- Hash Browns,
- Mac and Cheese,
- Donuts (yes, all of them!),
- Cinnamon Bun,
- Iced Capp,
- Fruit Coolers,
- Frozen Lemonade,
- Fruit Smoothie,
- Tim Shakes,
- and Timbits
Yes, Tim Hortons has the best donuts in Canada. They also have the most amazing Iced Capp selection.
Unfortunately, you can’t eat all of these on keto. The good news is you can still find plenty of decent keto options on their menu.
In fact, surviving keto at Tim Hortons is quite easy. The key is to just stick with the basic tips:
- Skip the breads and wraps,
- Request all carb-rich items to be removed,
- shy away from sugary drinks,
- and stick to keto-friendly sweeteners.
And if you’re in doubt, you can always check out their official nutrition guide to make sure that you won’t get kicked out of ketosis.
If you wish to stay on keto, you may want to check out this Keto Friendly Tim Hortons Menu every time you visit them.