Vegan Guide to ALDI: The Best Plant-Based Grocery Options

ALDI is satisfying every vegan's wish list with myriad plant-based goods.

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Treehugger / Photo Illustration by Catherine Song / ALDI

Low prices don't have to mean low quality or selection. With that declaration, ALDI has brought its mainly house-branded product value proposition to a global audience.

A German family-owned grocery chain, ALDI—an abbreviation for Albrecht Discount—fully entered the vegan game when it rolled out its Earth Grown brand. This plus other house brands with vegan products—like Season's Choice, Simply Nature, Enlightened Foods, and Elevation—show that Aldi has its pulse on the growing popularity of plant-based foods.

From meat alternatives to baked goods and everything in between, here are some of our favorite vegan grocery items at ALDI.

Putting "Finds" to the Test

Kate Kirkpatrick, Communications Director at ALDI, told Treehugger that products and product lines, including the popular Earth Grown line, begin as limited-time "ALDI Finds" to see how customers will react to them before they are added to the store's permanent line. She adds that under this system, the store plans to, "add even more delicious meat-free and dairy-free alternatives to our shelves. While I can’t share specifics just yet [on upcoming new products], we encourage our fans to keep checking back for new items in the coming months."

Vegan Meat and Protein Alternatives

One can argue that ALDI vegan diet is high in protein and flavor. Here are some excellent foundations for your next full-on family meal.

  • The Beyond Burger (Occasionally available)
  • Earth Grown Chickenless Patties and Tenders
  • Earth Grown Meatless Meatballs and Zesty Meatless Meatballs
  • Earth Grown Meatless Italian Sausage 
  • Earth Grown Jumbo Hot Dogs
  • Earth Grown Vegan Meatless Turkey Breast
  • Earth Grown Extra Firm Organic and Baked Tofu
  • Earth Grown Vegan Burgers (flavors include Black Bean Chipotle Burger, Kale Veggie Burger, Asian Veggie Burger, Thai Veggie Burger, a plain Veggie Burger, and Flame-Grilled Soy Vegan Burger.)

Vegan Dairy Alternatives

These items are the “cream” of ALDI's dairy alternative crop. The ice cream options alone offer velvety sweet goodness—we think they're as good as or better than the real thing.

  • Earth Grown Vegan Cheese
  • Earth Grown Cream Cheese Style Spread
  • Earth Grown Vegan Mozzarella Style Shreds 
  • Friendly Farms Almond, Coconut & Oat Milk
  • Friendly Farms Non-Dairy Creamer Almond Milk based Non-Dairy Creamer, Vanilla, and Caramel
  • Earth Grown Vegan Ice Cream (oat milk, coconut milk, and almond milk varieties) Flavors include Mint Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Raspberry Cheesecake, Chocolate, Cold Brew, and Vanilla Cookie Chip

Vegan Appetizers

Whether you are entertaining or looking for a hearty snack, ALDI keeps things interesting with palate-pleasing bites that will satisfy vegans and omnivores alike.

  • Season’s Choice Veggie Eggplant Fries
  • Simply Nature Vegetable Potstickers 
  • Earth Grown Vegan Mozzarella and Cheddar Style Sticks
  • Simply Nature Hummus
  • Good Foods’ Plant Based Queso Style Dip
  • Park Street Guacamole Singles
  • Simply Nature Traditional Falafel
  • Simply Nature Garlic & Herb Falafel

Vegan Prepared Meals

Just as inexpensive can equate with high quality at ALDI, heat-and-eat offerings are the ultimate in instant gratification.

  • Mushroom Risotto Veggie Burger
  • Simply Nature Butternut Squash Soup
  • Simply Nature Spaghetti with Vegan Bolognese
  • Earth Grown Vegan Cheddar Flavor Mac & Cheese
  • Earth Grown Vegan Ravioli, Spinach, and Eggplant with Yellow Pepper (Made in Italy!)

Vegan Breakfast Foods

Whether you prefer breakfast at home, are on the go, or need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up there are plenty of delicious options to fuel your day.

  • Simply Nature Apple Cinnamon Vegan Cereal
  • Simply Nature Maple Spice Vegan Cereal
  • Simply Nature Organic Coconut & Chia Granola
  • Simply Nature Organic Tropical Mango Passion Granola Cereal
  • Elevation Energy Bar Crunchy Peanut Butter (similar to Cliff Bars)
  • Elevation Wellness Bar Nuts and Chocolate (similar to Luna Bars)
  • Elevation Multigrain Squares in the Dark Chocolate Chunk and Maple Pumpkin Seeds flavors

Vegan Baked Goods

Finding a new favorite among ALDI's baked vegan treats is piece of cake, given the choices available.

  • Earth Grown Vegan Chocolate Cake rich Belgian chocolate cake
  • Coconut Cashew Crisps, Vanilla, Chocolate, and Sea Salt Caramel (Similar in look, texture, and flavor to Dutch "Stroopwafels")
  • Benton’s Fudge Mint Cookies (taste like Girl Scouts Thin Mints)
  • liveGfree Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Soft Baked Cookies
  • Simply Nature Grain-Free Cookie Bites

Vegan Snack Foods

Getting your quick fix of global flavors and spices has never been easier thanks to ALDI's impressive range of “just because” snack foods.

  • Simply Nature Cauliflower Tortilla Chips and Bean Chips
  • Simply Nature Kettle Chips and Sweet Potato Chips 
  • Simply Nature Brown Rice Crackers Roasted Red Pepper and Peppercorn.
  • Bada Bean Bada Boom Snacks' Mesquite BBQ, Sea Salt, or Sweet Sriracha
  • Taco Bell Chips (Classic, Mild, and Fire)

Vegan Condiments

That extra dash of flavor and finish, without compromise.

  • Earth Grown Creamy Cashew Butter
  • Earth Grown Vegan Caesar and Ranch Salad Dressings
  • Burman’s Eggless Mayo-Style Spread & Dressing
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Does Aldi have Beyond Burgers?

    Yes, but they are not stocked all the time at Aldi. Instead, they're an “ALDI Find,” which means they're only in stores for a short time when they are put on “special.”

  • What are the most popular vegan products at ALDI?

    Customer favorites include Vegan Macaroni & Cheese, Meatless Meatballs, Coconutmilk Strawberry Yogurt, and Meatless Chicken Tenders, all recognized by the Good Housekeeping Institute. The Earth Grown Veggie Burgers, a two-time ALDI Fan Favorites winner, and numerous non-dairy ice creams are also huge sellers.

  • Does ALDI have vegan cheese?

    Yes, there are several varieties of Earth Grown cheese that are vegan, including cream cheese and mozzarella.