Home & Garden Home Vegan Guide to ALDI: The Best Plant-Based Grocery Options ALDI is satisfying every vegan's wish list with myriad plant-based goods. By Elyse Glickman Elyse Glickman Writer Elyse has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of food and drink writing and journalism. In addition to contributing to a variety of food, nutrition, and travel publications, she has developed and managed her own publication, Liquid Living, focused on home entertaining. Learn about our editorial process Updated February 13, 2022 Treehugger / Photo Illustration by Catherine Song / ALDI Share Twitter Pinterest Email Home Sustainable Eating Pest Control Natural Cleaning DIY Family Green Living Thrift & Minimalism In This Article Expand Meat and Protein Alternatives Dairy Alternatives Appetizers Prepared Meals Breakfast Foods Baked Goods Snack Foods Condiments Frequently Asked Questions 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 TendersEarth Grown Meatless Meatballs and Zesty Meatless MeatballsEarth Grown Meatless Italian Sausage Earth Grown Jumbo Hot DogsEarth Grown Vegan Meatless Turkey BreastEarth Grown Extra Firm Organic and Baked TofuEarth 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 CheeseEarth Grown Cream Cheese Style SpreadEarth Grown Vegan Mozzarella Style Shreds Friendly Farms Almond, Coconut & Oat MilkFriendly Farms Non-Dairy Creamer Almond Milk based Non-Dairy Creamer, Vanilla, and CaramelEarth 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 FriesSimply Nature Vegetable Potstickers Simply Nature HummusGood Foods’ Plant Based Queso Style DipPark Street Guacamole SinglesSimply Nature Traditional FalafelSimply 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 BurgerSimply Nature Butternut Squash SoupSimply Nature Spaghetti with Vegan BologneseEarth Grown Vegan Cheddar Flavor Mac & CheeseEarth Grown Vegan Ravioli, Spinach, and Eggplant with Yellow Pepper (Made in Italy!)Loma Linda Plant-Based Protein Chipotle Bowl with Black Beans, Pad Thai with Konjac Noodles, and Taco Filling 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 CerealSimply Nature Maple Spice Vegan CerealSimply Nature Organic Coconut & Chia GranolaSimply Nature Organic Tropical Mango Passion Granola CerealElevation 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 cakeCoconut 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 CookiesSimply 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 ChipsSimply Nature Kettle Chips and Sweet Potato Chips Simply Nature Brown Rice Crackers Roasted Red Pepper and PeppercornBada Bean Bada Boom Snacks' Mesquite BBQ, Sea Salt, or Sweet SrirachaTaco Bell Chips (Classic, Mild, and Fire)Earth Grown Vegan Mozzarella Style and Cheddar Style Sticks (Find them in the frozen food aisle.) Vegan Condiments That extra dash of flavor and finish, without compromise. Earth Grown Creamy Cashew ButterEarth Grown Vegan Caesar and Ranch Salad DressingsBurman’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.