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Aldi Shopping List

Aldi is one of my absolute favorite places for groceries because I can shop for affordable, healthy & nutritious foods. I created an Aldi Shopping List full of the staples and treats I love to stock up on whenever I get to go shopping!

Why Aldi?

ALDI is one of my absolute favorite places to shop. When I moved to Texas, I moved hours away from any ALDI location, so I rarely had the opportunity to go there at all. Now that I'm back in the midwest, where ALDI locations abound, they're the first stop on my grocery list.

It’s important to know that ALDI isn’t a grocery store where you’ll be able to find every item you need — the store is known for their affordability. This grocery store is the best for those people ballin’ on a budget.

When I was in college, I primarily shopped using their weekly sales & finds. In recent years, ALDI stores have been remodeled and increasing their healthy, organic, & nutritious foods. Like I said, you won’t be able to find everything you need, but you’ll find several staples plus some extra awesome treats.

ALDI isn’t my regular weekly grocery store stop, but I will stock up on everything when I can go. Based on my most recent trip, I created an ALDI Shopping List full of the staples, snacks, and treats I love.


ALDI is a hidden gem for snack foods, in my opinion. You won't find the trendiest niche snacks at ALDI, but you will find a significant selection of snacky staples, plus the occasional bonus in the "ALDI finds" section. Here are some of my favorite picks, in no particular order:

  • Almond Butter Filled Pretzels
  • Banana Chips
  • Beet Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Fit & Active Caramel Rice Cakes
  • Southern Grove Cashews (Sea Salt, Chili Lime, Honey Mustard, & Coconut)
  • Cheddar Cauliflower Crackers
  • Cauliflower Tortilla Chips
  • Clancy's Pub Style Pretzels (Dot's Pretzels dupe)
  • Southern Grove Dried Philippine Mango
  • Flex Protein Crisps
  • Green Pea Crisps
  • Savoritz Parmesan Crisps (Whisps crackers dupe)
  • Peppered Beef Jerky
  • Pistachios
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper Pop Corn
  • Sea Salt Pita Chips
  • Simms Beef Biltong Snacks
  • Sweet Potato Chips
  • Tranquility Trail Mix
  • Veggie Straws
  • White Cheddar Puffs
  • Baked Pita Puffs


If all I included in this section was the coconut cacao granola, it would truly be a worthwhile reason to visit any ALDI location. That stuff is truly addicting. Not to fear: ALDI has a consistent collection of dessert basics that go beyond my favorite item—I've included a few more below:

  • Simply Nature Coconut Cacao Granola
  • Coconut Cashew Crisps (Chocolate & Sea Salt Caramel)
  • Benton's Chocolate Chip Cookie Thins
  • Simply Nature Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Granola
  • Moser Roth Dark Chocolate (& so many other flavors)
  • Paleo Granola (Maple Almond & Mixed Berry)


If you were to look in my pantry, you'd recognize these staples from ALDI. While some more exotic items might require a trip to a specialty grocer, I can always count on ALDI to have the basics I need to stock up on.

  • Simply Nature Creamy Almond Butter
  • Burman's Original Hot Sauce (Franks buffalo sauce dupe)
  • Coconut Flour
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Crunchy Peanut Butter Spread (Flaxseed & Chia)
  • Organic Hot Salsa
  • Protein Oat Pancake & Waffle Mix (Kodiak Cakes dupe)
  • 100% Pure Maple Syrup
  • Simple Nature Soybean & Edamame Spaghetti

Refrigerated Items

Most meal plans in our household get rounded out by a chopped salad kit, veggies, and hummus from ALDI. Every once in a while, we'll find a real gem, Egglife Everything Bagel Egg White Wraps. Want some other good recommendations? Check these out:

  • Asian Chopped Salad Kit
  • Chicken Sausages (many flavors)
  • Cucumber Dill Tzatziki with Greek Yogurt
  • Hummus Mini Cups
  • Perfect Bars
  • Priano Three Cheese Tortellini
  • Crepini Egg Wraps
  • Egglife Everything Bagel Egg White Wraps
  • Spinach Parmesan Tzatziki with Greek Yogurt
  • Organic Baby Spinach & Arugula


Simply Nature brand (one of ALDI's in-house selections) offer a good range of bakery favorites, and the other ALDI offerings here are solid as well.

  • Sourdough Bread
  • L'oven Fresh English Muffins
  • Fit & Active Flatbreads
  • Specialty Selected Mini Naan
  • Simply Nature Thin-Sliced Seedtastic Bread (Dave's Killer Bread dupe)
  • L'oven Fresh Low-Carb Tortillas


ALDI isn't my destination for beverages, but they do tend to carry two of my go-tos:

  • Stok Cold Brew Coffee
  • Body Armor Sports Drink


While the cheese selection might not include the very finest in the land, most of your basic cheese needs are covered at ALDI. My regular buys include the Happy Farms cheese wedges, which I combine with eggs for breakfast ALL THE TIME.

  • Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • The Laughing Cow Creamy Spicy Pepper Jack Wedges
  • Goat Cheese Logs (Plain & Other Flavors)
  • Happy Farms Creamy Pepperjack Cheese Wedge
  • Happy Farms Queso Blanco


I get all of my yogurt, egg whites, and cottage cheese from ALDI, which means I get a very significant portion of my daily food intake from there, too!

  • Egg Whites
  • Fairlife Milk
  • Fruit on the Bottom Cottage Cheese
  • Lowfat Cottage Cheese
  • Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • Friendly Farms Oat Milk
  • Skyr Icelandic Yogurt
  • Happy Farms Whipped Cream Cheese


While most of the grocery shopping I do at ALDI is for meal planning, I've also stopped in to get some last-minute, pre-prepped products there as well. This is where the frozen selection shines, with hits like the Whole & Simple protein blends.

  • Ahi Tuna Steaks
  • Alaska Sockeye Salmon
  • Riced Cauliflower
  • Southwestern Style Chicken Quinoa Bowl
  • Sundae Shoppe High-Protein Ice Cream (Peanut Butter & Cookie Dough flavors)
  • Whole & Simple Protein Blends (Italian & California Style)
  • Season's Choice Veggie Spirals

What is the best day to shop at Aldi?

Wednesday! On Wednesdays, new products and deals are released. You can stop by this day to shop the sales first!

Is it cheaper to shop at Aldi?

Aldi is an affordable grocery store! There are many speciality and store-brand items at a lower price.

Does Aldi have shopping baskets?

No, Aldi does not have shopping baskets. Only shopping carts are available at Aldi.

How much is a shopping cart at Aldi?

To get a shopping cart at Aldi, you must have a quarter. It works like a rental system where you put a quarter in the cart and get it back when you return it. If you don't have a quarter, you can borrow one from the cashier.

Can you borrow a quarter at Aldi?

Yes! Go inside and ask the cashier to borrow a quarter. You can return after you're finished shopping for Aldi groceries.

What brands does Aldi sell?

Aldi features several of their own in-house brands including Happy Farms, Savoritz, Simply Nature, Fit & Active, Whole & Simple, and Friendly Farms.

Is Aldi cheaper than Walmart?

Is Aldi owned by Trader Joe's?

Actually, no. This is a common misconception about the relationship between these two chains, which are in fact independent from one another.

More Shopping Lists

If you’re interested in shopping lists, I also have a Trader Joe’s List and Target Shopping List!

Kimberly Le

Thursday 7th of April 2022

Love Aldi's already but love it even more after reading this grocery lists. I think you really again, explained everything so well about shopping at Aldi's. I look forward to using this list as a guide to try out some new foods at Aldi's. Thanks for everything!

Beth Morris

Wednesday 6th of April 2022

This is the holy grail of shopping lists. I drive 25 mins just for aldi because the prices are great and so are these products. I had favorites already and when I saw almost all of them on here I knew I had to try the others. That seeded protein bread is INSANELY good and well worth the drive. Plus, the flex chips are so much cheaper than anywhere else I've seen. Thank you so much for making this! Can't wait to check out the Costco one!!