Looking for budget-friendly plant-based food? Check out these awesome vegan products at ALDI! From meatless burgers to dairy-free cheese and more….
Non-dairy milk has a starring role in your coffee every morning. A good veggie burger hits the spot for lunch. And what better end to the day than digging into a creamy, rich almond milk ice cream? (Hard to top that.)
With the wave of vegan products hitting grocery store shelves these days, it’s even easier to eat plant based. But the sheer number of options means it can be tough to make choices. Not to mention, some grocery picks can be pricey. That’s why ALDI is the perfect go to. Its prices can be much lower than those at a traditional grocery store, and it offers a curated selection of items that quickly become favorites.
Just ask registered dietitians who make ALDI a regular shopping destination for vegan meats, whole-grain sides, pantry staples, crave-worthy snacks, and decadent (but healthy) desserts. We asked plenty of top RDs for their must-have vegan foods from ALDI. Their picks will make mealtime easier, snack time simpler—and are chockfull of nutrients to help you live healthier. Of course, always double check product labels, as manufacturer formulations can change.
Now, get your appetite ready. Here are 13 of the best vegan products at ALDI!
Vegan meal essentials
Moving beyond Meatless Monday to meatless forever? ALDI offers a sensational selection of vegan refrigerated meal options—including ravioli, meatless sausage and hot dogs, veggie burgers, and more. With so many vegan refrigerated meal options at ALDI, where do we begin? Here are ALDI vegan food favorites from registered dietitian nutritionists.
1. Earth Grown Black Bean Chipotle Burger: When it comes to ALDI vegan products, these veggie burgers are truly veggie based. Made from a combo of carrots, peas, zucchini, corn, string beans, spinach, corn and other vegetables, their protein sources include edamame, potato starch, soy protein flour, organic wheat-free tamari, and chickpeas. The burgers are also gluten free! “I specifically love these veggie burgers because they have more protein than ALDI’s other veggie burgers and have a really great flame-broiled taste,” says Colleen Christensen, RD, owner of Colleen Christensen Nutrition and host of The SociEATy Podcast.
2. Simply Nature Organic 90 Second Quinoa & Brown Rice: When you need quickie whole grains that’ll cook up in the microwave, this vegan staple is a go to for Alexia Davila, RD, a registered dietitian in Oklahoma City, OK. “It’s vegan and contains just quinoa, brown rice, and olive oil,” she says. “It’s a super easy, pantry-friendly dish! Sometimes, I add beans, plus fresh herbs to it and call it a meal.” Plus, the grains are good sources of both protein and fiber, nutrients that help keep you fuller for longer.
3. Earth Grown Vegan Classic Meatless Meatballs: Because these meatballs feature protein from textured soy protein and soy flour, they’re a source of complete protein, which means they contain the amino acids your body isn’t able to produce on its own. Another protein source in the meatballs: wheat gluten, aka seitan. The meatballs, a favorite ALDI vegan food option for Zach Cordell, MS, RDN, owner of Cordell Nutrition in Phoenix, AZ and author of 40 Days: a Diet Devotional, are available in two flavors: classic and zesty.
Moooove over, milk! You can find tons of satisfying non-dairy products at ALDI, from milk alternatives to faux cheeses to plant-based coffee creamers. Here are favorite picks, when it comes to vegan food at ALDI.
4. Friendly Farms Oatmilk: This vegan favorite is a go-to for Lauren O’Connor, MS, RDN, owner of Nutrisavvy in Los Angeles and author of Healthy Cooking for One Cookbook. “We specifically go to ALDI to pick up this oat milk,” she says. “It’s creamy and a good source of calcium and vitamin D. I enjoy it daily in my morning coffee.” Add oat milk to anything from a homemade latte to vegan muffins.
5. Simply Nature Vanilla Soymilk: With as much calcium per cup as dairy milk, this bone-helping soy milk is a good source of protein, providing 7 grams per cup. It’s also fortified with vitamin D, a nutrient that’s difficult to obtain for vegan eaters.
Vegan pantry staples
Head over to ALDI for a pantry restock, and you’re bound to save grocery dollars with the huge selection of sauces, salad dressings, pastas, and canned goods.
6. Simply Nature Organic Creamy Peanut Butter: This unsweetened PB contains no added sugars and is a favorite of Valerie Bercier, MS, RD, a dietitian and certified health coach at Berberry Health & Wellness.
7. Simply Nature Edamame Spaghetti: Why not get a protein boost from pasta? Not only is edamame pasta a complete protein source, it’s USDA Organic certified and Good Housekeeping Nutritionist Approved.
8. Simply Nature Organic Marinara Pasta Sauce: Skip spending a ton on pasta sauce when you can buy this vegan staple for a few bucks? Supplying a serving of veggies in every half-cup of sauce, the staple is a go-to for Jeanette Kimszal, RD, owner of The Radiant Root.
Snacks and sweets
Hosting a party or a potluck? In need of some nutritious nibbles? ALDI has some great snacks and treats. From gluten free to gourmet, you’ll find the perfect vegan cracker or dip you’re looking for.
9. Park Street Deli Hummus Quartet: This hummus variety pack is perfect for your next party or book club. It’s got four different varieties of hummus, from regular to spicy. “The cilantro one is always gone in a flash,” says Laurie Dunham, MS, RDN, LD, owner of Laurie Dunham Nutrition in Cincinnati, OH.
10. Park Street Deli Red Pepper Hummus Mini Cups: Pick up these convenient 2-ounce containers, and pack one for an on-the-go snack. Molly Morgan, RD, owner of Creative Nutrition Solutions in Vestal, NY and author of Choose Right Supermarket Shopping Guide likes to dunk baby carrots or sliced veggies into the hummus. Each serving has 100 calories, 2 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein—an ideal trifecta for a filling snack.
11. Savoritz Woven Whole Wheat Crackers: These are similar in taste to Triscuits, but Melissa Altman-Traub, MS, RD, of Melissa Traub Nutrition in Eagleview, PA, often throws them in her cart because they’re way less expensive.
12. Season’s Choice Cherry Berry Blend: Cherries, blueberries, and strawberries make for a fun combination that has Lydia Conner, RD, a dietitian in Indianapolis, IN and owner of Smiley Stomach, hooked. She also likes that the large bag is really affordable.
13. Earth Grown Non-Dairy Mocha Fudge Almond Based Pint: This is the perfect dessert when you’re craving ice cream but want something small that you can share. Aprylle Deasey, MS, RD, owner of The Teaching Dietitian in Rochester, NY, enjoys sharing the “ice cream” with her fiancé.
No matter your budget, the selection of meatless and dairy-free options at ALDI can accommodate nearly any dietary restriction or food preference—including gluten free and organic.
Visit ALDI often as new ALDI Finds—new, seasonal, or holiday favorites—are always coming to stores. Happy shopping!
Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, is a Cincinnati-based dietitian and the owner of Sound Bites Nutrition. She shares her love of nutrition through cooking demos, freelance writing, counseling, and the creation of food-pun swag that benefits food insecurity programs. She is the author of Healthy Heart Meal Prep, The Healing Gout Cookbook, and Complete Thyroid Cookbook.
- Colleen Christensen, RD, owner of Colleen Christensen Nutrition and host of The SociEATy Podcast
- Alexia Davila, RD, a registered dietitian in Oklahoma City, OK
- Zach Cordell, MS, RDN, owner of Cordell Nutrition in Phoenix, AZ and author of 40 Days: a Diet Devotional
- Lauren O’Connor, MS, RDN, owner of Nutrisavvy in Los Angeles and author of Healthy Cooking for One Cookbook
- Valerie Bercier, MS, RD, a dietitian and certified health coach at Berberry Health & Wellness
- Jeanette Kimszal, RD, owner of The Radiant Root
- Laurie Dunham, MS, RDN, LD, owner of Laurie Dunham Nutrition in Cincinnati, OH
- Molly Morgan, RD, owner of Creative Nutrition Solutions in Vestal, NY and author of Choose Right Supermarket Shopping Guide
- Melissa Altman-Traub, MS, RD, of Melissa Traub Nutrition in Eagleview, PA
- Lydia Conner, RD, a dietitian in Indianapolis, IN and owner of Smiley Stomach
- Aprylle Deasey, MS, RD, owner of The Teaching Dietitian in Rochester, NY
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