This German-based grocery chain expanded to the East Coast of the US in 1976 and since then, has slowly gained a cult-following thanks to its innovative, house-brand products and affordable prices. Now with over 60 locations in California, and more plant-based options than ever before, this store has us getting in on the craze and filling our carts with these 18 vegan goods.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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1. Friendly Farms Non-Dairy Creamers
Fill your cart with these caramel, vanilla, and sweet cream almond- and coconut-based coffee creamers. Your morning cup of coffee will thank you!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. Vegan Quinoa Crunch Burgers
Protein-packed black beans, sautéed red peppers, and roasted corn make up these thick, vegetable-loaded, crispy patties. We can’t wait for grilling season.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Ciabatta Breadsticks
Accidentally vegan breadsticks? We’re so here for that, Aldi. Choose between herbaceous basil and parsley or savory garlic and parsley to dip in zesty, saucy marinara for the perfect side to your pasta dinner.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Good Foods Plant-Based Dips
We can vouch for these dips as they’re seriously delicious. These cashew- and vegetable-based dips are loaded with flavor and super-addictive. Pour the queso over a pile of homemade nachos for a winning game-day snack.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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5. Vegan Almond Milk Ice Cream
Don’t let the almond milk base fool you; these ice creams are very, very creamy. We’re pairing the Mocha Fudge with hot chocolate sauce, mini-marshmallows, and a pile of whipped coconut cream for the perfect sundae of our dreams.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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6. BBQ Chickenless Burgers
Crispy breading and a delectable soy protein-based patty loaded with BBQ seasoning make for a burger fit for grilling season. Pile this up with even more barbecue sauce, onion rings, creamy slaw, and tangy pickles. You’ll thank us later.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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7. Eggless Vegan Mayo
No chickens were harmed in the making of this staple product. Our tip: mix with some fiery sriracha sauce for the ultimate sandwich spread!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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8. Vegan Cream Cheese
Yes, even Aldi has its own house-labeled, dairy-free cream cheese! Even more important? It’s only $2.40 per each eight ounce container! What a steal.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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9. Vegan Mozzarella Cheese
Pile these vegan cheese shreds on top of homemade pizzas, stuff them inside gooey quesadillas, and layer them into mile-high dips. However you eat them, these bags of cheesy goodness will soon become a staple for you.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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10. Vegan Ranch and Caesar Dressing
Herby ranch, spicy Harissa Ranch, and umami-rich Caesar dressings will take your salad game from boring to irresistible. Make your mission to eat more salads so much easier with these totally plant-based dressings.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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11. Vegetable Potstickers
Fry these delicious little pockets up to serve as an appetizer at your next dinner party, or toss them into a bowl with rice, avocado, and cabbage for a quick weekday meal. They take only 10 minutes to go from frozen blocks to golden brown and ready-to-eat.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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12. Vegan Meatless Meatballs
Choose between Zesty Italian or Classic Meatless meatballs as a quick addition to your piles of pasta, homemade stews, and stuffed sub sandwiches. Our personal favorite? Load a crispy bread roll with meatballs, gooey vegan mozzarella, marinara, and nutty parmesan.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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13. Dessert Hummus
Yes, we just said dessert hummus. Go for fudgy, chocolatey Brownie Batter or mellow, classic Vanilla Bean and use these as dips for honey-free graham crackers and apple slices, or sandwich between two chocolate chip cookies for a sweet cookie sandwich. The possibilities are endless!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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14. Spaghetti with Vegan Bolognese
When you’re rushing out the door to work, with no time to throw together a lunch, avoid the hangries and keep a few of these heat-and-eat, meaty bolognese pastas in your fridge. Each serving has 17 grams of plant-based protein to keep you satiated all day long.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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15. Root Veggie Hash Browns
Regular old potato hash browns are so last year. These buttery pucks are made from carrots, rutabaga, potatoes, taro and yuca roots, beets, and sweet potatoes. Now you can feel extra good about eating that extra serving of hash browns at brunch.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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16. Taco Bell Chips
This mega-popular-with-millennials fast-food chain debuted tortilla chips in their signature sauce flavors (Classic, Mild, and Fire) last year and now you can snag them on your next trip to Aldi.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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17. Vegan Buffalo Chickenless Patties
If you can’t get enough of Veggie Grill’s Buffalo Chicken sandwiches, now you can make your own with Aldi’s house-labeled, spicy chickenless burgers! Get that same irresistibly fiery, meaty texture from the comfort of your own home.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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18. Matcha Love Ginger Bottled Tea
With a zap of all-natural caffeine from Japanese matcha and a generous dose of healing ginger, this bottled tea is an essential way to ward off cold and flu season.


Sarah McLaughlin is an assistant editor at VegNews who can’t wait to check out her local Aldi after compiling this list.

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