When you wander through the aisles at Aldi, it quickly becomes clear that the grocery chain is one of the best places to shop for vegan staples. That’s why PETA has recognized it with our Top Grocer Award! Aldi offers bountiful vegan options such as veggie burgers, hot dogs, meatless meatballs, vegetable pot stickers, and eggplant ravioli.
Aldi recognizes that today’s shoppers are looking for products that match their personal values and needs, which is why it’s stocking shelves with plant-based foods galore. Selecting vegan foods is the best choice you can make for animals, your health, and the planet.
Here are a few of our favorite items from Aldi’s house brand, Earth Grown. Availability may vary by location.
Earth Grown Vegan Plant Based Chick’n & Waffle Sandwich
This is a much-loved food combination in several regions of the U.S. If you don’t live in one of those regions and it sounds strange to you, this sandwich could be a game changer.
Earth Grown Vegan Plant Based Southwest Chick’n Burrito and Chick’n & Peppers Burrito
Earth Grown Vegan Meatless Turkey Breast
Earth Grown Vegan Meat Free Orange Chicken Bowl
Earth Grown Veggie Burgers and Soy Protein Burgers in Select Varieties
Aldi carries a few varieties of veggie burgers—but be sure to check the packaging, as some are made with dairy cheese. Most of Earth Grown’s vegan products are clearly labeled as such in the upper corner of the package, and they also have a “Certified Vegan” stamp on the box.
If you’re really craving a vegan cheeseburger, you’re in luck: Aldi also carries Earth Grown Vegan Shredded Dairy-Free Mozzarella. Buy some and sprinkle it on your burger!
Earth Grown Vegan Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
In addition to these tasty frozen bars, also available in forest fruit and caramel varieties, Aldi carries almond milk–based pints in chocolate, mocha fudge, and vanilla flavors, along with several varieties of ice cream sandwiches. That’s a lot of deliciousness without animal suffering. Cows used in the dairy industry are separated from their babies, and a mother cow’s maternal instinct is so strong that she’ll actually fight to keep her calf safe with her. Thankfully, all these ice cream choices are dairy-free.
Aldi also carries packaged organic greens (including baby arugula, baby spinach, mixed greens, spring mix, and chopped kale), frozen organic fruits (strawberries and blueberries), and basic vegan proteins that can serve as building blocks for your meals.
As more and more people go vegan, chains like Aldi are evolving to meet the demand. The availability of the products listed here may vary by location, but note that—like all grocery stores—Aldi also carries plenty of “accidentally vegan” products, so this guide is by no means exhaustive. Always take a peek at ingredient lists, because a product may be vegan even if the packaging doesn’t explicitly state it.
Don’t live near an Aldi store? Fear not—we also have a general guide to vegan grocery shopping to help you find products in other popular chains across the U.S.:
Make Every Shopping Trip Vegan—You Can Do It!
Going vegan is a great way to help animals, the environment, and yourself—all at once. You’ll reduce animals’ suffering, eat in a sustainable way, and improve your health.
This shopping guide is just one of the many free tools in PETA’s Living section that can help you be healthier and more compassionate. You can go vegan, and we can help. What are you waiting for?