Real Food Shopping Guide for ALDI


Real Food Shopping Guide to ALDI by

Have you ever shopped at an ALDI grocery store? For the longest time I was under the impression that they only sold processed food (junk), but it turns out that I was completely wrong. When I heard that they sell a good amount of organic food (including grassfed ground beef), I decided to check it out for myself and you guys, I am so happy I went!

Below is a real food shopping guide for ALDI. You might not be able to do all of your grocery shopping there, but it’s definitely worth a trip if you’re looking to save money. I always visit ALDI before going to other grocery stores.

When it comes to grocery shopping in bulk, Costco is a great option (see my real food shopping guide for Costo). But for those not looking to buy in bulk, ALDI is the place to go.

If there’s anything that I might have missed in the list below just let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to add it. I’d love for you to be able to print this out and take it with you on your next shopping trip, so definitely bookmark this page as I plan to continue to update it.

Before I get to the list, there are a few things you need to be aware of if this is going to be your first time shopping at ALDI.

  • You need to bring your own shopping bags otherwise you’ll have to buy them there.
  • Bring a quarter with you. It costs 25 cents to “rent” a shopping cart. The money is returned to you when you return the cart. According to their website, this saves them money, which allows them to pass savings onto you.
  • Don’t expect to see a lot of brand names. This is how they save you money though!

Meat & Dairy:

Grassfed Beef $6.99/pound (approx. $2 cheaper than Whole Foods)
Prosciutto $2.99/3oz
Organic Eggs
Organic Milk
Goat Cheese Logs $1.99/4oz

Organic Fruits & Vegetables (vary):

Strawberries $3.69/16oz
Raspberries $3.49/6oz
Carrots $1.99/pound
Baby Carrots $1.69/pound
Avocados $3.49/4pk
Celery $1.99/pk
Bananas $.69/pound
Blueberries $3.49/6 oz
Apples $4.49/3 pounds
Grape Tomatoes $2.49/10oz
Baby Kale or Spring Mix $2.49

Nuts & Fat:

Organic Coconut Oil $4.99
Extra Virgin Olive Oil $3.29
Pecans $3.39
Almonds $5.79/12oz
Golden Flaxseeds $2.49/15oz
Pistachios $7.99/pound
Almond butter $5.99/12oz
Cashew butter $5.99
Peanut butter

Canned/Boxed Items:

Organic Tomato Sauce $.79
Organic Tomato Paste $.59
Organic Salsa $1.89/16oz jar
Organic Coffee Cups $5.29
Maple Syrup Grade A $4.29/8.5oz
Organic Chicken Stock

Organic Baby Food Pouches $0.79


Organic Strawberries $2.99/10oz
Organic Blueberries $2.99/10oz

Organic Popsicles (strawberry, banana, coconut) $2.69

Gluten-Free Line:

UPDATE (2016/2017): They have a gluten-free liveGfree line and it is amazing!

Gluten-free, Dairy-free and Soy-free Brownies (boxed mix)
Gluten-free, Dairy-free and Soy-free Cookies (boxed mix)
Gluten-free Cake mix
Gluten-free Baking mix
Gluten-free Pizza Crust (boxed mix)
Gluten-free Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza
Gluten-free Wraps
Gluten-free Rosemary Olive Oil Crackers
Gluten-free Chewy Bars
Gluten-free Cookies
Gluten-free Cereals
Gluten-free Pasta


Dried Fruits
Dried Nuts
Sweet Potato Chips $1.99/7oz bag
Blue Corn Chips
Organic Popcorn $1.79/6oz bag
Fruit Snacks
Granola Bars

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  1. keeley says

    I just wanted to say that I love Aldi’s and I was under the same impression for a very long time! They also have grass fed and kosher lamb roast during the holidays as well as unpasteurized cheeses. They also get ducks during the holiday’s. I buy my whole organic chickens there and chicken breast. =)

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