I love shopping at Aldi because it’s one of the easiest ways to save money on groceries, so I thought I’d put together a list of 30 things to buy at Aldi. Well, technically, this list includes over 30 items – and I have a feeling it’ll keep growing over time as I discover new favorites and through your suggestions!
This isn’t an all inclusive list and may vary from store to store (as can the quality of the produce at Aldi, unfortunately), but rather, items that were a good deal at the time I took this shopping trip. Please feel free to add your “must buy” suggestions in the comments, as well as the items you think we’re best to steer clear of while shopping at Aldi!
If you’re curious, we also found some serious cost savings at Lidl. Find out about the 30 things to buy at Lidl. I was really shocked at how much money I saved. Our local store is a little bit out of the way, but it was well worth the trip.
We used a Grocery Store Comparison Printable to keep track of the costs for similar products amongst the local stores. I had thought that my neighborhood store was the most expensive, but after writing it all out, I was wrong. After using this printable, I changed my grocery shopping habits and saved money!
P.S – If you haven’t shopped at Aldi yet, be sure to bring a quarter for the shopping cart and bring along some reusable bags (or purchase some inside for about 10¢ each). Just a couple things I wish I would’ve known before I went to Aldi for the first time! 🙂
Aldi beats out just about every local competitor on dairy prices. I’ve found the best deals to be milk, eggs and shredded cheese, with shredded cheese being the best deal overall in the dairy section when compared to other local stores.
- Cream Cheese
- Feta Cheese
- Shredded Cheese (1 lb. bags)
I could have easily listed the entire produce section, because Aldi typically has the best deal on produce overall. Unfortunately, I’ve heard that the quality of the produce can vary from store to store, but if your local Aldi has quality produce, it can be a reliable way to stretch your grocery budget!
- Bell Peppers (2 pack)
Meat and Seafood
Meat is the one section where I think Aldi can be hit or miss. While I don’t think they always offer the best prices on beef, chicken is reliably inexpensive. In seafood, the best buys are salmon and tilapia.
- Frozen Chicken Breast
- Fresh Chicken Thighs/Drumsticks
- Pork Tenderloin
- Cornish hen
I’m lumping all “inner aisle” items into this section. My favorite buys in this section are almost anything from their line of organic products, as well as the maple syrup and dried beans.
- Organic Pasta Sauce
- White Rice
- Dried Beans (4 lb. bag was the best deal at my location)
- Sazon (I’m always asked where to purchase this, and Aldi has a great deal on sazon!)
- Canned Tomatoes
- Granulated Sugar
- Olive Oil
- Baking Chocolate
- Peanut Butter
- Freezer Bags
- Maple Syrup
- Organic honey
- Organic salsa
What are your favorite deals to buy at Aldi? How do the prices compare to other stores in your area? Please share your tips in the comments below!