The 21 Best Things to Buy at Aldi in 2021

Step foot into Aldi without a list (or at least a loose game plan), and you’re setting yourself up to come home with three bars of chocolate, a bag of exotic new grapes and exactly zero of the things you actually needed. So, we rounded up the always-favorite, always-available items you should stock up on the next time you make a trip to the store. Here, the 21 best things to buy at Aldi in 2021.

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best things to buy at aldi loven fresh hawaiian sweet rolls
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1. L’oven Fresh Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

If you ask us, people should be talk about Hawaiian rolls more often. They’re pillowy soft with just the right amount of sweetness, and they make excellent sliders.

best things to buy at aldi specially selected 100 percent pure maple syrup
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2. Specially Selected 100-percent Pure Maple Syrup

You’d be hard-pressed to find pure maple syrup (also known as “the good stuff”) for this price anywhere else.

best things to buy at aldi friendly farms organic unsweetened almondmilk
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3. Friendly Farms Organic Unsweetened Almondmilk

Our morning coffee wouldn’t be complete without a generous splash…or two.

Buy it ($2.39)

best things to buy at aldi mama cozzis take and bake deli pizza
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4. Mama Cozzi’s Take & Bake Deli Pizza

It’s just as easy as ordering takeout, without the hassle of venturing out to pick up a pie.

best things to buy at aldi savoritz parmesan crisps
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5. Savoritz Parmesan Crisps

Add these to your next fancy cheese board and prepare for the oohs and ahhs.

best things to buy at aldi happy farms string cheese
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6. Happy Farms String Cheese

Sudden snack cravings don’t stand a chance against string cheese. It’s just a fact.

best things to buy at aldi stonemill everything bagel seasoning
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7. Stonemill Everything Bagel Seasoning

The crunchy-salty-savory topping is so tasty, we’ll put it on just about, well, everything.

best things to buy at aldi clancys kettle chips
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8. Clancy’s Kettle Chips (original Or Mesquite Barbeque)

What can we say? They’re crispy kettle-style potato chips, and they’re irresistible.

best things to buy at aldi bentons cookies
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9. Benton’s Cookies (caramel Coconut Fudge Or Peanut Butter Filled)

Psst: This is how you can get your cookie fix when it’s not Girl Scout season.

best things to buy at aldi earth grown veggie burgers
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10. Earth Grown Veggie Burgers

We like to keep a box of these meatless burgers on hand for emergency lazy dinners (and we’re not even vegetarian).

best things to buy at aldi winking owl wine moscato
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11. Winking Owl Wine Moscato

At less than $3 a bottle, you can’t get a better deal.

best things to buy at aldi specially selected brioche buns
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12. Specially Selected Brioche Buns

They’re bakery-fresh without a special trip to the expensive bakery.

best things to buy at aldi emporium selection cheese crumbles
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13. Emporium Selection Cheese Crumbles (feta Or Blue Cheese)

Bored of your nightly salad? Sprinkle on a handful of cheese crumbles and you’ll be inspired again.

best things to buy at aldi appleton farms center cut bacon
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14. Appleton Farms Center Cut Bacon

Another item we always keep in our freezer? A pound of bacon, for impromptu brunches and breakfast for dinner.

best things to buy at aldi fremont fish market medium ez peel raw shrimp
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15. Fremont Fish Market Medium Ez Peel Raw Shrimp

Shrimp are an easy, quick-cooking source of protein, but we never feel like standing over the sink for an hour to peel them. (And now we don’t have to.)

best things to buy at aldi simply nature organic hummus
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16. Simply Nature Organic Hummus (classic, Garlic Or Red Pepper)

We’ll be buying one of each flavor, plus three bags of baby carrots for dipping.

best things to buy at aldi park street deli fresh guacamole
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17. Park Street Deli Fresh Guacamole (chunky, Sweet & Spicy Or Southwest)

It tastes just as good as homemade, without all of the chopping and mashing.

best things to buy at aldi livegfree multi seed crackers
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18. Livegfree Multi-seed Crackers (sea Salt Or Rosemary & Olive Oil)

These will hit that “I need something salty and crunchy” spot quite nicely.

best things to buy at aldi simply nature cauliflower crackers
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19. Simply Nature Cauliflower Crackers (sea Salt Or Cheddar)

Pack a bag in your kid’s lunchbox and see if they even notice the secret veggies. (Spoiler: They won’t.)

best things to buy at aldi simply nature organic tortilla chips
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20. Simply Nature Organic Tortilla Chips (blue Corn Or Multigrain)

You’ll need something to dip into that guacamole you just added to your cart.

best things to buy at aldi mama cozzis pizza kitchen 12 inch cheese cauliflower crust deli pizza
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21. Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen 12-inch Cheese Cauliflower Crust Deli Pizza

Finally, a cauliflower crust pizza that turns out delicious every single time.


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