We're having Aldi superfans share their grocery lists with us. Here are their favorite things to buy there.

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Aldi fans are loyal to the store's budget groceries. Aldi; Courtney Nuss; Marianne Ayala/Insider
  • Insider has rounded up shopping lists from five Aldi fans, and these are their favorite products.

  • Frequent shoppers love the store's pizza, bread, canned goods, and nuts.

  • The fans also shared their favorite Aldi drinks, including coffee, wine, and kombucha.

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As part of our Aldi Diaries series, Insider has been gathering grocery lists from people around the globe who love shopping at the chain.

Read on for some of their favorite products to get at the budget-friendly chain.

Rachel Fernandez, a vegetarian shopper, has relied on Aldi for over 4 years

Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen take-and-bake deli pizzas are cheap and easy to build on

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Mama Cozzi Pizza Kitchen cheese pizza. Rachel Fernandez for Insider

Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen makes it into Aldi's fan-favorite-product awards every year.

The deli pizzas come in a variety of toppings, but Fernandez prefers the $4.99 cheese option because it's a great canvas for your own extra ingredients.

Her go-to toppings are caramelized onions, garlic, and marinated artichoke heart (all of which she purchases at Aldi).

Winking Owl wine is affordable and great for batch drinks

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Winking Owl red wine. Rachel Fernandez for Insider

Not everyone can get behind Aldi's $3 Winking Owl wine, but its followers are loyal.

Fernandez uses the cheap bottles to make homemade sangria and other batch alcoholic punches.

The chickenless tenders at Aldi are a great meat replacement

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Earth Grown vegan chicken-less tenders. Rachel Fernandez for Insider

Plenty of stores stock plant-based meat alternatives, but Aldi's prices are largely unmatched.

The Earth Grown brand has a variety of vegan products, including the $2.95 chickenless tenders that Fernandez cooks in her air fryer.

Read Rachel Fernandez's full Aldi shopping list: I'm a vegetarian who's shopped at Aldi for 4 years. Here are 16 products I always buy.

Vegan bartender Emily Anderson picks up some of her favorite cocktail ingredients at Aldi

There's plenty of fresh, citrus fruits to chose from

The citrus section at Aldi
Assorted citrus fruits at Aldi. Emily Anderson

Anderson usually picks up three bags of fresh limes, lemons, or oranges for under $10.

She uses the juices for cocktails and the peels for garnishes.

Aldi stocks a number of salts that pair nicely with different cocktails

Salts at Aldi
Assorted salts available at Aldi. Emily Anderson

No home bar is complete without fancy salts for rimming margarita glasses and tequila shots.

Anderson also adds fine-ground salt to daiquiris, palomas, sours, and her original cocktails.

Tea can be a fun ingredient to experiment with in your cocktails

Tea boxes at Aldi
Assorted Brenner teas. Emily Anderson

Tea can add a unique burst of flavor to cocktails.

Anderson recommended trying peppermint and chamomile with honey and whiskey or chai with rum punch.

Read Emily Anderson's full Aldi shopping list: I'm a vegan bartender who shops at Aldi. Here are 14 cheap cocktail ingredients I always buy there.

George Arkley buys all of her Mediterranean-diet essentials at Aldi in the UK

Marinated king prawns can be thrown right on the grill

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Garlic, chili, and coriander king prawns. George Arkley

Although they're on the higher side of Aldi's price range, the Tasty Catch's marinated king prawns are a great splurge for a barbecue.

Arkley recommended the garlic, chili, and coriander flavor.

Aldi's canned beans, veggies, and fish can't be beat

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The canned products are super cheap. George Arkley

One of the cheapest ways to stick to the Mediterranean diet is to stock your pantry with plenty of canned products like beans, veggies, and fish.

Chickpeas, black beans, and butter beans can be added to veggie burgers, pastas, and curries, and canned tomatoes can be used in sauces and stews.

Tinned fish, which Arkley said tastes the same no matter the price, is also super affordable at Aldi.

Olive oil is an essential part of the Med diet

infused olive oils on the shelf at aldi
Assorted Solesta infused olive oils. George Arkley

If you're following the Med diet, olive oil can really start eating away at your food budget since it's used in pretty much every dish.

Aldi stocks some affordable bottles, and Arkley also recommended the store's chili- and garlic-infused oils for extra flavor.

Read George Arkley's full Aldi shopping list: I've followed the Mediterranean diet for years. Here are 11 of my favorite things to buy at Aldi.

Katie Kelly has been coming back to Aldi every week for 5 years

The store's Greek yogurt can be used for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Aldi Friendly Farms nonfat Greek Yogurt
Friendly Farms nonfat Greek yogurt. Courtney Nuss

Plain Greek yogurt is a versatile kitchen staple.

In addition to eating it with cereal and fruit, Kelly uses the yogurt for thickening smoothies and even as a sour-cream replacement for tacos.

She gets her daily boost of caffeine from Café Bustelo's ground coffee

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Café Bustelo coffee. Katie Kelly for Insider

Aldi has several options when it comes to coffee, but Kelly swears by the Café Bustelo grounds.

She uses it to make two shots of espresso every morning, which she pairs with honey, vanilla extract, and oat milk.

Aldi stocks both name-brand and its own kombucha

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VitaLife kombucha. Katie Kelly for Insider

Even with name-brand options on the shelves, Kelly recommended Aldi's VitaLife kombucha.

Her favorite flavor is Berry Nirvana.

Read Katie Kelly's full Aldi shopping list: I've shopped at Aldi almost every week for 5 years. Here are 15 things I keep coming back for.

Courtney Nuss is a solo Aldi shopper who sticks to a tight budget

Aldi has some of the most affordable cashews around

Whole Cashews with sea salt from Aldi
Aldi sells a few different bags of nuts. Courtney Nuss

If you're always on the go or looking for easy snack ideas, Nuss recommended cashews.

Although the nut can be pretty expensive at some stores, Aldi sells bags for under $5.

Happy Farms provolone slices make lunches easy

Provolone cheese at Aldi
Friendly Farms provolone cheese slices. Courtney Nuss

Investing in low-cost sandwich fixings can really make a difference in your monthly grocery budget, according to Nuss.

She picks up the Happy Farm's provolone slices and Specially Selected Black Forest ham at Aldi to make easy and affordable ham-and-cheese sandwiches.

To bring simple sandwiches to the next level, she also picks up an Italian loaf

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Specially Selected Italian bread. Courtney Nuss

Nuss reaches for the Italian loaf at Aldi, which she slices and heats in the oven right before eating.

For under $3, the bread can be used for morning toast, sandwiches, or dinner side dishes.

Read Courtney Nuss' full Aldi shopping list: I'm a solo shopper at Aldi. Here are the 16 things I always buy while staying under budget.

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