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

popular aldi food products and the aldi logo on a blue background with red, orange and yellow stripes, embellished with stars, a trophy, and a medal.
Aldi fans are loyal to the store's budget groceries.Aldi; Courtney Nuss; Marianne Ayala/Insider
  • Insider has rounded up shopping lists from 14 Aldi fans, and these are their favorite products.

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

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

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

hand holding a can of tinned tomatoes at aldi
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

aldi vitalife kombucha
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

Aldi ITalian bread
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.

Military wife Amanda Turner drives 90 minutes with her toddler to shop at Aldi

Avocados are a staple in her house, and Aldi's are cheap

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Aldi has great produce prices.Amanda Turner

Turner uses avocados for everything from brownies to tacos.

Although they can be expensive at some grocers, Aldi sells nice-sized ones for $0.49.

There's a reason the 'Red Bag' chicken has a cult following

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The chicken is a fan-favorite item at the store.Amanda Turner

According to Turner, Aldi's Kirkwood breaded chicken-breast fillets (fondly referred to by fans as "Red Bag Chicken") are a great Chick-fil-A dupe.

She cooks them in an air fryer for 15 minutes or in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 (switching to broil for the last couple of minutes).

In addition to getting a nice crunch, the fillets have a well-spiced pickle flavor.

If you're shopping at Aldi in the South, pick up a carton of Blue Bell ice cream

carton of blue bell ice cream at aldi
I've been able to pick up Blue Bell ice cream on sale.Amanda Turner

Although it's only regionally stocked in the South, Turner's whole family loves Blue Bell ice cream as a special treat.

A 64-ounce container of Blue Bell ice cream sells for $6.97 at Aldi, and it's even sometimes on sale for $5.97.

Read Amanda Turner's full Aldi shopping list: I'm a military wife who drives 90 minutes with my toddler to shop at Aldi. Here are 12 things I always buy there.

Sabah Hussain likes to stock up on party supplies at Aldi

The store has great cheeses for a charcuterie board

hand holding Aldi's baking camembrat in black packaging
hand holding Aldi's baking camembrat in black packaging

Specially Selected French baking Camembert.Sabah Hussain

Charcuterie boards are great for grazing before the main course of a dinner party.

Hussain is a fan of topping Aldi's baked Camembert with honey, rosemary, chili flakes, and sliced garlic to put in the center of her board.

Flavored water is a nice nonalcoholic option for guests

Bottles of flavored sparkling water with orange and pink caps at Aldi
Aqua Vale flavored waters at Aldi.Sabah Hussain

For people who don't drink alcohol, but still want a fun drink with dinner, Aldi has a nice selection of still and sparkling flavored waters.

Hussain recommended mixing them with lemonade and garnishing with raspberries for extra flair.

Aldi has plenty of premade desserts that make hosting easy

Aldi mixed berry cheesecake in freezer section
Dessert Menu mixed-berry cheesecake.Sabah Hussain

Hussain's dinner guests rarely turn down dessert, but to save on time, she picks up a premade treat at Aldi.

The store has a delicious range of sweet options, including tasty thaw-and-eat cheesecakes.

Read Sabah Hussain's full Aldi shopping list: I shop at Aldi to host big parties on a budget. Here are 14 of my favorite cheap things to buy.

Spencer Morin shops at Adli for products that help her meet her weight-loss goals

Simply Nature's cheesy cauliflower crackers are a great snack to swap into your pantry

Hand holding Aldi cauliflower cheese crackers in orange box
Simple Nature cauliflower crackers.Spencer Morin

If you crave something savory and cheesy in the afternoon or evening, Morin suggested the Simple Nature cauliflower crackers in cheddar.

A serving is only 110 calories, and they also come in a sea-salt flavor.

The jalapeño-artichoke dip is great for parties or game nights

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Park Street Deli jalapeño-artichoke dip.Spencer Morin

Aldi stocks plenty of fun dips that work well for snacking or party spreads. You can eat them with corn chips, black-bean chips, celery, or whatever else you have on hand.

Morin said her favorites are the jalapeño-artichoke dip and the cauliflower-Buffalo dip.

L'oven Fresh's everything bagel thins are great for breakfast

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L'oven Fresh everything bagel skinnys.Spencer Morin

Morin said she prefers the L'oven Fresh bagel skinny over regular, more calorie-dense bagels because there's a better ratio of cream cheese to bread.

She uses them to fix up bagels with cream cheese, egg sandwiches, or avocado toast in the mornings.

Read Spencer Morin's full Aldi shopping list: I lost 70 pounds in 8 months. Here are my favorite Aldi snacks that helped me achieve my goals.

Joe Opaleski and his partner spend $20 a week on groceries

Aldi stocks everything you need to make a Polish-inspired dinner

side by side of kielbasa sausage and sauerkraut on the shelves at aldi
side by side of kielbasa sausage and sauerkraut on the shelves at aldi

Kielbasa sausage and sauerkraut from Aldi.Joe Opaleski

Opaleski, who has family roots in Poland, said he picks up kielbasa sausage and sauerkraut to make a comforting meal.

He just sautées the sausage, boils the sauerkraut, and serves everything together.

There are few things cheaper and easier than a peanut-butter sandwich

side by side of loves of white bread and jars of peanut butter on the shelves at aldi
side by side of loves of white bread and jars of peanut butter on the shelves at aldi

Bread and peanut butter from Aldi.Joe Opaleski

If you're looking for a quick snack or small meal that doesn't break the bank, there's hardly anything that's easier to whip up than a peanut-butter sandwich.

It's a go-to for Opaleski and his partner.

Basic quiche ingredients are super affordable at Aldi

triple side by side of premade pie crust, eggs, and green onions on the shelves at aldi
triple side by side of premade pie crust, eggs, and green onions on the shelves at aldi

Ingredients for quiche from Aldi.Joe Opaleski

Since Aldi's eggs are pretty affordable, Opaleski likes to take advantage of that and pick up everything he needs for a cheap quiche.

A premade pie crust, a carton of eggs, and a bunch of green onions usually does the trick

Read Joe Opaleski's full Aldi shopping list: My partner and I spend $20 a week at Aldi. Here are 14 things we love to buy and how we use them.

Whitney Sandoval shops for kid-friendly and gluten-free products

Aldi's gluten-free bread knocks it out of the park

blue and clear bag of liveGfree bread on Aldi shelf
Gluten-free bread at Aldi.Whitney Sandoval

As a mom of three, Sandoval goes through plenty of sandwich bread.

She said she finds the slices of Aldi's liveGfree bread to be bigger than most gluten-free competitors, plus, it freezes well if you want to stock up.

Gluten-free pasta is another pantry staple

Bags of liveGfree pasta on shelf at Aldi
Gluten-free pasta at Aldi.Whitney Sandoval

Although Sandoval said some brands of gluten-free pasta don't have the right texture, she enjoys the rice-and-quinoa noodles from Aldi's liveGfree brand.

She often pairs them Aldi's Simply Nature tomato-and-basil sauce, which she likes because it doesn't have added sugar.

Fruit snacks are perfect for moms on the go

green box of black forest's juicy burst fruit snacks on shelf at aldi
Black Forest fruit snacks at Aldi.Whitney Sandoval

Moms can likely relate to Sandoval's desire to keep a few packs of Black Forest's juicy-burst fruit snacks in her diaper bag at all times.

She said her kids particularly like the unique flavors in the pack, like green apple, and the juice inside each fruit snack.

Read Whitney Sandoval's full Aldi shopping list: I'm a mom of 3 who avoids gluten. Here are 16 foods I always buy at Aldi.

Chef Tori Hazelett finds everything she needs for her 2 kids

Based on value and taste, Burman's mayonnaise is a must

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Mayonnaise from Aldi.Tori Hazelett

The chef found Aldi's Burman-brand mayo on her first trip to the budget store seven years ago and has never looked back.

She said it's about half the price of Hellmann's, and she thinks it tastes better.

For a nice dinner, Black Angus rib eye makes a great centerpiece

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Rib-eye steaks from Aldi.Tori Hazelett

Particularly if you love to grill or smoke meats, Hazelett recommended picking up some of Aldi's affordable rib eyes.

She's never been disappointed by the think-cut meat.

Peanut-butter cups are a simple and delicious treat

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Peanut-butter cups from Aldi.Tori Hazelett

Hazelett said she doesn't have much of a sweet tooth, but she does enjoy picking up some of the Choceur milk-chocolate peanut-butter cups at Aldi.

The chef even said she regreted trying them in the first place because now she can't stop buying them.

Read Tori Hazelett's full Aldi shopping list: I'm a chef and mom of 2 who loves Aldi. Here are 13 of my favorite things to buy there.

Megan Schuett sticks to a budget when shopping for her family of 4

Chocolate-chip brioche makes a delicious breakfast or snack

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Chocolate-chip brioche from Aldi.Megan Schuett

Schuett recommended pairing the sweet Specially Selected brioche loaf with a cup of coffee. She also likes to enjoy it as a midday snack before lunch.

The fancy bread only costs $3.95, and it also comes in a vanilla flavor.

Prepackaged chicken-salad cups come in handy when it's time to pack lunches

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Cranberry-almond chicken salad from Aldi.Megan Schuett

Aldi sells individual cups of cranberry-almond chicken salad, and Schuett likes to pack them in lunch boxes for a break from deli meat.

It's a great product for busy moms or anyone looking for a quick meal option.

Everyone in the family can enjoy pancakes on the weekends

Two red and yellow boxes of pancake mix in a display
Complete pancake mix from Aldi.Megan Schuett

With Aldi's complete pancake mix, you only need to add water, so it makes making a fun weekend breakfast easy.

Schuett said she likes to add blueberries for sweetness, and sometimes she lets her kids add chocolate chips.

Read Megan Schuett's full Aldi shopping list: I spend $100 a week at Aldi to feed my family of 4. Here are 15 items we love to buy and how to use them.

As a solo shopper, Jailynn Taylor spends $50 at Aldi each week

Aldi's generic marshmallows-and-stars cereal might be better than its name-brand competitor

Hand holding red box of marshmallows and stars cereal at Aldi
Marshmallows-and-stars cereal from Aldi.Jailynn Taylor

Taylor said she likes the taste of Aldi's sweet breakfast cereal better than the name-brand alternative — plus it's cheaper at $1.65 a box.

She recommended eating it for breakfast or for a snack.

Frozen fruit can be easier to buy when you live alone

Hand holding a pack of frozen berry medley at Aldi
Berry medley frozen fruit from Aldi.Jailynn Taylor

When shopping for one, it can be difficult to get through fresh fruit before it gets bad.

Taylor recommended Aldi's large bags of frozen-fruit blends for smoothies and juice bowls.

The berry medley is generally available, but there's also a tasty tropical blend that's often sold out because of its popularity.

Premade salad mixes make meal times a little easier

Hand holding orange and clear bag of caesar salad kit at Aldi
Premade Caesar-salad kit from Aldi.Jailynn Taylor

Taylor suggested stocking up on Aldi's premade Caesar salad for snacks, side dishes, or lunches (if you add a protein like chicken).

Since the pack comes with lettuce, dressing, and croutons, it's super simple to throw together.

Read Jailynn Taylor's full Aldi shopping list: I shop at Aldi for just myself and spend under $50 a week. Here 12 of my favorite things to buy.

Lisa Tanner, a mom of 10, shops on a budget at Aldi

Queso is a great addition to Taco Tuesdays

aldi queso display
aldi queso display

Jarred queso dip from Aldi.Lisa Tanner

When meal-planning each month, Tanner often buys everything she needs for Taco Tuesdays.

Casa Mamita's salsa con queso makes for a great dip for chips as a side dish to the meal.

It's not too spicy for picky eaters, according to Tanner, but it's still interesting enough for older kids.

Apples are a lifesaver when it's snack time

bags of apples at aldi
Gala apples from Aldi.Lisa Tanner

Tanner said her kids all love apples and could easily eat at least one a day.

Since she buys so much of the fruit, Aldi's big 3-pound bags come in handy, especially since they're less than $4.

Smaller packages of diapers make storage easier

aldi diapers in display
Diapers from Aldi.Lisa Tanner

With 12 people in a house, storage is always a concern for Tanner and her family. Instead of buying huge packages of bulk diapers, the mom suggested switching to Aldi's inexpensive smaller packs.

The number of diapers in each pack depends on the size, but a 34-pack of size-three diapers only costs her $3.99.

Read Lisa Tanner's full Aldi shopping list: I'm a mom of 10 who loves shopping at Aldi. Here are 15 things I always buy.

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