There Are Affordable Options for Health-Conscious Shoppers
If you don’t eat meat or dairy or prefer organic produce, you’re in luck. You don’t have to spend a small fortune at a pricey specialty supermarket to find suitable options. Aldi has a variety of budget-friendly food items for vegans and vegetarians alike — or those who simply want to make healthier food choices.
The discount grocer’s Earth Grown line is free of animal-based ingredients and includes vegan cheese and various meat alternatives (kale and quinoa crunch burgers anyone?) at affordable prices compared to other stores. For example, a 10-ounce package of Earth Grown chicken-less patties cost $3.65 at a Washington, D.C.-area Aldi location.
At a nearby Whole Foods, the same size package of their 365 Everyday store brand chicken-less patties costs $3.99. A 10-ounce package of Earth Grown soy protein burgers totaled $3.29 at Aldi, while at Whole Foods the same size package of their 365 Everyday meatless burgers rang up for $3.99. That’s nearly a 20% cost difference.