Shop at Aldi

Shop at Aldi

This is kinda a weird post for me, but I’m on a kick and I’ve been telling all my friends, so I have to share: Aldi, y’all.

Aldi is a discount grocery store. It has a small footprint and limited options. You have to bring a quarter to rent a cart and you have to bag your own groceries. There are no free samples, it’s not sexy.

But shopping is a breeze, you save lots of money and you get great products. Here’s what I mean:

  • Shopping is easy and fast.
    • Typical grocery store carries about 30,000 items. Aldi’s carry just the weekly basics, plus some fun finds that they rotate in and out. It makes every trip quick and easy.
  • The products are high quality.
    • Many of the products found in an Aldi are the same high-quality brands you find in your big supermarket, but private labeled. They have a wide selection of organic products.
  • You can surprise your friends and family.
    • When I bring food to someone’s house, it’s almost always from Aldi and people are so surprised to be impressed with something from (gasp) Aldi.
  • Everything is accessible.
    • Mussels are $2.50 (and amazing – try the ones in tomato garlic sauce), a fresh pineapple is always a couple dollars. Small greek yogurt tubs are $0.69. Organic produce is becoming the norm, so you don’t have to fork over all your money to make the smart choice.
  • Save all the money.
    • I spend half as much as I used to on groceries. True, I still hit up The Local Pig or Green Acres Market for meat and eggs, but all of my staples are covered at a much lower cost.

It took my best friend, Brooke, months of convincing before I gave it a try, but now I’m all in (thanks, B!) and love the 7th and Paseo location. There are 10 locations in the Kansas City Metro – find the one closest to you!

And if you’re interested in making the switch, here are more tips for newbies.

Do you like Aldi? Have you been recently? Leave a comment below.

By | 2018-07-11T22:00:27+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Inspiration|4 Comments


  1. Allie April 18, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Yes! I am so on the Aldi train! No joke, I met a Venezuelan woman who was visiting Seattle, and one of the things she wanted to do in the United States was to visit an Aldi’s! Someone had told her about this amazing grocery store… (Sadly, they aren’t on the west coast.)

    • Stina Hergott April 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      @Allie, this would happen to you! Guess she’ll have to travel on down to KC 🙂

  2. christine April 20, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    I am SO happy I found your blog! I moved to KC 3 months ago, and I’m reading alllllll of your posts. We should meet!

    • Stina Hergott April 23, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      Hi Christine! Welcome to KC! I’m so glad you found the blog and reached out. Cheers!

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