When something is terrific, we say it’s “the best thing since sliced bread.” Bread is perhaps one of the most ubiquitous things we purchase while grocery shopping, as its many applications – toast, sandwiches, breadcrumbs – feed our love for carbs.
Visit an Aldi supermarket and you will see a wide selection of different breads, but you might be surprised by just how many types Aldi keeps on its shelves on any given day. Here is what you need to know about Aldi bread before you head to the store.
Aldi Bread In 2021
Aldi carries 30+ different types of bread under their L’oven Fresh, Specially Selected, Simply Nature, Fit & Active and liveGfree labels. These range from basic white and wheat, hamburger and hot dog rolls, dessert breads, higher-end bakery-style loaves and seeded and organic loaves. Prices range between 69 cents and $5.49.
To learn more about all the bread varieties that Aldi carries, how cheap they are compared to other supermarkets, what people are saying about the quality and much more, keep reading!
What Types Of Bread Does Aldi Have?
As mentioned, Aldi sells bread under five of their private labels. Below you will find the rundown, organized by label, with the price listed, as well as any pertinent notes.
L’oven Fresh covers Aldi’s basic line of bread and bread products, with prices to match.
- 100% Whole Wheat Bread –$1.29 for 20 oz.; 100% whole wheat is perhaps one of the healthiest types of bread, so if you’re watching your diet, this is the type you want.
- 100% Whole Wheat or Multigrain Sandwich Skinnys –$1.65 for 12 oz.; An excellent substitute for slices of bread, and a dupe for Arnold sandwich thins.
- 12 Grain Bread Wide Pan – $1.75 for 24 oz.; A larger, more robust piece of bread that can hold up to more toppings.
- Artisanal Style Bread – $2.09 for 20 oz.; A really lovely loaf that mimics the sort of bread you’d get at a local bakery. There’s a denseness to these loaves, and they make very good sandwiches.
- Center Split Deli Rolls – $1.69 for 15-16 oz. (6-ct.); I love using these for hot dogs, when you want to add a lot of toppings, or for sausage, peppers and onions off the grill. They’re sturdy and toast well, too.
- Cinnamon Raisin or Cinnamon Swirl Bread – $1.79 for 16 oz.; These make awesome sweet pieces of toast and taste amazing with just butter.
- Garlic Knots – $2.75 for 10.4 oz.; The perfect side to spaghetti and meatballs.
- Hamburger Buns – 79 cents for 11-12 oz.; the ultimate cheapie buns, they’re not very sturdy and they’re not very big, but they get the job done.
Sometimes these go on sale as Aldi Savers and can cost as little as 50 cents per bag; keep an eye out during the summer grilling months!
- Hawaiian Sweet Rolls – $1.39 for 12 oz.; Love King’s Hawaiian rolls? Aldi has their own dupe for this name brand product, so you don’t have to make any special trips to other supermarkets.
- Honey Wheat Bread – 95 cents for 20 oz.; Such a steal for 95 cents, the honey wheat is a slightly sweeter wheat version.
- Hot Dog Buns – 79 cents for 11-12 oz.; Another mega-cheap bun option that’s perfect for stocking up when you have a big BBQ coming up. These hot dog buns actually aren’t as flimsy as you might expect for only 79 cents.
- Keto Friendly Wheat or Multiseed Bread – $3.99 for 14 oz.; You’ll be even more impressed by this keto bread (and the fact that Aldi carries keto-friendly bread!) when you see the price comparison below.
- Split Top Wheat Bread – 69 cents for 20 oz.; This is the cheapest bread that Aldi carries, and while it might not be the best choice for a massive sandwich, it’s a terrific budget wheat bread, especially if you have small children.
- White Bread – 79 cents for 20 oz.; The sister white bread to Aldi’s cheap wheat bread, and a total classic. Just made for bologna sandwiches or simple grilled cheeses.
- Whole Grain White Bread – $1.19 for 20 oz.; No one could blame you for wanting white bread that’s a little sturdier and a little healthier.
- Zero Net Carb Bread — $2.99 for 14 oz.; This started out as Aldi Find, but it appears that it was so popular, they kept it around! (Love it when Aldi does that.)
Keep an eye out for it, though; it’s wildly in-demand, so stores sell out fast.
The Specially Selected label covers many different types of products (not just bread), but here you can see that their loaves, rolls and buns encompass gourmet-style, international goods.
- Artisan Flatbread – $2.99 for 14.1 oz. (2-pk.); These flatbreads make awesome pizza bases, whether you cook them up in the oven or on the grill.
- Brioche Buns – $3.65 for 10.58 oz.; Nothing elevates a sandwich or a cheeseburger like a brioche bun (brioche being a French bread with higher butter and egg content, which gives the bread a “cakier” texture). Try toasting them!
- Brioche Hot Dog Buns – $2.89 for 9.52 oz.; Likewise for hot dogs, the brioche buns add a certain je ne sais quoi (again, toast them before using for an extra dimension of flavor and texture).
- Brioche Rolls – $3.90 for 16.9 oz. (12-ct.); A truly special accent to complement your next family dinner or holiday meal.
- Chocolate Chip Brioche – $3.99 for 14.11 oz.; I couldn’t find the exact price for this item, but this was the price for a similar item (brioche, same weight bread), and Aldi is fairly consistent with pricing.
- Ciabatta Sandwich Rolls – $2.69 for 18 oz.; Aldi sources excellent ciabatta, and these rolls are such a pleasant change-up if you normally just eat your sandwiches on white or wheat bread.
- French Baguette – $1.65 for 9.5 – 12 oz.; A true classic, the French baguette makes a terrific accompaniment to soup or salad, or just tearing chunks off and eating it with cheese (you can’t go wrong here).
Aldi sells their baguettes as part of a line of “take and bake” breads, where you finish off the baking at home in your own oven, so you can control how crispy or soft is the finished product.
- Italian Bread – $1.99 for 16 oz.; Another Aldi “take and bake” option, these Italian loaves are really good, the exact kind of carb-y accompaniment you’d want with a big bowl of pasta.
- Original/Garlic/Mini Naan Bread — $3.99 for 17.6 oz. (original/garlic) and 12.7 oz. (mini); I absolutely love these naan breads. I’ve used them to make pizzas (both in oven and on the grill), and I’ve blackened them a bit on a hot skillet (with olive oil) to dip in hummus.
The price tag might seem kind of high for Aldi, but you get a lot of bread; so much so you might end up having to freeze half. (It freezes and thaws really well!)
- Plain or Chocolate Chip Sliced Brioche Loaf – $2.99 for 17.6 oz.; An absolute brunch must-have – or imagine making French toast with this!
- Sliced Sourdough Round – $3.09 for 24 oz.; Most shoppers will appreciate that this comes pre-sliced, but I wish they sold some sourdough loaves intact. My personal opinion does nothing to dampen the excellent flavor, though.
The Simply Nature label is Aldi’s go-to organic product line, whose items grow in number, it seems, every year. The products are free of GMOs, artificial ingredients and preservatives.
- Simply Nature Oat So Healthy® Honey Oat Bread – $4.29 for 27 oz.; A hearty loaf that is not only organic, it also derives all of its protein from plant-based sources.
- Simply Nature Organic Seeded Bread – Graintastic 21 Whole Grain & Seed and Seedtastic Jam-Packed with Seeds, $4.29 for 27 oz.; If you love the taste and texture of seeded breads, this organic version will please – plus there are five grams of protein per slice.
- Simply Nature Sprouted 7 Grain Regular or Low Sodium Bread – $2.95 for 16 oz.; I love that Aldi is always upping their game when it comes to special diets.
This is a prime example, as the Knock Your Sprouts Off comes in a low sodium version, for those who are trying to cut down on the common additive.
Aldi sells bread under two other labels, both of which cater to specialty diets.
- Fit & Active 35 Calorie 100% Whole Wheat Bread – $1.99 for 16 oz.; Anyone who has done a weight loss program like WW knows that finding a bread that doesn’t cost a bunch of points is a boon.
I love that Aldi has made bread part of their Fit & Active line, so that people with weight loss goals don’t have to make a special trip (or spend a lot on special bread).
- liveGfree Wide Pan Gluten Free Bread – White or Whole Grain, $5.49 for 20 oz.; Aldi can go toe-to-toe with any other supermarket out there when it comes to gluten-free options. Wait until you see how much cheaper their g-free bread is.
Is Aldi Bread Good Quality?
Aldi bread receives high marks from bloggers, commenters and me.
At theKitchn.com, Jelisa Castrodale ranked her five favorite Aldi breads, singling out the basic white bread, French baguette, Fit & Active loaf, brioche buns and sourdough.
Commenters on the thread about the Zero Net Carb bread were absolutely laudatory over the flavor and texture, with some bereft that they could no longer find it on shelves (again: Email Aldi and let them know! They listen to their customers).
And the writer at TasteofHome.com highlighted the excellence of Aldi’s 100 percent whole wheat bread, on their list of the best healthy foods to buy at Aldi.
I can’t judge for you, but I can tell you that my personal experience with Aldi’s bread has been nothing but positive.
I have also frozen and thawed numerous types (hot dog and hamburger buns, take and bake loaves, sourdough loaves) and I can tell you that if you find a deal and want to stock up, everything so far has come out of the freezer, months later, just as good as the day I bought it.
Is Aldi Bread Cheap?
Aldi prices look cheap, but how do they stack up against other supermarkets? Let’s look at a few examples.
A simple loaf of white bread is a staple in most families’ kitchens; Aldi sells theirs for 79 cents; the Great Value label at Walmart costs 88 cents.
Aldi’s sandwich “skinnys” retail for $1.65 for a 12-oz 6-pack. bag; a similar product (in fact, the product for which the skinnys are a dupe), the Arnold sandwich thins, sell in a 6-pack for $2.98 at Walmart. You’re saving over two dollars by buying the Aldi version.
Let’s look at an organic loaf, too. Aldi’s Knock Your Sprouts Off bread costs 18 cents per oz.; the organic sprouted multigrain bread at Wegmans runs you 23 cents per oz.
Finally, gluten-free options. Aldi’s: $5.49 per 20 oz. (or 27 cents per oz.); Wegmans, more like $5.99 or $6.99 per loaf (or 33 and 44 cents per oz, respectively).
What Is The Best Aldi Bread?
You cannot go wrong with Aldi’s simple white bread, at just 79 cents per loaf.
However, I think the runner up should be the Take and Bake Italian loaf, because it’s highly customizable, denser and thicker (holds up better in big sandwiches) and loses nothing in freezing and thawing.
Where Does Aldi Get Its Bread?
You might be wondering where Aldi gets their bread from, since they clearly don’t have bakeries in their stores.
Many manufacturers and wholesalers can contribute products under the same label, so the sources vary.
But, some enterprising Redditors report that Aldi’s hamburger buns are the product of Bimbo Bakery, the parent company for brands like Brownberry, Entenmann’s, Sara Lee, Thomas’ and Boboli.
While I can’t 100 percent confirm this is the case, the evidence suggests that Aldi has a longstanding partnership with Bimbo Bakery, and it is very likely that Bimbo is still the source of many of Aldi’s L’oven Fresh bread products.
Aldi’s bread comes in many varieties, including basics from L’oven Fresh, gourmet-type items via Specially Selected and breads aimed at a handful of specialty diets as well, all of which sells well under competitors’ prices.
Whether you’re making homemade breadcrumbs, need something to dip into fondue or just want a simple sandwich, Aldi has a bread you can use, for any budget.