28+ Lidl Vegan Options (Ice Cream, Meatballs & More)


Vegan Options at Lidl

The vegan options at Lidl are excellent, if you know what you’re looking for. They’ve gotten better over the years with Lidl now having their own line of vegan-friendly products named Vemondo.

I went on a Lidl run today and noticed a ton of new vegan products that I don’t remember seeing on my last trip a few months back.

In this article I’m going to highlight some of the vegan finds that I ran into today.

So, if you’ve not been to a Lidl in a while, make sure to read through this article to see some of the things that you’re missing out on!


Vegan Options at Lidl


If you’ve never been to a Lidl, the grocery store chain can be hard to explain. The most common comparison is to Aldi, but the two chains are actually quite different.

Both have a certain randomness type feel to them although both carry a pretty consistent core of main items.

But, Aldi puts a heavy emphasis on it’s own brand of products that can be incredibly cheap.

Lidl, on the other hand, carries a lot more name brands, but the prices aren’t necessarily “deals” across the board. You need to be a bit more discerning with what items you add to your cart.

Lidl does appear to be closing the gap though on the amount of vegan friendly options you can find, and that’s what you’re here to see so let’s get started.

Vemondo Vegan Products

Vemondo Vegan Products at Lidl

In 2021, Lidl announced it was going to start labeling all of it’s own plant-based products under the brand Vemondo.

On this trip to Lidl I came across a few Vemondo products, but after a quick search online it appears there are plenty more than what I have pictured above (although some may be exclusive to European stores).

What I did find though were two kinds of frozen meatball, cookies and ice cream.

Vegan Meatless Meatballs (Zesty and Classic)

LIDL Meatballs
Lidl Zesty Meatless Meatballs with pasta

The meatballs are quite good. They are smaller than our other favorite vegan meatball (Gardein) but the flavors are excellent.

The price ($3.99 a bag) doesn’t seem that great until you consider the size of the bag. There’s about 25% more weight compared to a bag of Gardein Meatballs.

Would definitely buy again.

Vegan Chickenless Chick’n Nuggets

LIDL Chickenless Chick'n Nuggets

These Chick’n Nuggets might be the best thing going at Lidl. If there was one specific product that I would make a trip back to Lidl for, it would be these nuggets. They’re that good.

Breading – perfect. Texture – great. Flavor – awesome.

I cooked mine up in the air fryer and they came out perfect. Highly recommend.

Vegan Cocoa Sandwich Cookies

Let’s just call it what it is – these are Vemondo’s version of an Oreo.

So, how do they compare to Oreos?

Honestly, pretty close. They’re not quite as dense as an Oreo, but flavor-wise they’re really good. I could have easily ate the whole bag in one sitting with a nice glass of Oat Milk.

Dairy Free Cookie Dough Frozen Dessert

Lidl doesn’t use the term ‘ice cream’, instead opting for frozen dessert.

The reason may be because it doesn’t taste quite like ice cream. Similar to the cookies, the ice cream is much more airy and not quite as dense as ice cream.

It’s a coconut milk base which definitely comes through on the taste, but overall, quite good.

I would definitely buy again and I’d love to try the other flavor (they were out on my trip), Salted Caramel.

Produce

Produce at Lidl

Lidl has a pretty good selection of fruits and veggies to choose from.

This is also probably the section of the store that is the most “random” in the sense that you can never really be sure what you’re going to find in the produce section.

On this trip for me, blueberries and strawberries, my two favorite protein shake add-ons, were both on sale (a pint of strawberries was only $1.50) so I considered myself pretty lucky.

I’m not going to go into every fruit and veggie that was available on my trip, but there is a pretty strong selection.

Dave’s Killer Bagels

Dave's Killer Bagels at Lidl

Our local Lidl always has Dave’s Killer Bagels (and Killer Bread).

The price ($5.49) isn’t earth-shattering good, but it is slightly cheaper than the $5.99 compared to other grocery stores in our area. The problem is Dave’s Killer Bagels is one of those items that we usually wait to get when it goes on sale.

If Dave’s bagels are a staple in your weekly groceries (and why wouldn’t they be, they’re amazing) then you can save a little if they’re not on sale elsewhere.

Vegan Cheese

Just beyond the produce and bread, you’ll find a great selection of vegan cheese, vegan butter, hummus, vegan deli meat and sausages.

I found both Violife Colby Jack Shreds and Violife Mature Cheddar Slices.

At $3.99, that’s a buck cheaper than at our local Whole Foods. Not too bad.

Crackers and Hummus

Lidl Pita Crackers and Hummus

I love crackers and hummus and Lidl comes through with great options on both.

Pictured above is Lidl’s Garlic and Chive Pita Crackers with Super Spicy Hummus. This is just one of the multiple options for both crackers and hummus though.

No matter what your particular tastes are in this department, you’re sure to find something right up your alley.

Arby’s Curly Fries

Arbys Curly Fry

I don’t have to tell you how good Arby’s Curly Fries are do I?

I feel like Arby’s Curly Fries at Lidl almost perfectly sums up the store. A little random, but delightful and at a good price.

Bett’r Cookies

As much as we wanted to really like these Bett’r Cookies, neither one of us were big fans. We tried three different flavors:

  • Vanilla Chocolate Chip
  • Double Chocolate Walnut
  • Almond Protein Chocolate

First, they all have a strong coconut flavor to them which is not necessarily a bad thing, just something we thought people should be aware of since none of them are labeled as ‘coconut’.

The issue was they are pretty dry. Like unmistakably dry. Then there is the fact that each cookie, is around 250 calories. So, when you’re deciding if a snack is “worth the calories”, we felt these cookies just weren’t.

Other Lidl Vegan Finds

I wanted to feature a couple of the standouts above, but those weren’t the only vegan options I came across.

A few of my other vegan finds at Lidl included:

  • Tofurky Plant-Based Original – Sausage Kielbasa
  • Tofurky Plant-Based Deli Slices – Hickory Smoked
  • Field Roast Plant Based Breakfast Sausages – Apple & Maple
  • Beyond and Impossible Burgers
  • Snyders of Hanover Pretzel Pieces – Hot Buffalo Wing
  • From the Ground Up Cauliflower Stalks and Potato Chips
  • Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks
  • Organic Olive Oil and Sea Salt Popcorn
  • Pure Palm Coconut Date Bites
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Lidl Coffee – Donut Shop, French Vanilla & Hazelnut
  • Soy Milk – Original and Vanilla
  • So Delicious Dairy Free Ice Cream
  • Ben and Jerry’s Non Dairy Ice Cream
  • Chef Bombay Vegetable Pakoras
  • GT’s Synergy Raw Kombuch – Multiple Flavors
  • Country Crock Plant Butter with Avocado Oil
  • A whole aisle of nuts

Final Thoughts

As you can see there are a ton of vegan options of Lidl, including their own brand of plant based products.

So, if you’ve not been to a Lidl before, or maybe it’s been a while, I definitely suggest going to see what you can find at your local Lidl.

Don’t have a Lidl near you? We also have guides to help you find what’s vegan at Kroger and even Wal-Mart!

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VeggL is the passion project of Jen & Ryan. Both vegan (Jen since 2012, Ryan since 2018), they wanted to help other vegans & plant based folks through an incredibly frustrating process--trying to figure out what you can eat & where in the US. Pictured w/ our pups, Mia & Chompers.

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