A La Carte Grain Free Dog Food Review

WebsiteA La Carte
Country of originAustralia
Available fromJumbo Pets

A La Carte has been around a while with a selection of decent grain-based foods. For this review we’ll take a look at their grain-free range, specifically Chicken, Lentils, and Seaweed.

A La Carte Grain Free Dog Food Review

It’s great to see a high protein of 30% and fat of 15%, as high protein and fat equals lower carbohydrates (aka sugars). I estimate 35% carbs, whereas many supermarket kibbles are 50%+.

Dried chicken is the first ingredient and what we would expect to see for a canine diet, but we need to consider the top four or five ingredients to be relatively equal. These include potato, green peas, chickpeas, and sweet potato. It’s nice to see a variety, but it’s good to be aware this is a legume-based kibble.

There’s some really nice ingredients in this food to balance it out, with eggs as a great source of nutrients, fish oil and salmon meal as a source of omega fatty acids for healthy joints and coat. It’s really nice to see the inclusion of probiotics to boost digestive health.

A La Carte Grain Free Dog Food Review

Overall this is a decent food. Price wise it’s similar to Black Hawk, but this looks like the better of the two.

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Ingredients of A La Carte Grain Free dog food:

Dried Chicken, Potato, Green Peas, Chick Peas, Sweet Potato, Chicken Fat, Lentils, Beet Pulp, Salmon Meal, Dried Egg Powder, Tomato Pomace, Fish Oil, Digest, Algae, Salt, Natural Antioxidant, Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Lacto Bac Plus (Probiotics), Vitamins & Minerals, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Biotin, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (B1), Vitamin B12 Riboflavin Supplement, DL-Methionine, Folic Acid, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Glucosamine, Chondroitin.

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8 Total Score
A reasonable food for a reasonable price.

  • Good mix of ingredients.
  • Well priced.
  • Favours vegetables over meat.

David D'Angelo

David D'Angelo has worked as a scientist since graduating with a BSc (Hons) in 2000. In addition, David holds a CPD accredited Diploma in Pet Nutrition as well as being CPD accredited VSA (Veterinary Support Assistant). However, his experience and involvement in the pet food industry for 15+ years has given true insight into pet food, formulations, science, research, and pet food marketing. Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest

  1. Has there been any updates with this kibble from anyone as I am looking to rotate for my Gsp. Have used TOTW, open farm and Xp3020 in the past and he has done well without issues but just looking at another Australian alternative besides Xp3020 as the first two are not always on sale and bags only range from 10kg or 12kg plus he’s 27kg.

    • This is my list of all the ones I think are good, take into account not all of them are Australian made.

      Wellness Core
      Holistic Select
      Instinctive Bite (not the salmon) budget
      Orijen and Acana when available
      Vetalogica bioglogically appropriate
      Taste of the Wild
      Meals for Mutts
      Balanced Life/non kibble options as well
      Nutra gold budget version of ToTW
      Applaws budget
      Prime100/non kibble options as well
      Aldi Natural Elements is not bad for budget/GF version is high fat 18%
      Stockman and Paddock GF version (high fat) budget
      Pure life kibble and freeze dried mixture
      Man’s Best
      PurePro if you need super high calorie (716 kcals a cup)

  2. Hi, A la Carte are popping up everywhere around Australia in pet shops & have a few new grain free formula’s & have good ingredients for the price, the more bags of kibble you buy the cheaper the bags get, excellent for breeders here’s their link (Edit: updated link) – https://alacarte4k9.com.au/

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