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Posted 3 years ago

Carb Manager Staff

Carb Manager Staff

Keto Pantry Essentials Shopping List

The following shopping list includes what we consider Keto "staples" and more. Stock your kitchen well when you begin Keto to set yourself up for success! Items marked with a "P" we consider priority items that you'll likely find yourself using often, so if you're shopping on a budget or just for the true basics, start there.

Print this list and hit the store!

Download a printable PDF of the Shopping List here.

Keto Baking Supplies

Stock up on low-carb baking staples to make Keto breads, crackers, pizzas, sweet treats, and more.

  • Almond Flour (P)
  • Coconut Flour
  • Psyllium Husks
  • Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips
  • Cacao Powder
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Pork Rind "Bread Crumbs"
  • Granulated erythritol 
  • Powdered erythritol
  • Brown erythritol 
  • Stevia drops (P)
  • Sugar-free maple syrup
  • Lakanto Monk Fruit sweetener (P)


Most spices are Keto-friendly, so stay well-stocked on your favorites so you've got lots of flavor options when it's time to cook or bake.

  • Variety of Spices + Dried Herbs (P)

Canned/Jarred Pantry Staples

Useful when you’re running low on fresh foods, keep a well-stocked Keto pantry and you'll never go "hangry" again.

  • Tuna (P)
  • Chicken
  • Canned fish (think "SMASH" - salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines and herring) (P)
  • Fire roasted tomatoes (P)
  • Green chilies
  • Crushed tomatoes (P)
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo
  • Nut butters (P)
  • Olives (P)
  • Coconut cream (P)

Fats & Oils

  • Butter (P)
  • Ghee
  • Avocado Oil (P)
  • Olive Oil (P)
  • Coconut Oil (P)
  • Algae Oil
  • MCT Powder

Nuts & Snacks

Stay well-stocked on Keto snacks, and you'll be less inclined to cheat!

  • Macadamia nuts (P)
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp hearts (P)
  • Flax-meal
  • Sunflower seeds (P)
  • Pork rinds
  • Meat bars
  • Keto specific snacks
  • Beef sticks
  • Salami
  • Cheese crisps


Perfect for a light snack, soups, stews, and other recipes. Choose your favorite!

  • Vegetable Broth
  • Bone Broth
  • Beef Broth
  • Chicken Broth

Noodle replacements

  • Shirataki noodles


Choose full-fat dairy, and organic or grass-fed where possible.

  • Non-dairy milk (P)
  • Cheese (P)
  • Sour Cream
  • Low Carb Yogurt (check coconut or Greek-style for low-carb options)
  • Eggs (P)


  • Frozen berries (P)
  • Lemons
  • Limes

Vegetables (P)

Yes, all vegetables are a priority! Packed with nutrients, veggies are the staple of your healthy Keto diet.

  • Avocados
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Green Beans
  • Kale
  • Peppers (red and green)
  • Spinach
  • Olives
  • Zucchini
  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Swiss chard
  • Tomatoes (In moderation)


Gravitate toward high quality, grass-fed and free-range meats/eggs and wild-caught seafood. Factory farmed meats would be considered “Dirty Keto."

  • Steak (beef, bison, wild game)
  • Hamburger 
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Chicken
  • Lamb
  • Pork 
  • Veal
  • Seafood: Crab, lobster, mussels, octopus, oysters, scallops, shrimp, and squid
  • Fatty fish (Salmon, Trout, etc)
  • Deli meats: Sliced chicken, corned beef, ham, pancetta, pastrami, prosciutto, roast beef, speck, and turkey (look for preservative-free and organic options when possible)
  • Organ meats

Keto-friendly condiments

(P = Choose a few of your favorites)

  • Mustard
  • Mayo
  • Miso
  • Kimchi
  • Caesar Salad Dressing
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce
  • No Sugar Ketchup

Bread/Wrap Substitutes

  • Coconut Wraps
  • Low Carb Tortillas
  • Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Comments 30

  • RousingArugula478439

    RousingArugula478439 2 months ago

    This list is very helpful…thank you

    • Rye2dyechic

      Rye2dyechic 3 months ago

      This is awesome and thank you!

      • RousingMacadamia557686

        RousingMacadamia557686 4 months ago

        Thanks for this comprehensive List. On my first week, so using what I have. Working on improvement every day, but my next trip to store will have me better prepared!!

        • OutstandingKetone266314

          OutstandingKetone266314 5 months ago

          Can someone please tell me what cold drinks I can have?

          • Lorraine

            Lorraine 5 months ago

            I’ve been on keto for 14 months now and I’m down 85lbs

            • FantasticAvocado169053

              FantasticAvocado169053 4 months ago


          • Smowen50

            Smowen50 7 months ago

            Good Go-Too as I’m debating what to buy!

            • JIMBOB421

              JIMBOB421 8 months ago

              Looks like a great list to get started on this journey. New member. Blessings to everyone. Ready to get trimmed up.

              • IneffableKale474850

                IneffableKale474850 8 months ago

                So Excited about Joining this Group !!!

                • OutstandingAvocado349291

                  OutstandingAvocado349291 8 months ago

                  Thank you, preparing to start, haven't yet, but on this site, and reading up on the books. Sick and tired of squeezing into my clothes. And don't want to buy more in a bigger size..grrr, grocery store shopping list helps me know what to buy. Thanks again

                  • UpbeatArugula392872

                    UpbeatArugula392872 9 months ago

                    Great idea to organise my pantry

                    • SpectacularKale202397

                      SpectacularKale202397 9 months ago

                      This helps

                      • NyNy1

                        NyNy1 a year ago


                        • FavorableMacadamia343654

                          FavorableMacadamia343654 a year ago

                          Fab list, very helpful.

                          • Lynda

                            Lynda a year ago

                            Awesome list! Thanks!

                            • Keennsassy12

                              Keennsassy12 a year ago

                              Wonderful List

                              • AwesomeAvocado839604

                                AwesomeAvocado839604 a year ago

                                Great list to have. Thank you!

                                • BlithesomeRadish592466

                                  BlithesomeRadish592466 a year ago

                                  You list Chili in adobo as a pantry staple, but when you use them it’s classified as a food toavoid.

                                  • RousingMacadamia693106

                                    RousingMacadamia693106 2 years ago

                                    Thanks for that!

                                    • Strive2Bhealthy

                                      Strive2Bhealthy 2 years ago

                                      Awesome list! I already shop for the majority of these foods…nice to know my research paid off.

                                      • Lcoulton

                                        Lcoulton 2 years ago

                                        Very wonderful list, all things with (P) I have, yay!

                                        • GorgeousKetone985831

                                          GorgeousKetone985831 2 years ago

                                          Great list! Thank you 😊

                                          • Tonks

                                            Tonks 2 years ago

                                            Are mushrooms ok

                                            • FabulousRadish131593

                                              FabulousRadish131593 7 months ago

                                              We can’t get some of the things I uk.

                                            • Linda

                                              Linda a year ago


                                          • RousingKale703192

                                            RousingKale703192 2 years ago

                                            How do I find how many cal, protein, fat is before paying

                                            • Gmvergason1

                                              Gmvergason1 2 years ago

                                              Carb Manager!

                                          • Vicky

                                            Vicky 2 years ago

                                            What does the P stand for next to some of the food items?

                                            • Mid

                                              Mid a year ago

                                              In the article, directly under ‘Keto-Friendly Condiments,’ it reads, (P = Choose a few of your favorites).

                                            • UpbeatKale630401

                                              UpbeatKale630401 2 years ago

                                              Priority items.