Your Keto Shopping List
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Your Keto Shopping List

Your Keto Shopping List

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

  • Smowen50

    Smowen50 17 days ago

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

    • JIMBOB421

      JIMBOB421 a month ago

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

      • IneffableKale474850

        IneffableKale474850 2 months ago

        So Excited about Joining this Group !!!

        • OutstandingAvocado349291

          OutstandingAvocado349291 2 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 3 months ago

            Great idea to organise my pantry

            • SpectacularKale202397

              SpectacularKale202397 3 months ago

              This helps

              • NyNy1

                NyNy1 4 months ago


                • FavorableMacadamia343654

                  FavorableMacadamia343654 7 months ago

                  Fab list, very helpful.

                  • Lynda

                    Lynda 8 months ago

                    Awesome list! Thanks!

                    • Keennsassy12

                      Keennsassy12 9 months 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 a year ago

                            Thanks for that!

                            • Strive2Bhealthy

                              Strive2Bhealthy a year ago

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

                              • Lcoulton

                                Lcoulton a year ago

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

                                • GorgeousKetone985831

                                  GorgeousKetone985831 a year ago

                                  Great list! Thank you 😊

                                  • Tonks

                                    Tonks 2 years ago

                                    Are mushrooms ok

                                    • FabulousRadish131593

                                      FabulousRadish131593 20 days ago

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

                                    • Linda

                                      Linda 9 months 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.

                                  • Help4bare

                                    Help4bare 2 years ago

                                    Are raw almonds allowed?

                                    • AspasiaGWS

                                      AspasiaGWS 2 years ago

                                      Great list! Thanks!

                                      • Ms.MisterSister

                                        Ms.MisterSister 2 years ago

                                        Just below the first large paragraph is a green link to save this list. [On my phone, I press & hold that link, select one of the choices. I share it with myself by emailing a link to myself. Then, I print when I'm home.]

                                        • Linda J-C

                                          Linda J-C 2 years ago

                                          Thank You! This list is so helpful.

                                          • GorgeousRadish878195

                                            GorgeousRadish878195 2 years ago

                                            Thank you

                                            • IncredibleKale598303

                                              IncredibleKale598303 2 years ago

                                              Thank you