Keto Grocery Shopping List

The Ketogenic Diet Shopping List

When getting started on a keto diet, there are a lot of items that can help you stay on track. Here is a basic shopping list to help you stock up and increase your success with the keto diet.

The Keto Essentials

  • Olive and/or Avocado oil
  • Virgin coconut oil
  • Unsweetened butter
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Block cheese (Cheddar, Swiss, pepper jack, Havarti, Gouda)
  • Eggs (organic if possible)
  • Pork and Bacon
  • Full sodium, thick or thin cut
  • Smoked or regular (your choice)
  • Brazil nuts, Macadamia nuts, Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds
  • Try to avoid cashews or peanuts! (high carb content)

What to buy on a weekly basis:



Have two types of protein to add variety to dinner:

  • Fish (wild caught if possible)
  • Salmon, mackerel, sablefish/black cod, rainbow trout, albacore tuna, pacific halibut, rock fish
  • Shellfish
  • Muscles, oysters, shrimp, crab, lobster, langoustine, lobster
  • Poultry (aim for organic or free range)
  • Chicken thigh w/ skin, drum sticks w/ skin, breast w/ skin on, chicken wings
  • Ground chicken or turkey (avoid any that say lean)
  • Whole oven roasted chicken w/ skin (Costco)
  • Beef (aim for grass-fed)
  • Ground beef (avoid any that say lean)
  • Pork (aim for organic)
  • Ground pork (avoid any that say lean)


Have 3-4 types of different types of leafy vegetables (organic is best). Anything that grows above the ground is best.

  • Spinach, broccoli, cauliflower
  • Lettuce (romaine, spring, avoid iceberg because it has no real nutritional value)
  • Kale, brussel sprouts, asparagus, green beans, zucchini, squash, eggplant
  • Peppers: bell peppers, jalapeƱos, serrano peppers, Anaheim, poblanos

Keto Snacks

  • Pork rinds aka Chicharones aka fried pork skin
  • Laughing Cow full fat cheese
  • Jerky, preferably pork
  • Whole hard-boiled eggs
  • Bacon, of course!