The Ultimate Grocery List For Every Keto Dieter Out There

keto grocery list

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Going keto is no easy feat. It requires a total overhaul of your typical diet and lifestyle, which means your kitchen is probably going to need a serious makeover as well. So if you’re wanting to give this diet a go, clear out those fridge and pantry shelves and hit the supermarket with this foolproof keto grocery list in hand.


When it comes to fruits, you have to stick with options that keep the sugar and carbs in check. And even after that, fruits must be eaten in true moderation. Don’t fear them, but don’t overbuy them, either. (Avocados are the only exception here due to their high fat content.)

  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Avocados
  • Olives
  • Tomatoes


Thankfully, you get a lot more variety in the veggie department so long as you stick to the ones that grow above ground. Root vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes, are naturally higher in carbohydrates, but greens like spinach and romaine can be your go-tos at any point in the day.

  • Spinach
  • Lettuces (Arugula, Romaine, Butter, etc.)
  • Collard Greens
  • Swiss Chard
  • Bok Choy
  • Celery
  • Asparagus
  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini
  • Summer Squash
  • Eggplant
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Green bell peppers
  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Mushrooms
keto grocery list



The keto diet wins over our hearts with its liberal take on fat consumption, and that especially comes into play with dairy. Feel free to grab all of the full-fat varieties of your favorites. Just avoid flavored options that pack in the added sugar (AKA extra carbs).

  • Mayonnaise
  • Cheese (Brie, Mozzarella, Aged Cheddar and Parmesan)
  • Heavy Cream
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Butter
  • Ghee


Yay, protein! This is another fun section of the supermarket in which you can play. We know budgets matter, but when you can, stick to as many grass-fed and organic options as possible to reap all of the nutritional benefits available to you.

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Chicken Thighs
  • Pork Chops
  • Ribeye Steaks
  • Ground Beef
  • Ground Lamb
  • Wild-Caught Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Bacon
  • Eggs
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Fats & Oils

Ah, fat, the cornerstone of the keto diet. You have so many fun choices here that it’ll probably get a little overwhelming. But here’s a super simple list you can always rely on to stock up on the fats your body needs to maintain a state of ketosis.

  • Lard
  • Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Macadamia Nut Oil
  • MCT Oil
  • Coconut Butter
  • Avocados
  • Butter
  • Ghee

Nuts & Seeds

These foods are another great source of fat while keeping the unwanted carbs in check. Plus, they provide a nice little boost of protein as well. Not all nuts and seeds are created equal, though, so don’t be afraid to get picky and stick with these tried-and-true options.

  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pine Nuts
  • Flaxseed
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
keto grocery list


Spices & Condiments

You really won’t stand a chance of enjoying the keto diet if you don’t know how to properly season your food and switch up the flavor profiles pretty often. So lean into the following approved spices and condiments, and you’ll fare just fine.

  • Cinnamon
  • Stevia
  • Monk Fruit
  • Chili Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Garlic
  • Sea Salt
  • Mustard
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Sriracha
  • Soy Sauce


Oh, right, hydration matters, too. You obviously need to avoid drinks with a bunch of added sugar, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with just water. Here are the options worth tossing into your grocery cart each week.

  • Bone Broth
  • Seltzer Water
  • Naturally Flavored, Sugar-Free Waters
  • Tea
  • Coffee

Happy shopping!


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