Ketogenic Foods Shopping List

This keto foods shopping list is a comprehensive list of keto-approved foods you can enjoy as well as the keto staples you should always have on hand. The key to success on the ketogenic diet is to be prepared with the right foods and to eliminate any carbs and other non-keto foods so you’re not tempted to cheat.

The easiest way to grocery shop for healthy foods is usually to hit the perimeter of the store. The keto diet is extremely flexible in terms of what you can eat, so take this list with you when you go shopping or use it to help plan your meals. We recommend printing it and posting it on your refrigerator for easy access.


  • MCT Oil, olive oil, coconut oil, macadamia nut oil, avocado oil
  • Butter, coconut butter, clarified butter (ghee), cocoa butter, mayonnaise
  • Avocados, macadamia nuts, unsweetened coconut chips/flakes


Grass-fed beef is recommended.

  • Bacon, pork, pork rinds, boar
  • Beef, beef jerky (check for hidden sugar), sausage, salami, prosciutto, hot dogs, veal
  • Chicken (dark meat, skin-on), duck, turkey, eggs
  • Elk, bison, venison


Higher-fat options:

  • Salmon (preferably wild-caught), anchovies, sardines, caviar, canned tuna in oil

Lower-fat options (add fat to these to round out macro ratios):

  • Lobster, shrimp, scallops, crab (imitation crab contains carbs)
  • Mussels, oysters, squid (contains some carbs)
  • Trout, cod, halibut, mahi-mahi, sole, bass, grouper, flounder


  • Avocados
  • Arugula, spinach, kale, mixed lettuces, cabbage, radicchio, jicama
  • Cilantro, basil, oregano, thyme, chives
  • Onions, garlic, shallots
  • Zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, cucumber, celery
  • Lemons, limes, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries (limit daily serving to ¼ cup)
  • Artichoke, asparagus, bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, green peppers


For all dairy products, always buy the full-fat version:

  • Butter (grass-fed if possible)
  • Heavy cream, cream cheese, sour cream
  • Cheese (avoid American cheese), cottage cheese, plain yogurt


  • Unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk
  • Club soda, unsweetened sparkling waters
  • Tea, coffee
  • Chicken/beef stock


  • Macadamia nuts, almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, hazelnuts, pine nuts
  • Coconut meat
  • Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
  • Chia seeds, flaxseed, sesame seeds


  • Almond flour, coconut flour
  • Cacao nibs, dark chocolate (aim for 85%-90% cocoa)
  • Hot sauce, mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, apple cider and white/red wine vinegars (avoid balsamic vinegar)
  • Vanilla extract, cinnamon and other spices
  • Erythritol, stevia, xylitol, monk fruit
  • Salt and pepper

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