The Very Best Keto Grocery List { Free Printable}


When just getting started following a keto diet, all of the different foods can seem overwhelming. I created this basic printable keto grocery list for beginners to take the guesswork out of grocery shopping. All the foods on this list are low in net carbs to help guide you as you buy groceries.

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The Very Best Keto Grocery List

I’ve had many people ask for a Keto Grocery List. At first, I was hesitant because I am a picky eater and tend to stick to the same foods over and over. I know that most people eat a larger variety of foods than I do. At the same time, when I was researching Keto Grocery Lists, so many seemed overwhelming and included many foods that even after almost a year of following a Keto Diet, I have never used.

With that in mind, I created a basic Keto Grocery List as a helpful resource. My goal is to make following a Keto Diet simple. It isn’t necessary to purchase every food item on this list. Consider it a helpful guide when you are at the grocery store. Instead of going out and buying all the foods on this list for the sake of stocking your pantry, I would suggest creating a keto meal plan first. Then, shop weekly for those foods that you need so that you build your keto pantry as needed.

How Do I Get Started on a Keto Diet?

Research is your best friend when beginning any kind of lifestyle change. This especially applies to the keto diet because if you are like most, this will be a completely different kind of eating. This Guide to Getting Started on Keto is a fantastic resource.

What Can I Not Eat on a Keto Diet?

The keto diet is high in fat, moderate protein, and low in carbs. You will avoid foods that are high in carbs, including some fruits and vegetables, most vegetable oils (like canola and corn oil) sugar, and grains, to name a few. Instead of going over all the foods to avoid, it is easier to print the keto grocery list pdf at the bottom of this post and stick to those keto foods for simplicity.

Keto Meal Planning & a Keto Grocery List

If you aren’t familiar with meal planning, check out my 5 Easy Steps to Meal Planning for simple steps to get started. I also post a Keto Meal Plan each Sunday afternoon for inspiration. Once you plan your meals for the week, it would be a good idea to compare the needed ingredients to what you already have in your pantry. Then, with this super easy printable keto grocery list in hand, eliminate any foods you already have in your pantry as well as items that you need for that week.

Do I Buy Every Item on a Keto Shopping List?

No, you won’t need every single item on a keto grocery list at any time. Instead, a list is simply a guideline to help you to make the best food choices while you are shopping for keto foods. You don’t need to stock every single kind of nut butter, oils, sweeteners, etc. Pick the ones that you like the most, and stock those as needed. Then, you can build your keto pantry over time.

Keto Shopping List

Keto Beginner Grocery List for Specialty Ingredients

Besides healthy fats like chicken thighs, olive oil, avocado oil, and high-quality bone broth, there are several specialty ingredients that you will find in many keto recipes such as keto-friendly sweeteners, flours, and chocolates. There are several different sweeteners on the list, but purchasing all of them isn’t necessary. I’ve listed some of my favorite Keto Grocery List items below that you’ll need for baking, low carb bread, and keto desserts.

My Favorite Specialty Keto Diet Grocery Items:


You can also use Swerve as it is interchangeable with Lakanto Monkfruit as long as you choose the same variety. For example, Lakanto Monkfruit Classic can be subbed with Swerve Granular, Lakanto Monkfruit Powdered can be subbed with Swerve Confectioners, and Lakanto Monkfruit Golden can be subbed with Swerve Brown.

Thickening AgentXanthan Gum is a thickening agent used in many soups and sauces on low carb diets. A little bit goes a long way in recipes.


I use coconut flour in all my recipes due to my oldest daughter’s almond allergy.

Sugar-Free Chocolate:

You can find a complete list of keto snack ideas and keto snacks on the go that will be helpful to stay on track. I enjoy nuts and seeds, fat bombs, and cheese if I need a quick snack.

Keto Grocery Shopping Guides 

To make shopping easier, when buying low carb foods, check out these excellent shopping guides:

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You can access all of my Keto/Low Carb Recipes in my Keto/Low Carb Recipe Index or follow me on Pinterest for fabulous Keto/Low Carb Recipe Ideas. Keto Grocery List PDF

Don’t Miss this FREE Keto Diet Shopping List For Beginners that you can print and take grocery shopping. Having a keto food list will take out the guesswork so that following a ketogenic diet is simple.

Keto Shopping List Printable for the Keto Diet


You can print this Keto Shopping List Printable. You’ll be surprised at all the variety you’ll see in keto-friendly foods.

You can save money on Keto Diet Food. Print this Keto Shopping List.

If you are looking for ways to save money on your keto diet food, check out these 10 easy tips for eating Keto on a budget.

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  1. I only have one problem. Used to be a diet pepsi user! I really need to find a drink that you can use. It used to be Crystal light but I don’t think it uses correct sugar . Of course drink water and decaf tea. Would like something like punch. Suggestions? Thank you.

    1. You know, I used to drink 10-12 diet cokes a day but quit several years ago. I don’t really have a good suggestion besides water and unsweet tea as most drinks use sweeteners that most avoid when following a keto diet. That being said, I enjoy an occasional Sprite zero as a treat and have still had great results. 🙂

    2. Aldi (if any are near you) has sparkling waters that don’t have sugars. They’re similar to la croix. The lemon lime one is delicious.

    3. Aldi also has Fit & Active in several flavors. I liked it because it has more oz than regular bottles of water. I used to be near 3 Aldis, in WI. I moved to AZ and the nearest one is in California!!

    4. My favorite drink is: 1/3 glass of Spicy Low Sodium V8 + 1/3 water + 1/3 DIET Tonic Water + 1 rounded tsp Stevia. Outstanding !! After I plateaued out after 35 lb loss on keto I continued to drink this and had no difficulties losing 9 additional lbs. I simply do not believe the keto prohibitions on ANY sweeteners…. they have zero carbs & calories. Exactly HOW could they effect metabolism? IMHO THEY DON’T! I don’t believe that superstition, it’s biblical.

    5. Ultima Replenisher is yummy and a good electrolyte replenisher. Reminds me of Crystal Lite

    6. Costco has a “sparkling ice” that is ok and much cheaper, you can also ass like 1/4 cp of heavy whipping cream to it and make an Italian soda – my favorite bed time sweet treat.

    7. Zevia makes a spritzer with only a bit of caffeine in really yummy flavors. One is fruity. Learn to make kombucha, although it is higher in carbs so I make a 12 or 16 oz bottle last for 3-5 days.

    8. If it’s that sugary rush you need,, real Fruit juice! Get a good and natural concentrate, and mix it with soda water!

    9. Squeeze lemon or/and lime into Pellegrino Mineral Water
      That’s my substitute for soda

    1. I’d stay away from foods not on this list or do a quick Google or Pinterest search and you’ll prob find many lists of foods not to eat. I’m glad this list was helpful.

    1. You’ll find many different lists of keto-friendly foods. My philosophy is for each person to do what works for them. I don’t personally eat hotdogs, but my hubby loves them and they are very low in carbs so they work for him.

  2. I am also allergic to Almonds and Hazelnuts (filberts) it hard to get recipes with other flours but Almonds. I want to start Keto.
    I am a diabetic, just take pills no shots. I like to kinda eat the same thing for breakfast and meals. Thank you for your information.

    1. Here is a link to my Keto recipe index. My daughter is allergic to almonds so I use coconut flour.

    1. BAI drinks are also keto approved. A little pricey but worth it. I’ve tried most and the coconut and the strawberry are my favorites.

    1. It’s just a basic list and doesn’t cover every single keto item. I personally hate olives so I’ve don’t think about them being keto.

  3. As I understand we should stay away from grains. Lately I have seen recipes using low carb tortilla shells, wraps etc. yes they are low carb, but they have wheat flour among other grains. Makes it hard to know what we can and can’t have

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