The Paleo Grocery List

Being an absolute beginner to starting a Paleo diet, learning what ingredients to buy and have in our kitchen will be a continual learning process.  This Paleo grocery list will evolve over time as our journey progresses, but here is a start.

The Staples: Spices & Flavors

  • Coconut flour
  • Almond meal / flour
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Coconut aminos
  • Chicken stock
  • Vanilla
  • Ground black pepper
  • Sea salt
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Cumin
  • Cinnamon
  • Crushed garlic
  • Onion powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chili powder / Chili flakes
  • Cilantro
  • Tomato paste
  • Dijon mustard (gluten-free)
  • Raw honey
  • Stevia extract
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Fish sauce (Red Boat)

Fats & Oils

  • Almond oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • Sesame seed oil
  • Macadamia nut oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Clarified butter (ghee)
  • Duck fat
  • Lard
  • Tallow
  • Grass-fed butter (like Kerrygold – only use if you’re okay with dairy)


  • Buffalo jerky
  • Lara bars
  • Nuts – raw almonds, pistachios, cashews, walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts (no peanuts)
  • Dried fruit (natural, no added sugar)
  • Kale chips
  • Plantain chips
  • Dark chocolate (the higher % of cacao the better ~75%+)
  • Nut butters (almond, cashew)

Produce (Fruits & Veggies)

  • Dark leafy greens – spinach, kale
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Broccoli & cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Squash
  • Mushrooms
  • Berries – blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries (also good frozen for smoothies)
  • Bananas
  • Citrus fruits – oranges, grapefruit, tangerines
  • Apples
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Onions
  • Sweet potato (in limited amounts)
  • In general – ALL fruits & veggies are good just remember how it affects your sugar & carb intake so pick and choose depending on your health & fitness goals or dietary restrictions (like FODMAPS or nightshades)


  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut water
  • Almond milk
  • Lemon + water

Meats & Fish

  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Buffalo
  • Fish – wild not farmed
  • ALL lean meats are approved. Meats should be grass-fed & nitrate free.


  • Eggs

Where to Buy?

My two favorite stores carry most of these products: Trader Joe’s & Sprouts.  If you don’t have one of those near you, check out Whole Foods & our eStore!

For those of you on a budget, shopping to eat paleo won’t break your bank account.  You just have to shop smart and efficiently.  Check out this great article by Whole9 called “Paleo Poor: Your Guide to the Grocery Store” for more helpful tips on how to shop on a budget.

More Paleo Shopping List Resources:

What’s even more fun is making your paleo grocery & meal list on these really cute printables from Pretty Darn Cute Designs! Just click on the image, save and print!


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  • ethel

    thanks for the grocery list. i shall combine with my list of low FODMAPs diet after this weekend. a fine balance between the two may actually equal the SF way of life that K’s been leading this whole time. hahaha.

  • Sabrina

    I’ve been looking into Paleo and this list is the BEST. Thank you :) 

    • Stephanie Uchima

      Thank you Sabrina! I hope you explore Paleo because it’s been an amazing life changer!

  • Mrs. Andrews

    Awesome,very helpful- Thank you for not putting diet coke in the ok list..:) I saw in another Paleo diet list. I am doing a 30 day diet challenge, so this will give a great head start. Thanks :)

    • Stephanie Uchima

      haha diet coke! that’s crazy! good luck with your challenge and if you have any questions feel free to ask :)

  • Ashley

    Hey there! New to your site. Thanks so much for this list. Is there a way to print it without printing the whole blog post? Just want to save paper and ink. Would be neat if you could download a pdf version for printing. It’s a great list!!!

    • Stephanie Uchima

      Hi Ashley! Welcome! At the moment I don’t have a PDF, but I’m actually working on it right now. In the meantime you can just cut and paste into a word doc and print, but hopefully I’ll have a PDF download soon to make things easier :)

  • Adrienne Smith

    Thanks for the great list!

  • AK

    This file might help people download meanwhile!