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How to Build a Keto-Friendly Grocery List

Stock the pantry and the fridge with flavorful ingredients for inspired keto-friendly meals and satisfying snacking.

Keto grocery items including bacon, cheese and kale

There’s no shortage of tasty low-carb, high-fat options that work with a keto-friendly eating style. With a little prep ahead of time and a few simple pointers, you can build a shopping list to help you easily find exactly what you need in our stores.

Keto Shopping Tips

  • Read labels: Check nutrition labels — particularly the carbohydrate and sugar content sections — to see if food and beverages are keto-friendly.
  • We’re here to help: Ask one of our team members for help finding your favorite keto-friendly foods.
  • Search products by special diet: Use the keto-friendly filter on our website to see what's available in your store before you shop.
  • Meal prep ahead: Save time and set yourself up for easy meals by cooking in advance and mapping out meals for the week.

The Starter List

While not comprehensive, these keto-friendly ingredients should set you on your way to fantastic meal options, whether satisfying a sneak snack attack or prepping for multicourse date night perfection.

Our picks:

  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumbers
  • Green beans
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Peaches
  • Raspberries
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini

Our picks:

  • Beef
  • Bison
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Poultry (dark meat)

Our picks:

  • Cod
  • Crab
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Lobster
  • Mackerel
  • Mussels
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Scallops
  • Sea Bass
  • Shrimp
  • Snapper
  • Swordfish
  • Trout
  • Tuna

Our picks:

  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Milk and cream
  • Unsweetened yogurt and kefir

Our picks:

  • Coffee
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice
  • Sparkling water
  • Tea
  • Unsweetened plant-based milks (almond, coconut, etc.)
  • Stevia-sweetened soft drinks and lemonades

Our picks:

  • Cheese crisps
  • Guacamole
  • Jerky
  • Nuts
  • Olives
  • Pork cracklings or rinds
  • Queso
  • Salsa
  • Seaweed snacks
  • Seeds

Looking for more snack ideas? See must-try keto-friendly snacks in Whole Foods Market stores.

Our picks:

  • Avocado oil
  • Baking soda
  • Basil pesto
  • Bone broth
  • Cacao nibs
  • Canola oil
  • Cocoa powder
  • Coconut milk
  • Dressings and marinades
  • Erythritol
  • Flavor extracts
  • Ghee
  • Nut butters
  • Nut flours
  • Olive oil
  • Pickles
  • Sauerkraut
  • Stevia extract

Ready to build your grocery list?

Download the Whole Foods Market app to access your shopping list. Use the Products tab to search for your favorite keto-friendly products or filter results by other dietary preferences, sales and deals, local brands and more. Add what you need to your list for your next trip to your local store.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is not intended as medical or healthcare information or advice. Please consult your healthcare professional(s) regarding all matters related to your diet and health.

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