Follow these tips and build a paleo-friendly shopping list to set up your kitchen with lots of meal and snack options. Stock up on paleo-friendly must-haves, like fresh produce, meat and seafood, plus pantry staples like cooking oils and coconut aminos.
Paleo Shopping Tips
A few simple guidelines can keep your paleo-friendly shopping trip organized and focused.
Read labels: Check nutrition labels on packaged goods to make sure there are no grains, legmes, refined sugar, certain oils or dairy.
Keep it simple: Yes to organic and seasonal produce, leafy greens, and the Seafood and Meat departments.
We’re here to help: Ask one of our team members for help finding your favorite paleo-friendly foods.
Search products by special diet: Use the paleo-friendly filter opens in a new tab on our website to see what’s available in your store before you shop.
Paleo-Friendly Grocery List
This starter list is just the beginning — explore our aisles to find even more favorite paleo-friendly go-tos for delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks.
You can’t go wrong by stocking up on fresh, seasonal and organic fruits and vegetables. They’re here to add color, flavor and variety to all of your meals. For extra convenience, the freezer section’s frozen fruits and vegetables offer more great ways to always have produce on hand.
Spiralized veggie noodles
From grass-fed beef and lamb, pasture-raised pork and poultry to organic and Animal Welfare Certified choices, a paleo-friendly style of eating often prioritizes cooking with the best meat you can find. You’ll find plenty of inspiration in our Meat department.
Grass-fed ground beef
Grass-fed flank or skirt steak
Pork shoulder roast
Pork loin chop
Paleo-friendly no-sugar-added bacon
Chicken apple sausage
Our Seafood department is another great place to find lots of Responsibly Farmed and sustainable wild-caught meal inspiration. Quick-cooking seafood is a weeknight savior, and it’s also helpful to keep canned fish like wild salmon, sardines and tuna in the pantry for impromptu meals and snacks.
Dairy Alternatives & Eggs
In addition to eggs that are paleo-friendly and beyond cage-free, the dairy aisle holds lots of nut-based alternatives, like products made with almond milk, coconut milk and more.
Eggs and egg whites
Unsweetened nut-based milks
Unsweetened nut-based yogurts
Nut-based cheese alternatives
Stocking up on paleo-friendly staples — everything from condiments to seasonings to paleo-friendly cooking oils and thickening starches — helps to get you cooking and baking without the guesswork.
Dried herbs and spices
Extra-virgin olive oil
Apple cider vinegar
Paleo-friendly mayo and dressings
Paleo-friendly pancake and waffle mixes
Alternative sweeteners such as stevia and monk fruit
Mix up mocktails, pop a kombucha or try a new type of tea — paleo-friendly drinks offer a lot of variety to choose from.
A wide variety of paleo-friendly snacks are in our aisles for plenty of on-the-go mini meals and midafternoon energy boosts.
In-house-made fresh guacamole
Precut fruits and vegetables
Nuts and seeds
Unsweetened beef or salmon jerky
Almond flour crackers
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 paleo-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.