The Ultimate Costco Whole30 Shopping List
This Ultimate Costco shopping list for Whole30 is an extensive guide with photos of everything you need for easy Whole30 recipes from your favorite warehouse! Updated as of January 2022.
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Costco Shopping List for Whole30
Costco is AMAZING! I save a ton of money buying in bulk, and Whole30 at Costco has never been easier. The trend of organic, healthier groceries has taken over and there are so many compliant Whole30 foods. I’ve compiled the ultimate shopping list for Whole30, complete with photos of every item to make your shopping experience as easy as possible!
Whole30 Costco: Reading the Labels
And by ultimate, I mean *ultimate*. I spent almost 4 hours reading the labels of every. single. item. for your shopping list for Whole30 at Costco, so you don’t have to! Before we start, here’s a little must-have information to make your Whole30 experience the best it can be!
Whole30 Costco: Getting Started
If you’re new to Whole30, I have a Whole30 Beginners Guide where I share everything you need to know about Whole30. This guide includes compliant foods, other grocery store guides, how to stock your pantry, hundreds of free recipes, meal plans, and more!
It’s important to note that products can vary from Costco to Costco and season to season. For example, in the summer you’ll find watermelon in stock at Costco, and in the winter you’ll find butternut squash. I did this shopping guide in January 2022 at my Costco in Danville, California.
Be sure to follow me on Instagram! I share new Whole30 Costco finds and grocery store hauls weekly! You can also check out this Instagram Story Highlight on all new finds at Costco.
Did you know that Costco offers free 2-day delivery on their non-perishable items?! This is a great way to save time and get your shopping list for Whole30 delivered directly to your door. Perfect for stocking up on nuts, cooking oils, canned goods, etc. For perishable items, look into Instacart, which does Costco same-day delivery for an additional fee.
Watch My Weekly Whole30 Costco Grocery Haul
In the above video, watch me share my weekly Whole30 Costco grocery haul for our clean eating, whole30 + keto family. Also sharing some of my favorite whole30 Costco items that we get weekly!
Whole30 Costco: Beverages
- Spindrift Sparkling Water (my favorite!)
- LaCroix (my husband’s favorite, but I avoid because of the “natural flavors”)
- Tejava Black Tea
- Crystal Geyser Sparkling Water
- S.Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water
- Kirkland Organic Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (This is a great option, though I prefer homemade)
- Not pictured: any whole bean or ground coffee
Shopping List for Whole30: Organic Produce
Costco has lots of non-organic produce as well, but my shopping list for Whole30 always sticks to organic produce.
- Organic pears
- Organic bananas
- Organic apples
- Organic grapes
- Organic avocados
- Organic baby potatoes
- Organic sweet potatoes
- Organic baby spinach
- Organic butternut squash
- Organic zucchini and yellow squash
- Organic romaine lettuce
- Organic brussels sprouts
- Organic cauliflower florets
- Organic celery
- Organic carrots
- Organic butter lettuce
- Organic mushrooms
- Organic cooked beets
Whole30 Costco: Refrigerated Dips + Salsa
Great to add on to cooked meats or roasted veggies!
- Organic Wholly Guacamole
- Organic Good Foods Tableside Chunky Guacamole
- Organic Good Foods Avocado Mash Singles (love this for meal prep!)
- Del Real combo pack Green Salsa + Red Salsa
Whole30 Shopping List: Refrigerated Meat & Eggs
I get my meat from ButcherBox, which is the highest quality and the best match for the Whole30 program. (Here’s why I highly recommend it.) But Costco sells organic meats that would be my second best choice on my shopping list for Whole30, as well as organic sausages and lunch meat that ButcherBox doesn’t sell.
- Organic whole chickens
- Organic chicken wings
- Organic boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Organic chicken drumsticks
- Organic boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- Organic ground turkey
- Organic ground beef
- Organic ground bison
- Aidells Organic Chicken Apple Sausage
- Kirkland Smoked Pulled Pork
- Del Real Foods Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas
- Plainville Farms Organic Turkey Breasts
- True Story Organic Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
- True Story Organic Oven Roasted Sliced Chicken Breast
- Butcher’s Bone Broth (this is in the refrigerated section by the meat!)
- Kirkland Organic Eggs
- Kirkland Organic Hard Boiled Eggs
Whole30 Costco: Frozen Meat & Wild Seafood
- Organic frozen chicken breasts
- Wild-caught Chilean sea bass
- Wild-caught scallops
- Kirkland Wild-caught shrimp
- Wild Alaskan sockeye salmon
- Kirkland Wild-caught Mahi Mahi
- Kirkland Wild-caught Atlantic cod
- Wild Alaskan halibut
Shopping List for Whole30: Nuts, Seeds + Dried Fruit
Be extra careful when buying dried fruit because sometimes there’s added sugar. However, all ll of these are compliant and are great additions to your shopping list for Whole30!
- Dry roasted, salted macadamia nuts
- Raw organic pine nuts
- Roasted, salted organic pistachios
- Organic sprouted pumpkin seeds
Roasted, unsalted mixed nuts(This is no longer Whole30 compliant since they now use peanut oil to roast them in!)
- Roasted, salted mixed nuts
- Kirkland organic dried mango
- Happy Village organic Medjool dates
- Organic Smyrna figs
- Organic raisins
Whole30 Shopping List: Frozen Vegetables & Fruit
I love frozen fruit because they’re picked and frozen at the peak of freshness. Another great addition to your shopping list for Whole30.
- Kirkland organic frozen cherries
- Organic frozen strawberries
- Organic frozen pineapple
- Kirkland organic frozen blueberries
- Organic frozen mango
- Fresh Start organic frozen kale smoothie blend
- Organic frozen riced cauliflower
- Organic frozen vegetable stir fry blend
- Kirkland organic Normandy vegetables
- Organic triple berry blend
Whole30 Costco: Pantry Staples
- Kirkland blanched almond flour
- Organic cacao powder
- Organic hemp hearts
- Nutiva organic chia seeds
- Kirkland Organic Marinara Sauce
- Kirkland Organic Diced Tomatoes
- Organic Tomato Paste
- Kirkland Organic Tomato Sauce
- Star Capers
- Mezzetta Organics Pitted Greek Kalamata Olives
- North Coast Organic Gravenstein Apple Sauce
- Kirkland Organic Creamy Almond Butter
- Nuttzo Organic 7 Nut & Seed Butter
- French’s Organic Mustard
- Kirkland Organic Green Tea
- Libby’s Organic Pumpkin Puree (seasonal)
- Kirkland Organic Chicken Stock
- Pacific Foods Organic Bone Broth
- Kirkland Minced Garlic
- Nalley Organic Kosher Baby Dill Pickles
Whole30 Shopping List: Oil & Vinegar
- Kirkland Organic virgin coconut oil
- Kirkland Organic extra virgin olive oil
- Nanak ghee
- Marianne’s avocado oil
- North Coast organic apple cider vinegar
- Kirkland aged balsamic vinegar
Whole30 Shopping List: Canned Seafood
- Kirkland canned wild Alaskan pink salmon
- Portofino yellow fin tuna
- Wild Planet albacore wild tuna
- Kirkland solid white albacore tuna
- Chicken of the Sea crab meat
- Season sardines
Whole30 Costco: Dried Herbs & Spices
- Litehouse freeze-dried dill
- Litehouse freeze-dried chives
- Litehouse freeze-dried basil
- Litehouse freeze-dried parsley
- Kirkland Cinnamon
- Olde Thompson Everything Seasoning
- Kirkland granulated garlic
- Kirkland ground turmeric
Whole30 Shopping List: On-The-Go Snacks
- RX Bars (only the Chocolate Sea Salt flavor!)
- Fit Fit Fruit and Nut Bites
- Kirkland organic apple sauce packets
- Go Go Squeeze organic Fruit on the Go packets
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46 Comments on “The Ultimate Costco Whole30 Shopping List”
Fantastic list! Thanks so much for putting this together
So glad you liked it! You’re welcome!
Thanks for the great list! I’m on day 23 but better late than never. The mixed nuts are roasted in peanut oil though. :)
I am so glad you found the list helpful Nancy!
I bought the carnitas and ate some tonight.. then googled all the ingredients and found maltodextrin (a sweetener). I’m crushed :( please take that off so someone else doesn’t make the same mistake :(
Could you please clarify where you found the maltodextrin Amanda?
You really do not have to be rich to eat a healthy diet. These are all just suggestions, but I do understand some of the options can be pricey. It is very important to me to feed my family organic, healthy whole foods. It’s a big priority for me and we do not buy processed foods. I do understand however that everyone does the best they can. :)
Someone may have already mentioned this in the comments, but the Kirkland Mixed Nuts are roasted in peanut oil and are not compliant. I bought some and then noticed once I got home.
Thank you so much for letting me know Krystal. I will remove them from the list. It’s amazing how products are always changing!
Hi- My Costco no longer carries Nutzo but I see they replaced it with a Kirkland brand. Is this one still Whole 30 ok? Ingredients are almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and flax seeds. Let me know if you need some images of the jar.
Yes! Those are all whole30 approved!
Thanks for doing the legwork for everyone
Of course! So happy to help!
Thank you so much for all your effort in putting this list together! Starting a whole30 on Sept 1 and will definitely be using your list, though I know our Alaska Costco is a little more limited on organic options. But we do get more and more healthy, organic items all the time! Thanks again :)
Thank YOU Rachel! So excited for you Whole30! September Whole30 is my favorite one. How fun to living in Alaska! I bet it’s gorgeous up there!
We live in Morgan Hill.
Thank you for the list, very helpful on my next trip.
I shop in Gilroy or San Jose.
We’re practically neighbors! I’m in Danville! Glad the list was helpful. Rooting for you and your health journey!
We’ve been Costco members for almost 25 years and still love it, even though now that we’ve relocated to our retirement home the closest warehouse is 60 miles away. That two-day delivery feature has been a lifesaver. I just wish Costco couldn’t tease an old lady by taking items on and off their online site. I panicked when Kirkland Canned Chicken vanished but calmed down when I was able to stock up on our next warehouse visit. Thanks for going to all this trouble on our behalf. I’ve begun the Whole 30 program since our last warehouse trip, and I’m looking forward to buying the W30 items not available at costco.com.
An FYI for those things you can’t find locally. My hair stylist, who’s lost 55 pounds on keto this year, put me on to Thrive Market (thrivemarket.com). They’re a treasure trove of Whole 30 products, especially Primal Kitchen and Tessemae. You can even search by “Whole 30 Approved” to make shopping easier. It’s $5.00 a month to join but at least this month they were offering a 30 day free trial.
This is so wonderful to hear! Isn’t the costco 2 day shipping the best? Probably much more convenient than driving 60 miles. And yes! Thrive market is also amazing! Especially if you don’t have a costco or whole foods or trader joes near you. Thanks for sharing Mandy! Rooting for you and your health journey!
Thank you so much for this list you helped me right in middle of whole thirty when I was getting bored of all the food and found new motivation in products you Rec from Trader Joe’s! Thanks for all your time and effort for putting these list together
I’m so glad it was helpful for you Carolina! Thanks for taking the time to let me know! Rooting for you and your health journey!
Chocolate RX bars are ok?
Yes! It’s unsweetened chocolate so OK for Whole30! The only sweetness is from the dates.
I love it. My only problem is I am in the Midwest and we don’t have some of those items at our Costco, but I’d like to! Hoping we get some of those, like the Cacao powder, Ghee, Nut Butter Mix, and the Litehouse spices. UGH>>>> I still love Costco.
PS> Made your salmon cakes last night….AMAZING!! I don’t care much for salmon but these were delicious. Thank you
I’m so bummed what Costco carries varies so much by region. We’re really spoiled here in California. Which all Costco’s carried everything we get. And yea! So glad you like the salmon cakes! Big hugs!
Which Costco in Ca do you shop? I’m in Laguna Niguel So Cal. We have 3 Costco’s
We don’t have the Ghee.
I will request it from management.
I found the Tessamae salad dressings at Ralph’s/Kroger for $3.00 less than Whole Foods and the Tessamaes Ketchup which is awesome Walmart Read the labels on back it will have the WH30 logo if compliant
I shop at the Danville, CA Costco! It has the BIGGEST tub of ghee. It’s by the other oils and vinegars. If you can’t find it, you can make your own by buying the Kerrygold butter in the refrigerator section. That butter is grass fed, so actually even better and healthier than the premade ghee my Costco carries.
What a great find to find Tessamae’s at Ralphs! Such a better price!
Ghee is SUPER easy to make and tastes so much better from home :)
I need to try making my own!
Try Costco online
Yes! Love their 2 day delivery!
I’m starting Whole30 in 3 wks. This is an EXCELLENT list. I appreciate you taking the time to put it together. I feel better now knowing that these are my affordable Costco options
I’m so glad to hear it was helpful Moshe! Thanks for taking the time to let me know. Means the world! Rooting for you and your health journey!
Thank you so much for this list! Four days in and I JUST found out that bacon is off the list. ? Heading to Costco today to stock up on other delicious options to keep me going strong. Your list is a huge time saver! Thank you so much! ❤
I’m glad it was helpful for you Lydia! It can feel really intimidating at first, but hopefully these grocery guides and all my Whole30 information posts make it easier. Rooting for you and your health journey!
Trader Joe’s has compliant bacon.
Good to know! I’ll have to look next time I’m there!
My local Publix grocery store and Target both carry Applegate No Sugar Uncured Bacon. It’s not cheap but definitely worth it for your occasional bacon treat. Try it on top of sweet potato/apple hash. Applegate also makes some sliced sandwich meats that are compliant. (And pricey). In general, bacon and a lot of sandwich meats should be sold in the candy aisle they’re so sugar-logged but you can find acceptable versions if you look hard enough.
So glad you have access to it! Love that Target is starting to carry more healthy options!
The balsamic vinegar contains sugar is that allowed on the whole30 diet?
No sugar in the ingredients! The kirkland brand is Whole30!
The Kirkland’s brand smoked pulled pork has sodium nitrate and sodium phosphate Listed in the ingredients. I think both of those are off limits for whole30 ?
They’re allowed! You can see banned and allowed additives here: https://whole30.com/downloads/additives.pdf
They are not allowed.
Nevermind. I just read the link provided. Yay!!!
Yes! I would definitely recommend making your own so it is even cleaner ingredients. But this is great in a pinch!