As you transition to an alkaline diet, you might feel lost when you walk into the grocery store. Suddenly, everywhere you look, you find acidic ingredients you know you’re supposed to avoid.

But once you know where to look, there’s actually more than enough alkaline foods for you to choose from. I’ve put them together on one complete list (although I’m sure I’m missing a few so feel free to let us know in the comments).

You’re more than welcome to take this with you to the store, on your phone or printed out, so you can get reminders of the abundance of nutrient-packed choices around you.

A few notes before we dive into the list…

Your List, Your Choice – You don’t have to buy all of these foods to get alkaline. Pick and choose your favorites! I’ve included my favorite brands on quite a few of these.

The Alkaline Pantry – You know I often say to shop the perimeter of the grocery store. That’s where the nutritious foods are. Most of the middle is processed junk.

However, you’ll notice quite a few items in the middle of the store on the list below. That’s because they’re staples – you’re not going to need to buy them all that often once you set up your alkaline pantry. That’s why week to week, you’ll do most of your shopping on the perimeter.

Go Organic – in fact, you need to DEMAND organic.

Now, I know organic is more expensive, but it’s worth every extra penny. And if you are on a tight budget, then you will want to follow the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” guide which will let you know which foods you MUST buy organic, and which ones you have a little wiggle room with (Here’s why choosing organic is important).

And here’s an easy shopping tip I love for knowing what’s really organic and what’s not:

  • If a sticker begins with the number 9, it means it’s organic.

Remember: nine is fine.

  • If a sticker begins with a number 8, it means that it’s genetically modified. Remember: eight, I hate.
  • If the sticker begins with any other number, it means that it was conventionally grown and is neither GMO or organic. Most likely it was grown with herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and synthetic fertilizers.

The Complete Alkaline Shopping List

I’ve included my favorite brands after a colon (:).


  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Watercress
  • Kale
  • Arugula
  • Romaine
  • Other leafy greens (collards, bok choy, escarole, etc.)
  • Avocados
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Sprouts
  • Asparagus
  • Green beans
  • Yellow squash
  • Zucchini
  • Onions
  • Fennel
  • Fresh herbs
  • Beets/ beet root
  • Parsnips
  • Snap peas, snow peas
  • Radishes
  • Red, yellow bell peppers
  • Jalapeño peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Shallots
  • Garlic
  • Ginger root
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Green apples
  • Bananas and other fruit of your choice for smoothies
  • Tomatoes
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes 

Note: The ones in BOLD we use most often – they are staples in my alkaline recipes, and you should always try to have in your kitchen.

Meat and Seafood:

  • Wild-caught Alaskan salmon
  • Sardines
  • Anchovies
  • Trout
  • Herring 

Dairy Alternatives:

  • Coconut milk: Native Forest Organic, So Delicious
  • Coconut water – Harmless Harvest
  • Alkaline ice cream: So Delicious Coconut Milk no sugar added ice cream made with monk fruit extract (avoid labels with carrageenan and cane sugar)
  • Almond milk: Califia Farms, Silk, So Delicious


  • Raw almonds: Bremmer Farms (unpasteurized, non-irradiated)
  • Raw cashews, pistachios (in moderation because of the ability to mold)
  • Walnuts, pine nuts
  • Raw almond butter, coconut butter
  • Chia, sesame, pumpkin, and flax seeds
  • Vegetable broth (make sure it’s yeast free)
  • Lentils
  • Quinoa
  • Canned beans (adzuki, fava, chickpeas, navy, and white): Eden Organics
  • Canned artichoke hearts
  • Olives
  • Tahini
  • Ezekiel Bread: Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 (available in the freezer section) (they also make Ezekiel tortillas)
  • Oatmeal: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats and Steel Cut Oats – in moderation (Remember, there really is no such thing as “gluten-free”. For example, gluten-free oatmeal is free of the protein gliadin, legally making it gluten-free, but it contains the harmful gluten Avenin)
  • Coconut oil (cold pressed)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Cacao nibs
  • Raw cacao powder
  • Maca powder
  • Shredded coconut: Bob’s Red Mill (unsweetened)
  • Raw nutrition bars: Chia Bar, Vega Protein Bars, Raw Revolution, and Pure Bar
  • Apple cider vinegar (in moderation, as there is yeast)
  • Soy sauce alternative: Bragg Liquid Aminos, and even better, Coconut Aminos
  • Raw coconut nectar: Coconut Secret
  • Pure food extracts, like vanilla extract: Medicine Flower (raw and concentrated)
  • Salt: Redmond Real Salt, Celtic Grey, Himalayan, Black Hawaiian Sea Salt


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Thank you for this great article!!


Thank you for this great article!!

Jennifer W.
Jennifer W.

I love all the supplements and loving this lifestyle. Best I’ve ever done!
One question: If bamboo shoots and hearts of palm are alkaline?

Charlene Dailey
Charlene Dailey

Learning at the age of 72 because of a very rare cancer to bring my body to an alkaline state

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