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Trader Joe’s Paleo + Gluten Free Shopping Guide {Free Printable!}

It’s here! Something I have been working on for a really long time. Something many of you have been asking for, and I never got around to completing. I am happy to be finally sharing this with you, because I love me some Trader Joe’s. From their employees and culture, to organic offerings, pantry goods, beverages, and more. Even though I love this no-fuss store, many are intimidated by it. Or just don’t yet know how to navigate its jam packed aisles. I am about to show you how to support your Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and even Vegan lifestyle. This is the Trade Joe’s Paleo + Gluten Free Shopping Guide.

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Navigating Your Store

Before we get into what to buy, it helps to better understand how to shop. Now I am sure you know how to shop, you have likely been doing so most of your life. Even as a little tagging along with mom. But believe it not, there are ways to make your shopping experience both more efficient and more enjoyable. For some the act of grocery shopping triggers anxiety, or maybe you get easily overwhelmed in new stores (guilty). Which is why knowing your way around and having a strategy really works.

There is a method to my madness, one that allows me to get in and out of my local store quickly when needed. Make sure and check our guide to creating the ultimate grocery list and how to navigate the store before you head out in excitement. This helps you avoid both frustration once you arrive, and getting sucked into the never-ending rotation of options (I am looking at you seasonal goodies!).

If you do have the time though, this is a store that is fun to wander through from time to time. After all, they do change out items often!


This is our complete Trader Joe’s shopping guide. Provided is a visual walk through of each department with a detailed list of products, PLUS a free downloadable shopping list.  Why? Because I love you all so much!

But first, a few housekeeping notes:

  • Bear in mind this guide is created to pair with our shopping list format. This organizes items into sections of the store, and helps you breeze through the shopping experience.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all items are Gluten-free and Dairy-free, with some that are also Paleo (P) and/or Vegan (V).
  • These are the foods I buy to accommodate my real food lifestyle. My dietary needs have changed over time, so I may rotate some of these items in and out. But they are my core go-to and I absolutely recommend them all.
  • Make sure and adjust what you purchase to accommodate your personal needs.
  • For those of you that are local to the Naperville/Chicago area, you will likely recognize the layout of our local store. The set-up varies across the country of course, but likely many of the displays at your local market are similar.

Now, let’s get started!

grab your free downloadable shopping list to accompany this guide 


  • Organic raw Walnut Halves (P, V)
  • Organic raw Almonds (P, V)
  • Organic raw Cashews (P, V)
  • Raw Pecan pieces (P, V)
  • Raw Macadamias (P, V)
  • Organic Coconut flakes + chips (P, V)
  • Organic dried mango, figs, and apricots (P, V)
  • Fuji apple chips (P, V)
  • Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil, jar and packets (P, V)
  • Full-fat Coconut Milk (P, V)
  • Coconut Sugar (P, V)
  • Gluten-free Flour Blend (V)
Trader Joe's Paleo + Gluten Free Shopping Guide
  • Organic Maple Syrup, Grade B (P, V)
  • Organic raw honey (P)
  • Manuka honey (P)
  • Organic applesauce, plain unsweetened (P, V)
  • Raw almond butter (P, V)
  • Organic Ground Flax Seed (P, V)
  • Hemp Hearts (P, V)
  • Organic Chia Seeds (P, V)
  • Organic Cacao (P, V)
  • Avocado oil (P, V)
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils, all varieties (P, V)
  • Toasted sesame oil (P, V)
  • Everything But The Bagel seasoning (P, V)
  • Lemon Pepper seasoning (P, V)
  • Mushroom & Company Umami seasoning (P, V)

snacks + other

  • Freeze dried brocoli
  • Freeze dried okra
  • Plantain chips
  • Paleo granola
  • Organic Chia Bars (GF)
  • ABC bars (V)
  • Montezuma’s Absolute Black chocolate bar (P, V)


  • Organic Tulsi Holy Basil Tea (P, V)
  • Organic Ginger Turmeric Tea (P, V)
  • Organic Seltzer Water, Ginger-Lemon, Cranberry-Lime, or Blood Orange (P, V)
  • Spindrift sparkling water (P, V)
  • Coconut Water with Aloe (P, V)


  • Fennel bulbs (P, V)
  • Organic Carrots of Many Colors (P, V)
  • Organic zucchini (P, V)
  • Organic peppers (P, V)
  • Organic mushrooms (P, V)
  • Organic arugula (P, V)
  • Organic lettuces (P, V)
  • Organic mini cucumbers (P, V)
  • Organic English cucumbers (P, V)
  • Organic blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries (P, V)
  • Organic apples (P, V)
  • Seasonal organic fruit
  • Organic lemons and limes (P, V)
  • Pineapple, papaya (P, V)
  • Avocados (P, V)
  • Organic ginger and garlic (P, V)
  • Organic onions (P, V)
  • Organic sweet potatoes (P, V)
  • Winter squash (P, V)


  • Mirepoix (packaged carrot, onion, and celery mix) (P, V)
  • Butternut Zig-Zags (P, V)
  • Zucchini Noodles (P, V)
  • Cauliflower Rice (P, V)
  • Grass-fed Beef Roast (P)


  • Kerrygold Butter (P)
  • Truffle Butter (P)
  • Miyoko’s Vegan Butter (V)
  • Organic Ground Turkey (P)
  • Organic Chicken Breasts and Thighs (P)
  • Raw goat and sheep’s milk cheese


  • Organic Broccoli (P, V)
  • Organic French Green Beans (P, V)
  • Organic Rainbow Cauliflower (P, V)
  • Organic Cauliflower Rice (P, V)
  • Cauliflower Gnocchi (P, V)
  • Organic Wild Blueberries (P, V)
  • Organic Berry Mix (P, V)
  • Pineapple Tidbits (P, V)
  • Organic Mango (P, V)
  • Plantain Chunks (P, V)
  • Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp (P)
  • Wild Salmon (P)
  • Wild Crab meat (P)
  • Grass-fed Beef Burgers (P)

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