This is an awesome pre-formatted list, in fact, it’s The Ultimatest.

Below are the best pre-formatted grocery lists ever created. I made them just for you—and they’re free. Print ’em out, hang ’em on the refrigerator door and mark ’em up before you go to the grocery store. We have comprehensive versions for both meat-eaters and vegetabletarians. Links are below.



Download The Ultimatest Grocery List Download The Ultimatest Vegetarian Grocery List Download The Ultimatest Grocery List Spreadsheet Download The Ultimatest Editable Grocery List

And now there are fully-editable PDF and spreadsheet versions of the Deluxe list. That means that if you don’t have pets or kids, for example, you can edit those sections to be something else. If an item wasn’t on my pre-formatted list, now you can add it then print it out. How awesome is that? No customer support is offered. If you want to permanently edit the customizable PDF file you will need to buy Adobe Acrobat. Otherwise, edit it as you need then print it a bunch of copies. Enjoy.

PS: The New Yorker made a list of the 100 Best Lists of all Time and our Grocery List Collection list made the list!

To download

Right-click the links below and choose “Save file as…”, “Save link as…” or whatever. Last updated January 2013.

As seen in…

The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found, Lifehacker, Ask MetaFilter, Woman’s Day, The Mommy Journal,, Org Junkie, StumbleUpon, Squidoo, Wikipedia, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and more.

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User-made versions

Sometimes people send me their own versions or edits of these lists. I figured I’d start sharing them here, although most are buried in years of email. Send yours!

Hi Bill,

I remade your spreadsheet to work at my grocery store in Bright’s Grove, Ontario, Canada. I hope that’s okay and I have attached it for you to share. I added the aisle numbers or the store area where the item is found.


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52 responses to “FREE DOWNLOADS”

  1. Me2 Avatar

    Why is it in a pdf format? Could you make it available in Word so most of us can mod and customize? Some of your listing, I never use.

  2. Me3 Avatar

    Type your own customized list from the PDF. It only takes a few minutes.

  3. i'mbatty Avatar

    Thank you so much. Trying to remember everything I’ll need to set up our vacation home had me crazy. Found this and was able to check off everything. Nothing was forgotten,

  4. Martha Glaeser Avatar
    Martha Glaeser

    I love this list! I will make sure all my friends see it.

  5. J.C.Cruiser Avatar

    Great list!! Sure can’t complain that it isn’t complete.
    Only one problem…now who’s gonna pay for all this stuff!!??

  6. Lisa rosenthal Avatar
    Lisa rosenthal

    A diabetics shopping list

    A shopping list that is a how to combining
    Daily groceries and recipe shopping

  7. Adam Farnsworth Avatar

    This is a great list, I’ve been using it for the last couple years or so.

    I had a suggestion: ready made salads. Or Pre-packaged salads, that sort of thing…

    Thanks for putting this together!

  8. Trent @ SmartShopIt Avatar

    You can easily manage a shopping list on-line at Then print it and take it to the store or access it remotely if you have a mobile web device. Plus get coupons, product nutrition facts, product comparison tools and much more.

  9. georgia Avatar

    okay so……is there a problem w/my computer or sumthin??? it always tells me that the file has ‘been permanently damaged and cannot be repaired’. I’ve tried downloading it 5 times but it never works (p.s. i have windows vista and adobe acrobat reader)
    little help here?

  10. georgia Avatar

    ookay..i got it working now!!!
    please ignore my other comment!!