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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…

Too any places to count, but here are a few: 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, The Kelly Clarkson Show, TEDxVienna, and more.

Eloquent testimonials from real people

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“I wanted to let you know what a great grocery list you offer and to thank you for putting such a great list together!”
“Your list is fabulous!”
“This list really is the ultimatest.”
“I LOVE your free grocery list on PDF. I have used it for 5 years. Any chance you will make it an app for the iPhone? All the iPhone grocery apps pale by comparison. Those people making those apps obviously have never seen your list. It’s so damn perfect, it deserves an iPhone app!!!”
“I love the ultimatest grocery list. It has truly simplified my life. thank you”
“The Ultimatest Grocery List is perfect. Thank you so much!!”
“I love your site and the lists! BTW I use your ultimatest list! It’s in a plastic sleeve on the fridge and I mark what I need with erasable marker…”

“It’s the best I’ve found by far!!”

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 thoughts on “FREE DOWNLOADS”

  1. Thanks all! Seems like some people would like an Word version. I put a lot of work into the PDF version and don’t like designing in Word — but if someone wants to make an editable version I’d be happy to post it here assuming it’s of high-quality.

    For those of you having trouble downloading the PDFs, I have no idea what could be wrong. It downloads for 99% of us. Maybe try right-clicking?

    Thanks again everyone!

  2. This list is great for us because out friends getting together and their will be 20 of us and this list just made it so much easier to delegate to everyone what to buy. Thank you

  3. Great List. Thanks! I added under “Before you check out…” Rain Checks. I seem to forget to ask.

  4. I printed one out and stuck it in a clear protective sleeve and then magged it to my refrigerator door. Any time that I run out of something, discover an item that I never had before but need, or decide to get something special I put a check next to the item with a DRY ERASE MARKER or an OVERHEAD PROJECTOR MARKER. When “Grocery Day” comes around I just yank off the list and I know exactly what I need.

    After shopping is over, all I have to do is wipe off my check marks with a cloth or wet towel (depending on the writing instrument. That way I don’t waste paper and can use the same list over and over (and I especially don’t have to keep writing down my changes over and over). Eventually, I will be able to create my own shopping list from the changes I have made to this shopping list.

    Oh, and periodically I take a picture of the list so that if I end up at the store w/o my list I at least have an idea of things to get while my scripts are getting ready. No more grabbing things that I think I need just to spend the 30 minutes it will take to get my Rx!

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