It can be totally hard to find affordable, quality Paleo food locally. Luckily, it’s getting a lot easier than it used to be. But if you don’t live in a big city, it can be almost impossible to find Paleo foods. So I thought I would help you all out and write this post about where you can buy Paleo food online.
US Wellness Meats
It can be hard to find grass-fed meats in regular stores. OK. Well, almost impossible. Our Sprouts carries it (it’s not my favorite tasting nor the most affordable but it is grass-fed). Real Foods in Utah carries but it’s expensive – I’m so happy that I found:
What I like about them is their costs for things are reasonable and you can also get a wide variety of Paleo foods from them, like grass-fed beef, pastured chicken, lamb, bison, duck, pork (including Whole 30 approved bacon), pemmican, trail mix, sausage, wild salmon and a bunch of other things. It’s so nice to have it all in one place.
I’ve tried a lot of it over the last several years and it’s all good quality. It arrives frozen in a cooler with ice within a few days after you order. There is only a $7.50 handling charge per order and free shipping and a discount of $25 if you order more than 40 pounds (which is SO not hard for our family – especially since we’ve been trying to eat Paleo and GAPS lately).
Thrive Market is relatively new and I’ve had good luck finding good prices on it. It’s especially useful for other items that are hard to find online and in stores, especially the items that Amazon doesn’t carry themselves. If you haven’t already checked them out, they are worth looking in to so you can see if they have your favorite health foods and household items cheaper than where you’re buying them. While you’re at it, get 25% off your first order plus free shipping!
Here are some of my favorite items from Thrive Market:
Nutritional Yeast – It has a bit of a salty, cheesy flavor and is also a superfood, so sprinkle it on things to give them a bit of a cheesy flavor. Try it on omelets or to make Paleo “cheese” sauces
Amazon is always worth looking at, although don’t assume it’s always the best price, because it’s definitely not always, especially with alternative foods. I’ve actually found that Thrive about 75% of the time has the same price or less than Amazon, so that’s why it’s good to shop around.
Here are some Paleo staples on Amazon you may not have seen before and are worth looking at:
Paleo Chocolate Chips – well, lots of people say they are Paleo. I think it’s kind of pushing it, but if you keep it to a minimum and they keep you from truly cheating, I say go for it. I will say that they taste great. My children love them.
I don’t personally shop at VitaCost but I’ve compared the prices to the other stores mentioned above and they are usually very competitive, plus they have a surprising selection of Paleo foods. I didn’t even know they had Paleo foods until several readers tipped me off about it.