Shop With Your Heart – Paleo‑Friendly Shopping List

June 5, 2019
Latest Update: August 27, 2021

Grocery shopper

This guide is for anyone who wants to align with a paleo lifestyle while shopping with more humane animal treatment in mind. Below is a selection of farms and brands from our distinguished Shop With Your Heart Grocery List that offer foods aligning with paleo guidelines. Whether you’re already part of the paleo world or just curious about this dietary lifestyle, there’s something on this list for everyone.

Learn more about the nutritional benefits of pasture-raised food here. Recent reviews of scientific literature consistently show that pasture-raised animals produce nutritionally superior meat, milk and eggs.

Look for the labels! These are the three certifications verifying animal welfare and outdoor access that are recognized by the ASPCA Shop With Your Heart program:

Animal Welfare Approved

Global Animal Partnership (GAP)

Certified Humane

Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Step 3 and Up Certified Humane (CH)
*must include the words “free-range” or “pasture-raised” on eggs and chicken

Or look for a plant-based alternative, denoted by this icon plant-based! When a product shows the basic GAP label without a number, look for separate language on the package identifying the product’s step level.

To purchase these products online or find them in-store, visit our main Grocery List.

Label Buster! Loosely Defined Labels

The following claims found on food packaging are loosely defined or weakly regulated by the USDA:

  • Free-Range: Producers must demonstrate that animals have “access to the outdoors” but size, quality and duration of access to that outdoor space is unregulated, so conditions vary greatly.
  • Grass-Fed: This term does not mean animals are reared entirely on pasture. Pasture access during most of growth is required, but feedlots are allowed in final months. Antibiotics and hormones are also allowed.
  • Pasture-Raised/Pasture-Grown: While access to pasture is preferable to confined, indoor systems, the term is undefined so conditions vary between farms.

*Please read product ingredients to ensure complete alignment with your dietary goals.


  • Beyond Broth – Immune, Vitality, Yummy Tummy Plant based
  • White Oak Pastures – beef broth, poultry broth Certified Humane GAP Step 5

Plant-Based Dairy Alternatives Plant-based

  • Miyoko’s Creamery – mozzarella, cream cheese, butter
  • New Barn – almond milk
  • So Delicious – unsweetened almond milk

White Meat – Chicken and Turkey

  • Applegate – organic chicken hotdogs GAP Step 3
  • Bilinski’s – various chicken sausages, meatballs, patties GAP step 3
  • ButcherBox – all chicken products certified**, Ground Turkey GAP Step 3
  • Cooks Venture – Pasture Raised Chicken – all products certified certified humane GAP Step 4
  • Farmer Focus – free-range chicken certified humane GAP step 3
  • Force of Nature – Pasture Raised Regenerative Ground Chicken certified humane 
  • Hip Chick Farms – organic gluten-free chicken breakfast sausages GAP step 3
  • Joyce Farms – Poulet Rouge Fermier chicken GAP Step 4
  • Koch’s Turkey – free-range heirloom turkey certified humane
  • LaBelle Patrimoine Heritage Chicken – Free Range Chicken GAP step 3
  • Mary’s Free Range Chicken – chicken, turkey GAP step 3  GAP step 4 GAP step 5
  • Rocky: The Free Range Chicken – all products certified GAP step 3
  • Rosie: The Original Organic Chicken – all products certified GAP step 3
  • Skagit Red – Whole Chicken GAP step 5
  • Smart Chicken – free range organic line
  • Sonoma Red – Whole Chicken GAP step 5
  • Thrive Market – Free Range Chicken, Pasture Raised Chicken GAP step 3  GAP step 4
  • White Oak Pastures – chicken, turkey Awa logo certified humane GAP step 5

Red Meat – Beef, Pork, Lamb & More

  • A&M Farms – all products certified Awa logo
  • Applegate – The Great Organic Uncured Beef Hot Dog GAP step 4
  • Bachman Family Farms – all products certified Awa logo
  • Baldwin Beef – beef Awa logo
  • Brasstown Beef – beef GAP step 4
  • Central Grazing Company – lamb Animal welfare approved
  • CHOMPS – Grass Fed Beef Sticks, Grass Fed Beef Chomplings certified humane
  • Country Natural Beef – ground beef *sold only in Whole Foods GAP step 4
  • Crane Dance Farm – all products certified Animal welfare approved
  • D'Artagnan – Green Circle Grass Fed Beef certified humane
  • Desert Mountain – All Products Certified GAP step 4
  • First Light – Grass Fed Beef - All Products Certified certified humane
  • Force of Nature – Pasture Raised Regenerative Ground Chicken certified humane 
  • Goodnight Brothers – all natural pork products Awa logo
  • Joia Food Farm – All Products Certified ANimal welfare approved

  • Joyce Farms – grass-fed beef, Heritage pork GAP Step 4 AWa
  • La Quercia – various cured meats GAP step 3
  • Lady Edison – Country Ham Sliced ANimal welfare approved
  • Mariposa Ranch – Grass Fed Beef - All Products Certified certified humane
  • Panorama – organic ground beef, steaks, various meat products GAP step 4
  • Range Patagonian Grass-Fed Beef – all products certified GAP step 4
  • Redger Farms – beef GAP step 4
  • The Ridge At Loafer's Glory – All Products Certified Animal welfare approved

  • Slate River Farms – All Products Certified Animal welfare approved

  • Smoky Mountain Mangalisa – All Products Certified Animal welfare approved

  • Starwalker Organic Farms – Grass Fed Beef - All Products Certified certified humane

  • Straight Arrow Bison – all products certified Animal welfare approved
  • Sun Raised Food – all products certified Animal welfare approved
  • Teton Waters Ranch – Grass Fed Beef - All Products Certified certified humane
  • Texas Iberico Pork – all products certified Animal welfare approved
  • Thompson Farms – pork GAP Step 5+
  • TruBeef – All Products Certified GAP step 4
  • White Oak Pastures – Grass Fed beef, pork certified humane GAP Step 4


  • Sir Kensington's – Mayonnaise, Ranch, Special Sauce, Sugar-Free Organic Avocado Oil Mayonnaise, Avocado Oil Ranch - all products made with Free Range Eggs certified humane

Snacks & Sweets 

  • Lady Edison – Country Ham Sliced ANimal welfare approved
  • White Oak Pastures – grassfed beef jerky, pasture-raised pork snack sticks GAP step 4
  • Artisan Tropic – chips Plant-based
  • Eat MUD – dairy-free ice cream sweetened with dates Plant-based
  • Evo Hemp – bars, multiple flavors Plant-based
  • Hail Merry – cups, bites, bars, tarts Plant-based
  • Keep It Real Food Co. – granola, cookies, crackers, bars Plant-based
  • Nutty Goodness – fruit and nut bites Plant-based
  • OHi – superfood bars Plant-based
  • Ona Foods – bars, cookies (contains honey) Plant-based
  • Paleo Prime – cookies, various flavors (contains honey) Plant-based
  • Paleo Treats – Bandito, Cacao Now!, Mustang Bar (contains honey) Plant-based
  • Pan’s Mushroom Jerky – jerky Plant-based
  • Rickaroons Energy Bars – bars Plant-based
  • Shanti Bar – bars Plant-based
  • Snackin’ Free – bars, brownies, cookies, muffins Plant-based
  • Sun Raised Food – salami animal welfare approved
  • That’s It Bar – various flavors Plant based
  • This Pie Is Nuts – various pies Plant-based
  • Thunderbird – fruit, nut, seed and spice bars Plant-based
  • You Are Loved – bites, cupcakes, truffles, tarts Plant-based


  • Aldi – Goldhen free-range eggs *only available in select stores Certified humane
  • Alexandre Family Farm – Pasture Raised Eggs; All Products Certified Certified humane
  • Belcampo – pasture-raised eggs Certified humane
  • Blue Sky Family Farms – pasture-raised eggs; free-range eggs certified humane
  • Carol’s Eggs – organic seasonally pasture-raised eggs certified humane
  • Central Market – organic pasture-raised eggs certified humane
  • Consider Pastures –  Pasture-Raised Eggs certified humane
  • Contented Hen – free-range eggs certified humane
  • Farmer’s Hen House – free-range eggs certified humane
  • Joia Food Farm – All Products Certified ANimal welfare approved
  • Natural Grocers – pasture-raised rggs certified humane
  • Nature’s Yoke – organic, pasture-raised and free-range eggs certified humane
  • Nellie’s – free-range eggs certified humane
  • Nest Fresh – organic free-range brown eggs, pasture-raised brown eggs certified humane
  • New Seasons – organic free-range brown eggs certified humane
  • Pete and Gerry’s – organic and free-range eggs certified humane
  • Raw Farm – Pasture Raised Eggs certified humane
  • Vital Farms – organic pasture-raised brown eggs ANimal welfare approved
  • White Oak Pastures – pasture-raised eggs certified humane
  • Wilcox Farms – free-range large white eggs certified humane

You can find many more paleo-friendly meat and eggs closer to home—visit our Certified Farms By State list to find farms near you.

For a full list of certified meat, egg and dairy brands as well as plant-based alternatives that you can find in stores and online, please visit the full Shop With Your Heart brands list.

Check out our Committed Companies page for a list of companies who have worked with the ASPCA to improve animal welfare in their supply chains. You’ll find brands like Serenity Kids and Kunoa Cattle Company, as well as home delivery companies Butcher Box, Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative, Porter Road and Territory—all making an effort for animals!

If you’re having trouble finding welfare-certified or plant-based alternatives, let your local grocery store know you want them to stock more humane products!

*Shopping at Whole Foods Market
Almost all of the beef, chicken, pork and turkey sold in Whole Foods Market stores are Global Animal Partnership certified and labeled. To ensure that the product came from animals that had access to the outdoors, we advise only buying products bearing the GAP (Step 3-5+) logo. Some brands that bear the GAP label at Whole Foods Market will appear in other stores without the logo. That may be a packaging choice or it may mean that those animals were not raised to the GAP standards.

** These chicken items feature an animal welfare certification logo on product packaging when delivered, but not on its online order page. If you receive this product without the certification logo, please contact us at [email protected].

Please contact us at [email protected] if we have missed a company or product that should be on this list.