Create your own shopping list with iPantry

Vanessa StoicovMar 29, '21

There are as many different shopping lists as there are people – we’ve all got our own individual tastes and preferences, so it makes sense that our shopping habits would reflect this. If you’re new to getting your own groceries, it can be a bit of a daunting experience. What do you get? How much is too much? What should be on my list? These questions (and more) can be answered by developing your very own personal shopping checklist. 


To help you lay the right foundations, we’ve put together a few suggestions below about what basic items to include on your checklist. Ready? Set. SHOP! 

Fruit and Veg

Getting the right amount and variety of fruit and vegetables is essential to maintaining a balanced diet. If you’re after a good selection, a great place to start is with Scicliuna’s fruit and veggie box. It’s chock full of options and an excellent base to build from, especially for any vegan shopping list.


Looking to expand your diet? Here are some of our most popular items to inspire you:


Pantry staples

At first, when you’re itemising your essential shopping list, you may need to stock up on the basics – so don’t forget about your pantry. Keeping the right selection of products in there can help you in a pinch and make cooking a bit easier when working with particular recipes. 


Depending on your taste, you might explore a whole range of pantry goods, but we recommend starting with the following: 

Meat, Poultry & Seafood

If you consume animal products, adding meat, poultry and seafood to your shopping list will help you to get the protein your body needs. Opt for lean proteins where possible, like turkey or fish, as they have the least amount of saturated fats. 


Short on ideas? Here are some staples you might like to include in next week’s shop:

Eggs & Dairy

Often the base of many breakfast dishes, it can be helpful to keep eggs and dairy in the fridge at home when you want to whip up something tasty, fast. From yoghurt and milk to cheeses like brie, these creamy items can help to add a depth of flavour to any dish. 


Let’s keep things simple – start to master and use these products and you’ll be cooking up a storm in no time:

Deli

As you start to build out your grocery shopping list, you might find yourself needing quick and easy products you can use to throw together last-minute meals or snacks. Deli meats, sliced cheese and dips are perfect for just that – add them to your sandwich or wrap to create some stellar flavour combos!


There are a lot of options when it comes to grabbing food from the deli, but we think these items are a great jumping-off point: 

Bakery

Carbs, glorious carbs! You can’t beat the taste of a freshly baked loaf of bread for your morning toast or lunchtime sanga. Don’t forget, however, to treat yourself occasionally to some sweet treats (no shopping list would be complete without them!).


To keep you on track, here are some must-haves to keep on your grocery list: 

Café and restaurant-quality food at home

Eating restaurant-quality food at home doesn’t have to be a hassle – we’ve partnered with some of Melbourne’s top restaurants to bring high-quality meals right to your door. Choose from the likes of A25 for gluten-free pizza, Oriental Teahouse for dumplings and Chinese cuisine, Vamos for Mexican food and Vegie Bar for vegetarian and vegan meals. 


Alternatively, you can bring the cafe to you and choose from a wide selection of ready-made meals. There’s Mediterranian pasta bake, eggplant focaccia, wraps, sandwiches, salads and much, much more.  

Drinks

For a splash of milk in your coffee or as a refreshing treat, there are a range of different beverages you can add to your grocery shopping list. We’re partial to low or no sugar drinks here at iPantry, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to treat ourselves.


Here are some fun and fancy drinks you might like to include on your list:  

Vegan, gluten-free and organic

If you’re conscious about creating a healthy shopping list (or are working with food allergies or intolerances), we stock a range of vegan, gluten-free and organic foods for you to choose from. 


While we can’t list every single item here, we can point you in the direction of some great staples to include on your next shopping list:

Tick off your checklist with iPantry

Now that you’ve got your list sorted, it’s time to get your fridge and pantry in order. Shop online at iPantry and order before 2pm Monday to Friday for next day delivery. And if you spend more than $50, delivery is free. Skip the supermarket queue and take your time at home by shopping on our online grocery marketplace.