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The Only Dorm Grocery List You’ll Ever Need

Even if you have an unlimited meal plan, it’s still smart to keep some staple food items in your dorm. You never know when you’ll be running late for class and need a quick breakfast, or when you’ll be up late finishing a paper and are craving something sweet. Keeping your mini-fridge and dorm pantry stocked means that you’ll never have to worry about rushing to the dining hall to grab a meal if you don’t have the time between activities.

So, to ensure that you always have access to a wide variety of versatile food for any time of day, here’s the ultimate dorm grocery list that will help you have the best, most filling semester yet!

Produce

Apples
Avocados
Baby Carrots
Bananas
Bell Peppers
Celery
Clementines
Cucumbers
Grapes
Lemon
Lettuce
Lime
Oranges
Pears
Snap Peas
Spinach
Strawberries

365 Avocados, $5
Clementines, $5
Driscoll’s Strawberries, $6

Dairy

Butter
Cheese Slices
Cheese Sticks
Coffee Creamer
Cottage Cheese
Cream Cheese
Milk (Nut Milk, Dairy Milk, Plant Milk, etc!)
Parmesean Cheese
Shredded Cheese
Sour Cream
Yogurt

I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter! Spread, $4
Sargento String Cheese, $7
Yoplait Yogurt – 8pk, $6

Protein

Bacon
Deli Chicken
Deli Ham
Deli Roast Beef
Deli Turkey
Eggs
Italian Meats (Salami, Pepperoni, Prosciutto, etc)
Microwavable Chicken Nuggets
Microwavable Fish Sticks
Pre-Cooked Chicken
Pre-Cooked Tofu
Rotisserie Chicken
Tuna Fish

Pete and Gerry’s Large Organic Eggs – 12Ct, $6
Oscar Mayer FRESH SLICED Roasted Turkey Breast, $5
StarKist Chunk Light Tuna In Water, $4

Frozen FAVORITES

Acai Bowl
Frozen Fruit
Frozen Meals
Frozen Pierogis
Frozen Pizza
Frozen Veggies
Frozen Waffles
Ice Cream
Tater Tots/French Fries

Dole Original Acai Bowl with Fruit and Granola, $4
Mrs. T’s Classic Cheddar Pierogis, $3
Ore-Ida SeASONED Frozen Tater Tots, $4

PANTRY

Bagels
Balsamic Vinegar
Bread
Canned Beans
Canned Corn
Canned Olives
Cereal
Chocolate Chips
Coffee
English Muffins
Granola Bars
Honey
Hot Chocolate
Hot Sauce
Instant Oatmeal
Jelly
Juice
Ketchup
Mac & Cheese Cups
Maple Syrup
Mayonnaise
Microwaveable Rice
Mustard
Olive Oil
Peanut Butter
Pickles
Ramen
Relish
Salad Dressing
Salt + Pepper
Soup
Soy Sauce
Sugar
Tea
Tomato Sauce
Tortillas

Original Cheerios Family Size Cereal Box, $2
KIND Dark Chocolate Chunk, Granola Bars – 5ct, $4
Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise,
$4

Snacks

Applesauce
Apricots
Candy
Chips
Cookies
Crackers
Cranberries
Dried fruit
Granola
Guacamole
Gum
Hummus
Marshmallows
Microwavable Popcorn
Nuts
Onion Dip
Pretzels
Queso
Raisins
Rice Cakes
Salsa
Trail Mix

Extra Sweet Watermelon Sugar Free Chewing Gum, $1
Sabra Everything Bagel Hummus, $4
SkinnyPop OrigInal Healthy Popcorn, $3

ADDITIONAL MUST-HAVES

All-Purpose Cleaner
Coasters
Disinfectant Wipes
Fire Extinguisher
Napkins
Oven Mitts
Pantry Organizer
Paper Plates
Paper Towels
Plastic Bags
Plastic Bowls
Plastic Cups
Plastic Utensils
Reusable Water Bottle
Reusable Food Storage Bags
Reusable Grocery Bags
Reusable Straws
Thermos/To-Go Mug
Tupperware Containers

Stackable Plastic Storage Organizer Bin, $30
ANTHROPOLOGIE NIFTY Oven MitT, $16
Rubbermaid 50-Piece Easy Find Lid Food Storage Set, $18

Here’s to a wonderful semester ahead, with a full heart and full belly!

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