I’ve had a lot of people tell me they’ve given up finding Whole30 Deli Meat because it is just. so. tough. Finding Whole30 approved Deli Meat Brands can be challenging for a few reasons… It cannot contain sweeteners, carrageenan, MSG, sulfites, or corn starch… (scroll to the bottom for more info on this!). Those few ingredients alone are in tons of Deli Meat brands. Wouldn’t you think it would be easier to find deli meat?! It seems like it should just be meat and salt!

My goal in life is to help you be healthy, and to make the Whole30 as easy as humanly possible for you!

So here we have it- a list of Approved Whole30 Deli Meat Brands (and where to find them!):

True Story Foods

About True Story Foods:

long ago, farmers grew food to be flavorful and animals were raised with care. While we canโ€™t go back to the past, we can write a new chapter for a future with food we can all feel good about feeding our families. Our company is rooted in the true stories of ranchers who raise animals on North American farms; chefs who believe in using simple ingredients to craft honest food; and families striving to eat well. Pull up a chair and experience our true stories.

Organic Options

Organic Oven Roasted Chicken Breast

Ingredients:

Organic Chicken Breast, Water, 2% or Less of: Sea Salt, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Pepper, Natural Flavors.

Organic Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

Ingredients:

Organic Turkey Breast, Water, 2% or Less of: Salt.

Non-GMO Options

Non-GMO Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

Ingredients:

Turkey Breast, Water, 2% or Less of: Salt, Vinegar.

Non-GMO Smoked Turkey Breast

Ingredients:

Turkey Breast, Water, 2% or Less of: Salt, Vinegar.

Non-GMO Herb Roasted Chicken Breast

Ingredients:

All Natural Options

All Natural Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

Ingredients:

Turkey Breast, Water, 2% or Less of: Salt.

All Natural Smoked Turkey Breast

Ingredients:

Turkey Breast, Water, 2% or Less of: Salt.

Where to find True Story deli meat:

In Atlanta, I find them at Sprouts Farmers Markets! They also sometimes carry them in Costco- check below!

Use their Store Locator to find where True Story Foods products are closest to you!


Whole30-Deli-Meat-Oven-Roasted-Turkey-Breast1Plainville Farms

About their meat:

All of our turkey is antibiotic-free and all natural. We also have gluten free and organic selections. We would never use MSG, nitrates and other additives because our meat is naturally so flavorful. Raised on a vegetarian diet without animal by-products, antibiotics or hormones, our turkey tastes just like it should; just plain delicious.

Oven Roasted Organic Deli Turkey

Ingredients:

Turkey, water, and sea salt

*I have been told this turkey is approved, but this has not been independently verified as their ingredients aren’t listed on their website. I have emailed them asking for ingredients and I will update you as I hear from them!

Where to find Plainville Farms deli meat:

Sold at Costco, Whole Foods, Earth Fare, Publix, and maybe more!

Use their Store Locator to find where Plainville Farms products are closest to you!


Whole30 Deli Meat | Applegate Organic Roast BeefApplegate

Natural Roast Beef

Ingredients:

Grass-Fed Beef, Water, Salt, Pepper.

Organic Grass Fed Roast Beef

Ingredients:

Organic Grass-Fed Beef, Water, Salt, Organic Black Pepper.

*I have been told their at-the-counter Turkey Breast is approved, but this has not been independently verified as their ingredients aren’t listed on their website.

Deli Counter Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

Ingredients:

Turkey breast, water, salt, paprika, spices

Unfortunately most of the packaged deli meats in the refrigerated sections of your grocery stores are NOT approved because they contain carrageenan and/ or sweeteners.

Where to find Applegate deli meat:

In Atlanta I can find Applegate deli meat at Kroger, Publix, Target, Earth Fare, Whole Foods, and Sprouts Farmers Markets.

Use their Store Locator to find where Applegate products are closest to you!


Garret Valley

*Deli Counter Whole Roast Beef

Ingredients:

Beef. Rubbed with: sea salt, black pepper.

Garrett Valley doesn’t have a store locator on their site- I believe I’ve found them at Publix before!


Diestel Farms

How Our Deli Meats Stack Up

  • No gluten, casein, carrageenan, phosphates, MSG, artificial ingredients, or preservatives
  • No added nitrates or nitrites
  • No antibiotics, growth stimulants, or hormones
  • Turkeys are fed a 100% Vegetarian Diet
  • Only whole muscle meat used. No fillers!
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Thoughtfully Raised

NonGMO Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Ingredients: Turkey breast, water, sea salt, sodium carbonate, and natural flavorings.

NonGMO Peppered Roasted Turkey Breast

Ingredients: Turkey Breast, Water, Sea Salt, Sodium Carbonate, Natural Flavorings and Spice

Organic Fresh Roasted Turkey Breast

Ingredients: Organic Turkey Breast

Use their Store Locator to find where Diestel Farms products are closest to you!


Whole30 Deli Meat | TJ Roast BeefTrader Joe’s

Roast Beef

Ingredients:

Where to find Trader Joe’s deli meat:

Trader Joe’s Grocery Stores

*These products are not organic.

Use their Store Locator to find where Trader Joe’s Grocery Stores are closest to you!


Publix GreenWise

Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

Ingredients:

Turkey, water, native potato starch, sea salt

Oven Roasted Chicken Breast

Ingredients:

Chicken, water, native potato starch, sea salt

*Find these products in the pre-packaged deli meat section. These products are not organic.

Where to find Publix GreenWise Products:

Publix Grocery Stores


Wegmans

Organic Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

Ingredients:

Organic Turkey Breast, Water, Sea Salt

Organic Oven Roasted Chicken Breast

Ingredients:

Organic Chicken Breast, Water, Salt

Organic Fully Cooked Uncured Ham

Ingredients:

Organic Uncured Ham (Organic Pork, Water, Sea Salt, Celery Powder, Lactic Acid Culture Starter)

Where to find Wegmans Products:

Wegmans Grocery Stores

Use their Store Locator to find Wegmans Grocery Stores closest to you!


Kroger Simple Truth

Roast Beef

Ingredients:

*I have been told this roast beef is approved, but this has not been independently verified as their ingredients aren’t listed on their website.

Where to find Simple Truth deli meat:

Kroger Grocery Stores

*These products are not organic.

Use their Store Locator to find where Kroger stores are closest to you!


Products I know that are NOT Whole30 Approved:


Is your deli meat not listed? No problem! Here is a list of unapproved ingredients… If you see one of these ingredients, your deli meat is not approved for your Whole30:

  • Carrageenan
  • Corn Starch
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
  • Soy Lecithin (Sunflower Lecithin is ok!)
  • Sulfites (sulfur dioxide, sodium bisulfite, potassium metabisulfite)

Why are these ingredients unapproved?

Sweeteners are unallowed for your Whole30. Sugar, cane sugar, maple syrup, honey, the list goes on! It also can’t have any carrageenan, which is a stabilizer that’s extracted from seaweed. They are widely used in the food industry, for their gelling, thickening, and stabilizing properties. They are a known carcinogen and therefore off-limits for your Whole30. It also can’t contain Monosodium glutamate (MSG), a flavor-enhancing additive. (for a super handy list of approved and unapproved additives for Whole30 label-reading ease, click here!)

Have you found a Whole30 Approved deli meat brand that’s not on my list? Please share below in the comments and I’ll happily add it!

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