We’ve previously shared three freezer-friendly immune-boosting recipes and a great intro to pickling with three recipes to try. But when you’re at the shops standing in the food aisle, it’s hard to know what to add to your basket. Which foods will spoil and which will last?


Luckily, we’ve done the research for you. Save yourself time, wasted food and the potential risk of COVID-19 with this ultimate grocery list for all the staples you need in your cupboards, fridge and freezer. The items are versatile for many different recipes and not everything comes in a can!


Print or save the list onto your phone so you can have it handy on your next shopping trip. If you find it useful, why not share it with a friend?




Shop for the essentials you need with your RCS Store Card at Checkers, Pick n Pay or Shoprite and get up to 55 days interest-free* on your purchase. Don’t forget that while you’re at any of these stores, or at a Makro or Game, you can also pay your RCS Account. Simply keep your EasyPay number at hand at the till point. Alternatively, you can also pay and manage your account via the self-service portal or the free RCS App from anywhere.


*Service and initiation fees apply.