Are you going to be using flax seed or flax seed oil for your upcoming meal?

Finding this in the grocery store can be a challenge, and not every grocery store has it.

However, by knowing where to look, it can usually be found quite quickly if it’s available!

In this article, we’ll cover what aisle to find flaxseed in, which brands are best, and some useful tips for working with flax seeds.

What Grocery Store Aisle Is Flax Seed In?

Flax Seeds

Typically, flax seed is usually found in one of two aisles.

The first section you should look is the baking aisle, near other baking ingredients such as flour and corn starch.

If it’s not there however, check if your grocery store has an organic or health foods aisle. Sometimes, flax seeds are stocked there instead.

Finally, look to see if there is a bulk food section, or bulk bins.

If you have trouble finding it in any of these locations, please ask a store clerk for assistance. They should be able to point you in the right direction, and let you know about the availability of flax seed within their store.

What Stores Sell Flax Seed?

Unfortunately, not every grocery store sells flax seeds. This is particularly true for smaller, local grocery stores rather than large retail chains.

The larger the store, the more likely they are to carry flax seed, and perhaps even multiple offers for it as well!

Below, you’ll find a list of what flax seed brands are carried by each store. Note that the exact availability can vary from location to location, however.

  • Walmart: Great Value, Badia, Bob’s Red Mill, Food To Live, Now Real Food, Arrowhead Mills, Spectrum Essentials, Leonflax, Pride Of India, Nopalina, Garden Of Life
  • Wegmans: Wegmans, Arrowhead Mills, Spectrum, Bob’s Red Mill
  • Costco: None listed
  • Kroger: Arrowhead Mills, Woodstock, Now Real Food, Spectrum Essentials, Badia, Starwest Bonaticals
  • Whole Foods: Sunfood, Aurora Natural
  • Meijer: True Goodness, Bob’s Red Mill, Meijer
  • Safeway: Bob’s Red Mill, O Organics, Nature’s Earthly Choice, Spectrum Essentials
  • Walgreens: Spectrum Essentials
  • Target: Bob’s Red Mill, Sanar Naturals, Badia, Barlean’s

What Are The Best Flax Seed Brands?

According to friends and family, they recommended both Spectrum Essentials Organic as well as Bob’s Red Mill flax seed.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any professional chefs who could give their opinion. If you are a chef and use flax seed regularly, please leave a comment sharing your expert insights!

Anyhow, one thing we did hear is that it’s often better to grind flaxseeds yourself rather than purchasing already ground flax seed when you can, due to the oil in the flax seeds. Grinding them yourself will give a fresher and higher quality product.

Where Is Flax Seed In Walmart?

To many people, flax seed is a relatively obscure item that they may not use a lot.

So, Walmart may not make it super easy to find in their stores through signs alone.

However, did you know that by using Walmart’s app, you can pull up the exact aisle of most products – including flax seed?

It’s true! Download the app, and plug in your zip code. It will then show you the item’s location within your specific store!

Flax Seed On Walmart App

In this example, you can see that the aisle of this flax seed is Aisle A14. However, in your Walmart, the exact aisle number may be different.

Download the app, and you’ll have no problem finding flax seed at your Walmart location!

Note: Not every flax seed product available to order online is being sold in stores. For best results, open up options that are listed as available for pickup, as these are almost always stocked locally.

Should You Buy Flaxseed, Or Flaxseed Oil?

Flaxseed oil and flaxseeds come from the same plant – flax. The oil is made from the seeds of the plant, and the seeds can be eaten whole or ground.

Flaxseed oil is a source of essential fatty acids, including alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). This type of fatty acid is important for heart health and brain function. The oil is also a good source of fiber.

Note that it has a low smoke point, so it should not be used for frying.

Flaxseed is a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It can be added to smoothies, cereals, and baked goods. Ground flaxseed can also be used as a partial flour substitute.

Flaxseed oil and flaxseed are both good sources of nutrients that are important for health. Choose the form that best meets your needs and preferences.

What Does Flax Seed Taste Like?

Flax seed is often described as having a nutty taste. Some people also say it has an earthy taste. The taste of flax seed can vary depending on how it is prepared. For example, flaxseed oil has a different taste than flaxseed meal.

Flaxseed oil is made by pressing the seeds to extract the oil. This process can remove some of the nutrients from the flaxseed.

Flaxseed meal is made by grinding the seeds. This process doesn’t remove any nutrients.


Flax seeds is typically found in the baking aisle, near other critical baking ingredients.

Sometimes however, it can be found in the health food section, or even in bulk bins.

While not every grocery store carries flax seed, most of the major retail chains do.

I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any other questions about cooking with flax seeds, please ask them using the comment form below.

Wishing you the best,

– James McAllister

About the author 

James McAllister

James is the owner of He started his first blog at the age of 11, and has since gone on to start several successful businesses. In total, these businesses have sold hundreds of thousands of units and have touched millions of lives. Here on, he shares his knowledge that brought him to where he is today. If you want to connect with James, follow him on your favorite social networks!

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