Soy sauce is a great way to add a little bit of extra flavor to your meal. Yet despite its popularity, it can be a little difficult to find within grocery stores.
What aisle can you expect to find soy sauce in, and what brands does each store carry? In this article, we’re going to cover all of that and more!
What Grocery Store Aisle Is Soy Sauce In?
Soy sauce is usually found in the condiment aisle or the Asian food section.
If you don’t find soy sauce in either of those sections, some grocery stores also stock soy sauce on shelves near the rice.
However, in major grocery store chains, it’s most common to find them alongside other condiments like mustard and ketchup.
What Stores Sell Soy Sauce?
Thankfully, soy sauce is available in most major grocery stores. However, the exact brands of soy sauce each store carries vary from company to company.
Below, you’ll find a list of what brand of soy sauce each store carries:
- Walmart: Kikkoman, Great Value, San J Tamari, Bragg, Aloha Shoyu, Kevala, Silver Swan
- Kroger: Kikkoman, Nakano, Private Selection, Simple Truth, La Choy, Kroger
- Safeway: Signature Select, Kikkoman, San-J Tamari, Soy Vay, Lee Kum Kee
- Whole Foods: The New Primal, Bourbon Barrel Foods, Primal Kitchen, Ocean’s Halo, 365 by Whole Foods Market
- Target: Kikkoman, Market Pantry, San-J, Soy Vay
- Meijer: San J, La Choy, Kikkoman, Ocean’s Halo, Soy Vay, Ken’s, Meijer
- Wegmans: Kikkoman, ABC Sauces, Lee Kum Kee, Joyce Chen, Soy Vay, Glicks, Wegmans
- Publix: Kikkoman, Ocean’s Halo, Soy Vay, San-J, Chef Pearl Chung, AFC Sushi, Publix
As you can see, you have a lot of options to choose from! The most popular soy sauce brands like Kikkoman are available in most stores, but some of the more specialty brands are only carried by select retailers.
What Are The Best Soy Sauce Brands?
If you’re looking to pick up soy sauce on your next visit to the grocery store, you may be wondering – which brand of soy sauce should I choose?
We researched the opinions and ideas of ordinary people to culinary chefs, and came to some conclusions.
As a whole, San J Tamari was universally loved by most people that tried it, while Kikkoman made a great ‘daily use’ soy sauce.
Aloha Shoyu was also brought up time and time again for certain dishes.
What we found interesting was that many cooks repeatedly told us that there was no one ‘perfect’ soy sauce. Instead, they tended to keep a variety of different brands in their kitchens, as different meals or types of food each worked best with a different type of soy sauce.
That being said, we encourage you to experiment and consider picking up at least two different brands to see what you like best.
Where Is Soy Sauce In Walmart?
Because Walmart is such an enormous store, it can be a little difficult to find the soy sauces that they carry.
Thankfully, Walmart has taken steps to making finding items in their store a lot easier, using the Walmart app.
Here, we have a picture of some Kikkoman soy sauce, that I pulled up within the Walmart app.
If you take a look below the price and pickup information, you can see that it says ‘Aisle A12’ next to the location icon.
This means that this specific Walmart, this exact soy sauce would be located in Aisle A12.
That being said, the exact arrangement of items will vary depending on your location.
Therefore, you should download the Walmart app and search for the exact brand of soy sauce that you’re looking for. If it’s available in your local Walmart store, the app will be able to tell you exactly which aisle to find it in.
The right soy sauce can take your dish from good to great.
Although soy sauce can be difficult to find in grocery stores, your best bet is to look in the condiment or Asian food aisles.
I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any other questions about where to find soy sauce in grocery stores, don’t hesitate to ask!
Wishing you the best,
– James McAllister