Are you looking for tofu at your local grocery store?
This popular meat substitute can be a little difficult to find if you don’t know where to look, but is typically found in this same place.
In this article we’ll tell you what aisle to find tofu in, which stores carry which brands, as well as some interesting info about tofu you may not know.
Let’s get into it!
What Grocery Store Aisle Is Tofu In?
Typically, tofu is found in the refrigerated produce aisle of most grocery stores. If the store sells different types of tofu, they will often be found right next to each other.
In some cases, it can also be found in the Asian or ethnic food aisle. Note that not all tofu is refrigerated, which is sometimes referred to as shelf-stable tofu.
Finally, if you don’t find tofu in the above two aisles, look in the natural foods or vegan section. Some stores stock tofu here, along with other meat alternatives.
What Stores Sell Tofu?
Because tofu is one of the most popular meat substitutes, most large grocery chains (like those listed below) carry it in their stores.
However, smaller local grocery stores may not have it.
In any case, below you’ll find the list of tofu brands that each store carries. Note that larger stores (like Walmart Supercenters) are more likely to carry more varieties.
What Are The Best Tofu Brands?
According to people we’ve surveyed and spoken to online, there isn’t a whole lot of difference between the various brands of tofu available. However, what you’ll want to pay most attention to is the firmness.
Tofu comes in three varieties, each with a different level of firmness. The three are firm, medium, and silken, which is the softest and has a cream-like texture.
The exact type you’ll want will depend on your dish. If you need the tofu to retain its shape, we recommend going with firm, or what’s sometimes labeled as ‘extra-firm’ tofu for your dish.
As far as brands go, Nasoya seems to be the most popular among shoppers, but this isn’t necessarily an indicator of its taste. As mentioned earlier, most tofu brands taste the same.
Where Is Tofu In Walmart?
As mentioned earlier, tofu can almost always be found in the produce section. However, the exact aisle can vary between each Walmart location.
Fortunately, Walmart has come up with a solution to this problem, that allows you to find the location of tofu within each specific store.
All you have to do is download the Walmart app onto your iPhone or Android Phone.
Simply search for ‘Tofu’ in the search bar, and click through on the result that interests you. Below the product, you should see information relating to delivery, as well as an aisle number for that specific product.
In this example, this tofu product can be located on aisle A1. However, the app is configured to show the aisles for my specific Walmart. The exact aisle for your Walmart location may differ.
What Is Tofu Made Of?
Tofu is a food made from soybeans. The soybeans are soaked in water and then ground up. The resulting mixture is called soy milk.
To make tofu, the soy milk is mixed with a coagulant. The coagulant causes the soy milk to separate into curds and whey. The curds are then pressed into blocks.
Tofu can be made in different textures, from soft to firm. It can also be made in different flavors, such as plain, seasoned, or smoked.
Tofu is a good source of protein and is low in calories. It is also a good source of iron and calcium. Tofu is often used as a meat substitute in vegetarian dishes.
How Do You Cook Tofu?
Tofu can be cooked in many different ways. It can be baked, fried, or grilled. Tofu can also be added to soups and stews.
When cooking tofu, it is important to remember that it absorbs flavors well. For this reason, it is often marinated in sauces or spices before cooking.
Tofu is a versatile food that can be used in many different dishes. It is a healthy option for those who are looking for a low-calorie protein source.
Where Did Tofu Originate?
Tofu is a food that is made from soybeans that have been curdled and pressed into blocks. It is a staple food in many Asian countries and has been eaten for centuries.
The exact origin of tofu is unknown, but it is thought to have originated in China.
Tofu can be found in the produce section of most grocery stores, typically towards the outer edges of the aisle.
Keep in mind that not all tofu is refrigerated. So, it also may be shelved in the natural foods, vegan, or Asian food aisles as well.
I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any other questions about tofu, please ask them using the comment form below.
Wishing you the best,
– James McAllister