Where to Buy Poppy Seeds in the Grocery Store (Check These Aisles…)

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Looking for poppy seeds in the grocery store? We'll show you exactly which aisles you should be checking...

Poppy seeds in a white bowl on a wooden surface.

We'll also tell you which stores carry them...

Which Grocery Store Aisle Are Poppy Seeds In?

Most grocery stores will have poppy seeds in the spice aisle. Look for a jar in the same rack the herbs and spices are in.

Another place to check is the baking aisle. You're more likely to find bigger bags of poppy seeds in this section of the store.

If you don't see poppy seeds there, check the aisle with nuts and seeds. The very last stop would be the bulk aisle, especially if your grocery store has a bulk spice section. 

Can't find poppy seeds anywhere? One of the stores below carries them...

What Stores Sell Poppy Seeds?

  • Amazon - You can get anything from a small bottle of McCormick Poppy Seed to a six-pound container. Shop around for deals, which are usually best in bulk items.
  • Walmart - Passing by a Walmart? Check out the spice aisle for poppy seeds from Great Value, Spice Islands and McCormick.
  • Whole Foods - If you usually buy the Whole Foods brand 365 Everyday Value, you can pick up a bottle of poppy seeds in the spice area.
  • Safeway - Safeway carries Bob's Red Mill Raw Whole Poppy Seeds, likely in the baking aisle. Otherwise, you can look for Spicely or McCormick in the spice aisle.
  • Target - Pop into Target for Simply Balanced or Market Pantry seeds with the spices and herbs.
  • Kroger - Kroger offers store brand poppy seeds as well as brands like Morton & Bassett and Sadaf.
  • Publix - If you stop at a Publix, look for Badia and McCormick.
  • Ethnic Markets - Ethnic markets are good places to check, including Indian and Middle Eastern markets.
  • Asian Markets - There's a good chance you'll spot poppy seeds at an Asian market.

Great Ways to Use Poppy Seeds

Make Vegan Poppy Seed Bread

You know those sweet swirls in cinnamon raisin bread? Instead of cinnamon, try poppy seeds. This is a totally Instagramable bread you'll want to serve when you're entertaining guests. 

Use Them in Salad Dressing

Poppy seeds go nicely with creamy, fruity and zesty salad dressings, so you can take your pick of pretty much any recipe you like. If you need inspiration, start with a citrusy dressing like this one for a spinach and strawberry salad.

Add Them to Vegan Scones

You'll probably see poppy seeds in baked goods more than anywhere else, and for good reason. There's just something about the texture and slight nuttiness they give a sweet treat. Lemon is a traditional flavor to pair poppy seeds with, but why not try strawberry or lavender?

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