Where to Find Couscous in the Grocery Store (Check These Aisles…)

Trying to find couscous in the grocery store? It might be in a few different spots, so we'll show you which aisles to check...

Couscous in a white spoon with fresh thyme on a white table.

We'll also tell you which stores are most likely to carry it...

Which Grocery Store Aisle Is Couscous In?

Most of the time, you'll find couscous in the grain aisle. Look by specialty grains, quick-cooking rice and pre-seasoned rice mixes.

Next, try looking around Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and kosher foods in the international aisle.

You may also want to check the health food section. If you don't find it there, your last stop can be the bulk aisle.

Not sure where to find couscous locally? Check out our store guide below...

What Stores Sell Couscous?

  • Amazon - If you're looking for convenient shopping, you can buy couscous on Amazon. More often than not, bulk grains are cheaper, so shop around for bulk deals.
  • Walmart - Walmart offers brands like RiceSelect and Roland in the pasta and grain aisle. Check the store locator on Walmart's website for updated product information in any store.
  • Whole Foods - Look for 365, Near East, Bob's Red Mill and other brands in the grain aisle at Whole Foods.
  • Your Local Health Food Store - You may find bulk couscous at a natural food store, but if not, you can very likely pick up boxed couscous.
  • Target - Target stocks Simply Balanced, Osem and Near East in the rice and pasta aisle.
  • Safeway - Head to the grain aisle at Safeway and look for couscous by the rice and seasoned grain mixes.
  • Trader Joe's - If you shop at Trader Joe's, you should be able to find couscous in by the rice and pasta.
  • Kroger - Kroger supermarkets tend to keep couscous near the pasta and grains.
  • Publix - If you're near a Publix, check the international and grain aisles.
  • Ethnic Markets - Any Middle Eastern, Mediterranean or North African market is a good place to stop for couscous.

Great Ways to Use Couscous

Make Couscous Salads

Couscous is perhaps most commonly seen in various warm and cold salad recipes. Many are pretty couscous-focused (and delicious), but you can also add it to any green salad.

Use It in Burritos

Ever think about using couscous instead of rice in a burrito? That's what some creative chefs are doing, and the results are fabulous. If you need dinner to be ready super fast, go for couscous as it takes just five minutes to prepare. 

Use It in Stuffed Veggies

Stuffed squash, peppers and mushrooms are all excellent with couscous. It's more of a texture balancing ingredient than a flavor enhancer, but like tofu, couscous will soak up flavors beautifully. There's no seasoning it doesn't agree with.

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