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

Having a hard time finding sumac in the grocery store? We'll show you which aisles to check...

Ground Red Sumac Berries spice on black plate

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

Which Grocery Store Aisle Is Sumac In?

The spice aisle is the place you're probably going to find ground sumac or whole sumac berries in. Look in the spice rack with the other seasonings or on a nearby shelf.

The other place to check is the international aisle. If it's there, it will likely be in the Middle Eastern foods section.

But if you're struggling to find it, check one of the stores listed below...

What Stores Sell Sumac?

  • Amazon - You'll find lots of different vendors selling sumac on Amazon. It's a convenient way to shop, and you can also look for bulk deals.
  • Walmart - Walmart sells sumac by brands like Sadaf and Morton & Bassett, though availability may vary in stores. To see what you can buy online and at any Walmart, use the online store locator. 
  • Whole Foods - Whole Foods offers sumac from Spicely in the aisle with spices and seasonings. You may also want to check the bulk spice section.
  • Your Local Health Food Store - This is another spot to check for bulk sumac, but there's also a good chance you'll find bottled sumac either ground or in whole form.
  • Safeway - If you're near a Safeway, look for sumac from Spicely and Morton & Bassett in the spice aisle.
  • Kroger - Kroger carries Spicely, Sadaf and Ziyad in the spice area.
  • Publix - If you shop at Publix, look for Ziyad with the other spices and seasonings.
  • Spice Shops - You'll often be able to buy sumac at a store that specializes in herbs, spices and seasonings.
  • Middle Eastern Markets - In general, you can easily find sumac in Middle Eastern markets.
  • Asian Markets - Sometimes Asian markets sell sumac in either ground or whole berry form.

Great Ways to Use Sumac

Make Vegan Spinach and Za'atar Fatayer

Middle Eastern fatayer is a savory pie that comes with different kinds of fillings, including spinach and the famous za'atar seasoning with sumac, thyme and cumin. If you have sumac, you can make homemade za'atar (and then these delicious vegan pies). 

Use It in Salads

The lemony flavor of sumac is delightful in salads. It complements ingredients for everything from summer to winter salads with bitter greens, sweet berries, earthy beets and winter squashes. Try warm and cold salads, tabbouleh, pasta salads and more.

Use It in Veggie Burgers

There's not much you can't do with sumac. Like citrus, it's one of those ingredients you can add to anything that needs a little zing. Use it in veggie burgers, veggie burger condiments, sauces, mock meats...the list goes on and on!

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