You’re in need of plum sauce. You want to buy some at the grocery store but are not sure where to look? Am I right? Well, if that’s the case you’ve certainly come to the right place. And here is where you need to go.
So, where can you find plum sauce in the grocery store? Plum sauce is typically kept in the Asian food section of large grocery stores. In smaller stores, it may be in the International food aisle, or failing that – the general condiment aisle.
It’s not always in the same place I’m afraid.
It does depend somewhat on the store.
Nevertheless, you’re going to want to find it.
This light-brown sweet and sour condiment is ideal as a dip or quite simply a must-have for some deep-fried dishes.
Spring rolls, noodles, or deep-fried chicken balls – all of which just need this sauce.
But what store should you even consider visiting for it? Let’s find out!
What Grocery Stores Sell Plum Sauce?
Plum sauce can be challenging to find. Although, the major chains of grocery store should sell it. Failing this, you can always visit Asian food stores or Asian markets as they commonly have this sauce available for sale.
So where you should go depends primarily on what you have in your area.
If you have a store locally that sells Asian food specifically – it may be worth your while going there first and foremost.
These are generally much smaller stores – so finding it should be easier.
You can always ask at the counter too – as in these stores sauces can often be found in peculiar places!
But other than that, the big, national grocery store chains should sell plum sauce too.
At least the most popular brands of plum sauce.
Here are the best places to try:
Many of these stores showcase the brands they sell directly on their website.
Take Walmart, for instance. They have quite a few brands. This search on the Walmart website shows they have over 40 available!
Whether or not they have every option in every store is unlikely, however.
So it would be best to call your local store ahead of time.
Especially if you are looking for something specific.
And talking of specific.
Even the major grocery store chains may not be able to offer options for every customer.
Say you are a vegan for instance. Maybe you are looking for a gluten-free option.
In that case, you may need to look elsewhere.
Where exactly – well we’ll get to that in the next section.
Other Places To Buy Plum Sauce
Your best bet to purchase plum sauce outside of the large grocery stores and Asian supermarkets is to look online.
And there is one site, in particular, to look at first.
It goes by the name of Amazon.
You’ve likely heard of it already.
But if you look over on Amazon, you’ll see how many of the different brands of plum sauce they have available.
They have all the major brands, like Kikkoman and Wok Mei, and some of the more challenging brands to find too like President’s choice.
There are a lot of variations too.
And you can even find variety sets of sauces too. Like this one from Wok Mei.
Thankfully, Amazon makes it very easy to find the right option for you.
So whether you are looking for organic options, Non-GMO options, vegan or gluten-free options, you can do so quickly and easily using the interactive filter on the left-hand side.
Much easier than visiting the grocery store and comparing manually.
And once you find what you like, you can order your plum sauce in bulk or in advance.
That way, you’ll never be out of it when you need it again.
No mad rushes or product hunts around the grocery store either!
If you’re looking for plum sauce in a grocery store, seek out the Asian/Internal food aisle or section first and foremost.
It may be an independent aisle or it may be a section in the condiment aisle.
Just remember that.
In an independent or smaller Asian supermarket – it could quite possibly be anywhere!
So, you can save yourself a lot of time and effort by just ordering it online, at marketplaces like Amazon.
Or, you can always have a look around until you find it.
Failing that, why not ask at the store?
They should be able to take you directly to it.
Or at least put you in the right direction.
At least in theory, of course.
Hi there. I’m Jeremy – a passionate food technologist with several decades in the food industry. With a love for sauces, food, and nutrition, I decided to create WeWantTheSauce. Here I share my experience, knowledge, and recommendations; from ingredients and recipes to storage all the way through to nutrition for every sauce imaginable.