Where to find mustard in the grocery store

Most foodies can relate to being mesmerized watching the guy at the hot dog stand drizzle mustard on their order.

Don’t worry. We won’t judge because we love it too.

Two hot dogs on red tray with mustard drizzled on them

Mustard is not just a condiment anymore, but it has become a food culture on its own.

You can drizzle it over almost anything you can think of, and if you’re having a hard time finding mustard in the grocery store, look no further.

We can help. As a bonus, we’ll throw in tips on how to make mustard on your own at home.

Where is mustard found?

Mustard can be found in the Condiments section of the grocery store. 

That’s also where you’ll find all kinds of spices for sauces, as well as mustards, and even mayo combinations.

Condiment aisle in the grocery store

However, due to variations in the physical layout of most stores, there could be a Seasoning/Spices aisle separate from the Condiments section.

So keep a close eye out for mustard in those areas. On rare occasions, you can spot mustard at the in-store Delicatessen, if there’s one.

A Deli worker standing behind counter in a Delicatessen

That’s because they mostly sell ready-to-eat food items like burgers with pastrami, roast beef, or sausages, which incorporate mustard in their preparation.

Where is mustard most popular?

Before we show you how to make mustard, here some stores where mustard is most popularly purchased:

Amazon

Amazon has a large collection of mustard brands, which includes this Stone Ground organic mustard and the Grey Poupon Dijon mustard. They’re among the best on the market. It’s no wonder both brands are among Amazon’s best selling products.

Walmart

Walmart remains Amazon’s biggest rival, so you can bet that whatever Amazon has, it also has as well. It houses a condiments aisle where you can check for yellow mustard, and other kinds. Also, you can check out the different brands of mustard available on the online store, if you’d rather skip going physical. It has a Condiments aisle, if you’d rather go there yourself to buy.

Kroger

Kroger certainly isn’t lacking in the mustard department. It also has a long list of mustard brands to choose from at affordable prices. Additionally, they’re all available for in-store, pickup and delivery, although some aren’t eligible for shipping.

Meijer

Meijer is no Amazon, but it proves to be one of the best spots to hit for grocery items. More impressively, it has its own brand of mustard, which is the Meijer yellow mustard, going for as low as $0.69. But it also has these other brands of mustard you might like to try.

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market is your trusty plug for purely organic food items. Just like Meijer, it has its own brand of mustard, which is the Honey organic mustard. If you’re not a fan of honey induced products, you can try this other vegan and dairy-free Dijon mustard. Unfortunately, you can’t order them online, so you’d have to visit the store’s outlets. 

Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s has its own brand of mustard. Sadly, you can’t order for it online. But you can visit any of its outlets near you. Alternatively, you can just order Trader Joe’s whole grain Dijon mustard from Amazon.

H.E.B

H.E.B also joins the train of stores with their own brands. You can add the H-E-B Select ingredients yellow mustard to your cart, or you can go for other brands like the infamous Heinz yellow mustard.


How do you make yellow mustard from scratch?

As promised, we’re going to share our secret on how to make mustard from scratch. 

What you’ll need

  • Three-quarters cup of yellow mustard powder
  • 1 cup of water
  • Half-cup of distilled white vinegar 
  • One teaspoon of turmeric, garlic powder,
  • Half teaspoon of salt
  • One-quarter of cayenne powder

The process

Get a medium size bowl and mix mustard powder, water, vinegar and other seasonings, together.

Preferably, use a whisk, and not a wooden spoon. When you’re sure there’s no lump, boil your mixture in a pot on low heat for about 15 minutes.

Person holding teal colored pot over a gas burner

Occasionally, stir the mixture until it’s as thick as you would prefer. When that’s done, store it in an airtight container and toss it in the fridge.

And there you have it!

Now, you know how to make mustard on your own.


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