Where Do You Find Nutritional Yeast in the Grocery Store?


It took me 4 or 5 visits to my normal grocery store to find nutritional yeast when I first became vegan.

It was always there, I just didn’t know where to look, or what to look for.

Asking someone who works there is typically the easiest option, but if you don’t want to do that, I’ll try to help you find it.

What Aisle is Yeast In?

In general, you’ll find nutritional yeast in a few different possible spots:

  • The baking aisle
  • The “healthy” aisle
  • Bulk cabinets if they have them.

The most common brand I’ve seen grocery stores stock is Bob’s Red Mill. It’ll look something like this:

bobs red mill nutritional yeast packaging


bobs red mill nutritional yeast packaging

So if your store stocks a lot of Bob’s Red Mill products, check those sections as well (although that will probably be in the baking aisle still).

Good luck on your quest to find nutritional yeast (aka “Nooch”)!

Where Else to Buy Nutritional Yeast

If you’re having trouble finding nutritional yeast in grocery stores, try a “health food” store. Almost all of them will have it.

And it that’s not an option, you’ll have to look online.

Amazon sells it very cheaply.

And for Canadians, you can also find it on VeganSupply.

What to Eat Nutrition Yeast With?

In general, it goes well with anything that would typically have Parmesan (or other types of) cheese in it:

  • Salad
  • Pasta
  • Popcorn
  • Tacos
  • Even certain soups

The flavor does take a bit to get used to, but you’ll grow to like it if you really liked cheese.

There are hundreds of recipes that have nutritional yeast in them, but here are a few of my favorites that will get you started:

Will Nutritional Yeast Go Bad if You Buy it In Bulk?

The good news about nutritional yeast is that it typically has a shelf-life of 12 to 24 months. It takes nutritional yeast a long time to go bad.

As long as you store it correctly and eat it once in a while, most people have no trouble going through even a somewhat large bag before it expires.

About the author

Dale Cudmore

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. Chemical engineer turned semi-professional soccer player and freelance nutrition writer. I've been vegan for years and try to make life easier for others by sharing what I've learned.