Breadcrumbs. Ah, breadcrumbs. Is there anything these magical things can’t do? From being the ideal baked toppings to a binder, breadcrumbs are a staple in most kitchens. Where can you find them? Typically, they will be in the baking aisle, though they can be with grains and pasta.
Hey, there! My name is Michelle, and I have been baking and cooking for the last ten years. I always keep breadcrumbs in my kitchen. But to be honest, I always seem to forget where they are located in the grocery store. Luckily, I think I’ve finally nailed it, and I’m here to share!
For those of you planning to make a tasty recipe using breadcrumbs, you don’t want to skip this vital ingredient. But if you need help locating them at your local grocery store or Walmart, don’t panic – I’m here to tell you what aisle to find breadcrumbs at grocery stores and Walmart.
We’re on the hunt for breadcrumbs.
What Are Breadcrumbs?
Breadcrumbs are basically exactly how they sound: crumbs of bread. They can come plain or seasoned (I always have both on hand!).
Breadcrumbs can be used for various applications, making them one of the most versatile ingredients in your kitchen arsenal. They can be used as a thickening agent, bulking agent, or binder.
Another big purpose for breadcrumbs (and my favorite way to use them) is crunchy topping. I love coating salmon or chicken in Italian breadcrumbs and frying them up. I also love to add breadcrumbs to macaroni and certain casseroles, giving it that beautiful crunch.
What Aisle Are Breadcrumbs in Walmart or Grocery Store?
Where can you find these magical crunchy masterpieces? It’s pretty simple. Most groceries, big and small, will sell breadcrumbs. (After all, most people consider breadcrumbs a kitchen staple and just have to have them at all times!)
If you can’t find breadcrumbs at your local grocery store, then they will always be at Walmart. Walmart sells just about everything, right? It’s no wonder why they always have a generous amount of breadcrumb options on hand.
But what aisle? Here are a few places they might be hiding.
- Baking aisle. You will almost always find breadcrumbs in the baking aisle. They should be directly next to boxes of premade baking mixes like cornmeal.
- Bread aisle. If it’s not in the baking aisle, the next place to stop is the bread aisle. Since breadcrumbs contain bread (who would’ve thought?), it’s not a stretch to think they’d be in the same section.
- Grains and pasta section. Another place you might find breadcrumbs is around the grains and pasta section, considering some people might think breadcrumbs are a type of “grain.”
- Spices and seasonings section. Last but not least, check out the spices and seasonings section (if separate from the baking aisle). Breadcrumbs are commonly used to zhuzh up a dish, so some stores might consider it a type of seasoning.
Keep in mind that stores will likely have an immense amount of breadcrumb options. If you’re looking for panko breadcrumbs specifically, they might be in the Japanese food aisle. If you need Italian breadcrumbs, they could be found with Italian foods.
Still no luck? You can always shop online for breadcrumbs. Plus, there are tons of options at your fingertips, so it might be your best bet if you can’t find them in person.
Make Your Own Breadcrumbs
Did you know you could forego the trip to the grocery store or Walmart and make your breadcrumbs at home? As long as you have some bread (fresh or old, although older bread is ideal), you can whip up breadcrumbs in as little as twenty minutes. Here’s how.
- Grind the bread. The first step is to turn the slices of bread into crumbs. You will need a food processor to get this done. (And don’t think food processors are out of your budget. This one is less than $50 and will come in handy!)
- Bake in the oven. Now it’s time to make those crumbs nice and crispy. To do this, you will need to bake the breadcrumbs in the oven at 300F for ten minutes. Make sure to spread the crumbs out, so they all have a chance to crisp up.
- Stir and bake. After ten minutes, carefully remove the pan and stir up the breadcrumbs. Continue baking until they are perfectly toasted.
- Cool and use. Are they crisped and dry? Perfect! Let them cool down before using them in your favorite dishes. Don’t forget dessert!
Now you know everything you need to know about where to find breadcrumbs in Walmart or the grocery store. Still have some questions? Don’t worry; I’m here to help. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions asked by people just like you. Let’s check it out.
What aisle is bread crumbs in Walmart?
Always check the baking aisle first. Typically, they will be located next to premade baking mixes like cornmeal. If it is not there, your next best bet is to check the bread aisle. If you don’t have any luck in-store, you can always opt for online shopping for breadcrumbs at Walmart.
Panko breadcrumbs are made using a specific white bread with no crust. They are drifter than regular breadcrumbs and produce a crispy texture without grease. Panko breadcrumbs may be located with other Japanese food items.
What can be substituted for bread crumbs?
If you can’t seem to find breadcrumbs anywhere, you can opt for a different ingredient altogether. My fave substitute for breadcrumbs is cornflakes or potato chips, but you can also use crackers, rolled oats, seeds, or nuts. The sub used depends largely on the desired result.
Breadcrumbs are a versatile ingredient you won’t want to skip. They can easily be found in local grocery stores or Walmart in the baking aisle. Less commonly, they may also be found in the bread aisle, with the grains and pasta, or in a separate seasoning section.
Where do you buy your breadcrumbs?