Pistachios have come a long way from their humble origins in the Middle East and are no longer a food reserved for royalty. Nowadays, Pistachios can be purchased from virtually any grocery store and can even be found and delivered to your door with just a few clicks online - but not all pistachio nuts are created equal, and some are better quality than others. Here’s where to buy good quality pistachios if you want to enjoy the best flavor and eating experience.
Whole Foods Market
If you’re looking for good quality nuts, then the first place you probably think of is Whole Foods Market. Whole Foods is a premium grocery store, and as such, they tend to stock only the best quality products, some of which even have an organic heritage. However, with a premium label comes a premium price tag, and so the price of pistachios at Whole Foods tends to be a lot higher than similar products from other grocery stores. If you don’t mind shelling out a little more for your nuts, or only want to enjoy a small pack, then Whole Food is a great place to go, but if you are looking to bulk-buy pistachios or aren’t willing to spend above the odds for a brand-name, then read on.
Ayoub’s Dried Fruit & Nuts
We may be a little biased, but we’d be foolish not to include ourselves in this lineup. Here at Ayoub’s, all of our Pistachios are graded by the USDA to strict quality control standards so that only the very best pistachios make it into our stores. When you buy any nut from us here at Ayoub’s, you can rest assured that your product has been clean- sorted and graded as the highest USDA standard for the best and freshest flavor. If it’s flavored pistachio nuts that you’re after, then we hand-roast and hand-craft all of our flavor combinations on-site, in our Canadian stores, daily - so that when you tuck into one of our products you get maximum flavor. If you’re looking for a high-end product but don’t want to pay top-tier prices, check our pistachio nuts in-store or online.
In a world where you can get virtually anything delivered to your door, of course, you can also buy pistachio nuts from Amazon. Amazon is a great place to find a range of pistachio nut products from pistachio flour, to roasted pistachio nuts and even pistachio spread. The only problem with buying from Amazon is that there are so many pistachio products and nut sellers that it can be hard to know who’s being honest about their products and who is just trying to make a quick buck. If you’re willing to sieve through the reviews and do your research before you buy, it is possible to uncover hidden gems.
And last but not least, if you are looking for standard-quality pistachios at a reasonable price, you can’t go wrong with Walmart. The pistachios at Walmart are perfect for recipes and cooking where you don’t want to spend too much on your ingredients, but if it’s snacking pistachios that you’re after, we recommend spending a little more for a better flavor. As a budget store, the pistachios in Walmart are always competitively priced; however, you may find yourself a little more limited with what’s available.
Depending on the quality of the pistachios you want to buy and the price you’re willing to pay for them, there are numerous stores to choose from. Where do you like to buy your pistachios?