Short Answer: You will almost always find gnocchi next to the pasta in your local grocery store.
Specialty stores used to be the only store to carry this product, but that is not the case anymore.
Over the past many years gnocchi has become more popular and available in more neighborhood stores.
Most gnocchi you find in stores will be boxed potato gnocchi with gluten. You can find dry, gluten free options, but they are not as common.
One of the most popular gluten free gnocchis is Trader Joe’s Cauliflower gnocchi. If you’re looking to purchase this, you’ll have to go to their freezer section. Specialty gnocchi is usually in the freezer or refrigerated section, but few stores carry gnocchi like this.
Below we will list out a few stores and where you can find gnocchi in each.
Sprouts Farmers Market
In Sprouts Farmers Market, you can find gnocchi next to the pasta and pasta sauce. You also might be able to find specialty gnocchi in their freezer section depending on the season.
In Safeway once you find the pasta you will most likely find the gnocchi.
Inside King Soopers, you can find gnocchi next to the pasta and tomato sauce. Keep in mind, King Soopers is part of Kroger. So, if you shop at Fry’s, Fred Meyer and City Market this will often be the same.
In Whole Foods, once you find the pasta, you will often find the gnocchi.
Where is Gnocchi in Walmart?
In Walmart, you will most likely find gnocchi in the pasta aisle. They are generally on the higher shelves.
In Trader Joe’s you can find gnocchi in packaged boxes next to the pasta and you can also find it in their freezer section. In the freezer section you will find their cauliflower gnocchi which many believe is one of the healthy gnocchi option to try.
Common Ways to Use Gnocchi
Here are a few ways to cook your gnocchi:
- Gnocchi cheese bake,
- Brown Butter Gnocchi with Asparagus & Prosciutto,
- Sausage & Leek Gnocchi Ragu, and
- Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana Soup with Gnocchi.
What is Gnocchi?
Gnocchi is a type of Italian pasta, but instead of wheat, it’s main ingredient is usually potatoes. The ridges you see in gnocchi are designed to help hold sauce.
How Long Does Gnocchi Last?
Fresh gnocchi can stay in your fridge for up to one month if you store it properly. If you purchase boxed gnocchi at the store in the pasta, be sure to check the “best by” date on the package and its storing instructions.
Sometimes it is tough to find an item you’re looking for in the store. If this is the case for you, we feel your pain.
If you ever find yourself aimlessly wandering a store, ask an employee for help. People do this all the time and many employees stock the shelves, so they know where most items are.
At The Healthy Patron, we also write about where you can find many other hard to find items in the grocery store. Here are a few more items and where you can find them: