Cubed tofu in a white bowl
12 Store-Bought Tofu Brands, Ranked Worst To Best
12. Good & Gather
Good & Gather Organic Extra-Firm Tofu is Target's pricey private brand, costing around $0.24 per ounce and packed with nine grams of protein per serving.
It's too soft, with hardly any chew, and needs a lot of pressing to remove extra water content. It's hard to brown and may only be suitable for blending into soups or smoothies.
11. 365 Whole Foods
365 Whole Foods Market Organic Firm Tofu packs nine grams of protein per serving and costs about $0.16 per ounce, making it one of the affordable options.
It's lighter than other brands and porous and crumbly, so it won't hold up in a dish where it needs to maintain its shape. Overall, its unappealing funkiness made it rank low.
10. Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's Organic Extra Firm Sprouted Tofu packs nine grams of protein per serving and costs about $0.19 per ounce. The tofu is watery with a lingering earthy flavor.
Its texture is gelatinous and it falls apart easily, so it feels more like a silken tofu. The potential nutritional benefits of sprouted tofu don't make up for the product's flaws.
9. Franklin Farms
This non-organic tofu packs 8 grams of protein per serving, less than other brands. It has a light mouthfeel and the flavor isn't too overpowering.
At around $0.25 per ounce, the tofu feels squishy and porous, making it hard to press this waterlogged tofu block. As a result, it's tough for it to soak in extra flavors.
8. Panda Farms
Priced at around $0.29 per ounce, Panda Farms Extra Firm Tofu holds up well but isn't widely available, organic, and non-GMO. It has 7 grams per ounce of proteins.
It requires an annoying amount of pressing to prepare and has an odd, bitter flavor and a grainy texture. It achieves some color when pan-fried but doesn't take on much flavor.