great prices, favorite sandwich, great value, helpful a, great health food store, fresh cook, friendly staff
Real Food, Great Prices.
If I could shop here all the time I would! Too bad there is only 1 of these in the SCV, and I am forced to drive all the way to the new location in Saugus (next to BestBuy) to shop.
Everything here is better than the usual suspects of Vons, Albertsons, Food4Less, etc. The food is a much higher quality with real ingredients, the prices are better, the staff is friendlier, and they aren't evil like their aforementioned counterparts by giving insider slotting allowances to the largest corporate players with the deepest pockets that rely on marketing sugar-filled, hormone-filled, and/or chemically engineered half-foods to children:)
Save yourself money and visits to the doctor.
Fresh produce and gourmet frozen foods sold at affordable prices..
Founder Joseph Coulombe started this L.A.-based convenience chain 34 years ago. Today, you can get exotic, prepackaged frozen foods, fresh salsas, huge portobello mushrooms, baby artichokes and heirloom tomatoes fresher--and cheaper--than at most supermarkets. Inexpensive meat, fish, coffees and teas, dozens of cheeses, grains and pastas cram the shelves. The frozen section features tasty treats, including barbecue chicken pizzas, mushroom risotto and salmon patties. Beer, wine and liquor sections are stocked with very affordable labels.
I couldn't survive without Trader Joe's!.
Trader Joe's is a staple in my life. I love browsing and trying new things. They have great prices and their selection is hard to beat.
Favorites on my shopping list include: hears of romaine, eggs, milk, mini bell peppers, new potatoes, demi-batards (rosemary!), olive tapenade (black over green but both are great), penne pasta, basmati rice, masala sauce (cut up fresh chicken and cook in the sauce for a quick and tasty meal accompanied by rice), Barbara's shredded oat cereal, sea salt pita chips, frozen tamales and enchiladas, frozen white corn/green beans/peas, white ruffy, frozen quiche (spinach/mushroom), frozen shrimp scampi, vanilla gelatto, strudel, chocolate ganache, fresh pork loin roast, ready made salads (too many to mention), ready to bake pizza (with artichoke), blue cheese (in a jar), turkey breast with italian herbs/seasoning on crust, two buck chuck, Balance protein bars (triple chocolate), cat scratchers, box of taper candles, and more!
I bought reusable grocery bags (at 99 cents each) and they're great because you can wear them over your shoulder and don't have to mess with plastic bags. And when you use those bags (or bring in your own), you can enter a drawing for a $25 gift certificate.
Seasonal favorites: a bunch of sunflowers (under $3), a bunch of daffodils (this year $1.19 but for many years were $.99), pumpkin granola in Fall. I shouldn't be writing this right before I eat lunch!
Oohhh...favorite sandwich is to buy their sliced provolone, the italian turkey breast, jar of pesto and good bread. Man, that's a fabulous and quick sandwich. I also snack on Kalamata olives or the sea salt pita chips with the Tzaziki "dip".
Any time I have a party pretty much all of the appetizers and wine come from Trader Joe's. For a special treat I make fondue (with Gruyere and Emmenthaler cheese) or Raclette with small potatoes and sausages.
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