263 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003634.069036 -118.344213
Mon. - Sun. 9am - 9pm
Neighborhoods: La Brea, Central LA
Obnoxious Ghetto Staff, Talk too much at check out – Place has a good selection. Tight Parking.
My problem is with the staff, as this is my local Trader Joe's that I always go to since I live close by.
First off, at check-out w/ LONG lines they will initiate long conversations with customers.
Many times the guys will be nice and down to earth . . . to a female customer, asking her if she needs help. Then, I (just a normal dude) walk by, and it's a cold shoulder, they look down, away, or just make a face. Many times I have gone to take a food sample, the female behind the counter never acknowledges me, looks down, then to an older person will look up and smile, "Ya wanna try?" Happens w/ both guy or girl behind. Really? Is it ME??
What is the deal with hiring minorities with ghetto attitudes, in this case it's the Hispanics at this location?? Affirmative action is great, but why hire people who flip attitudes all the time, or selectively? and why are these Hispanics coming over from their ghetto parts of LA to give people who live in this area attitudes? I've never had a problem w/ an African-American at this location. The whites are okay, some have a flippy hipster attitude and also are selectively nice to females or the elderly.
Great for the adventurous – The thing that I love about Trader Joe's is that you walk into a sea of brands that you don't see anywhere else, and it is heaven to any of you who are tired of the same ol, same ol. Sure, you sometimes get some nasty surprises, but hey, sometime it's nice when life is a bit unpredictable. More often than not, you can count on Trader Joe's offering to be really fresh, and made of good stuff. The staff who work there tend to be really helpful, and look like they are proud to be associated with TJs.
Best Market – My choice of market. They always have fresh produce and great selection of healthy foods that are quick and easy to make. Plus I usually end up getting more groceries than a regular market!
Fresh produce and gourmet frozen foods sold at affordable prices. – In Short
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.
Horrible location/parking, good otherwise. Trader Joe's needs to build another one. – Being the only Trader Joe's in West LA, east of W. Hollywood - is a major problem. I like the selection and amount of food (usually available, minus fruits and salads sometimes), however it's always crowded and parking is a major problem during the daytime. The traffic congestion from LaBrea doesn't help either. Parking is better when they open the additional lot, but everyone fights for the spots - which is ridiculous. Trader Joe's needs to seriously build another one in the Hollywood/east of Vine or in Los Feliz.
Trader Joes in Chatsworth has no QUALITY CONTROL!!!!! – Trader Joes in Chatsworth, CA has had a rodent infestation problem. We bought and ate a bag of Kettles "Bakes" lightly salted potato chips last week, and after eating the entire bag noticed "gnaw" marks and holes at the bottom. In disgust I called the store manager, who immediately confirmed that they indeed had a rodent problem with their bagged chips, but he "thought" they removed them all from shelves. This is mortifying and unacceptable neglegence, and I want to make the public aware!! Check your bags thoroughly, because trader joes is not!! Public health should be #1 in importance, but clearly it is not.
Buyer Beware!!! I will never shop there again.
A little afraid... – Over the past year I have not had any complaints about Trader Joe's. However, last week I bought TJ's Eggwhite Salad and opened the container to find a small wrinkled part of a blue plastic bag inside. Then I opened the Eggplant Hummus to find a small black threadlike hair enclosed. These were purchased the same day! I still like TJ's but I won't be ingesting any of their dips/salads, etc...Seems like a quality control issue.
Trader Joe's Rock! – The food is high quality and fresh? prices good?. and employees are cool! And always willing to lend a helping hand!!!!
Trader Joe's You Gals and Guys Are SupaStar... Rock Stars!!!!!!!!
Love This Market! – I am a huge Trader Joe's fan - you can always fine awesome wines, snacks, cheese, gifts, etc. at really great prices. Some of my favorite items - mushroom turnovers; chocolate ganache cake; double rainbow ice cream; parmesan cheese with built-in grinder; fresh basil; various veggie dips; turkey sausages; honey moon wine; etc.etc. For anyone who is lactose intolerant, Trader Joe's has a dietary supplement (the equivalent to lactaid) that is much more effective and definitely cheaper. The only annoying thing is the parking and the long lines!
Best Neighborhood Market – A great change of pace to super markets. Great place to go if you're planning on eating healthy. Love the Layout. Great customer service. Almost always packed.
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