(Closed) What are your favorite things to buy at Trader Joe's?

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Post # 31
6886 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Cookie butter, original and the oreo type one also.  The Orange chicken, the salsa, the orange flavored dried cranberries, are few of  my favorites

Post # 32
9527 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

frozen archini, chocolate raspberry sticks, peanut butter cups, frozen pasta, marinara sauce, cheese, wine!… Love it. I also stock up on fresh veggies. Love my Trader Joes. Im a west coast girl, I grew up with it and it is my comfort food. The Fiance is east coast and thinks I am crazy. I have explained that it is a cheap version of Whole Foods but he doesnt get the hype. I’ll just be crazy then 

Post # 33
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Laguna Beach

I looove me some TJs! We love the frozen turkey meatballs, egg white salad (a great healthy snack!), frozen tamales, and more. I also really like using their lavash flatbread for pizzas – it makes a delish crispy thin crust pizza. Their produce is great and often cheaper than any other store in my area.

Anyone tried the chocolate covered graham crackers? AMAZING.

Post # 34
1065 posts
Bumble bee

I always get their frozen turkey burgers, you can’t beat 2.99 for a 4 pack

Their freeze dried beef liver dog treats are great since my pup can’t have grain or chicken, $2 a bag instead of $5-10 for the fancy stuff at the pet store.

The dark chocolate covered pretzels are divine

The macaroons in the freezer section are a new discovery- 4.99 a dozen!!

I’m also on a pork/chicken shu mai kick, I think they’re supposed to be an appetizer but I have a 1/2 box for dinner and save the rest for another day.

The frozen chicken fried rice is also a great deal and SOO easy for dinner.

Fresh raviolis are pretty good, I like the mushroom truffle ones and the chicken pot pie ones the best.

Pre-marinated tri-tip roasts are one of my favorites, they used to do it with carne adasa but now I get either the santa-maria flavor or the plain and make my own marinade. They’re not the cheapest but it’s my favorite cut for a roast and TJ’s is the only place I can find it.

and WINE. nuff said. (the Vino Verde is my new favorite)


Post # 35
1338 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

There are exactly 3 things I go to trader joes for:

1. Lemon Ricotta Ravioli

2. Butternut Sauash Ravioli

3. Caesar salad kit

We also stock up on pelligrino there, it is generally the lowest priced in our area and we go through tons of it, about 2 cases a week. 


Post # 36
9818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Cheese is the best thing to get there by far

Post # 37
1219 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m not in the U.S. and have never been to a trader joes but reading this thread is making me hungry!!

Post # 38
3019 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I like their cookies, especially their jam thumbprint cookies and macarons!

Post # 39
1261 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015



But their Arabiata pasta sauce must take the cake. I recently moved where the nearest Trader Joes is five hours off. When we finally visited that city I went to TJ’s and got five jars of that Arabiata. 

Post # 40
4943 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Cookie butter!

Post # 41
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Apple/Chardonnay chicken “sausage.” Champagne pear vinaigrette (in fridge case with or near produce and cheese usually). Cheap local produce. Cheap and long-lasting flowers. Nuts/trail mixes (I get raw almonds in bulk there usually, best prices). Chocolate/turbinado/sea salt almonds – OMG, so addictive!!!! Try these but don’t hate me 🙂 Cookie butter. The teriyaki sauces they make. Roasted coconut chips – there’s a couple kinds but the ones with no added oils etc and not sickly sweetened, 9g sugar for half the bag, which takes weeks to go through as I just add a small handful to salads here and there when I need something different or a touch of sweetness for a usually low-carb/low- sugar lifestyle. Their spindrift seltzer is my soda replacement (trying to cut back on the coke zero addiction) – raspberry lime, no sugar or preservatives (made with actual raspberries) but pretty tart so an acquired taste according to my Darling Husband 🙂 

Post # 42
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Sassygrn:  THERE’S AN OREO ONE?!?! I moved away from anywhere near a T Joe’s over a year ago….but now I’m incredibly hungry and jealous lol

Post # 43
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

my favorite FAVORITE TJ’s item has to be their gorgonzola gnocchi, but i also love their sundried tomato and goat cheese raviolis! 

Post # 44
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Their frozen hash browns, soyrizo and zucchini are a must since I have them every morning in my non-egg scramble, their vegan zinfandel wine, black mountain I think? SO good. OH and the alphabet cinnamon cookies!! I have to go there today and reading everyone’s posts is making me hungry! 

Post # 45
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Everything at TJ’s is yummy. I’m always discovering something new when I go.  Here are some of my faves:  Chocolate babka, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, honey Greek yogurt, fruit and nut granola, mushroom raviolis,

kona coffee cookies, garlic naan, flat breads and pizzas

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