Your favorite buys from Trader Joe's

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Post # 16
206 posts
Helper bee

Frozen Vegetable Samosas, Asparagus Risotto, and Rainbow Cauliflower. 

SO loves the dunkers chocoloate chip cookies and the vanilla joe joes. 

The tea tree shampoo and conditioner is amazing but I have to stock up on it when I am visiting my family because the closest TJs is maybe 4 hours away from me. 

Post # 17
880 posts
Busy bee

Califlower gnocchi–frozen aisle

Packaged salads

Cheese–they have mini Brie bites which are great, and their smoked Gouda is delicious too

Salsa Especial

Hair conditioner

Tomato soup (comes in a box)

Joe’s O’s are basically the same as Cheerios but they’re cheaper

Ghost pepper chips and truffle oil potato chips

They used to have cinnamon covered almonds but I haven’t seen them in ages


Post # 19
448 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

Everything pretzel slims are my single favorite item. They replace potato chips for me. The closest TJ’s is 30 minutes away so I always buy like 3 bags, haha. Chicken chile lime burgers – these are so good, and healthy! All of the different gyoza/dumplings – pork gyoza, seafood sriracha gyoza, Thai shrimp gyoza, mini chicken cilantro wontons. Love their chocolate covered cherries. Frozen mini churros. Hold the Cone mini ice cream cones. Spicy Thai shrimp fried rice. Maple leaf cookies. Lacey’s dark chocolate almond cookies. 

Post # 20
4470 posts
Honey bee

Oh, I just remembered one of my favorite snacks – mochi.  Not the frozen ice cream ones (they recently changed and I do not like the new kind), but they have bags of crunchy mochi snacks in the chip aisle and they are crazy delicious and buttery and addictive.

I’m not sure if they still have them because they disappeared for awhile and I think they came back, but I also really liked the sweet potato tortilla chips (not potato chips…tortilla with a corn base).  They are sturdy enough for dips and nachos with a slight sweetness to them, but not so much that they register as being sweet and inappropriate for salsa.  But they might not still have them – I haven’t looked for awhile because chips and popcorn are my weakness and I just avoid the aisle altogether most of the time.

Post # 21
307 posts
Helper bee

As someone else mentioned, my favorite is the flowers! FYI for those close to TJs, you can order in bulk for events.

garlic parmesan potatoes (frozen). I eat them with a quiche for breakfast

Vegetable lasagna (frozen)

Roasted corn (frozen). I keep that on hand to throw together with black beans, peppers, onions etc.. for either a salsa or tacos. I really like their corn tortillas too.

Macarons – I was surprised how good they are since they are frozen not fresh.

Naan bread (frozen)

Not super healthy but I love their frozen fettucine alfredo- it’s really fast and easy to make. I recently saw a suggestion to only use half of the alfredo sauce(it’s frozen in cubes) and add some pasta sauce and other veggies to make it a bit healthier.



Post # 22
2679 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

The frozen riced cauliflower is so good and handy for a quick/easy dinner!

Post # 24
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

sweatergal007 :  They have great ones in the frozen section of asian grocery stores but since I don’t live near any, getting them at Trader Joe’s is awesome!

Post # 25
327 posts
Helper bee

I love their Quinoa Cowboy Roasted Corn and Black Bean Veggie Burgers!!! They are super yummy and I normally will not eat veggie burgers. Also go for their green goddess dressing you can put it on virtually anything and it will make it tastier.

Post # 26
9607 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016


Post # 27
2927 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

The masala spiced veggie burgers are sooooo good (especially if you spread a little mango chutney on them.) They’re made from vegetables like potatoes, carrots, onion etc, as opposed to soy. Definitely worth a try if you like Indian food.

ETA – Oh, also: all the candy ha ha.

Post # 29
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Orange chicken, spring rolls, pasta sauce, wine.  I’m sure there are other amazing things there but those are the standouts for me.  Oh, and their challah bread.

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