Favorites at Trader Joe's?


That’s a great price. If I remember correctly, it’s normally $7-8.


The breaded eggplant cutlets are really good. Makes eggplant parmesan a breeze.


I’ve used them but they have to be done stovetop or in the oven. IIRC they show microwave as an option, but that just doesn’t cut it. Good for parm or parm sandwiches. .


Good call. I always bake them in the regular oven myself.


Did someone slam Trader Joe’s recently? :thinking:

A few of my faves

The Organic Marinara has no salt, no oil, so you can put your own footprint on it when you’re not feeling scratch, TJ’s Organic Sour Cream is the best sour cream I’ve ever had, $.99 greeting cards + a few of my other essentials.

They have good frozen nibbles and prepared foods, but check the sodium levels :open_mouth:. The meats and eggs? :zipper_mouth_face:

Oh, and @attran99? You were asking for easy, ice chest friendly picnic foods?

Add Mayo or Veganaise, a very generous amount of Tabasco, scallions if you feel like it and you’ve got yourself a party.

Edit: We bought booze, wine, beer & other provisions for the weekend. Our bill was $145. I’m not a bargain hunter, but that seems pretty good to me.


I love that slaw mix! I add it to a apple cider-based vinaigrette with crushed ramen and the ramen spice packets. I found the recipe in Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings book. Works great for parties…especially if you serve them in Chinese take-out boxes with chopsticks.


I’m going to clip a couple boxes of instant ramen from work and make that. :relaxed:


I’m stealing that idea. Thanks!


no red boat at Palmdale Trader Joe’s 5/14. Also no $7.99 cold brew concentrate, has been out of stock for 2 weeks now.

Will check Toluca Lake TJ today.


Red Boat and coffee syrup(?) in abundance at TJ in Fox Hills. You probably need to start bugging mgmt at your TJ about the products that other units carry.


I picked up a chunk of aged harvarti today. really good.


I’m betting TJs collects and analyzes their data VERY carefully. I certainly see things in SF and SEA that I don’t see in Reno. What the market will bear. Actually I see that in Costco aplenty when we travel.


For some reason I can’t rotate this.


A friend who’s worked there for years told me that Trader Joe’s drops the least popular 10% of products every year, but individual store managers have a lot of responsibility for choosing what to stock.