MY FAVORITE TRADER JOE'S ITEMS

Don't judge me, but Trader Joe's isn't my go-to supermarket. I'm a Whole Foods gal through and through, but every two weeks or so, I stop in to Trader Joe's to pick up some of our favorite snacks and foods.

So why am I not team TJ's? The main reason is that Whole Foods suits our diets a little better. There is a wider assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables. I appreciate that there's always fresh chicken for Samuel and something in the seafood and vegetarian sections for me. Their frozen options aren't bad, either. I love their small, but fun, section of beauty items, clothes, and miscellaneous items. The cheese, bakery, and prepared foods sections are seriously something to write home about. It also helps that we live slightly closer to Whole Foods, and when you grocery shop like me (I go 2-3 times a week), that makes all the difference. When I was living in California, we had several Whole Foods and Trader Joe's within 10 minutes of us (so spoiled, I know...), and I still frequented Whole Foods. I really do think it all comes down to personal preferences, taste, and convenience.

That being said, I am definitely not bashing Trader Joe's. Like all of y'all, I love that little grocery store. I think their frozen foods section is the most amazing place ever. Their prices are insane (in a good way!). Over the past two years, I've discovered so many yummy items. I've shared them sporadically on my Instagram story, but I wanted to put it all together in one neat little list over here (in no particular order -- they're all delicious!).

1. Mini Vegetable Samosas

2. Mac and Cheese Bites

3. Pastry Bites with Feta Cheese & Caramelized Onions

4. Thai Vegetable Gyoza

5. Fish Korma Curry

6. Cruciferous Crunch Collection with Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette with Unsalted Dry Toasted Slivered Almonds

7. Cheese and Green Chile Tamales

8. Channa Masala

9. Pimento Cheese

10. Ube Ice Cream

11. Outside In Stuffed Gnocchi

12. Sweet Corn, Burrata, & Basil Ravioli

13. Everything But The Bagel Dip

14. Peanut Butter Blondies

15. Tandoori Naan

16. Joe-Joe's Cookies & Cream Light Ice Cream

17. Soy Chorizo

18. Milk & Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn

19. Cheese Tortellini

20. Cauliflower Pancakes

21. Mochi Cake Mix

22. Everything But The Bagel Seasoned Smoked Salmon

23. Spinach and Artichoke Dip

24. Unexpected Cheddar Cheese

25. Everything Ciabatta Rolls

26. Riced Cauliflower Stir-Fry

27. French Onion Soup

28. Potato Pancakes

29. Milk Chocolate Caramel Crunch Medallions

30. Cauliflower Gnocchi

31. Mango & Cream Bars

32. Bamba

There are still countless things that I haven't tried. Like I said, I go every about every two weeks (it's right next to the European Wax Center I visit), so I always pop in after my wax. What are some of your favorite things to pick up at Trader Joe's? What do you think we have to try?

 

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