The Best Trader Joe's Products

We tend to do our primary grocery shopping at TJs lately, with supplemental items (like crackers, eggs, and some of our favorite lactose-free dairy products that TJs doesn’t carry) coming from Safeway or Sprouts.

I love sharing products I find at Trader Joe's, so I recently asked *YOU* for some of your favorite products from TJs, and boy oh boy, did you have some great recommendations.

Fun fact: back in maybe 2001-2003ish I worked at a Trader Joe's while I was back in school in NYC learning graphic design.

I LOVED working for TJs and never dreaded going in to the store. It was a super fun combination of directly helping customers with FOOD. Plus, that was back when crew members still wore Hawaiian shirts to work. 

I've compiled a list below, with my recommendations in bold at the beginning of each section, and then the recommendations you submitted down below. 

I divided it up by grocery section - be sure to save this post for your next grocery trip!



  • Pre-cut jicama sticks (love them with lime juice & chili salt!)
  • Jicama Wraps (they're like tortillas and are great with tuna or chicken salad as mini wraps)
  • + your typical, whole produce, which we also buy lots of there!
  • Organic cauliflower 
  • Lemon Chicken & Arugula Salad
  • Avocados
  • Organic broccoli 
  • Garlic
  • Cabbage
  • Rainbow cauliflower
  • Salad & lettuce options
  • Green beans
  • Berries


  • Brioche Hamburger Buns
  • Croissant Loaf (might be seasonal)
  • Gluten-free Everything Bagels
  • Danish Kringle


  • Sliced almonds
  • Pine nuts
  • Any / all of their raw nuts (this way I can use them raw or choose to toast them)
  • Dried cherries
  • Dried cranberries
  • Dried mango
  • Dried apple rings
  • Dried pineapple rings
  • Freeze dried strawberries
  • Olive Oil Potato Chips
  • Chomps Meat Sticks
  • Plantain Chips
  • RX Bars (Scott likes these)
  • Gummy candies
  • Chocolate & Peanut Butter Jo Jos
  • Slightly Coated Dark Chocolate Almonds
  • Plantain Chips


  • Fruit! Mango, cherries, anything 
  • Cauliflower gnocchi (follow my instructions for baking them, don't follow the bag instructions)
  • Microwave jasmine rice
  • Pre-cooked steel cut oats (great in a hurry!)
  • Party wings (it's been a minute, but we used to get them there often)
  • Frozen fruits & veggies (much better value than other stores)
  • Soup Dumplings
  • Hashbrowns
  • Mandarin Orange Chicken
  • Cauliflower rice
  • Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry
  • Corn & Cheese Arepas 
  • Gluten-free Fried Fish
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Green Onion Pancakes
  • Malabari Paratha


    • Fresh Italian sausage links
    • Shaved beef steak
    • Lamb chops (rack)
    • Chicken thighs
    • Chicken drumsticks
    • Ground pastured chicken (our store has been carrying this for a bit now, not sure if it's widely available)
    • Oven roasted turkey breast
    • Prosciutto
    • Black forest ham
    • Fresh Atlantic Salmon
    • Spatchcocked Lemon Rosemary Chicken
    • Ground meats
    • Chicken Marsala with Mashed Potatoes
    • Short ribs
    • Beef stew meat
    • Deli meats
    • Volpi pepperoni
    • Chicken sausage
    • Smoked Salmon (Lox)


    • Goat Cheddar (block)
    • Feta (in brine - save the brine to use for this recipe!)
    • Burrata
    • Sliced Goat Cheese
    • String cheese sticks
    • Volpi prosciutto & cheese roll-up sticks
    • Organic whole milk
    • Greek yogurt
    • Onion & Chive Cream Cheese Spread
    • Syrah Soaked Toscano Cheese Spread & Dip
    • All cheeses (amazing selection & such good value)
    • All eggs
    • Kerrygold Butter
    • Shredded Pizza Seasoned Toscano Cheese (this follower also recommended making it yourself with SUPER GARLIC PIZZA blend!)


    • GTs & Healthade Kombucha
    • Fresh coconut water
    • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
    • Strawberry Lemonade
    • Kombucha


    • Salsa Especial - medium heat
    • Mediterranean Style Hummus
    • Corn & Chile Tomato-Less Salsa
    • Crunchy Chili Onion
    • Bomba Hot Pepper Sauce
    • Vegan Dill Dressing


    • Spicy Bread & Butter Pickles 
    • Organic Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter (& nut butters, in general)
    • Bolognese-Style Pasta Sauce
    • Coconut Aminos
    • Regular gluten-free pasta (the rotini especially)
    • Regular dried pasta (I like the spaghetti & bow ties)
    • Organic Toasted Sesame Oil
    • Candied Pecans
    • Salt & Pepper Cashews
    • Watermelon Jerky
    • Rolled Oats
    • Canned goods
    • Dried pasta
    • Condiments
    • Everything but the Elote Seasoning
    • Coconut Milk & Cream
    • Flakes & Strawberry Cereal
    • Cracked Olive Salad
    • Lemon Curd
    • Sriracha
    • Seasonal pancake mixes
    • Various beans
    • Gluten free brownie mix


    • Candles
    • Body Butters
    • Dog Treats
    • Laundry Detergent

    *All product images from Trader Joe's website.