The Best Foods to Buy at Trader Joe's

Based on 28,061 Influenster Reviews

Trader Joe's, we love you. Where else can you find such great deals on quality food and drinks? This neighborhood grocery chain has aisles upon aisles of fresh produce, frozen dinners, snacks, you name it. They have a great selection of organic items and foods that will suit your dietary needs like gluten-free, kosher, or vegan. If a food product is underperforming, Trader Joe's will pull it off the shelf, which means you know everything that was able to stay on the shelf is great tasting.

We've rounded up some of those great tasting foods to bring you the best Trader Joe's foods your kitchen needs.

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Samantha G.
BySamantha G.said...
I had heard of the Cookie Butter from various bloggers who I follow. They raved about it and said that once you try it you're hooked. I had never even heard of it as there wasn't a Trader Joe's in my state. When one did open the first thing I bought was the Cookie Butter. I got home and opened it up and dipped a pretzel inside and IT CHANGED MY LIFE! This is so freaking good!! It's exactly what everyone says it is! I eat it on pretty much anything; pretzels, toast, apples, crackers, Nilla wafers, but my favorite is putting it on pumpkin spice waffles. Try it it will change everything. I love the smooth and chunky kind and love both! Seriously go out and buy some.
I had heard of the Cookie Butter from various bloggers who I follow. They raved about it and said that once you try it you're hooked. I had never even heard of it as there wasn't a Trader Joe's in my state. When one did open the first thing I bought was the Cookie Butter. I got home and opened it up and dipped a pretzel inside and IT CHANGED MY LIFE! This is so freaking good!! It's exactly what everyone says it is! I eat it on pretty much anything; pretzels, toast, apples, crackers, Nilla wafers, but my favorite is putting it on pumpkin spice waffles. Try it it will change everything. I love the smooth and chunky kind and love both! Seriously go out and buy some.
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Rachel B.
ByRachel B.said...
Herbal teas are right up there, next to water! I love Trader Joe's products, but their teas are especially good. The flavors are strong and soothing. Peppermint is my daughter's favorite, and it's so tasty that she doesn't even add honey to it. Great for an upset tummy, too (steep longer to make it stronger). Make sure not to over steep for a regular cup of tea or you'll end up with bitter tasting tea. It only needs about 5-10 minutes.
Herbal teas are right up there, next to water! I love Trader Joe's products, but their teas are especially good. The flavors are strong and soothing. Peppermint is my daughter's favorite, and it's so tasty that she doesn't even add honey to it. Great for an upset tummy, too (steep longer to make it stronger). Make sure not to over steep for a regular cup of tea or you'll end up with bitter tasting tea. It only needs about 5-10 minutes.
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Nicolette C.
ByNicolette C.said...
I think this sauce is delicious! I was nervous to try it, but I was pleasantly surprised. I did not need to "doctor it up". I looked up reviews on other Trader Joe's sauces before I purchased it and I'm glad I gave it a try. It is Vegan and Organic. It's not that expensive and you get a pretty big bottle compared to the other ones they sell. It lasted me 4 or 5 meals. I use it on ground turkey mixed with brown rice noodles and spinach. So yum and healthy!
I think this sauce is delicious! I was nervous to try it, but I was pleasantly surprised. I did not need to "doctor it up". I looked up reviews on other Trader Joe's sauces before I purchased it and I'm glad I gave it a try. It is Vegan and Organic. It's not that expensive and you get a pretty big bottle compared to the other ones they sell. It lasted me 4 or 5 meals. I use it on ground turkey mixed with brown rice noodles and spinach. So yum and healthy!
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Aneta L.
ByAneta L.said...
These are great for salads or just snacking. Perfect amount of spice. I know it's easy to make my own spiced pecans, but in a pinch these are wonderful and they class up a simple salad or butternut/acorn squash meal like none other. I always recommend these!
These are great for salads or just snacking. Perfect amount of spice. I know it's easy to make my own spiced pecans, but in a pinch these are wonderful and they class up a simple salad or butternut/acorn squash meal like none other. I always recommend these!
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Vanna L.
ByVanna L.said...
This artichoke and jalapeno dip is so incredibly addicting! I first tried it when a sales associate at Trader Joe's offered me a sample, and I knew immediately that I had to purchase it! It has such a unique, tasty flavor, very creamy and just a hint of spice. It goes perfectly with pita or tortilla chips, but my favorite thing to eat it with are the blue corn chips that Trader Joe's carries! Definitely one of my favorite snacks.
This artichoke and jalapeno dip is so incredibly addicting! I first tried it when a sales associate at Trader Joe's offered me a sample, and I knew immediately that I had to purchase it! It has such a unique, tasty flavor, very creamy and just a hint of spice. It goes perfectly with pita or tortilla chips, but my favorite thing to eat it with are the blue corn chips that Trader Joe's carries! Definitely one of my favorite snacks.
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Dana  W.
ByDana W.said...
I just had this quiche this afternoon for a quick lunch. I was skeptical of a microwave quiche; I shouldn't have been. The crust stays flaky and the quiche is filling and delicious. There is still even a bit of snap left in the broccoli!
I just had this quiche this afternoon for a quick lunch. I was skeptical of a microwave quiche; I shouldn't have been. The crust stays flaky and the quiche is filling and delicious. There is still even a bit of snap left in the broccoli!
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Allison F.
ByAllison F.said...
I became addicted to Starbucks vanilla sweet cream cold brew over the summer. It started getting a bit pricey, so I thought I'd try making it on my own. Are used to Trader Joe's cold brew and vanilla creamer. It was an exact dupe for the Starbucks drink. Now Trader Joe's cold brew is always in my refrigerator!!!
I became addicted to Starbucks vanilla sweet cream cold brew over the summer. It started getting a bit pricey, so I thought I'd try making it on my own. Are used to Trader Joe's cold brew and vanilla creamer. It was an exact dupe for the Starbucks drink. Now Trader Joe's cold brew is always in my refrigerator!!!
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Meagan B.
ByMeagan B.said...
As a vegetarian, I love this pie. Even my 8 year old eats it! I know, shocker! Trader joe's is such a good place for their frozen products, they have so many things other places don't have. It's really tasty, has lots of greens. I eat it as my main meal, but would be a good side to meat, also!
As a vegetarian, I love this pie. Even my 8 year old eats it! I know, shocker! Trader joe's is such a good place for their frozen products, they have so many things other places don't have. It's really tasty, has lots of greens. I eat it as my main meal, but would be a good side to meat, also!
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Emily J.
ByEmily J.said...
LOVE these!! I get them just about every time I go to Trader Joe's. We eat them as a side with dinner or as a fun snack if we have friends over (or are just hanging out and need something to nosh on). They are absolutely delicious. There's a sauteed mushroom/onion/garlic/cream sauce concoction in the middle and the outside/crust is flaky and savory. I always bake them for a bit less time than suggested on the box because they really dry out if cooked too long.
LOVE these!! I get them just about every time I go to Trader Joe's. We eat them as a side with dinner or as a fun snack if we have friends over (or are just hanging out and need something to nosh on). They are absolutely delicious. There's a sauteed mushroom/onion/garlic/cream sauce concoction in the middle and the outside/crust is flaky and savory. I always bake them for a bit less time than suggested on the box because they really dry out if cooked too long.
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kate M.
Bykate M.said...
Great coconut milk for making a lighter curry or broth. I always buy this for my Thai recipes. Definitely recommend!
Great coconut milk for making a lighter curry or broth. I always buy this for my Thai recipes. Definitely recommend!