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- General Info:
- Trader Joe's is a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores headquartered in Monrovia, Calif. The company operates more than 280 stores in various cities throughout the United States, including Los Angeles. Founded in 1958, Trader Joe s sells a variety of products, such as gourmet, organic, vegetarian, frozen and imported foods, as well as domestic and imported wines. Its alternative food items include breads, cereals, eggs and other products. Trader Joe s also offers nonfood items, including personal hygiene products, household cleaners, vitamins, pet food items, and plants and flowers. The company is also one of the exclusive retailers of Charles Shaw wine.
- Payment method:
- cash, check, amex, debit, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards
- Central LA, Greater Wilshire
- Grocery Stores, Natural Foods
Bs"d Bs"d First, let's answer the last reviewer: he asked "maybe it's me?". He should read his own pitch, and he wouldn't have to ask. For me, it's a great place to shop. We were here in the neighborhood when they moved in and glad that they did. Good stock, good prices, friendly, knowledgeable, attentive staff. There's a sample coun... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag Abuse
Place has a good selection. Tight Parking.
My problem is with the staff, as this is my local Trader Joe's that I always go to since I live close by.
First off, at check-out w/ LONG lines they will initiate long conversations with customers.
Many times the guys will be nice and down to earth . . . to a female customer, asking her if she needs help. Then, I (just a normal dude) walk by, and it's a cold shoulder, t... view more
The thing that I love about Trader Joe's is that you walk into a sea of brands that you don't see anywhere else, and it is heaven to any of you who are tired of the same ol, same ol. Sure, you sometimes get some nasty surprises, but hey, sometime it's nice when life is a bit unpredictable. More often than not, you can count on Trader Joe's offering to be really fresh, and made of good stuff. The staff who work there ... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch
Being the only Trader Joe's in West LA, east of W. Hollywood - is a major problem. I like the selection and amount of food (usually available, minus fruits and salads sometimes), however it's always crowded and parking is a major problem during the daytime. The traffic congestion from LaBrea doesn't help either. Parking is better when they open the additional lot, but everyone fights for the spots - which is ridiculo... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch
Trader Joes in Chatsworth, CA has had a rodent infestation problem. We bought and ate a bag of Kettles ""Bakes"" lightly salted potato chips last week, and after eating the entire bag noticed ""gnaw"" marks and holes at the bottom. In disgust I called the store manager, who immediately confirmed that they indeed had a rodent problem with their bagged chips, but he ""thought"" they removed them all from shelves. Th... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch
Over the past year I have not had any complaints about Trader Joe's. However, last week I bought TJ's Eggwhite Salad and opened the container to find a small wrinkled part of a blue plastic bag inside. Then I opened the Eggplant Hummus to find a small black threadlike hair enclosed. These were purchased the same day! I still like TJ's but I won't be ingesting any of their dips/salads, etc...Seems like a quality contr... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch
I am a huge Trader Joe's fan - you can always fine awesome wines, snacks, cheese, gifts, etc. at really great prices. Some of my favorite items - mushroom turnovers; chocolate ganache cake; double rainbow ice cream; parmesan cheese with built-in grinder; fresh basil; various veggie dips; turkey sausages; honey moon wine; etc.etc. For anyone who is lactose intolerant, Trader Joe's has a dietary supplement (the equiv... view moreLike this review?Yes|Flag AbuseProvided by Citysearch