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Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
amex, check, debit, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards, cash
Neighborhoods
Central LA, Greater Wilshire, Mid-City West
Categories
Grocery Stores, Natural Foods
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Overall
Trader Joes' on La Brea

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 counter on the back with hot and cold selections and hot gourmet coffee. If long lines are a bother, try to get there earlier. This is not Russia. No offense intended, but here in L. A., long lines mean there's something good and price is right .

LA90036

04/06/2011

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Overall
Obnoxious Ghetto Staff, Talk too much at check out

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, they look down, away, or just make a face. Many times I have gone to take a food sample, the female behind the counter never acknowledges me, looks down, then to an older person will look up and smile, ""Ya wanna try?"" Happens w/ both guy or girl behind. Really? Is it ME??
What is the deal with hiring minorities with ghetto attitudes, in this case it's the Hispanics at this location?? Affirmative action is great, but why hire people who flip attitudes all the time, or selectively? and why are these Hispanics coming over from their ghetto parts of LA to give people who live in this area attitudes? I've never had a problem w/ an African-American at this location. The whites are okay, some have a flippy hipster attitude and also are selectively nice to females or the elderly.

jeremychin

04/26/2009

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Overall
Great for the adventurous

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 tend to be really helpful, and look like they are proud to be associated with TJs.

liltam 5

01/23/2009

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Overall
Best Market

My choice of market. They always have fresh produce and great selection of healthy foods that are quick and easy to make. Plus I usually end up getting more groceries than a regular market!

freshsprout

06/15/2008

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Overall
Horrible location/parking, good otherwise. Trader Joe's needs to build another one.

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 ridiculous. Trader Joe's needs to seriously build another one in the Hollywood/east of Vine or in Los Feliz.

gincapo

10/04/2007

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Overall
Trader Joes in Chatsworth has no QUALITY CONTROL!!!!!

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. This is mortifying and unacceptable neglegence, and I want to make the public aware!! Check your bags thoroughly, because trader joes is not!! Public health should be #1 in importance, but clearly it is not.
Buyer Beware!!! I will never shop there again.

saraforrestphoto

09/22/2007

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Overall
A little afraid...

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 control issue.

gospeedracergo

12/14/2006

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Overall
Trader Joe's Rock!

The food is high quality and fresh? prices good?. and employees are cool! And always willing to lend a helping hand!!!!

Trader Joe's You Gals and Guys Are SupaStar... Rock Stars!!!!!!!!

martinikitty13

12/12/2006

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Overall
Love This Market!

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 equivalent to lactaid) that is much more effective and definitely cheaper. The only annoying thing is the parking and the long lines!

dcracer

11/18/2006

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Overall
Best Neighborhood Market

A great change of pace to super markets. Great place to go if you're planning on eating healthy. Love the Layout. Great customer service. Almost always packed.

kreemofthekrop

11/07/2006

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Overall
love the free samples. lol!

free samples rock! but seriously, it is the best market around, anything you need and prices superb! cant go wrong.

pinochet

03/10/2005

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Overall
Fantastico!

This place rocks. You can find high-quality groceries at great prices. My only gripe is that they usually don't carry imported prosciutto at this location.

MicheleMoss_Citysearch

07/16/2002

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Overall
Sweet Staff, Cramped and Crowded

I go to this location often because its on my way home from work, but the early evening hours are always horribly crowded. The weekends are worse. The layout of this store is atrocious. Theres no way to avoid being cramped and waiting in a long line. However, that said, the staff is sweet as pie and super helpful. All the usual TJ goods are stocked and theres always some sort of sample table doling out tasty bits. The store has a good variety of cheeses, much cheaper than youll find at any other market. Despite the long wait and crowds, I continue to patron this location.

celain

07/03/2002

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Overall
SPECIALITY ITEMS

THE PRODUCES, MEATS AND MILK HAVE NO ADDED FILLERS. THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I SHOOP HERE. THE WHOLE STORE SEENS TO BE HEALTHIER. I LOVE THE LARGE SELECTION OF WINES AND CHEESE.

RichardTate

05/21/2002

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Overall
Too Crowded Too Often

The place is popular. And for good reason--you can't beat the selection of gourmet food items and top-notch wines at relatively rock-bottom prices. But this location, at Third and La Brea, is so routinely crowded, it's hardly worth the effort. The parking lot is a mess, and the lines are long. If you live in the neighborhood, walk and carry. If you're thinking about stopping by on your way home from work, think again--or at least plan to spend a good 15 minutes in line.

JenBoyd_Citysearch

05/21/2002

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Overall
Favorite Store--Least Favorite Location

I love Trader Joes. This location however, is definitely sub-par. Yes, they stock almost all of the same items--but the layout is so cramped and it's so crowded that you can hardly move around the aisles. The shelves are so picked over and rummaged through, that it's often difficult to find anything you're looking for--even when you can get your cart into the aisle. I'll still be shopping Trader Joe's--I'll just be driving to Santa Monica to do it.

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