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Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's

Grocery Store, Wine Shop, and Supermarket
Lakeshore, Oakland
  • Brian N.
    "Very long lines but moves quickly."(3 Tips)
    Mrs F.
    "Denogginizer $6 12oz cheap beer"(3 Tips)
    Natasha K.
    "The line moves fast but parking is a nightmare any time of the day!"(12 Tips)
    "Garlic fries..the best!"(2 Tips)
54 Tips and reviews
  • long lines
  • garlic naan
  • coffee ice cream
  • pretzels
  • beer
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  • David C.
    David Cox-EspenlaubJanuary 15, 2017
    Ginger beer!
  • Megan Allison
    Megan AllisonOctober 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite TJ's in the bay. Always in stock in the riced cauliflower, rarely a mob scene.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussAugust 19, 2016
    The people who work here are nice. TJ's in general is not my favorite store concept. Prices are excellent. Love the peanut butter stuffed pretzels. Parking though is a nightmare at this location.
  • Byron W.
    Byron WilkesMarch 8, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Lines are so long! Don't go on a Sunday. Produce and bread doesn't last long. Everything else canned or packaged has a much longer shelf life.
  • Ellen M.
    Ellen McGrodyMarch 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Trader Joe's is rad and this one has an entire parking garage
  • Brian N.
    Brian NewtonAugust 27, 2015
    Parking can be a pain, easier to come in from the back and park up top. Very long lines but moves quickly. Mind the basket only line.
  • Libby L.
    Libby Lee-EganJanuary 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Never attempt a Saturday or Sunday afternoon if you don't want to completely lose your mind trying to park
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongDecember 22, 2014
    Avoid peak hours. The line wraps around the whole store.
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SmithNovember 25, 2014
    I love it all. Prices beat whole foods.
  • Mrs F.
    Mrs FunktafiedNovember 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    RACER 5 6PK $9 Drake's Denogginizer $6 12oz cheap beer, small food selection but it helps you focus and actually shop for meals instead of having cereal and no milk once you get home. Busiest 6-9pm
  • Dherbs
    DherbsSeptember 16, 2014
    Great prices and perfect place to purchase menu for your Dherbs FULL BODY CLEANSE.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KimAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Btw when did TJs start carrying hard liquor?!
  • Alex K.
    Alex KimAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Like many other TJs, very friendly service and great selection of items.
  • bastylefilegirl
    bastylefilegirlApril 21, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Regardless of what time of day it is you may run into a line. Tip contact corporate and ask for an express line or head to Emeryville.
  • Corinne K.
    bring a Yo-Yo to share with the gentleman outside presenting social conscious free press. YO !
  • Joshua A.
    Joshua A.January 12, 2014
    Friendly staff. Helped me find a few things and gave me a tip on where to eat in the neighborhood.
  • Sugar S.
    Sugar SweetboiSeptember 23, 2013
    Crazy long line moves fast, great employees. If you need to split orders,be careful, sometimes even with sorting, and checking off items,they manage to mix them together.
  • Willard Wheaton D.
    Willard Wheaton DavisSeptember 1, 2013
  • Terry S.
    Terry SokAugust 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Yes, I know the lines seem long. Don't fret, they move quickly and the staff is great.
  • Keefa E.
    Line waaaay too long
  • Jazzzyone
    JazzzyoneJuly 19, 2013
    Prepare to wait in a long ass line!
  • Tiffani L.
    Tiffani LeeJuly 14, 2013
    Good luck finding parking.. The lot is worse than SF parking
  • Jen L.
    Jen L.July 9, 2013
    One of the worst parking lots in the history of parking lots, I shit you not.
  • Ken M.
    Ken MicklesJune 6, 2013
    The food labels here are amazing.
  • Peter C.
    Peter CastilloMarch 19, 2013
    When using the bathroom, please lock the door so I do not walk in on you.
  • Crystal A.
    Crystal AkinsMarch 10, 2013
    Long line moves fast
  • Steve D.
    Steve DSDecember 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    They have some of the best bottled h2O - perfect for long road trips or head showers on summer days.
  • Shannon
    ShannonSeptember 5, 2012
    Possibly the worst parking lot of life.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BarnesSeptember 5, 2012
    Parking is a challenge for those lacking patience. Good store, good people overall.
  • Willard Wheaton D.
    Willard Wheaton DavisAugust 13, 2012
    They even have Stevia for an herbal sweetener
  • Ambessa C.
    Ambessa CantaveJune 20, 2012
    Stay off Monsanto distribution please José
  • Cristina A.
    New hours! Open till 10
  • D M.
    D MonayApril 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Never go on a monday night. Line goes all the way to the cheese section.
  • the3rdboz
    the3rdbozDecember 14, 2011
    Pick up some soyaki sauce while you are here!
  • Gisele M.
    Gisele M.November 28, 2011
    Parking is a zoo, but you should be able to land a space.
  • Ricardo M.
    Ricardo MNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Salted caramel chocolate bar. #nuffsaid
  • Donna T.
    Donna TSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The line can be intimidating, but it moves quickly.
  • Leena
    LeenaAugust 28, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    awesome frozen items include mushroom turnovers, spinach & artichoke dip, and garlic nans
  • Terd F.
    Terd FergasonAugust 28, 2011
    Bought produce... Got worms.
  • Viv C.
    Viv ChenMarch 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't come here between 1pm and 2pm. The checkers go to lunch and the lines are so slow they wind down the wine aisle.
  • Natasha K.
    Natasha KuczynskaDecember 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The line moves fast but parking is a nightmare any time of the day!
  • Thomas
    ThomasDecember 22, 2010
    Raw almonds are good snacks !
  • Shelly M.
    Shelly MillerNovember 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    This place needs an express lane.
  • Jen S.
    Jen SOctober 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Coffee ice cream is honestly the best very coffee-y
  • Teresa F.
    Teresa FinneyOctober 11, 2010
    Just straight up avoid this place on a Sunday evening. The line moves pretty quickly though.
  • Mikl B.
    Mikl BartonSeptember 28, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Poor gluten free selection
  • Ruth S.
    Ruth StroupJuly 1, 2010
    Romaine Hearts and Nantes Carrots. And Cutie's in season.
  • Rich W.
    Rich WalterMay 22, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    3 dollar beer 6 pack
  • Darcy
    DarcyApril 13, 2010
    Nicest Checkers EVER!
  • Rod S.
    Rod SMarch 25, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    This location's checkout lines are so empty on Thursday mid-morning between 10am til 1130am. It is a good time to shop without the wait.
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