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Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's

Grocery Store and Wine Shop
West Los Angeles, Santa Monica
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8.3/10
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  • Anastasia G.
    "orange chicken with brown jasmine"(4 Tips)
    Chantell D.
    "wraps and salads"(3 Tips)
    Jarrett J.
    "The chicken wrap with pesto vinaigrette is SOO GOOD."(2 Tips)
    Lauren P.
    "parking is impossible during peak times!"(5 Tips)
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  • Francisco A.
    Francisco AriasMarch 14, 2015
    legit store, good selections good collection of wines, they lack moscatos wines, but they have large collection of reds.
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GuerraFebruary 22, 2015
    Great staff but as always the parking lot sucks!!!
  • Terry G.
    Terry GardnerJuly 19, 2014
    Don't shop hungry unless you want to leave with more than you came for
  • Chantell D.
    Chantell DawnNovember 11, 2013
    Hooray Mayor status! ;) I love the wraps and salads for a quick on the go meal. & cheap beer and wine! ♡
  • Anastasia G.
    Anastasia GiorgiovaAugust 29, 2013
    Favs: orange chicken with brown jasmine, Bool Kogi korean beef ribs, dark yolk eggs, frozen seafood blend & the 2 buck chuck. & TJ's truffle brownie mix + mini peanut butter cups = best brownies ever!
  • Mike K.
    Mike KJune 20, 2013
    Bring your own bags or pay for paper bags @ 10 cents each or buy reuseable bags starting @ a dollar each.
  • Joshua P.
    Joshua PfannkucheMarch 26, 2013
    Yes they ARE zombies! They just look like people. Welcome to Santa Monica.
  • Brian C.
    Brian ChristieJanuary 23, 2013
    I know Trader Joe's typically has bad parking but this place is joke. The selection at this particular Joe's is subpar compared others that I go to. A horrible place to grocery shop.
  • Johan L.
    Johan LieuDecember 19, 2012
    Avoid going on Sunday mornings. It's packed with tons of people because of the farmer's market.
  • Michele C.
    Michele ChristensenDecember 15, 2012
    Best prices on many staples and lots of vegan options. TJ brand vegan foods are often marked with a "V." Parking lot is usually packed and people block aisles with carts regularly.
  • Jonathan A.
    cashiers are friendly here 8-)
  • Zach Z.
    Zach ZuckerMarch 22, 2012
    If you happen to have the pleasure of having Ned as your bag guy, you're in for a treat - one of the nicest dudes ever!!
  • Seth A.
    Seth ArgabrightJanuary 8, 2012
    Avoid during peak hours. It's easier to get into a popular nightclub and less room to move around too.
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen TattonJanuary 4, 2012
    When entering from Pico, turn right after the pedestrian crosswalk instead of left. Usually room to park there.
  • Lindsey C.
    Lindsey ChenOctober 27, 2011
    Get the Robert Hall wine! It's my fav!!
  • Mikey K.
    Mikey KilunOctober 20, 2011
    Really tightly packed interior with lots of grocery cart traffic jams, and parking is slim, but the staff is beyond cool and everyone treats you like family once you show up a few times.
  • Edmond
    EdmondSeptember 22, 2011
    Microwavable Butter Chicken. My favorite!
  • Rhonda Z.
    Rhonda ZamoreAugust 15, 2011
    Beware of Raymond. He insists on taking your cart for you & doesn't stop babbling incoherently for a while
  • Nina M.
    Nina MoAugust 9, 2011
    Salad mixes, goddess dressing, mini tomatoes & mozz balls (for caprese salad), garlic hummus, garlic pita chips, chipotle salsa, avo salsa, cheese bar!! Supreme Brie, goat, goudas w sopresata salame!
  • Nina M.
    Nina MoAugust 9, 2011
    So many amazing things! Frozen: garlic naan, palak paneer, channa masala, gorgonzola gnocchi, chicken tacos, frozen berries, mochi, arancini balls, mac cheese balls, cinnamon mini buns, wild rice..
  • Alia R.
    Alia RodriquesJuly 26, 2011
    Best selection of inexpensive flowers.
  • Jeremiah K.
    Jeremiah KnightSeptember 18, 2010
    You're not very far away at all. If you're a friend, you should come over and say 'hi'.
  • Jarrett J.
    Jarrett JoubertJuly 16, 2010
    The chicken wrap with pesto vinaigrette is SOO GOOD. Makes for a simple lunch
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BennettJune 8, 2010
    Open until 10pm now! Gummy vites are a must. Nom nom.
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PobleteApril 27, 2010
    parking is impossible during peak times! Find a close street spot after 6PM if you can!
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