I love Trader Joes in Sherman Oaks. The food is always fresh.
There's a big variety of healthy food. They also have some food demo every day. So you can try somethin the time and buy it if you like it. The prices are not expensive which is a nice surprise for all those who like to eat heatlhy.
Trader Joe's always has great deals and most of the time what you buy is better than what you would find in a regular grocery store. I especially like their selection of beer. You can also find a nice bouquet of flowers to take home to your significant other too. This particular location can be busy, so parking isn't always easy.
PROS: Inexpensive, Quality
I have been to a lot of Trader Joes in the SFV, but I gotta say for selection and in stock must haves - this one is my fave. There's always something new at the demo station and unlike other Trader Joes - they actually make stuff here and give you the recipe, not to mention that everyone here is friendly and willing to help you find those elusive items (like ketchup hidden on the bottom shelf) that you can't seem to find.
Parking here is a little insane with Sherman Oaks soccer moms willing to annihilate you for space near the door, but if you wait or go early in the morning you'll be fine.
Pros: staff, great produce, good sample station, most items in stock
Cons: parking, parking ,parking - or lack there of