Trader Joe's

★★★★★
  • 613 Mission St

    South Pasadena, CA 91030

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  • 626-441-6263

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Daily 8am-9pm

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So Pas was the corporate headquarters (across from the store on Mission St.) until they moved, I think to Monrovia, a few years ago. The store was sort-of their flagship store. It's true...the store is cozy and like an old rural store. A friendly helpful store. A lot of our teen-age children got jobs there, so everyone in town feels at home there. Good advice to get there in off-peak hours when parking is not a problem.
You can't beat them for nuts, frozen vegetables and quick pick-up salads. Their cracked sour dough bread is the best.

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So Pas was the corporate headquarters (across from the store on Mission St.) until they moved, I think to Monrovia, a few years ago. The store was sort-of their flagship store. It's true...the store is cozy and like an old rural store. A friendly helpful store. A lot of our teen-age children got jobs there, so everyone in town feels at home there. Good advice to get there in off-peak hours when parking is not a problem.
You can't beat them for nuts, frozen vegetables and quick pick-up salads. Their cracked sour dough bread is the best.

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Emily, the very first TJs is the store on Arroyo Pkwy. Like the South Pas location, it has a very small pkg lot too, but there is plenty of street parking. The trick to shopping is not to go there at peak hours, i.e., lunch or close to dinner. If you get there between 9-11am it's heaven. No mindless shoppers to bother you much. The heavier the crowd + mindless shoppers (those who leave their wagon stranded in the aisles, thereby hogging) the more frustrating the shopping experience.

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Emily, the very first TJs is the store on Arroyo Pkwy. Like the South Pas location, it has a very small pkg lot too, but there is plenty of street parking. The trick to shopping is not to go there at peak hours, i.e., lunch or close to dinner. If you get there between 9-11am it's heaven. No mindless shoppers to bother you much. The heavier the crowd + mindless shoppers (those who leave their wagon stranded in the aisles, thereby hogging) the more frustrating the shopping experience.

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I really love TJs, but this one is not the best. It was the first Trader Joes built and you can tell. The products are great, but the parking lot is small and the isles are impossible to get around. Great store, but I'd go to the ones in Pasadena first.

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★★★★☆

I really love TJs, but this one is not the best. It was the first Trader Joes built and you can tell. The products are great, but the parking lot is small and the isles are impossible to get around. Great store, but I'd go to the ones in Pasadena first.

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I love trader joes bread, it's fantastic! Freshly baked, I perticualy like the Souer dough. But they even have the dark german bread that is more healthy than tasty.

PROS: Close and fast
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★★★★★

I love trader joes bread, it's fantastic! Freshly baked, I perticualy like the Souer dough. But they even have the dark german bread that is more healthy than tasty.

PROS: Close and fast
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I would not have moved to the Coachella Valley if there wasn't a Trader Joes. I appreciate the value, the variety and the friendless of staff. Customer service is top notch and I applaud the forsight of management in procuring the "unique".

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I would not have moved to the Coachella Valley if there wasn't a Trader Joes. I appreciate the value, the variety and the friendless of staff. Customer service is top notch and I applaud the forsight of management in procuring the "unique".

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This place has all sorts of great meals that you can buy which only take minutes to make, and are also inexpensive and most of the time fairly healthy. Go and stock up for those days when you don't feel like taking a lot of time to cook.

PROS: Quick, easy and cheap meals
CONS: checkout lines and parking lots can sometimes be tough to navigate

5
★★★★★

This place has all sorts of great meals that you can buy which only take minutes to make, and are also inexpensive and most of the time fairly healthy. Go and stock up for those days when you don't feel like taking a lot of time to cook.

PROS: Quick, easy and cheap meals
CONS: checkout lines and parking lots can sometimes be tough to navigate

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I buy everything here I possibly can (except vegetables). Everything as great prices (except vegetables) including milk, meat, bread, oils, cereals, nuts and new stuff you've never tried. The vegetables are a little pricey, so go for the frozen section in that category. People are always nice here, and don't forget this place for flowers.

5
★★★★★

I buy everything here I possibly can (except vegetables). Everything as great prices (except vegetables) including milk, meat, bread, oils, cereals, nuts and new stuff you've never tried. The vegetables are a little pricey, so go for the frozen section in that category. People are always nice here, and don't forget this place for flowers.

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This is the Trader Joe's location that got me hooked on the chain. It can be a little tricky to get to this site (the parking lot is insufficient) but well worth it! I was initially impressed by how friendly the knowledgeable and helpful staff is- they seem to good-natured, like grocery employees of the "old days". They seem proud of their products, as well they should be. You will find some truly unique items here, beautiful choices from around the world and great prices. What I especially like (as a limited cooker) is the extensive frozen and prepared food sections. For example, I could bring home prepared blue corn tamales or frozen butternut squash ravioli and enjoy them with no work on my part. The wine ane beverage aisle is comprehensive, and the breads are interesting and tempting. Be sure to try out the sauces and dips- you can get some great almond butter here. My only complaint is that the produce selection is very limited and the aisles are a bit of a squeeze especially during bus

4
★★★★☆

This is the Trader Joe's location that got me hooked on the chain. It can be a little tricky to get to this site (the parking lot is insufficient) but well worth it! I was initially impressed by how friendly the knowledgeable and helpful staff is- they seem to good-natured, like grocery employees of the "old days". They seem proud of their products, as well they should be. You will find some truly unique items here, beautiful choices from around the world and great prices. What I especially like (as a limited cooker) is the extensive frozen and prepared food sections. For example, I could bring home prepared blue corn tamales or frozen butternut squash ravioli and enjoy them with no work on my part. The wine ane beverage aisle is comprehensive, and the breads are interesting and tempting. Be sure to try out the sauces and dips- you can get some great almond butter here. My only complaint is that the produce selection is very limited and the aisles are a bit of a squeeze especially during bus

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Parking at this Trader Joes is a bit tight (but better than the one on Arroyo). The store seems a bit larger and the selection is great. If you've never been to a Trader Joe's I highly recommend them for booze and specialty items. This store has a great atmosphere and the staff is always very helpful.

4
★★★★☆

Parking at this Trader Joes is a bit tight (but better than the one on Arroyo). The store seems a bit larger and the selection is great. If you've never been to a Trader Joe's I highly recommend them for booze and specialty items. This store has a great atmosphere and the staff is always very helpful.

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Everyone shops here for good reason. Selection, prices, and freshness are perfect.

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Everyone shops here for good reason. Selection, prices, and freshness are perfect.

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This is a great Trader Joe's location. It's usually pretty crowded, so I often end up parking on the street and waiting for a few minutes in line. But it's worth the wait for cheap and healthy food. There are so many fun things to choose from thatI usually end up buying more than I needed. They've got a great selection of wines and frozen foods. The fruit and veggie section is lacking, but the cheese, dried fruit and bread aisle are great! I still prefer a regular grocery store over this, but it's fun to get interesting items every once in awhile!

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This is a great Trader Joe's location. It's usually pretty crowded, so I often end up parking on the street and waiting for a few minutes in line. But it's worth the wait for cheap and healthy food. There are so many fun things to choose from thatI usually end up buying more than I needed. They've got a great selection of wines and frozen foods. The fruit and veggie section is lacking, but the cheese, dried fruit and bread aisle are great! I still prefer a regular grocery store over this, but it's fun to get interesting items every once in awhile!

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What can I say, Trader Joes pretty much rules the market world. Notice I did not say super market...the best thing is the smallness of the place that does not require you to pack a lunch just to make it to the other side. They have such fun food choices for anyone from the sweet tooth the the organic vegetarian. Shopping made fun again.

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★★★★★

What can I say, Trader Joes pretty much rules the market world. Notice I did not say super market...the best thing is the smallness of the place that does not require you to pack a lunch just to make it to the other side. They have such fun food choices for anyone from the sweet tooth the the organic vegetarian. Shopping made fun again.

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Trader Joes has EVERYTHING you need. Great prices. Great service.

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Trader Joes has EVERYTHING you need. Great prices. Great service.

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Another favorite place! This Trader Joes has full of a variety of gourmet & own brand items including a huge section of cut flowers, potted plants. Good prices, friendly service. They will order things for you if they are out of it. - I would suggest checking dates of packages the plastic boxed salads dont hold up too well. Check out lines can be long, and parking is very limited.

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Another favorite place! This Trader Joes has full of a variety of gourmet & own brand items including a huge section of cut flowers, potted plants. Good prices, friendly service. They will order things for you if they are out of it. - I would suggest checking dates of packages the plastic boxed salads dont hold up too well. Check out lines can be long, and parking is very limited.

Pros: cut & potted flowers, products

Cons: parking, lines

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Nothing unique about this location of Trader Joes: friendly service, excellent selection of wines, beers and intl foods. Whether $2 or $20, I've never brought home a bad bottle of wine from here. My only complaint is the bread just isn't as tasty and doesn't store as well as it should.

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★★★★★

Nothing unique about this location of Trader Joes: friendly service, excellent selection of wines, beers and intl foods. Whether $2 or $20, I've never brought home a bad bottle of wine from here. My only complaint is the bread just isn't as tasty and doesn't store as well as it should.

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Cranberry Almond Crunch, goat yogurt (oh, it's good), and fresh fruit to sprinkle on top -- mostly blueberries and blackberries. And maybe some fresh flowers to decorate the table where I sit and munch my TJ Concoction.

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★★★★☆

Cranberry Almond Crunch, goat yogurt (oh, it's good), and fresh fruit to sprinkle on top -- mostly blueberries and blackberries. And maybe some fresh flowers to decorate the table where I sit and munch my TJ Concoction.

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In Short
Founder Joseph Coulombe started this L.A.-based convenience chain 34 years ago. Today, you can get exotic, prepackaged frozen foods, fresh salsas, huge portobello mushrooms, baby artichokes and heirloom tomatoes…

 

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