Trader Joe's

★★★★☆
34.069 -118.344
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323-965-1989

263 S La Brea Ave

Los Angeles, CA

90036

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Daily 9am-9pm

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EXCELLENT SERVICE & DEPTH OF STOCK. THE PARKING IS LARGE, BUT GENERALLY IT IS CROWDED. THE VALUE OF ALL THEIR PRODUCE AAND PHARAMACEUTICAL ITEMS IS FAR SUPERIOR COMPARED TO THE SUPERMARKETS. sorry that i used large text.

5
★★★★★

EXCELLENT SERVICE & DEPTH OF STOCK. THE PARKING IS LARGE, BUT GENERALLY IT IS CROWDED. THE VALUE OF ALL THEIR PRODUCE AAND PHARAMACEUTICAL ITEMS IS FAR SUPERIOR COMPARED TO THE SUPERMARKETS. sorry that i used large text.

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This store is great, especially for freshly prepared salads and their wine selection. It can get a little crowded both in the store and in the parking lot, so if that unnerves you, I suggest you don't go during peak hours. Prices are reasonable and you can pretty much pick up anything you would in a regular grocery store... except it'll be healthier and better for the environment here.

4
★★★★☆

This store is great, especially for freshly prepared salads and their wine selection. It can get a little crowded both in the store and in the parking lot, so if that unnerves you, I suggest you don't go during peak hours. Prices are reasonable and you can pretty much pick up anything you would in a regular grocery store... except it'll be healthier and better for the environment here.

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I love shopping at Trader Joe's for things like trail mix and their microwaveable brown rice. Their selection is otherwise a little limited, but more affordable than Whole Foods. The only annoyance at this store is that space is at a premium, and the parking is often full. The store at Culver City has parking.

3
★★★☆☆

I love shopping at Trader Joe's for things like trail mix and their microwaveable brown rice. Their selection is otherwise a little limited, but more affordable than Whole Foods. The only annoyance at this store is that space is at a premium, and the parking is often full. The store at Culver City has parking.

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One of my favorite grocery stores, Trader Joe's at the corner of LaBrea and 3rd Street has a wide variety of foods and spirits. The prices here are amazing. They carry a large quantity of frozen and refrigerated prepared foods which are delicious. The staff is very helpful and is more than willing to find anything you're looking for, as well as making great recommendations. There is plenty of parking, although I try to avoid it at prime after-work hours as it can get very crowded. There are manyother locations of Trader Joe's throughout Los Angeles as well.

5
★★★★★

One of my favorite grocery stores, Trader Joe's at the corner of LaBrea and 3rd Street has a wide variety of foods and spirits. The prices here are amazing. They carry a large quantity of frozen and refrigerated prepared foods which are delicious. The staff is very helpful and is more than willing to find anything you're looking for, as well as making great recommendations. There is plenty of parking, although I try to avoid it at prime after-work hours as it can get very crowded. There are manyother locations of Trader Joe's throughout Los Angeles as well.

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This location is fighting tooth and nail with the Hyperion/silver lake Tj's for worst parking situation in the city

6
★★★★★

This location is fighting tooth and nail with the Hyperion/silver lake Tj's for worst parking situation in the city

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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

6
★★★★★

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

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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.

5
★★★★★

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.

Pros: Best alternative selections

Cons: They have too many choices, and I, too little money

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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!

5
★★★★★

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!

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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.

3
★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: Generally good selection, attentive staff

Cons: Bad location, bad parking, need 2nd location in West LA

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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.

1
★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: none

Cons: dirty

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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.

3
★★★☆☆

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.

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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!!!!!!!!

5
★★★★★

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!!!!!!!!

Pros: Awesome Juices and Quality Foods

Cons: Parking and No Driving LA Drivers Who Jam the Parking Lot! :(

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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!

5
★★★★★

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!

Pros: Great alcohol, foods at great prices; Helpful service

Cons: Parking and long lines

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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.

5
★★★★★

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.

Pros: Great Service, Friendly atmosphere, Healthy Place

Cons: Sometimes too packed, Closes at 9 PM

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

5
★★★★★

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

Pros: great product, service and prices!

Cons: none

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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.

5
★★★★★

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.

Pros: great selection, great chocolate, parmiagiano

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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.

4
★★★★☆

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.

Pros: Staff, Variety, Prices

Cons: Store Layout, Crowded

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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.

5
★★★★★

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.

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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.

3
★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: Frozen food selection, Great pre-made dip

Cons: Too crowded, Unorganized, Bad parking

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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.

4
★★★★☆

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.

Pros: Food selection, Wine selection, Good prices

Cons: Limited parking, Long lines, Subpar produce

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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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