I love trader joes. They have great food for great prices. They are very unique and fun. The staff is friendly and helpful. This location is very small and ALWAYS packed. The customers can be very rude and pushy. The parking lot is small and you almost always have to use the municipal lot next door. BE WARNED there are a lot of very bored cops that do nothing but wait for your meter to expire. I have never been issued a ticket however the sight of them harassing other customers is very unsettling.
Fun atmosphere, great service, healthy food options, but steep prices. You pay for the quality. Trader Joes has a great reputation around Westfield and serves food from all meal categories (mostly healthy for you)! There is food for "on-the-go" and healthy fruit smoothy drinks. If you're in the area, I would recommend shopping here because Trader Joes is rare to find.
Trader Joe's is a unique shopping experience. TJ's Westfield is the closest location for me, even though it means traveling fifteen to twenty minutes. TJ's is worth the trip. Reasons being, TJ's name brand has excellent value for not only the price, but the quality of their items. Some of the items which I have purchased over the past few years and find superior in quality and taste: Ezekiel bread, blueberries, wild blueberries, ricotta cheese, avocados, key lime pie, creamy peanut butter, reduced sugar apricot jam, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, raw pumpkin seeds, pecans, walnuts, frozen shrimp, frozen green beans (from France), frozen asparagus spears, Colombiano Supremo coffee, spices and herbs, Bob's flaxseed, etc. Only product I have a negative comment for: reduced sugar blueberry jam-- it doesn't taste like blueberry, but rather a combo of berry flavors, which I don't find appetizing either! Seasonally they have special gift-giving items, plus a great variety of wine and beer (all TJ's don't have wine shops!). Ocassionally I will purchase one of their live house plants, which come in tasteful ceramic containers. TJ-wish-they-would-carry: ground nutmeg, which was available at one time. They have gift cards, which I purchased and have received as a gift. Customer service is excellent and there are tons of TJ sailors on board to help find items or ask questions. Overall, I would rate TJ's Westfield ten stars, multiply by 2, the above rating!
Trader Joe's offers excellent, fresh food at amazing prices. This is my favorite store ever. They have easy dinner solutions. Prices are above reasonable which makes this a favorite. Only problem is the location. They need one in East Brunswick.
PROS: Prices. Selection.