Trader Joe's has become my new Target. Plain and simple I love healthy affordable food but then again who doesn't? My favorites change pretty frequently but I never stray from my below ride or dies. If you like me and love looking to see what people get when they grocery shop this post is for you!
Flowers and Greenery
Trader Joe’s always has fresh flowers and a rotating selection of seasonally appropriate plants and greenery. I buy flowers almost every time I go. (It’s almost peony season, and I can’t wait till my Trader Joe’s has them in stock once again.)
During the holidays, I love their boxwood wreaths and fresh garland. I’ve picked up potted succulents and pretty flowers in pots—not just for everyday use, either. Everything is fresh, pretty, and cheap.
My go to favorite food to have at party's is a quick charcuterie board. It's a fan favorite and everything that I put on my board is found at Trader Joe's. Here's what I get:
While I don't personally eat cheese most people do. TJ's has a awesome and reasonably-priced cheese selection, especially the toscano with crushed peppercorns or syrah, Spanish manchego, unexpected Cheddar, and Boursin.
• Nitrate-free peppered salami • Dried figs. Cut in half, these are a pretty addition to the tray • Dried apricots • Marcona almonds, I haven't been able to find these at a better price and personally they're my favorite part of the board.
And the must have crackers to go with all the goodness
• Water crackers. I can’t find a better quality for the price. • Raisin rosemary crips. I can’t keep these in the house, they’re too addictive! I also love the fig and olive. • Plantain chips. Great for an apps tray or as a guacamole dipper. • Mini brioche toasts. Pretty and unusual.
Surprisingly Trader Joe's has a great wine selection. I personally prefer reds but they have a wide variety
• Vint TJs: these rotate, but right now they have an Old Vine Zin I really like. • Grifone Primitivo. Hard to beat for $5 a bottle. • Churned. My visiting friend introduced me to this $7 buttery white, Trader Joe’s answer to the $16 Butter Chardonnay.
I have a list of my favorite vegan Trader Joe's items if you want to check that out here.
I really have so many favorites but I always love to find new things. What's your favorite Trader Joe's item?