Trader Joe’s / Maddie Flager
There’s the shopping list you make when you go to Trader Joe’s, and then there’s the list in your head—the must-grabs you don’t even need to remind yourself to pick up. These 50+ items combine the best of both worlds: our beloved favorites we grab every time and the newest products we’re most excited to try. Happy shopping!
Mac And Cheese Bites
They’re baaaaack! After leaving stores for a short time due to a supplier issue, Trader Joe’s finally reintroduced its famous Mac and Cheese Bites. They’re stuffed with seven types of cheese. SEVEN. Count ’em with us: cheddar, havarti, Swiss, gouda, cream cheese, Monterey jack, and pecorino romano.
Creamy Pink Primavera Pasta Sauce
If you’re looking for a new, healthier pasta sauce option, this pretty pink sauce is made with a mix of tomatoes, beets, cauliflower, and chickpeas. Half a cup (the suggested serving size) has 130 calories, 3 grams of protein, and 6 grams of sugar.
Broccoli and Kale Pizza Crust
People FLIP over TJ’s cauliflower crust, and this new broccoli and kale variety is no different.
Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Stars
If you haven’t hoarded half a dozen boxes of these over the holiday season, you haven’t lived.
Corn And Chile Tomato-Less Salsa
There’s pretty much nothing this doesn’t go with: chips, burgers, hot dogs, fish, salad … need we continue?
Shop before noon if you want even half a chance of finding these in stock. And don’t follow the cooking directions on the back of the bag: Just toss them right into a pan with olive oil or butter.
Looks fancy, tastes delicious, packs nutrients. Done.
Everything But The Bagel Seasoning Blend
TJ’s regulars went BONKERS for this when it came out, and now it’s a staple in most people’s spice cabinets.
Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels
Honestly, have you ever made it through the snack aisle without picking these up?
Mandarin Orange Chicken
True life: One time, some friends and I ate this with our hands off of a foil-covered table. The utensils and plates were packed after moving. I regret nothing.
BBQ Chicken Teriyaki
You’re either an orange chicken or teriyaki chicken enthusiast. Not both. Never both.
Chili Lime Chicken Burgers
The price of this four-burger box has stayed the same — $3.49 — since it launched more than a decade ago. Trader Joe’s, you’re just too good to us.
Speculoos Cookie Butter
There are a lot of ways to eat this cookie butter, but this recommendation from the Fearless Flyer is best: “Keep it really simple and just use it as a dip for a spoon.”
Chocolate-Covered Banana Slices
Guess what? These are the best-selling frozen treat OF ALL TIME at Trader Joe’s.
Joe-Joe’s Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies
Oreos … but from Trader Joe’s … so better.
Baked Cheese Crunchies
For the people in the back: 33% LESS FAT THAN REGULAR FRIED CHEESE FLAVORED CORN SNACKS.
Crunchy Salted Peanut Butter With Flax And Chia Seeds
You can’t find this anywhere else — at least not with a super-low $3 price tag.
These lentils are what everyone loves most about Trader Joe’s: cheap and ready to eat.
Vegan Kale, Cashew, And Basil Pesto
The tub says “vegan,” but this isn’t just a fan-fav amongst veg-heads. Even meat eaters can’t get enough.
Vegan Mozzarella Style Shreds
Dairy-free TJ’s-goers love this because it melts like actual mozz.
Truffle Honey Mustard
This comes in a cute little ceramic crock, so it’s not only a counter-worthy condiment — it’s the perfect addition to a gift basket.
Organic Broccoli Slaw
The best part about this undressed slaw is that you can doctor it any which way you please.
Mini Brie Bites
So you don’t feel bad eating a whole wheel.
No, no, no, I’ve never eaten a whole bag in one sitting.
These are $1 a can, and honestly we can’t think of anything better. Neither can the rest of the people who shop at Trader Joe’s, apparently, since the store brought them back again this summer.
Butternut Squash Zig-Zags
There’s something about these — it’s the super-fun shape — that gets kids and adults alike to eat (and love) their veggies.
Bamba Peanut Snacks
Imagine if Nutter Butters and Pirate’s Booty had a baby. This would be it — and people are OBSESSED.