The 20 Best Foods at Trader Joe’s

As chosen by Be Well Philly readers.

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Photo by Flickr user Alex Day

Last week, we asked you guys to dish on your favorite Trader Joe’s buys, and you all clued us in to a ton of  finds we’d never even considered trying, from meatless meatballs to cinnamon apple snack sticks. And because we want to have all these great Trader Joe’s finds right at our fingertips the next time we go grocery shopping, we compiled a handy-dandy list of the 20 best foods to buy at Trader Joe’s, as chosen by Be Well Philly readers. Check ‘em out below, then print this list out and take it with you next time you head to the store. 

The Best Frozen Foods at Trader Joe’s

As one reader noted, you get a lot of bang for your buck with this frozen bag.

Mango and Cream Bars
At just 60 calories a pop, these make for a delicious and guilt-free dessert.

Meatless Meatballs
“Low fat, high protein, tasty” one reader says.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Tip from a reader: This frozen dip is the perfect thing to stock in your freezer for a quick appetizer.

Vegetable Bird’s Nests
Don’t let the name turn you off: These bundles of veggies just look like a bird’s nest, hence the name.

The Best Not-Frozen Foods at Trader Joe’s

Almond Butter
If you’re anything like us, you love yourself some almond butter on apples (and toast and, well, anything!), and apparently, Trader Joe’s almond butter is great.

Artichoke Antipasto
One reader uses this antipasto spread on homemade pizzas! Mmm.

Cinnamon Apple Snack Sticks
Great for satisfying a sweet snack craving.

Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds with Sea Salt and Turbinado Sugar
One reader said these and the White Cheddar Popcorn tied for the best thing in the Trader Joe’s aisles. I’d say, sounds like the perfect salty and sweet combo.

Dried Baby Sweet Pineapple
A great mix-in for homemade trail mix.

Grapefruit Sunset Juice
Grapefruit fans aren’t going to want to miss this one.

Joe-Joe’s Cookies
Multiple readers said these sandwich cookies are the greatest thing since sliced bread, especially the mint-chocolate variety.

Julienne Sliced Sun Dried Tomatoes
Great for adding to salads, pasta, mediterranean quinoa concoctions, and the list goes on and on.

Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
“The best,” one reader says.

Ready to Bake Pizza Dough
Homemade pizza night just got a whole lot easier, thanks to this pre-made pizza dough.

Rustico Bread
Grain and seed lovers, rejoice: This multigrain bread is made with flax, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and rolled oats.

Soy Creamer
A good soy coffee creamer is hard to come by, but one reader says Trader Joe’s has one of the best out there.

Speculoos Cookie Butter
Be warned: This stuff is dangerously good.

Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce
This ready-made sauce makes whipping up Indian food at home easy as pie.

White Cheddar Popcorn
Best paired with a Netflix marathon.

Have any favorites of your own to add? List ‘em off in the comments section below!

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