is trader joe's noise?

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cutty (mcutt), Friday, 17 March 2006 18:02 (thirteen years ago) link

TRADER JOES IS TEH BEST. I go there to buy super ass cheap frozen shellfish, gyoza, and gelato (frozen gelato whatta concept). ALSO enough olive oil to drown 10 bros, and like magnums of wine (Copolla brand for under $12! Amarone for under $20? BUHH!). The fact this opened up in NYC finally warms my heart to no end because it was a sad day for me when I realized this didn't exist in NYC after tripping it in AZ when I lived there.

Allyzay Rofflesberger (allyzay), Friday, 17 March 2006 18:57 (thirteen years ago) link

i've been getting my FOLKS to drive me to the ones in the suburbs and buy me everything i like. i just discovered the sunflower seed butter (you know, like peanut butter but with sunflower seeds) -- holy YUM.

s/c johnson wax (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 17 March 2006 19:17 (thirteen years ago) link

i've also been digging the whole grain frozen waffles.

s/c johnson wax (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 17 March 2006 19:18 (thirteen years ago) link

every time my parents visit relatives/friends in the nova area, they stock up on trader joes before coming home!

tehresa (tehresa), Friday, 17 March 2006 19:29 (thirteen years ago) link

sunflower seed butter!!!!!

Allyzay Rofflesberger (allyzay), Friday, 17 March 2006 19:30 (thirteen years ago) link

I AM EATING TJ'S CHILI SO CHEAP AND GOOD

gbx (skowly), Friday, 17 March 2006 19:57 (thirteen years ago) link

Sunflower seed butter is definitely yummy.

Before TJ's came to Chicago proper, I used to drive out to the suburbs to stock up.

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 17 March 2006 20:06 (thirteen years ago) link

im eatn their salted chips :D yumm

MIKE NAVARRO (MRSPOOPYPANTS), Saturday, 18 March 2006 23:46 (thirteen years ago) link

thumbs down on the saag paneer in a box

s/c johnson wax (Jody Beth Rosen), Sunday, 19 March 2006 01:30 (thirteen years ago) link

fuck trader joes but i cant give up those salsa chips

chaki (chaki), Sunday, 19 March 2006 01:31 (thirteen years ago) link

I've never been to a Trader Joe's!
I get my sunflower seed butter at a regular health-food store a few blocks from my house (in CANADA).
Also:
saag paneer in a box sounds pretty wrong.
salsa chips sounds damn right.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Sunday, 19 March 2006 01:42 (thirteen years ago) link

Hahahaha New Yorkers talking about Trader Joe's is funny to me.

West Coast Trader Joe's has become the bastion of really obnoxious daytime child guardians coming in with childs/pets in purses, pretending no one else is in the aisle and storming their way to get shit, knocking everyone else shit over, making excuses for it while the employees have to clean up the Trader's Joe's 32 ounce clam juice or whatever, and hearing the employees ding the bell every time more than 2 people might be actually waiting because then the mom or Mr. mom will complain to the manager for having to wait, but hey they have $3 wine, and have veggie corn dogs.

Trader's Joes West Coast Edition = NAAAWT NOIZE AT ALL (AT LEAST NOT GOOD NOIZE)

Yoo Doo Nut (donut), Sunday, 19 March 2006 11:48 (thirteen years ago) link

Basically, NYC Trader Joe's = west coast Dairy Queens...

relatively new = much better planned and pleasant I imagine, for what it is.

Yoo Doo Nut (donut), Sunday, 19 March 2006 11:51 (thirteen years ago) link

being a killjoy: noise or not noise?

s/c johnson wax (Jody Beth Rosen), Sunday, 19 March 2006 15:04 (thirteen years ago) link

although i love tj's, the newish one by my parents' house is filled with customers like that. i'd estimate they make up about 80% of the clientele. the last time i was in, my line was held up for ages because the extremely wealthy-looking elderly couple in front of me made the cashier then a manager go over every item on their bill because they believed they'd been overcharged. they kept saying, "there's no way we've spent that much." mind you, they had a cart filled to the top and several cases of wine and their total was under $100. as i left i saw them loading the bags into a mercedes suv. it was a "GRR" moment. still, love those unchicken nuggets!!

lauren (laurenp), Sunday, 19 March 2006 15:24 (thirteen years ago) link

soy pretzels and tj iced tea is good

o -- (eman), Sunday, 19 March 2006 19:25 (thirteen years ago) link

donut otm

chaki (chaki), Sunday, 19 March 2006 20:15 (thirteen years ago) link

being a killjoy: noise or not noise?

*gets out false teeth and cane*

I remember the days as a kid where the only Trader Joe's you could go to in this town, or maybe country, was right in between Westwood and Santa Monica on Pico Blvd., and the only things they stocked them were corn chips, fruit baskets, and specialty soaps.

and WE LIKED IT!

Yoo Doo Nut (donut), Sunday, 19 March 2006 20:23 (thirteen years ago) link

the one in reseda has been there at least since the early 80s

chaki (chaki), Sunday, 19 March 2006 20:29 (thirteen years ago) link

The TJ's in Santa Monica is #6. The original is in Pasadena. I think there's close to 500 now.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Sunday, 19 March 2006 21:59 (thirteen years ago) link

i went to the flagship whole foods in austin today. fucking amazing. i want to live in beer alley.

hstencil (hstencil), Monday, 20 March 2006 00:37 (thirteen years ago) link

wild oats kicks whole foods' ass!

chaki (chaki), Monday, 20 March 2006 00:38 (thirteen years ago) link

are fanny packs noise?

Jack Cole (jackcole), Monday, 20 March 2006 01:19 (thirteen years ago) link

only when worn by bike messengers.

stockholm cindy is a guy with a belly button piercing (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 20 March 2006 01:27 (thirteen years ago) link

2 buck chuck = so deeply n01z3

autovac (autovac), Monday, 20 March 2006 16:10 (thirteen years ago) link

oh is it ever!

FUNZONE: Cheap thing of TJ's Chili, some bread, and a bottle of Cab. HEARTY EATIN' AND DRINKIN', NO DOUBT

gbx (skowly), Monday, 20 March 2006 17:13 (thirteen years ago) link

mad sodium in all that shit, but tastye as fuck

cutty (mcutt), Monday, 20 March 2006 17:21 (thirteen years ago) link

oh for sure, but when you're a HUNGRY MAN who wants to be full AND drunk for under $8, there's no beating it.

gbx (skowly), Monday, 20 March 2006 17:27 (thirteen years ago) link

West Coast Trader Joe's has become the bastion of really obnoxious daytime child guardians coming in with childs/pets in purses, pretending no one else is in the aisle and storming their way to get shit, knocking everyone else shit over, making excuses for it while the employees have to clean up the Trader's Joe's 32 ounce clam juice or whatever

uh the east coast ones are exactly like this too. They're just not as bad with it as, say, Whole Foods.

Allyzay Rofflesberger (allyzay), Monday, 20 March 2006 17:34 (thirteen years ago) link

I'll confess that, if I got rich, I would be spending money at WF and its pals like lohan in a bulimia store. Who cares if there's cougars and trixies all over the place. CHEESE AND WINE, DUDES. FUCKING TUNA STEAK FOR MILES. VEGGIES!

gbx (skowly), Monday, 20 March 2006 17:40 (thirteen years ago) link

i like your style, gbx.

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Monday, 20 March 2006 17:43 (thirteen years ago) link

Rainbow:Aquarius::WholeFoods:Amoeba

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Monday, 20 March 2006 17:49 (thirteen years ago) link

So can we agree that if you love delicious, delicious food you will want to camp in the aisles? Because I'm wishing for a much more substantial lunch than I'm actually having and all y'all are MAKING ME HUNGRY.

Laurel (Laurel), Monday, 20 March 2006 17:54 (thirteen years ago) link

i am hungry.
ian: \m/

gbx (skowly), Monday, 20 March 2006 18:02 (thirteen years ago) link

joe's before hos

stockholm cindy is a guy with a belly button piercing (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 20 March 2006 18:04 (thirteen years ago) link

twelve years pass...

are all the LA no1se b0ardars safe?

del griffith, Sunday, 22 July 2018 03:19 (one year ago) link

I think there’s only one ilx homie in silverlake

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 22 July 2018 03:54 (one year ago) link

Although I don’t live over there these days I was in that store 2 weeks ago on a Saturday afternoon!

buzza, Sunday, 22 July 2018 07:39 (one year ago) link


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