Trader Joe’s Parking Lot

May 23, 2012

in los angeles area interests, trader joe's

Even though we won’t be eating at home much over the next few days, I HAD to visit the brand new Trader Joe’s.

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Located across the street from The Grove/Farmer’s Market, with an Umami Burger and Mendocino Farms opening next door, I’ve a feeling I’ll be living at the corner of Fairfax and 3rd. The only problem is the parking lot, which is almost worse than the infamous Venice Whole Foods one.

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But inside, it’s super spacious!!! Dare I say, TOO big? That’s weird for me to admit, having lived in NYC for 7 years. Wide aisles make me feel a bit spoiled…

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…I grabbed some of the last few packages of Ginger Chews, and stocked up…

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…an ironing break this morning…

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…couple more shirts left and we’re off to the beach for family time.

P.S. My Spinach, Brie, and Chestnut Crustless Quiche is featured on Healthy Living Blogs today!

{ 13 comments }

1 Miss K May 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I have heard so much about Traders Joe’s but never been to one (unfortunately not available where I live). Must check it out next time I’m visiting the US!

2 Jen Gregory May 23, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I love new supermarkets! And I cannot wait for Trader Joe’s to come to South Florida. There’s one in Naples, but that’s almost two hours away. Insert sad face.

3 Claire May 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I must have gone at a good time because it was pretty empty (both the store and lot) when I just went! Definitely nice and big too!

4 allie@sweetpotatobites May 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm

that trader joe’s looks amazing! i used to live walking distance from the grove so i’m bummed i missed out on it. and missing out on a new umami burger + mendocino farms!

5 em May 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

look at that bright and shiny TJ’s!! unfortunately i don’t have one here in Michigan. :( there is one in ann arbor but not grand rapids. i spy bananas for 19 cents…wow!

6 Lauren May 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm

What a gorgeous Trader Joe’s!!!

7 Deb May 23, 2012 at 8:10 pm

It’s so great to have a TJs right down the street from me! I used to go to great lengths to avoid the other local location on La Brea, which I really hate. I do have to say though, it does feel like the aisles are very wide. I’m lucky that I live close enough where I don’t need to park. That lot did look hectic!

8 Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana May 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm

That TJ’s is huge! Ever since you posted about Umami Burger, I’ve been wanting to try it…will have to go there the next time I’m in LA :)

9 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty May 23, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I REALLY wish that Trader Joes came to Canada – I’d be soooooo excited!!

10 Marcus May 23, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Mochi ice cream!

11 Sues May 24, 2012 at 4:28 am

That Trader Joe’s looks incredible!! And might I also add that I REFUSE to drive to the TJ’s in my neighborhood because the parking lot is the biggest cluster ever! Always an accident waiting to happen- they have to have a cop man the parking lot on evenings and weekends! Luckily, I live within walking distance!

12 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet May 24, 2012 at 8:11 am

oh, to live within walking distance of a TJ’s – i can dream!!!

13 Joanne May 24, 2012 at 4:28 am

Whoa! I wouldn’t even know what to do with all that TJ’s aisle space! Looks awesome!

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