Here’s my weekly/bi-weekly Trader Joe’s grocery list. It includes the staples that I keep on hand week after week. Items include produce, frozen foods, and shelf stable staples.
You can find a printable at the bottom of this post to save on your phone or print out before you head to TJ’s.
Here’s my master grocery list for Trader Joe’s runs. It consists of the staples I buy week after week.
This isn’t EVERYTHING I get at Trader Joe’s. After all, sometimes the horseradish potato chips show up on the grocery store shelves, or the persimmons and chestnuts are in season.
(To see more of my favorites, check out my full list of favorite Trader Joe’s vegan products.)
However, this generally gets us through a couple weeks for two people, especially if I get more than one of some items.
And while I’m there, I can grab whatever impulse buys are calling me that day. (Hello, cashew cheese shreds!)
After grabbing a cart, my first stop is the produce section.
And don’t forget the potatoes!
My must have produce items include:
- Baby spinach
- Romaine lettuce
- Bell peppers
- Brussels sprouts
- Avocados (I like the mini size the best!)
Then I make a quick stop in the bread area for my favorite sandwich bread. And a baguette for garlic bread or baguette pizzas.
My husband loves the almond or cashew milk yogurts for quick breakfasts or snacks.
In the refrigerated area, I get:
- Extra firm tofu
- Baked tofu
- Non-dairy butter
- Almond milk yogurt
From the freezer area, I grab:
- Tater tots and/or fries
- Chickenless crispy tenders
- Vegetable spring rolls
- Thai vegetable gyoza
- Monteli organic pizza crusts
- Vegetable samosas
- Organic brown rice
- Hashbrown patties
Trader Joe’s has really good prices on raw cashews. I reach for them a lot when making creamy soups and sauces.
Getting the goods for pasta with marinara makes quick work of dinner.
For ways to use jackfruit, check out these vegan jackfruit recipes.
And when snacking calls, I often reach for tortilla chips and bean dip or salsa.
Here are my must haves in the shelf stable aisle:
- Raw cashews
- Organic tomato basil marinara
- Grilled artichoke halves
- Sandwich pickles
- Beans – black, pinto & chickpeas
- Popcorn kernels
- Tortilla chips
- Chipotle black bean dip
- Garlic chipotle salsa
- Taco shells
Printable Trader Joe’s grocery list
Click here to print or download it to your phone or computer.
Make the most of your TJ’s haul
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