What was life before Trader Joe’s? I honestly can’t remember. Most of my groceries are from TJ’s because their products are inexpensive af, healthy (for the most part), and things that you can’t get anywhere else (There can only be one EBTB seasoning). I’m lucky that I live so close to a Trader Joe’s (actually there are two by me!) that I end up going here every other day.

So here’s what I stock up on 


  • Wild Blueberries

  • Acai

  • Cherries

  • Strawberries

  • Pineapple

  • Mango

  • Cauliflower Gnocchi

  • Cauliflower Stir Fry

  • Cauliflower Pizza Crust

  • Tri-colored cauliflower

  • Broccoli 

  • Ginger Cubes (these are great to keep on hand for stir frys or any other cooking)

  • Strawberry Mochi (super dangerous and never lasts long in the house)

  • Dr. Pragger California Burgers

  • Jackfruit Cakes

  • Cauliflower Rice bowls (good for lunch when I don’t have time to meal prep)


  • Arugula 

  • Baby Spinach

  • Baby Kale

  • Dates

  • Bananas

  • Baby Bella Mushrooms

  • Lemons

  • Peppers (red, green, yellow)

  • Tiny Taters

  • Bag of Sweet Potatoes

  • Bag of Russet Potatoes

  • Seasonal Citrus (mandarins, blood oranges, etc)


  • Everything But The Bagel Seasoning

  • Oats

  • Maple syrup

  • Salt/Pepper

  • Farro 

  • Rice

  • Minced garlic in a jar

  • Spicy Mustard

  • Beans

  • Quinoa

  • Coconut milk (always full fat)

  • Assorted dry fruit (mango and persimmon)

  • Raw Almonds

  • Raw Cashews

  • Pumpkin Puree

  • Gluten Free Flour

  • Trail Nuggets PRO (peanut butter)

  • Organic unsalted peanut butter

  • Gluten Free Crisp Bread

  • Coconut Aminos (like soy sauce but better)


  • Miyokos Un-Lox Cream Cheese

  • Miyokos Butter

  • Tri-Layer Hummus

  • Tempeh

  • Organic Firm Tofu


  • Cold Brew Coffee

  • Sparking Yuzu Coconut Water

  • Spindrift

  • Assorted sparkling water

  • Kombucha/Kefir

  • Turmeric Tea

  • Mint tea

  • Kombucha

There you have it! I also tend to leave with a plant (or two). I just got Christian a Snake Tongue plant in a cute ceramic plant for only like $8.

Also I just saw that Trader Joe’s is going to be ending packing all of their produce in plastic. They already stopped carrying plastic bags which is awesome. I’ll be honest I forget my reusable bags a fair amount of the time so I have a nice collection of reusable bags at my house. Whatever, they’re cute and only $1.

Happy Shopping bbs! Let me know in the comments what some of your favorite Trader Joe’s finds are.  

My vegan essentials from trader joe's as a plant based runner