I'm so depressed--- are we ever getting one in Colorado?
That's one of the things I miss most about living in the San Jose area, TJ's everywhere! Right now I make a monthly trip about 120 miles roundtrip to Whole Foods. Maybe I'll have to move back home to MI- The Royal Oak Trader Joes looks about 4 miles from my mom and sister .
Miranda, their strength isn't really fresh produce. Think health food store cereal, gourmet chips under the trader joe's name, non sorbate dried fruit, lots of good priced frozen convenience foods like low fat raviolis and low fat burritos, gourmet chocolates, cheap dried pastas and sauces, various packaged ethnic foods all at good prices. Oh, and great prices for wines and beer- Sometimes they get a particular item in stock for a great price and that's it once it's sold out. Oh yeah, frozen fish and veggies for great prices.
I am stocking up my suitcase when we go home for Christmas.
Here's an article on the MI locations that I sent to my best friend the other day from the 10/22 Detroit Free Press (didn't save the link):
Trader Joe's is on the way to metro Detroit
Foodie alert: The California-based Trader Joe's chain of specialty food stores will arrive in metro Detroit this fall. Look for stores to open next month at 27800 Woodward, at Catalpa Street, in Royal Oak and at 31221 W. Fourteen Mile in Farmington Hills. The chain offers everything from high-end imported goods and heat-and-eat meals to fresh breads, organics and beverages.
Mamapie, yes, the Barefoot wines are a great deal- used to get them a lot when I first started going to TJ's about 5-6 years ago, especially the red.