What I Always Buy at Trader Joe’s

June 13, 2017

What I Always Buy at Trader Joe's | Alyssa Pacaut

Don’t you long to go to the market à la française? Imagine going from stall to stall with a straw tote in hand buying fresh berries from François, a handful of herbs from Jacqueline, and then a final stop in the local cheese shop. A girl can dream right?

Until we move to France, I’ll always have Trader Joe’s and their top-notch, European-style products. The list below is quite long but it includes everything we typically buy and regularly replenish.

Produce
Veggies in Season
Fruits in Season
Romaine Lettuce
Grape Tomatoes
Gold Potatoes
Dutch Yellow Potatoes
Onions
Shallots

Dry and Canned Goods
Jasmine Rice
Wheat Cous Cous
Organic White Quinoa
Egg Pappardelle Pasta
Pasta (Usually Penne, Linguine or Orzo)
Three Cheese Pasta Sauce
Canned Organic Tomatoes (Diced and No Salt Added)
Canned Beans (Black, Cannellini, and Garbanzo)
Albacore Solid White Tuna in Olive Oil

Spices and Condiments
Sea Salt
Spices (As Needed)
Dijon Mustard
Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
Cornichons
Trader Giotto’s Imported Olive Oil
Vegetable Oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Red Wine Vinegar

Meat
Boneless Chicken Thighs
Ground Turkey
Citterio Cubetti Pancetta
Pork Loin Cutlets
Pork Tenderloin (Occasionally)
Sweet Italian Pork Sausage
Carne Asada Autentica (Occasionally)

Dairy
Brown Cage Free Eggs
Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter
Crème Fraîche (Occasionally)
Plain Whole Milk Yogurt
All the Cheese (See Our Faves Here)
Quattro Formaggio Shredded Cheese

Bread and Frozen
Pain Rustique Bread
Cracked Wheat Sourdough Bread
Margherita Frozen Pizza
4 Formaggi Frozen Pizza
Frozen Mixed Berry Tarte (Occasionally)

Snacks
Hawaiian Style Salted Potato Chips
Salame Secchi (Occasionally)
Prosciutto (Occasionally)
Dried Apricots
Nuts (Usually Pistachios or Almonds)

Drinks
All the Wine (Duh)
Sparkling Mineral Water
French Dark Roast Coffee

P.S. Best French products at Trader Joe’s and an ode to the cheese dome.