If you like something just that little bit unusual, and don’t have a huge budget (or even if you do!), then Trader Joe’s is for you. Not only do they offer the staples, but there is a variety that is hard to find elsewhere. No wonder the stores are always crowded! Personally, I love their food and attitude.
You may not know this, but much food here in the US is genetically modified, but here Trader Joe’s states their products are GMO free.
They started out as a small chain of convenience stores in 1958, called Pronto Markets. In 1967, their founder, Trader Joe, changed their name to Trader Joe’s, and their business model. They increased the store size, decked the walls with cedar planks, and donned their crew in Hawaiian shirts.
They also started putting those hard-to-find, great-tasting foods in the Trader Joe’s name, that cut costs, saving you money.
800 S. Shamrock Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016-6346
Daily: 8:00am – 9:00pm. Stores may differ. Please check.