Some of my favorite items at my local Trader Joe’s with a French twist! ( updated periodically) Trader Joe’s has been around forever ( do you remember when it was called Pronto in the 70s? ) it was called Pronto Markets by its creator Joe Coulom in 1958 ( pronto meaning quick convenient store). Well, Trader Joe’s has only gotten better with age just like good wine.
It’s almost like having a fancy épicerie and it is a local favorite in almost every neighborhood in Los Angeles among the French community, Trader Joes‘s or TJ’s carries their own labels and a myriad of original, organic, vegetarian and French twist products!
From wine, all kinds of cheese, cornichons, pastries, frozen authentic pies, our favorite pains au chocolat, Madeleines, French Roast Coffee, jams, better than Dijon French mustard that really tickles your nose and real haricots verts! I can find almost all my French favorites!
This is the storefront for one of our neighborhood TJ’s in Tarzana, California! The TJ team is also very friendly… Aloha! Our neighborhood store was decorated in the Hawaiian style( before all the TJ stores became more branded.)
The seasonal flower selection is always fresh and reminds me of Parisian sidewalk Marchands de fleurs where you can pick up a bouquet for under $5.00 ( no excuses for the gentlemen, anymore) or beautiful orchids!
TJ’s is also environmentally friendly and provides reusable bags! Kids love going to TJ’s after school to sample various featured products and I can shop sipping delicious coffee!
Look through the slide show for a musing of favorite items with a French twist! Do you have a TJ in your area? What items are you crazy about?
- Les Petits Pains au Chocolat! (frenchalacarteblog.wordpress.com)