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Old 11-25-2015, 02:31 AM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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Natural Grocers
Sprouts (kinda)

If you're ever in Seattle, check out PCC Market.
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:54 AM
 
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The TJ where you shop must be a lot bigger than the one near me. There's not much fresh meat, the produce section is small and there are no prepared foods. There's never more than two kinds of frozen vegetables, no baking powder or dried beans or pulses. There's no yeast, let alone nutritional yeast. It's not a one stop for me.
That's very odd and would wonder if it's really the same Trader Joe's. The company is very precise with it's stores where most have close to the same footprint in terms of layout (with beer-wine-alcohol adding square footage) and a similar number of SKUs from store to store in terms of consistency. I've never seen any of their stores with less than a couple of dozen varieties of frozen vegetables or meat/produce sections less than 20' to 30' long. I used to regularly shop at one of the smallest stores in the company (in Center City Philadelphia) and it still managed to have a somewhat extensive selection of most everything.
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Old 11-25-2015, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Sprouts and Trader Joe's are the big ones here in Arizona. TJ's is personally too small for me to shop there (I like to buy everything at once) and Sprouts is great but in Tucson it's a little bit far of a drive from where I live. In Glendale I live in walking distance to one, and I really enjoy the prepared meals they have.
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Old 11-26-2015, 07:59 AM
 
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The TJ where you shop must be a lot bigger than the one near me. There's not much fresh meat, the produce section is small and there are no prepared foods. There's never more than two kinds of frozen vegetables, no baking powder or dried beans or pulses. There's no yeast, let alone nutritional yeast. It's not a one stop for me.
I'm with you Gerania. I've been in TJ's stores in all the places I've lived that had one (Greenville, SC and Tucson, AZ), and they were always lacking many of the essentials, as you stated.
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:16 PM
 
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I'm with you Gerania. I've been in TJ's stores in all the places I've lived that had one (Greenville, SC and Tucson, AZ), and they were always lacking many of the essentials, as you stated.
It depends upon one's definition of the term "essentials". Many seem to find everything just fine...
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