Bad and Bougie
While Trader Joe's caters to yuppies in expensive neighborhoods, it is among the cheapest grocery stores in the country. In 2022, for example, the Los Angeles Times found that when it came to staples like bananas, eggs, oatmeal, and milk, Trader Joe’s was the cheapest grocery store in the otherwise pricey LA area. But not everything is a great deal at Trader Joe’s, as Redditors recently pointed out in a popular thread. If you’re on a tight budget — and don’t mind shopping at multiple stores — avoid the seven “worst deals” at Trader Joe’s.