Trader Joe's

Row 1

610 S Arroyo Pkwy (at Pico St)
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 568-9254
Grocery Store, Wine Shop, Supermarket
Mon–Sun: 8:00 AM–9:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Trader Joe's (a 2011 Most Innovative Company) opened at this site in 1967, decades before it was trendy to shop organic. The chain was originally named "Pronto Market."
  • Try coming early in the morning. We don't usually get crowded till 2pm!
  • Don't even try parking in the lot... try to find a space on the street. And don't be a jerk: return your cart to the proper place at the store!
  • The 1st ever Trader Joe's!
  • Instead of bemoaning the tight parking lot, park on the street. It's a mere 30 feet extra to walk.
  • Pasadena charges a 10-cent bag fee. Remember to bring your bags from home.
  • Barbara's Shredded Oats and the fresh, unsweetened soy milk in the refrigerator case: breakfast of champions.
  • the Ezekiel bread is 30 cents cheaper here than at Whole Foods
  • Gotta visit the original!
  • Be careful in the parking lot!
  • Tiny parking lot!
  • Watch out for the parking lot, try to sneak a spot in the alley. But being the original Trader Joes, I still love it.
  • The organics r at reasonable prices!!!! :-)
  • They serve the best samples among all Trader Joes'.
  • Ugh the parking
  • The parking lot at this Trader Joe's is brutal if it is busy (it's a tiny lot). Grab a street parking if you see one. Easy alternative for those that live Downtown rather than going to Silver Lake.
  • The #goat #cheese is everything. Also, reasonable prices all around.
  • "Meet Market"
  • This is the first Trader Joe's-
  • The animal is a brown cat

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