31 Best Trader Joe’s Fall Snacks to Stuff in Your Basket ASAP

Deep breath: We’re entering fall, y’all! The chaotic, exciting, autumnal frenzy where we throw gourds onto everything, wrap ourselves in sweaters, and dash between football fields and apple orchards and maybe a haunted house or two. To keep up your spi…

Deep breath: We’re entering fall, y’all! The chaotic, exciting, autumnal frenzy where we throw gourds onto everything, wrap ourselves in sweaters, and dash between football fields and apple orchards and maybe a haunted house or two. To keep up your spirits (and your energy), you’ll need snacks. Lots of them.

And no one knows how to celebrate the harvest like fan-favorite Trader Joe’s. Their latest Fearless Flyer boasts a cornucopia of pumpkin-everything, apples galore, and warm caramel creations—all in bite-size, speedy-sustenance form. We’ve gathered our favorite season’s eatings below:

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The Enduring Magnificence of the Publix Sub

We all have a food that speaks to our comfort and makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. For me, this is most commonly wrapped in nostalgia. I constantly crave the tastes and smells (well, some of them) of my childhood, those that brought me simple j…

We all have a food that speaks to our comfort and makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. For me, this is most commonly wrapped in nostalgia. I constantly crave the tastes and smells (well, some of them) of my childhood, those that brought me simple joy during times of celebration, jubilation, or even heartbreak. And as a Floridian, that joy comes in the form of a sandwich from a popular grocery chain. That's right, I'm talking about the wonders of the Publix submarine sandwich—affectionately known as a "Pub Sub."

I know what you’re probably thinking: Get a life, dude. It’s a sandwich. But one look at the internet will prove that I’m absolutely not alone in sharing this sentiment. There are love letters, Twitter fan accounts, and even Reddit forums dedicated to the meat, cheese, bread, and condiment combo. There was even outrage when free samples of these ingredients were seemingly discontinued at certain store locations, only to be reinstated immediately and woven back into Publix’s culture of generosity and appeasing demanding customers. But beyond that, what exactly makes a Pub Sub far superior than the norm? I had to find out, for you and for science.

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12 Household Essentials We Always Buy In Bulk Online

Going to the grocery store every time I run out of toilet paper or laundry detergent is such a drag. Don’t get me wrong, it usually means I can pick up some more ice cream but having to carry a large and unwieldy package of TP or drive 20 minutes just …

Going to the grocery store every time I run out of toilet paper or laundry detergent is such a drag. Don’t get me wrong, it usually means I can pick up some more ice cream but having to carry a large and unwieldy package of TP or drive 20 minutes just to get two things is not my idea of a fun time.

That’s why I buy most of my household essentials in bulk on Amazon, either through Prime, Fresh, or its Subscribe & Save options. All three give you the ease and convenience of shopping in your PJs, but there are slightly different advantages with each one.

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Our 15 Favorite Picnic-Ready Foods from Trader Joe’s

Summer is officially here, which can only mean one thing: a spike in allergy medication sales. It also means the triumphant return of picnic season and we’ll be damned if watery eyes, itchy ears, and a stuffy nose will prevent us from partaking in one …

Summer is officially here, which can only mean one thing: a spike in allergy medication sales. It also means the triumphant return of picnic season and we’ll be damned if watery eyes, itchy ears, and a stuffy nose will prevent us from partaking in one of our favorite warm-weather activities.

As home cooks who encourage people to partake in easy, simple recipes, it feels almost blasphemous to recommend grocery store products in place of homemade options. But sometimes life is busy and there is no shame in this game when it comes to making Trader Joe’s runs to stock up on all of the outdoor-eating essentials. Plus, with the temperatures being so unpredictable, invitations to backyard soirees and barbecues can be super last-minute and you never want to be unprepared.

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The 11 Best Trader Joe’s Cheeses for Creamy, Melty Bliss

Shopping at Trader Joe’s can be quite the overwhelming grocery store experience. The beloved chain boasts thousands of affordable products, many of which come earmarked with a “best ever” accolade from the dozens of rankings, lists, and articles you ca…

Shopping at Trader Joe’s can be quite the overwhelming grocery store experience. The beloved chain boasts thousands of affordable products, many of which come earmarked with a “best ever” accolade from the dozens of rankings, lists, and articles you can find on the good ol’ internet. But there is, perhaps, no more intimidating section of the store than the Trader Joe’s cheese "wall"—a library (nay, a veritable archive!) of dairy concoctions in different shapes and colors, both familiar and obscure.

To help you navigate this plethora of milky goodness, we’ve rounded up 11 must-have cheeses for anyone who needs assistance in narrowing down the best of the best. But before we delve into our top picks, it’s important to keep a few key things in mind:

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Costco’s Recalling Canned Black Beans—Here’s Why

If you’ve recently bought a can of beans from Costco, you may want to keep reading. Faribault Foods, Inc., who sell many of their foods at the chain, have issued a voluntary recall on some of their canned goods due to a potential compromise of their he…

If you’ve recently bought a can of beans from Costco, you may want to keep reading. Faribault Foods, Inc., who sell many of their foods at the chain, have issued a voluntary recall on some of their canned goods due to a potential compromise of their hermetic seals.

A compromised hermetic seal may cause a can to bloat, leak or even support the growth of certain bacterias like Clostridium botulinum, which can lead to botulism. According to the FDA, botulism “poisoning in humans can begin from six hours to two weeks after eating food that contains the toxin. Symptoms may include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness.”

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One Mystery Box of Groceries = 5 Great Weeknight Recipes

Our friends at Imperfect Foods are reimagining grocery delivery. With just a few clicks, you can have all your must-have ingredients for the week (and beyond) shipped straight to your doorstep. To see just how far one Imperfect Foods order can take you…

Our friends at Imperfect Foods are reimagining grocery delivery. With just a few clicks, you can have all your must-have ingredients for the week (and beyond) shipped straight to your doorstep. To see just how far one Imperfect Foods order can take you, we sent Senior Editor Jess Kapadia a mystery box of groceries filled with pantry staples, produce, and more. Here are all the delicious dishes she cooked up…


I've been an Imperfect Foods customer for about a year, and have discovered that getting huge boxes of responsibly sourced animal protein, fresh produce, and other items I buy all the time delivered pairs very well with being a food editor—especially here at Food52. Whether I’m testing out a new recipe or cooking one of my weeknight favorites, I can customize my order to fit exactly what I need, while also taking advantage of their ever-changing lineup of seasonal offerings.

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Why I Stopped Going to the Grocery Store

Our friends at Imperfect Foods are reimagining grocery delivery. With just a few clicks, you can have all your must-have ingredients for the week (and beyond) delivered straight to your doorstep. Here, Studio52 Director Shannon Muldoon—who recently mad…

Our friends at Imperfect Foods are reimagining grocery delivery. With just a few clicks, you can have all your must-have ingredients for the week (and beyond) delivered straight to your doorstep. Here, Studio52 Director Shannon Muldoon—who recently made the switch to Imperfect Foods—shares how eliminating trips to the grocery store transformed her cooking routine.


Wandering the aisles of the grocery store after work used to be a hobby of mine. I knew where all of my go-to staples were and often found myself picking up new and random items along the way to challenge myself in the kitchen. While some of my friends and family had started using grocery delivery services, I preferred the old-school method of shopping in person. I also have a few dietary restrictions and a food allergy, so a grocery delivery service seemed totally out of the question for my lifestyle. I saw no reason to change my routine.

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Trader Joe’s 11 Best Dips for Better Snacking

My obsession with dips knows no bounds, which is why Trader Joe’s refrigerated varieties are unsurprisingly a staple in my weekly dipping rotation. From hummuses and spreads to cheeses and vegan offerings, I’ve pretty much sampled them all. Here are th…

My obsession with dips knows no bounds, which is why Trader Joe’s refrigerated varieties are unsurprisingly a staple in my weekly dipping rotation. From hummuses and spreads to cheeses and vegan offerings, I’ve pretty much sampled them all. Here are the 11 best Trader Joe's dips that always deliver in taste, texture, and versatility—must-haves when putting together your next grocery list.

A quick note: I've selected dips that are Trader Joe’s regulars. Seasonal items like the truffle dip and blue cheese roasted pecan dip are fabulous, though somewhat difficult to find on a consistent basis. (But if you do find them, by all means toss them in your cart!)

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How to Store Bulk Bin Essentials So You’re Ready for Any Recipe

Welcome to Storage Wars, a new series about the best ways to store, well, everything. From how to keep produce orderly in the fridge (or not), to ways to get your oddball nooks and crannies shipshape; and, yes, how to organize all those unwieldy contai…

Welcome to Storage Wars, a new series about the best ways to store, well, everything. From how to keep produce orderly in the fridge (or not), to ways to get your oddball nooks and crannies shipshape; and, yes, how to organize all those unwieldy containers once and for all—we've got you covered.


If we’ve gone grocery shopping together (or really, just spent any time together at all), chances are high you’ve heard me talk about how much I love the bulk bin. Nuts, grains, dry legumes, flours, pasta, dried fruit, snack mixes, granola: all so much more affordable than their packaged counterparts, and right there for the scooping up—please, stop me now. While early pandemic safety precautions paused some stores’ bulk bin operations, most have returned to their former glory—though I’ve had to bid farewell to the feeling of sheer joy that was snacking on a few chocolate-covered almonds or pieces of dried mango from my bulk haul while continuing to shop.

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