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Business Mon Jan 10 2011

Trader Joe's Indian Food is My Best Friend

tkm.jpgI realized recently that I never make it to Devon for Indian food anymore because I have Trader Joe's, which makes the best frozen Indian fare I've tasted. Their naan, Tikka Masala, and Butter Chicken wipes away the lesser angels in TJ's repertoire (they don't do everything well).

While I sit here weighing the pros and cons of licking the microwave container of remaining specks of sauce, what other TJ's products rock/rot your world?

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Amber / January 10, 2011 9:04 AM

For my money, Trader Joe's Original Hummus is probably the best packaged hummus I've ever eaten. I buy extra and freeze for emergencies.

Lauren / January 10, 2011 12:24 PM

I am addicted to Trader Joe's Powerberries and have been known to eat an entire bag in one day.

Texas T / January 10, 2011 12:52 PM

My husband bought their Plantain chips the other day. So addictive!! Too bad it doesn't come in a bigger size bag.

I am also a fan of their shumai, veggie fried rice and the whole Tex-Mex section.

Brian / January 11, 2011 11:04 AM

Consider this my picket sign, which I am holding in front of every Trader Joe's in the world: "Bring back Chicken-Esque Masala!" Best TJ Indian dish. Ever.

KMG / January 11, 2011 1:10 PM

Their Orange Chicken and fried rice! Better than any restaurant I've found!

jkc / January 11, 2011 2:27 PM

Love the clams in garlic butter sauce and pesto scallops!

KMT / January 14, 2011 7:00 AM

I miss the mushroom tortellini! I used to make mac and cheese with it.... so good, so easy!

Sometimes I really go out there and buy their wild mushroom and black truffle flatbread. A bit of a pricey indulgence.

[Were my mom to comment, she'd say their frozen cannoli are amazing. I have not looked for said cannoli yet.]

theone / August 22, 2011 2:04 PM

are there any other stores like Trader Joes that sell Indian food?

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shelly / September 17, 2014 12:24 PM

I had the Channa Masala and it was very good. I coulnd't find butter chicken but the tikka masala was good too

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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