Your Guide to Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Prices 2018
First off, shout out to Trader Joe’s for giving their employees the day off! Trader Joe’s Stores will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 22, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
What does that mean for the rest of us? We need to plan ahead and pick up our bird and all of the fixings before the day of the holiday!
If you plan to do your Thanksgiving meal shopping at Trader Joe’s, I’ve tracked down all the Thanksgiving prices you’ll pay.
I tried to include everything – from your basic ingredients to helpful mixes and already prepared shortcuts. While I like to cook from scratch, there is no shame in making holiday cooking as easy on yourself as possible!
Ready to make grocery shopping a breeze? Print out a Thanksgiving Meal Shopping List and fill out items you want to purchase as you read this guide.
Please note: These are the prices I found in my Colorado Springs store. These prices may be regional.
Before you go, make sure you know these 9 Secrets to Shopping Trader Joe’s.
So here we go!
Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Prices:
Whether you need a fresh bird or a fully cooked breast, Trader Joe’s has you covered.
All Natural Brined Turkeys $1.99/lb
All Natural Glatt Kosher Turkeys $2.49/lb
Organic Young Turkey $3.99/lb
Fully Cooked Brined Bone-In Half Turkey Breast $6.99/lb (about 2.5 pounds on average)
Spiral Sliced Uncured Ham $4.99/lb
Helpful Hint: You’ll need 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 pounds of turkey per person.
I tracked down prices on the most commonly used produce items for Thanksgiving day.
Cut Butternut Squash $3.99 (or $4.99 depending on region)
Celery Hearts $1.79
Brussels Sprouts Stalks $3.99 each
Butternut Squash $1.79 each
Pie Pumpkin $1.99 each
Acorn Squash $1.29 each
Organic Cranberries $2.69 bag
Cranberries $1.99 bag
Pomegranates $1.49 each
Muraski Sweet Potatoes $3.99/ 3 lb bag
Sweet Potatoes $1.79 bag
Organic Sweet Potatoes $3.99/ 3 lb bag
Russet Potatoes $1.69/ 3 lb bag
Organic Russet Potatoes $4.49/ 5 lb bag
Organic Yellow Onions $2.79/ 2 lb bag
Need some shortcuts for your Thanksgiving meal? I’m loving the following:
Butternut Squash Zig Zags $2.99 each
Sweet Potato Ribbons $2.99 each
Shaved Brussels Sprouts $2.99 bag
Mirepoix $2.99 each (your chopped onion, celery and carrots – such a timesaver!)
Organic Peeled and Cooked Chestnuts $3.99 each
This is where the true timesavers come in! Hide the bag – no one needs to know it’s not homemade! 😉
Mashed Cauliflower $2.99 (read about it here)
Organic Sweet Peas $1.99
Petite Peas $1.29
Mashed Sweet Potatoes $2.49
Mashed Potatoes $2.49
Pumpkin Cheesecake $6.99
Trader Joe’s Apple Cranberry Tarts $3.99/2
Nantucket Cranberry Pie $5.99
Pie Crusts $3.99
Whatever you do this Thanksgiving, don’t skimp on real butter!
Organic Unsalted Butter $4.49 lb
Organic Salted Butter $4.49 lb
Unsalted or Salted Butter $2.99 lb
Creme Fraiche $3.79
Black Truffle Butter $2.99
Organic Whipping Cream $3.19
Milk $5.46 gallon
Milk $3.49 half gallon
Whether from a box or from scratch, you may want to pick these items up!
Pumpkin Pie Spice $1.99
Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato & Marshmallow Pixie Pie Mix $2.99
Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix $3.99
All-Purpose Flour $2.99/5 lb bag
Powdered Sugar $2.99
Organic Sugar $3.49
Light Brown Sugar $3.49
Canned Pumpkin $1.99/15 oz
Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving prices on stock are good!
Fried Onions $2.99
Chicken Flavored Broth $3.99
Organic Vegetable Stock $2.29
Organic Chicken Stock $2.29
Turkey Gravy $1.49/17 ounces
Kettle Cooked Turkey Gravy $3.99/16 ounces
Cornbread Stuffing Mix $3.99
Gluten Free Stuffing Mix $5.99
Cranberry Sauce $1.99
Cranberry Relish $3.49
Cranberry Orange Relish $3.49
Pumpkin Butternut Squash Bisque $3.99
Cranberry Goat Cheese Log $3.99
Fig Goat Cheese Log $4.99
Trader Joe’s Sweet Pull-Apart Aloha Rolls $2.99/12
Pumpkin Pie $5.99/pie
NON-ALCOHOLIC SPECIALTY BEVERAGES
While known for it’s 3 buck chuck, there are lots of other celebratory drinks at Trader Joe’s you may want to have on hand.
Honeycrisp Apple Cider $2.99
Egg Nog $2.99
Almond Nog $2.99
Raspberry Cranberry Spritzer $3.49
Sparkling Pomegranate Juice $2.99
Sparkling Chardonnay Juice $2.99
Sparkling Apple Cider $2.99
Want to price compare? Check-out my Guides to Costco Thanksgiving Prices and Whole Foods Thanksgiving Prices.