My Top 20 Trader Joe’s Fall Favorites

My Top 20 Trader Joe's Fall Favorites

Any Trader Joe’s fans out there? I am what some might call a diehard fan. I love everything about Trader Joe’s. From the amazing flowers, to the unique finds and wonderful wine selection, it all speaks to me!

Trader Joe’s definitely takes it up a notch in fall.

If you are a lover of pumpkin spice or apple, then you MUST head there today! Due to the fact that many items mentioned here are seasonal, there is a limit to what each store carries. So be sure if you see something you like you don’t hesitate to make a trip.

And with that, here are my top 20 picks for Trader Joe’s Fall Favorites!

Trader Joe's Fall Favorites

#1 – Pumpkins

So this one is a pretty basic pick, but the options are anything but! From beautiful white pumpkins to fantasy pumpkin and various squashes, you can create stunning front porch displays and festive décor!


#2 – Bagged Harvest Salad

In general, I am a pretty big fan of all the bagged salads here. But in the fall they usually have many good offerings like this Harvest Salad. This salad reminds me so much of Panera Bread’s Fuji Apple Salad and has spring mix, cheddar cheese, apple cinnamon chips, pecans, and an apple vinaigrette.


#3 – Pumpkin Ravioli

For all the pumpkin lovers, this one is a must! With so much flavor, you really don’t even need a sauce! Perfect for a small pre-course appetizer or side. Or add your choice of protein for a full meal.


#4 – Apricot, Cherry, Cranberry Goat Cheese

This goat cheese is bursting with flavor and would be a great complement to a charcuterie board, Thanksgiving appetizer, or crumbled up in your favorite fall salad.

Trader Joe's Fall Favorites


#5 – Pumpkin Biscotti

There is nothing better than a perfectly spiced biscotti with your morning coffee! What better way to start your day than with one of these Trader Joe’s Fall favorites.


#6 – Fall Leaves Chips

The taste may not be any different than your standard tortilla chips, but the cute fall leaf shape of these chips will jazz up any holiday gathering!


#7 – Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage

With a tangy and flavorful taste, this sausage would be great for adding that fall type something extra to pastas, rice dishes, or salads.


#8 – Spicy Pumpkin Samosas

Probably one of my favorite fall items I have tried this year, these pumpkin samosas have all the pumpkin flavor but with a definite spicy kick to them. Pair them with a tangy and sweet dipping sauce, such as mango chutney, for a perfect complement in flavors.

Trader Joe's Fall Favorites

#9 – Soft Pretzels

If you are planning any Oktoberfest events this year, these pretzels are a must! Whip up your favorite cheese sauce or fondue and you just might feel like you are at the main event!


#10 – Focaccia Primavera

Perfect as vegetarian appetizer, this stuffed focaccia is a delightful blend of spinach, cauliflower, egg whites, and cheeses. Paired with a salad, this would be a complete meal on a crisp fall evening.


#11 – Mashed Sweet Potatoes

So to be truthful, there is nothing super fancy about these sweet potatoes. But for any of you that go through all the trouble of making mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving, you will understand the value of the fact that these are practically done for you!

#12 – Harvest Grains Blend

This combination of couscous, orzo, baby garbanzo beans, and red quinoa is the perfect grain dish for fall. Cook and toss in some walnuts, feta cheese, and cubed squash for a delectable dish.

Trader Joe's Fall Favorites

#13 – Fall Zucchette Pasta

Well it just doesn’t get any cuter than this one. This pumpkin-shaped pasta would be super cute for a pasta salad for a seasonal gathering or would make a festive Mac ‘n Cheese for Halloween dinner!


#14 – Steel Cut Oatmeal

For some reason, I tend to consume a lot of oatmeal in the fall months. It just seems right! This steel cut variety is simple to warm up and eat. Add some fruit and granola and you have a yummy breakfast to start off your day.


#15 – Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Bagels

For all the gluten-free mamas out there, just know that you don’t have to skip out on your pumpkin bagel dreams. Trader Joe’s has you covered!


#16 – Pumpkin Brioche

All my French toast lovers, I have found your bread. I can not wait to make a delicious batch of pumpkin French toast, complete with pecans and a maple syrup drizzle! You can also dice this bread up to make a tasty overnight French toast casserole. Search Pinterest and thank me later!

Trader Joe's Fall Favorites

#17 – Apple Cider Donuts

Back when I lived in Kansas, the cider mill was THE bucket list thing to do for fall. They had the most delicious cider donuts ever. But I would say these Trader Joe’s ones come in a close second!


#18 – Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps

With a lot of crunch and a little bit of sweet, these crackers are the perfect complement to any appetizer or charcuterie board for fall.


#19 – Sweet Potato Chips

With sweet potato chips you can put a fall twist on things like nachos and taco salad, enough said!


#20 – Champagne Pear Vinaigrette

This tangy and sweet vinaigrette can turn any ordinary salad into a flavorful fall dish! Add things like sliced pears, spiced pecans, and feta cheese for pure fall magic.


And with that I am hungry, and headed to pick up some of my Trader Joe’s Fall favorites!

My Top 20 Trader Joe's Fall Favorites PIN

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Mikaeya is a Kansas City native that recently found her way to Southern California while helping her husband to chase his dreams. She is a woman that wears many hats and is not only a wife and mother to twin five year old girls, but also a pediatric dentist and healthy living blogger. She resides in Mission Viejo where her and her husband and mother in law run a family dental practice - Sunshine Smiles Of Orange County. Outside of the dental office, you can find her and her family soaking in the sun and outdoor activities that their new California home offers them. Mikaeya lives by her motto: SMILE, Life Is Good! You can follow along with Mikaeya on Instagram (@coloryourhealth) or on her website (


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