What Are Trader Joe’s Store Hours? (Holiday Schedule Included)

Trader Joe’s has become synonymous with great products at great prices. Folks from all walks of life have come to trust Trader Joe’s with their grocery shopping needs. That is why Trader Joe’s strives to give its valued customers accurate and up-to-date information about the company and its services.

To learn more about Trader Joe’s here is a helpful list of information on the most information requested by the public.


Trader Joe’s stores are generally open from 8 am to 9 pm Monday through Sunday. However, there are some exceptions. Please check the store locator to check the schedule of a specific Trader Joe’s location. 

What Are the Peak Hours at Trader Joe’s?

Peak hours at Trader Joe’s stores typically occur during weekdays from around 2 pm to 4 pm. Usually, customer traffic may pick up in the evening as customers get home from work. On weekends, customer traffic generally picks up after mid-morning.

The best days to visit Trader Joe’s are Tuesday and Wednesday, particularly in the early morning, around 8 am. Trader Joe’s locations typically restock early in the morning. So, it is best to get in early to find the best selection of products and fresh produce.

Are Trader Joe’s Stores Open on Holidays?

Yes, Trader Joe’s locations are open on most holidays. However, there are some exceptions:

Please note that Trader Joe’s stores close on the following holidays in 2022:

  • New Year’s Day (January 1st, 2023)
  • Thanksgiving (November 24th, 2022)
  • Christmas Day (December 25th, 2022)

Trader Joe’s locations will have a reduced schedule on the following holidays in 2022:

  • Easter (April 17th) – Closes at 5 pm.
  • Independence Day (July 4th) – Closes at 5 pm.
  • Christmas Eve (December 24th) – Closes at 5 pm.
  • New Year’s Eve (December 31st) – Closes at 5 pm.

Trader Joe’s location will have regular business hours on all other holidays. Please check the handy store locator to check business hours for any specific Trader Joe’s location.

Here is a handy reference table to check Trader Joe’s store holiday schedule:

Holiday Schedule
New Year’s Day Closed
Martin Luther King Day Regular Hours
President’s Day Regular Hours
Good Friday Regular Hours
Easter Closes at 5 pm
Memorial Day Regular Hours
Independence Day Closes at 5 pm
Labor Day Regular Hours
Columbus Day Regular Hours
Veteran’s Day Regular Hours
Day Before Thanksgiving Regular Hours
Thanksgiving Closed
Black Friday Regular Hours
Christmas Eve Closes at 5 pm
Christmas Day Closed
Day after Christmas Regular Hours
New Year’s Eve Closes at 5 pm

Is Trader Joe’s Open 24 Hours?

No, Trader Joe’s does not open 24 hours a day. Trader Joe’s locations are open from 8 am to 9 pm Monday through Sunday. Please check the convenient store locator for information on individual locations’ business hours.

What Are the Shift Hours at Trader Joe’s?

Shift hours at Trader Joe’s are typically 7.5 hours, with a 30-minute break for full-time workers. Full-time shifts start around 4 or 5 am and end around noon. Afternoon shifts begin around 3 or 4 pm and end at about 10 or 11 pm. The part-time and middle shifts usually begin around 11 am and run until about 5 pm. Specific shifts depend on store locations and needs. Part-time shifts are great for students, particularly in the mid-afternoon and evening slots. Shifts are not generally flexible at Trader Joe’s stores. However, shifts may vary according to store locations and needs.

What Are Trader Joe’s Customer Service Hours?

Trader Joe’s customer service hours are from 8 am to 5 pm Central Standard Time Monday through Friday. The toll-free number is 626-599-3700. The average wait time is approximately 6 minutes. The best time to call is at 10:15 am. Callers get an automated voice mail service. 

For general information on Trader Joe’s, including products, locations, and other useful resources, visit their website at https://www.traderjoes.com/home

Trader Joe’s customer service email runs off its website. The following email can be used to provide feedback about a store or for general inquiries. 

Also, the following email can be used to provide feedback on specific products found at Trader Joe’s locations.

For media inquiries, please use the following email

What Are Trader Joe’s Delivery Hours?

Trader Joe’s does not currently offer delivery services at any of its locations. Trader Joe’s offers great in-store service. Also, Trader Joe’s does not currently offer online purchases.


How many hours do you have to work at Trader Joe’s to get benefits?

Staff members must work at least 30 hours per week to qualify for benefits. Please note that eligibility for benefits begins after three months of employment with the company.

What Are Trader Joe’s liquor hours?

Trader Joe’s liquor hours are generally the same as regular store hours, 8 am to 9 pm from Monday through Friday. However, customers should check with their nearest Trader Joe’s store. Please note the following states allow liquor sales at grocery stores:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Illinois (9 am to 9 pm)
  • Kentucky (8 am to 9 pm Monday through Saturday and 1 pm to 9 pm on Sundays)
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts (9 am to 10 pm Monday through Saturday and 10 am to 10 pm on Sundays)
  • Minnesota (8 am to 9 pm Monday through Saturday)
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey (9 am to 10 pm Monday through Saturday and 12 pm to 10 pm on Sundays)
  • New Mexico
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

How many hours does a Trader Joe’s manager work?

Managers or mates have full-time jobs. They typically work 50 hours a week. However, they may work more depending on the store’s needs.

What is the best time and day to shop at Trader Joe’s?

The best days to shop at Trader Joe’s are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The best time of day is early in the morning, typically between 8 am and 10 am.

Does Trader Joe’s have senior hours?

Yes, Trader Joe’s stores reserve the first hour of business for seniors (60 and older). Please use the convenient store locator to check senior hours at any of Trader Joe’s individual locations around the country.

When does Trader Joe’s Restock?

Trader Joe’s restocks every day early in the morning. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the best days for fresh produce. Some items such as fresh produce and meats may run out before 4 pm. The best time to get the best items is early in the morning.

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