Review: Trader Joe’s in Ventura

103 South Mills Road
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 658-2664

Trader Joe’s upscale but affordable food is always a good place to shop when planning a delicious, home-cooked meal. Head here to stock up on supplies for a picking or camp-out on the Channel Islands. For a romantic spin, indulge in one of their signature chocolate truffles boxes.

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It’s easiest to drive to Ventura, but once there things are walkable, and you can take the ferry to the Channel Islands.

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A twenty-something Colorado native, Alison Kjeldgaard is an aspiring editor, avid reader, and obsessed tango dancer. She lived in Los Angeles for four years where she enjoyed running and lounging on the beach. She graduated in 2009 from Occidental College with two journalism internships under her belt, an English Literature degree, and a national economic crisis. Despite this, Alison has paid the bills working odd jobs and taking every chance she can to travel. So far, she has been to Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Austria, Costa Rica, and Argentina. Alison recently moved to San Francisco from Denver, and is a freelance writer with a love of hiking, biking, caving and gold panning. Check out her magazine at