By Steve Beauregard
It has nearly 500 stores nationwide, a quirkily nautical theme, and of course, two buck chuck.
Trader Joe’s is a grocery icon, and it’s combination of affordable, unique products and quality service has given the retailer a cult-like following.
Fortunately, there are five Trader Joe’s stores in the Las Vegas area. There aren’t any on the Strip nor in northeast Las Vegas, however there are stores scattered around all other areas of the valley.
In fact, the self-described “neighborhood grocery store” has three locations in Las Vegas and two others in nearby Henderson. So there’s plenty of places for you to pick up one or more of their 2,000 branded items.
Here are the addresses and phone numbers for each of the five Las Vegas-area Trader Joe’s outlets:
Trader Joe’s Summerlin (Red star on map)
Just off of the Summerlin Parkway, (at N. Buffalo Drive), this is the closest store to downtown Fremont Street.
7575 W Washington
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Trader Joe’s Summerlin West (Purple star on map)
The Downtown Summerlin shopping district is home to this Trader Joe’s, the westernmost store in the valley. The 11,700 square foot store opened in the fall of 2014.
It’s just a few feet south of Red Rock Resort Casino Spa, near the intersection of Sahara Avenue and the Beltway.
2315 Summa Dr Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(Each star represents one of the 5 Trader Joe’s locations in the Las Vegas/Henderson area)
Trader Joe’s Centennial Hills (Green star on map)
The newest Trader Joe’s in Las Vegas, this store opened in June 2017. It’s the northernmost store in the valley, being less than a mile north from Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino.
5639 Centennial Ctr Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89149
Trader Joe’s Henderson (Black star on map)
This is the closest location to most Strip resorts, as well as hotel/casinos on the Boulder Highway.
You’ll find this store at the strip mall at the intersection of Sunset Road and the Green Valley Parkway.
2716 N Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89014
(Related: Closest grocery store to Las Vegas Strip)
Trader Joe’s South Henderson (Brown star on map)
The second of two stores in Henderson, this is also the southernmost of the five stores.
This Trader Joe’s is the closest one for those of you near South Point Hotel & Casino, Green Valley Ranch and the M Resort & Spa.
10345 S Eastern Ave
Henderson, NV 89052
Las Vegas Trader Joe’s Hours
The five Trader Joe’s locations in Las Vegas and Henderson all have the same hours of operation, which are as follows:
Closest Trader Joe’s to Las Vegas Strip
Unless you’re staying on the far northern end of the Las Vegas Strip (i.e. Circus Circus, Stratosphere, etc.), the closest Trader Joe’s to the Las Vegas Strip is the Henderson store, represented by the black star on the map above.
From casinos in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, (Linq, Flamingo, Caesars Palace, etc.), it’s an 8 mile drive to the Henderson Trader Joe’s. This equates to a 15 to 25 minute drive (usually), however it should be noted that during rush hour, this drive can take up to 50 minutes.
Those of you staying at Circus Circus or any casino/hotel on the north end of the Strip, the Trader Joe’s Summerlin (red star), is the closest option.
For example, it’s 8.6 miles from Circus Circus to this Trader Joe’s store, whereas it’s 10.1 miles to the Henderson store.
Closest Trader Joe’s to Downtown Fremont Street Hotels
From downtown Las Vegas, the closest Trader Joe’s location is the store in Summerlin (red star). This store is just over 7 ½ miles west of Fremont Street.
* Previously there was a Trader Joe’s at a strip mall at the intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Sahara Avenue (2101 S. Decatur to be specific), however that store closed in the summer of 2017 just prior to the opening of the new Centennial Hills store.
* The first Trader Joe’s opened in 1967 in Pasadena, California. It’s still in operation today.
* According to a recent poll featured on the Today Show, the most popular items at Trader Joe’s include: the bake and serve Mandarin Orange Chicken, the Almond Kringle (voted best bakery item), spiced apple cider, and dark chocolate peanut butter cups. To my surprise, cookie butter wasn’t on the list.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Mozart via Flickr.)