It's great that St. Louis has a Trader Joe's. The problem is that there is only one for many more people that would like to shop there. But honestly, there are a ton of them in California and they're still always packed. I think with this great of a product it's just going to be crowded, so just go during a weekday and you'll be fine. They don't buy a product to sell unless they can sell it for the cheapest price. Their frozen meals are great, much better than what you get in the supermarket. The spices, nuts and cheese are all really good deals. Plus the dish washing detergent gets great ratings in consumer reports.