I am not the first to note this, but it must be reiterated: Trader Joe's Paneer Tikka Masala—sold frozen, in single servings—is freakishly delicious. I was literally shocked by its goodness. The rice, the paneer, the sauce, the spice—all of it is really, really good.

A while back, Slog commenter Amy Kate Horn made a comment about Trader Joe's being the best place in Seattle to get Indian. At the time, I thought she was kidding, but now I know she was just being lightly hyperbolic. For sure it's the best Indian experience you can have for $3.