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Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's

Grocery Store and Supermarket · West End
1101 25th St NW (at L St NW), Washington, D.C. 20037, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 PM
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Trader Joe's: a grocery store with amazing food and drink from around the globe and around the corner. Great quality at low prices - that's what we call value.


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    Josh P.
    "The Cabernet Sauvignon is the best Two Buck Chuck by a good measure."(3 Tips)
    Sung P.
    "I love trader Joe for munchies"(3 Tips)
    Lawrence N.
    "Try the charles shaw wines"(2 Tips)
    Brandon B.
    "The organic food is cheaper than whole foods."(2 Tips)
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  • C

    Produce is usually overripe so don't buy if you won't eat it in a day or two. Great for bread and dry ingredients. Frozen foods are great for work lunches when I don't have time to prepare beforehand.

    C · July 12, 2010
  • Scott F.

    Shop the center aisles first, then get in line. Get your produce, dairy, alcohol, etc. as the line snakes around and you won't even notice the wait. Don't be fooled by the line length.

    Scott Frazier · March 12, 2013
  • Sandra R.

    The line situation can get pretty unpredictable, but TJs is your personal adult playground for the 10 minutes before closing time on a Friday night. I'm not proud I know this.

    Sandra Rubinchik · August 31, 2014
  • Dherbs

    Trader Joe's is a great place to shop for your raw vegan meals. Wide variety of all natural guacamole and nut pastes. Great resource while on the FULL BODY CLEANSE.

    Dherbs · April 23, 2014
  • David D.

    Not the best fresh meat, fish, veggies, or fruit. But, the absolute tastiest frozen food section! Very reasonable prices on wine and beer selections.

    David Derrick · August 21, 2014
  • Tyrone W.

    Horrendously long lines on Sunday evenings so buyer beware. Yes they do work hard and keep all the registers open but it sucks when it takes 5 min to find what I need and 30 go check out :-/

    Tyrone White · January 5, 2014
  • Jennifer G.

    The line wraps around the entire store and takes 35 minutes to get through. And they are constantly out of EVERYTHING. Go to another Trader Joes if you can.

    Jennifer Galvin · March 2, 2014
  • Byron W.

    It's a nice, small Trader Joe's but be warned: on the weekends the check-out lines are insanely long. As in, wraps through the entire store long.

    Byron Wilkes · December 22, 2015
  • Matthew B.

    Line around lunch hour is pretty long. It moves fairly fast and there are lots of cashiers. I'm just buying lunch. Let's see how long it takes.

    Matthew Bassow · September 10, 2010
  • Shannon

    Great selection and fair prices. The line can get insanely long but the staff is amazing at getting through everyone incredibly quickly!

    Shannon · March 22, 2011
  • Erik W.

    Don't count on TJs for bread, this is often the state of their bakery section. Haven't figured out exactly when they get new shipments yet.

    Erik Weber · January 4, 2011
  • Josh P.

    The Cabernet Sauvignon is the best Two Buck Chuck by a good measure. It's definitely worth picking up for an extra table wine on hand.

    Josh Powell · November 1, 2012
  • Rosie C.

    Love this place! Love the chocolate covered berries, dark chocolate pistachios. Everything is good! Of course, two buck chuck!! ;-)

    Rosie Cabalbag · March 19, 2012
  • Elon 9.

    I find the lines are quickest right before closing. Yes, the lines are ALWAYS long. Yes, they are often quick, but NO, I still hate long lines none the less.

    Elon 9669 · March 18, 2012
  • Sean M.

    Don't worry when the line seems preposterously long. It moves really fast. The customer service and attention to detail is admirable. This is how everyone should do business.

    Sean McGrath · March 18, 2010
  • Kiara H.

    I love Trader Joes. I go to GWU so I usually stop in after class to pick up a few groceries. The best part of it all it that they have a parking garage. Awesome!

    Kiara H. · May 20, 2013
  • Marty

    Try the Magical Mystery bag of beer. You never know what you'll get and it's a great way to try new beers.

    Marty · October 18, 2013
  • Edrea

    Oh yes... the line DOES wrap around the ENTIRE store at times... but fear not... it goes fast. Don't forget your reusable bags! (:

    Edrea · March 22, 2012
  • Elliott C.

    Get your sample first then shop, you might get a new idea of what u want to eat. It's also never good to shop hungry

    Elliott Collins · December 4, 2013
  • Sarah J.

    Cute guys in hoodies shop here. The line moves fast, even if it wraps around the store. Lots of tasty cheese.

    Sarah Jorgensen · February 26, 2012
  • Carolina M.

    Free cookies and coffee. Organic food is cheaper than whole food, free parking and nice stuff.

    Carolina Morales · September 13, 2013
  • Seth R.

    Bring your own bags. Now 5 cents per bag under new DC law but if you bring your own, they give you 5 cents per bag!

    Seth Rappaport · January 4, 2010
  • sweetpearacer

    Lines are intimidating but move fast and are worth it for sweet, sweet cookie butter.

    sweetpearacer · September 24, 2015
  • Brandon B.

    The organic food is cheaper than whole foods. The lines look long but it goes quickly!

    Brandon Breaux · December 2, 2010
  • Mingbot R.

    Try the polenta. Cook it in a sauce pan w shredded monchego cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Delicious.

    Mingbot Roberts · March 21, 2011
  • Meka L.

    Not this place is always jumping. Bring your own bags. The chicken breakfast sausage is yummm!

    Meka Lloyd · June 24, 2012
  • Ben S.

    My favorite grocery store in town - great value, good selection, always samples!

    Ben Sack · February 11, 2010
  • Casey C.

    Get the tofu edamame nuggets. I became a fan after I tried a sample.

    Casey Cavanagh · March 14, 2014
  • Angela Faith M.

    Holy crap the tjs vintage ale is good. And it's brewed by Unibroue, so it's a hell of a steal at $5!

    Angela Faith Martin · January 15, 2010
  • Mingbot R.

    The Italian country salad is a cheap, tasty, and healthy vegetarian lunch.

    Mingbot Roberts · January 14, 2011
  • Matt S.

    Tasty items: frozen New York cheesecake, cinnamon coffee cake, frozen coconut shrimp

    Matt Silverman · August 6, 2014
  • Mingbot R.

    The meats here are an incredible value. Try the filet, broiled. Delicious.

    Mingbot Roberts · February 15, 2011
  • Danielle K.

    The line is ridiculously long on Sunday afternoons, but moves fairly quickly.

    Danielle Kichler · July 31, 2011
  • Mingbot R.

    Guayaki Yerba mate with a little bit of skim milk and honey it a morning pick me up. Try it iced too.

    Mingbot Roberts · January 24, 2011
  • Lizzy P.

    Try the lime Popsicles for a low cal summer treat. DELICIOUS

    Lizzy P · July 22, 2011
  • Philippe E. A.

    Try "La Finca" wines, good taste for good value!

    Philippe E. Alvarez-Thomen · January 24, 2013
  • Anthony D.

    Bring a friend and have him or her wait in line while you shop.

    Anthony DeLuise · January 8, 2013
  • Chris G.

    Two Buck Chuck. Charles Shaw wine for 2.99. The way to go. Read more

    Chris Geissler · October 17, 2011
  • Timothy M.

    Don't ever go on Sunday. Checkout line wrapping around entire store.

    Timothy Mountcastle · July 24, 2011
  • Ann F.

    The soups are back!!! I can finally eat Lentil Grains soup every day for lunch :)

    Ann F · October 15, 2013
  • Edwin G.

    The berries are pretty good right now especially the blackberries

    Edwin Guevara · November 20, 2012
  • Tyler F.

    Make sure you don't accidentally start putting groceries in someone elses cart, then check out.

    Tyler Fishbone · March 21, 2011
  • Chris H.

    Don't let the line scare you. They're professionals.

    Chris Hall · February 8, 2011
  • Terri Traveler

    The breads and fresh fruit are great...desserts...not so much

    Terri Traveler · May 22, 2010
  • André B.

    Avoid long lines by going in the morning. ;-)

    André Bezerra · January 13, 2011
  • Walburga A M.

    excellent choice of wines and sparkling in town

    Walburga A Marder · February 19, 2013
  • Antonio Z.

    You get coffee for free, and they're serving now mashed potatoes!

    Antonio Zugaldia · March 14, 2010
  • Wipe Out Germs

    Trader Joe's has a GREAT cleaning supplies isle! They have everything you need! :)

    Wipe Out Germs · March 13, 2012
  • Ann M.

    they don't have lasagna noodles or crushed tomatoes

    Ann McLeod · November 27, 2010
  • Cindy K.

    Try to avoid this place on the weekends--lines are very long.

    Cindy K. · October 4, 2011
  • MuscleTech

    Eat small meals every 2-3 hours to stimulate your metabolism.

    MuscleTech · June 17, 2011
  • Reuben I.

    Short lines on Sunday mornings before 11 am.

    Reuben Ingber · July 24, 2011
  • Steve M.

    The line takes up more of the store than the shoppers do.

    Steve Minard · August 28, 2014
  • Marc W.

    Listen for next in line do we can get you out in a timely manner <3

    Marc Walsh · February 26, 2012
  • Chanele N.

    My oasis for cheap yet drinkable wine!

    Chanele Nine · June 9, 2012
  • Carolyn

    Not the best for raw ingredients but great for every day quick stuff.

    Carolyn · March 14, 2010
  • Ana

    Avoid on Sundays! It's always insanely packed.

    Ana · January 23, 2011
  • Mingbot R.

    If you like planting chips you will like these from TJs.

    Mingbot Roberts · February 3, 2011
  • invenTIFF

    My name is ____________ and i'm a Wino! Check out the Vino selection

    invenTIFF · April 23, 2011
  • Stephanie C.

    Just left. So not worth the line that's snaking to the doorway.

    Stephanie C · March 3, 2012
  • Warren R.

    Line from the door takes about 15 min.

    Warren Rubin · March 21, 2011
  • Edwin G.

    Don't come! Lol jk come its just super busy.

    Edwin Guevara · October 14, 2012
  • Marguerite P.

    Organic produce at great prices

    Marguerite Pridgen · December 16, 2014
  • erin m.

    Sunday afternoon/evening is the busiest time to come.

    erin mazursky · September 26, 2010
  • Natalia A.

    Line is way too long..wrapped around in the store. Avoid!

    Natalia Alger · March 18, 2012
  • Bernadette C.

    Out of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies today :(

    Bernadette Cabrera · August 1, 2010
  • Pue

    Best dry fruits in town

    Pue · August 31, 2012
  • Lance F.

    Free wine tasting on the weekends.

    Lance Fiasco · March 27, 2012
  • Spif

    Its a grocery store dance party in here!!

    Spif · July 2, 2011
  • John S.

    Is the best grocery store in DC

    John Sanchez · May 3, 2013
  • Lance F.

    Don't come here on weekends.

    Lance Fiasco · March 10, 2012
  • Michael P.

    People are right: the lines here are ridiculous!

    Michael Paolantonio · August 5, 2011
  • Lawrence N.

    Try the charles shaw wines

    Lawrence Newton · December 30, 2011
  • Daniel T.

    Sunday night at 745 is better than earlier.

    Daniel Tomasch · June 7, 2010
  • Rick A.

    Luv the beer selection

    Rick A · March 11, 2013
  • Rob W.

    Trader Joe's 2010 Vintage Ale

    Rob Whitley · December 4, 2010
  • j

    Bring your own bags! ;-)

    j · December 28, 2009
  • Mingbot R.

    Chicken satay sample today. Good stuff.

    Mingbot Roberts · January 21, 2011
  • Ferchichi A.

    I like the vitamin water :)

    Ferchichi Ahmed · August 21, 2011
  • Derek J.

    Always crowded.

    Derek Jones · September 16, 2014
  • Pedro F.

    Be ready for the long lines...

    Pedro Fachada · July 24, 2011
  • André B.

    Love their products!

    André Bezerra · December 22, 2010
  • Soo Jin H.

    Brownie chocolate chip cookies = crack

    Soo Jin Hur · April 27, 2011
  • shaun q.

    Long line moves quick

    shaun quigley · December 21, 2010
  • Sung P.

    I love trader Joe for munchies

    Sung Park · September 14, 2011
  • Pedro F.

    The line is outrageous...

    Pedro Fachada · June 14, 2012
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    Elon 9669 · March 18, 2012
  • Lizzy P.

    Best sauce ever.

    Lizzy P · July 22, 2011
  • Karen

    The line is terrible.

    Karen · September 25, 2011
  • Michael F.

    Save me some.

    Michael Felder · April 21, 2012
  • Mingbot R.


    Mingbot Roberts · March 4, 2011
  • Guilherme 梅.

    Bom mercado com várias opções! Preços são ótimos!

    Guilherme 梅田 · January 25
  • Rapiszal R.

    mahal sikit barang kat sini

    Rapiszal Rusli · March 8
  • Rapiszal R.

    makanan kesihatan kat sini

    Rapiszal Rusli · March 8

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