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Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's

Grocery Store, Supermarket, and Wine Shop
West End, Washington
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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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  • Scott F.
    Scott FrazierMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • Katie W.
    Katie WillardJuly 7, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Look, I like Trader Joe's and their prices as much as the next person, but sometimes I just want the brands I'm familiar with. Also, it's impossible to find good baking stuff here.
  • Marty
    MartyOctober 18, 2013
    Try the Magical Mystery bag of beer. You never know what you'll get and it's a great way to try new beers.
  • Dherbs
    DherbsApril 23, 2014
    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 Dherbs.com FULL BODY CLEANSE.
  • Kiara H.
    Kiara H.May 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • David D.
    David DerrickAugust 21, 2014
    Not the best fresh meat, fish, veggies, or fruit. But, the absolute tastiest frozen food section! Very reasonable prices on wine and beer selections.
  • C
    CJuly 12, 2010
    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.
  • Rosie C.
    Rosie CabalbagMarch 19, 2012
    Love this place! Love the chocolate covered berries, dark chocolate pistachios. Everything is good! Of course, two buck chuck!! ;-)
  • Byron W.
    Byron WilkesDecember 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Ian E.
    Ian EverhartMay 16, 2016
    The pre-packaged meals have a sign with a great DC spin: Nixon proclaiming "I am not a cook!"
  • Josh P.
    Josh PowellNovember 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Shannon
    ShannonMarch 22, 2011
    Great selection and fair prices. The line can get insanely long but the staff is amazing at getting through everyone incredibly quickly!
  • Elliott C.
    Elliott CollinsDecember 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Carolina M.
    Carolina MoralesSeptember 13, 2013
    Free cookies and coffee. Organic food is cheaper than whole food, free parking and nice stuff.
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JorgensenFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Cute guys in hoodies shop here. The line moves fast, even if it wraps around the store. Lots of tasty cheese.
  • sweetpearacer
    sweetpearacerSeptember 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Lines are intimidating but move fast and are worth it for sweet, sweet cookie butter.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SilvermanAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Tasty items: frozen New York cheesecake, cinnamon coffee cake, frozen coconut shrimp
  • Casey C.
    Casey CavanaghMarch 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the tofu edamame nuggets. I became a fan after I tried a sample.
  • Erik W.
    Erik WeberJanuary 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GalvinMarch 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Mingbot R.
    Mingbot RobertsMarch 21, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the polenta. Cook it in a sauce pan w shredded monchego cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Delicious.
  • Philippe E. A.
    Try "La Finca" wines, good taste for good value!
  • Elon 9.
    Elon 9669March 18, 2012
    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.
  • Meka L.
    Meka LloydJune 24, 2012
    Not this place is always jumping. Bring your own bags. The chicken breakfast sausage is yummm!
  • Edrea
    EdreaMarch 22, 2012
    Oh yes... the line DOES wrap around the ENTIRE store at times... but fear not... it goes fast. Don't forget your reusable bags! (:
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BreauxDecember 2, 2010
    The organic food is cheaper than whole foods. The lines look long but it goes quickly!
  • Mingbot R.
    Mingbot RobertsFebruary 15, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The meats here are an incredible value. Try the filet, broiled. Delicious.
  • Ann F.
    Ann FOctober 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The soups are back!!! I can finally eat Lentil Grains soup every day for lunch :)
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BassowSeptember 10, 2010
    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.
  • Wipe Out Germs
    Wipe Out GermsMarch 13, 2012
    Trader Joe's has a GREAT cleaning supplies isle! They have everything you need! :)
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DeLuiseJanuary 8, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Bring a friend and have him or her wait in line while you shop.
  • Edwin G.
    Edwin GuevaraNovember 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The berries are pretty good right now especially the blackberries
  • Mingbot R.
    Mingbot RobertsJanuary 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The Italian country salad is a cheap, tasty, and healthy vegetarian lunch.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GeisslerOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Two Buck Chuck. Charles Shaw wine for 2.99. The way to go. Read more
  • Hannah L.
    Hannah LuddyJanuary 11
    Usually busy, but quick checkout. Good fresh options for a smallish grocery.
  • Mingbot R.
    Mingbot RobertsJanuary 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Guayaki Yerba mate with a little bit of skim milk and honey it a morning pick me up. Try it iced too.
  • Walburga A M.
    Walburga A MarderFebruary 19, 2013
    excellent choice of wines and sparkling in town
  • Danielle K.
    Danielle KichlerJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The line is ridiculously long on Sunday afternoons, but moves fairly quickly.
  • Marguerite P.
    Marguerite PridgenDecember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Organic produce at great prices
  • Ben S.
    Ben SackFebruary 11, 2010
    My favorite grocery store in town - great value, good selection, always samples!
  • Sean M.
    Sean McGrathMarch 18, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • Tyrone W.
    Tyrone WhiteJanuary 5, 2014
    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 :-/
  • Steve M.
    Steve MinardAugust 28, 2014
    The line takes up more of the store than the shoppers do.
  • Chanele N.
    Chanele NineJune 9, 2012
    My oasis for cheap yet drinkable wine!
  • Seth R.
    Seth RappaportJanuary 4, 2010
    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!
  • Reuben I.
    Reuben IngberJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Short lines on Sunday mornings before 11 am.
  • Lizzy P.
    Lizzy PJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the lime Popsicles for a low cal summer treat. DELICIOUS
  • Ilaria
    IlariaOctober 25, 2016
    Best grocery shop in town!
  • Pue
    PueAugust 31, 2012
    Best dry fruits in town
  • Marc W.
    Marc WalshFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Listen for next in line do we can get you out in a timely manner <3
  • Chris H.
    Chris HallFebruary 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't let the line scare you. They're professionals.
  • John S.
    John SanchezMay 3, 2013
    Is the best grocery store in DC
  • Angela Faith M.
    Angela Faith MartinJanuary 15, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Holy crap the tjs vintage ale is good. And it's brewed by Unibroue, so it's a hell of a steal at $5!
  • Tyler F.
    Tyler FishboneMarch 21, 2011
    Make sure you don't accidentally start putting groceries in someone elses cart, then check out.
  • Lance F.
    Lance FiascoMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Free wine tasting on the weekends.
  • Timothy M.
    Timothy MountcastleJuly 24, 2011
    Don't ever go on Sunday. Checkout line wrapping around entire store.
  • Rick A.
    Rick AMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Luv the beer selection
  • MuscleTech
    MuscleTechJune 17, 2011
    Eat small meals every 2-3 hours to stimulate your metabolism.
  • Lawrence N.
    Lawrence NewtonDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the charles shaw wines
  • Mingbot R.
    Mingbot RobertsFebruary 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you like planting chips you will like these from TJs.
  • Murad G.
    Quality and healthier grocery shopping
  • André B.
    André BezerraJanuary 13, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Avoid long lines by going in the morning. ;-)
  • Edwin G.
    Edwin GuevaraOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't come! Lol jk come its just super busy.
  • invenTIFF
    invenTIFFApril 23, 2011
    My name is ____________ and i'm a Wino! Check out the Vino selection
  • Ann M.
    Ann McLeodNovember 27, 2010
    they don't have lasagna noodles or crushed tomatoes
  • Warren R.
    Warren RubinMarch 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Line from the door takes about 15 min.
  • Antonio Z.
    Antonio ZugaldiaMarch 14, 2010
    You get coffee for free, and they're serving now mashed potatoes!
  • Michael P.
    Michael PaolantonioAugust 5, 2011
    People are right: the lines here are ridiculous!
  • Cindy K.
    Cindy K.October 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try to avoid this place on the weekends--lines are very long.
  • Lance F.
    Lance FiascoMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't come here on weekends.
  • Sara
    SaraJuly 2, 2011
    Its a grocery store dance party in here!!
  • Sung P.
    Sung ParkSeptember 14, 2011
    I love trader Joe for munchies
  • erin m.
    erin mazurskySeptember 26, 2010
    Sunday afternoon/evening is the busiest time to come.
  • Elon 9.
    Elon 9669March 18, 2012
    KOSHER BEEF!!!
  • Ferchichi A.
    Ferchichi AhmedAugust 21, 2011
    I like the vitamin water :)
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesSeptember 16, 2014
    Always crowded.
  • Ana
    AnaJanuary 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid on Sundays! It's always insanely packed.
  • Lizzy P.
    Lizzy PJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sauce ever.
  • André B.
    André BezerraDecember 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Love their products!
  • Pedro F.
    Pedro FachadaJune 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The line is outrageous...
  • Mingbot R.
    Mingbot RobertsJanuary 21, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Chicken satay sample today. Good stuff.
  • Terri Traveler
    Terri TravelerMay 22, 2010
    The breads and fresh fruit are great...desserts...not so much
  • Michael F.
    Michael FelderApril 21, 2012
    Save me some.
  • Soo Jin H.
    Soo Jin HurApril 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Brownie chocolate chip cookies = crack
  • Pedro F.
    Pedro FachadaJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Be ready for the long lines...
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TomaschJune 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Sunday night at 745 is better than earlier.
  • Rob W.
    Rob WhitleyDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Trader Joe's 2010 Vintage Ale
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CMarch 3, 2012
    Just left. So not worth the line that's snaking to the doorway.
  • shaun q.
    shaun quigleyDecember 21, 2010
    Long line moves quick
  • Mingbot R.
    Mingbot RobertsMarch 4, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Yum.
  • Carolyn
    CarolynMarch 14, 2010
    Not the best for raw ingredients but great for every day quick stuff.
  • Bernadette C.
    Bernadette CabreraAugust 1, 2010
    Out of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies today :(
  • j
    jDecember 28, 2009
    Bring your own bags! ;-)
  • Natalia A.
    Natalia AlgerMarch 18, 2012
    Line is way too long..wrapped around in the store. Avoid!
  • Karen
    KarenSeptember 25, 2011
    The line is terrible.
  • dancingqueen f.
    Avocadoes! peppers! 2/$4-5 wine! frozen Thai dumplings! Soyfree! Glutenfree. Some local, mostly TJ brands(bulk)Bulk! hidden round corner, across West End library, near GWU& that circle between 22-24St
  • Guilherme 梅.
    Guilherme 梅田January 25, 2016
    Bom mercado com várias opções! Preços são ótimos!
  • Rapiszal R.
    Rapiszal RusliMarch 8, 2016
    mahal sikit barang kat sini
  • Rapiszal R.
    Rapiszal RusliMarch 8, 2016
    makanan kesihatan kat sini
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