Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's

44 E Ontario St (at N Wabash Ave), Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
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It all started in the 50s... Would you believe we started out as a small chain of convenience stores? It's true. Way back in 1958. We were called Pronto Markets. In '67, our founder, the original Trader Joe, changed our name (yes, to Trader Joe's) and the way we do busi... (See all)


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  • Jen K.

    My home away from home. All the food is great and looks like it was packaged with love. Try whatever sample they are tasting in the back along with a mini-cup of coffee.

    Jen Knoedl · December 15, 2009
  • Matt D.

    always peep the freebies in the

    Matt Dimmer · October 28, 2009
  • Erica Grigg @.

    All @traderjoes employees have tats or piercings & it rocks.

    Erica Grigg @EricaGrigg · April 24, 2012
  • Ariana B.

    Produce selection is small and usually not in the best condition. But fairly priced products otherwise. And the staff is really pleasant.

    Ariana Bavarian · July 19, 2010
  • Hubert S.

    Have to get there,,, Sadly its only 10 mins away :)

    Hubert Stewart · December 7, 2011
  • Justin B.

    Can't beat their organic apples for $2.49.

    Justin Burt · March 21, 2011
  • lexi h.

    hidden at the bottom of those candy shelves in between the check out lines... there are little tins that contain dark chocolate covered carmels... sooooooo good!

    lexi hoffman · September 21, 2010
  • Tara W.

    Mondays are SUPER busy!!!

    Tara Williams · February 1, 2011
  • Chutima N.

    Check out the newsletter!! Every two months :-) a lot more Info now

    Chutima Nakwarin · October 14, 2010
  • Jennifer K.

    The pre-made breaded chicken in the freezer is amazing and easy and quick to make!

    Jennifer Karum · March 23, 2010
  • Prachi

    My favorite place to hang out. They expanded the store and added more variety.Taste some nice coffee + a snack.Shop for a very reasonably priced fruit juices and of course damn good wines!!

    Prachi · December 8, 2009
  • Amanda Michelle J.

    The deals one wine aren't a "special"!

    Amanda Michelle Jones · August 31, 2013
  • Daria Z.

    My fav US grocery store, healthy food, large choice.

    Daria Zet · August 25, 2013
  • AJ

    Try the dark chocolate covered powerberries. You're welcome.

    AJ · December 21, 2012
  • Elaine G.

    This trader joes is awesome! They even help u get a cab if u need it!

    Elaine Gu · August 20, 2012
  • Nauman N.

    The place for hummus and carrot juice Read more

    Nauman Noor · September 5, 2011
  • Consumr

    Consmr reviewers named Trader Joe's String Cheese, Chocolate Croissants, and Joe-joe's Vanilla Sandwich Creme Cookies as top picks. See the full list on

    Consumr · August 1, 2011
  • christinaleighmorgan.

    Feels like New York! <3 Best of everything. Always. Visit daily!

    christinaleighmorgan. · March 31, 2011
  • Karen P.

    OMG: chocolate oranges 99 cents, packets of holiday shortbread cookies $1.99. Please go buy all of them so I don't bring them home with meee!!!

    Karen Patton · December 30, 2010
  • Chutima N.

    Mango mix with mangosteen juice? Awesome:-)

    Chutima Nakwarin · November 6, 2010
  • Chutima N.

    Very friendly. I found new stuffs to try as always. Get bored? Never ^.^

    Chutima Nakwarin · November 6, 2010
  • Daniel B.

    Need bigger produce section. I like my veggies outside of plastic wrapping. But good for certain staples at the right price.

    Daniel Bernardo · July 4, 2010
  • Heather C.

    I love the packaged fresh edamame

    Heather Camm · January 19, 2010
  • Catherine P.

    Good selection of beer and friendly staff.

    Catherine Punkt · 1 week ago
  • Chanel Oriana

    What's there not to LOVE about this place?

    Chanel Oriana · December 15, 2014
  • Pocket S.

    Bananas, Super Nutty cereals, ciabattini rolls... Favorite grocery store!

    Pocket Sun · August 9, 2014
  • Nick B.

    Their parking is free with validation. Don't be afraid to bring the car!

    Nick Brennan · February 24, 2014
  • Donald B.

    You can save money when traveling by buying food from a market. You can actual save money at home in the same manner.

    Donald Brown · November 5, 2013
  • Sarah P.

    Wish I had known about this at the beginning of my vacation, great prices in the area on food and alcohol.

    Sarah Perkins · September 24, 2013
  • Tobias K.

    Seems slightly more expensive than other trader joe's that I've been to. Other than that, selection is great and it's in a convenient location

    Tobias Kaplan · July 5, 2013
  • Kelly K.

    Kalamata olive hummus. Just do it.

    Kelly K · June 19, 2013
  • Jill N.

    Monday's (after work) might be more crowded than Sunday's. And they're out of a lot of items. Avoid if possible.

    Jill Norgren · June 3, 2013
  • Nick B.

    The lines can get crazy during the week around 6pm

    Nick Brennan · May 13, 2013
  • Christine S.

    Now serving hard liquor:)

    Christine Solorio · February 27, 2013
  • Evan S.

    LOVE. Organic Lentil salad, Avocado, Brazilain nuts and endless other options to lead a healthy lifestyle. to get your complete life changing grocery list.

    Evan Shy · August 15, 2012
  • Jason T.

    Naomi approves of their coffee samples.

    Jason T · June 14, 2012
  • Paul V.

    Ariana is an idiot.Trader Joes is a gem in the city. If it wasnt for this stores location, many people would have to spend $$ to have lunch

    Paul V · May 25, 2012
  • Amy K.

    Good food selection and validated parking, can't be beat!

    Amy K · April 29, 2012
  • DirtyDi D.

    Fabulous wine selection & great food. Prices can't be beat.

    DirtyDi Di · April 21, 2012
  • Paul V.

    Check out the shrimp bao

    Paul V · April 10, 2012
  • Misha K.

    Try the Hawaiian Hickory BBQ chips.

    Misha K. · April 4, 2012
  • Melissa M.

    I love this place! Very sweet deals everyday.

    Melissa Manfredi · February 11, 2012
  • Peter D.

    love the naan

    Peter Dykstra · December 26, 2011
  • Rat Pack S.

    join the Broadway Rat Pack as they croon away on Saturday nights in December 17th shows will start @ 8 o.clock at The Joynt! down town chicago on 650 n dearborn doors will open @ 7,o clock

    Rat Pack Summit · December 17, 2011
  • Adam C.

    No baby food, nice. Is reproduction prohibited around here?

    Adam Chambers · October 18, 2011
  • Sarah B.

    Get the Sweet Potato Chips!

    Sarah Beckley · October 17, 2011
  • Bill A.

    An interesting experience, shopping with the self-righteous Eco-conscious. Huge selection. Friendly staff.

    Bill Allemon · October 11, 2011
  • Rachit K.

    Staff is really nice. My store of choice for imported Italian cheeses and fresh produce! Reasonably priced too!

    Rachit Kumar · September 26, 2011
  • Monique F.

    Frozen croissants are great!

    Monique Ferguson · September 5, 2011
  • Eli C.

    The staff is always friendly.

    Eli C · September 4, 2011

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