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Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's

Grocery Store · Near North Side
44 E Ontario St (at N Wabash Ave), Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Closed until 8:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

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 business...


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    Marialla M.
    "My favorite grocery in the area :)"(2 Tips)
    Lauren B.
    "friendly fresh fruity frugal freebies french wine frequently"(5 Tips)
    Daria Z.
    "My fav US grocery store, healthy food, large choice."(5 Tips)
    "Try the dark chocolate covered powerberries."(2 Tips)

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  • wine
  • healthy food
  • organic food
  • dark chocolate
  • hummus
  • coffee
  • fruit juice
  • sweet potato chips
  • kosher food
  • quinoa
  • cookies
  • croissants
  • groceries
  • beer
  • fruit
  • beef
  • shrimp
  • cheese
  • snacks
  • salads
  • Nick F.

    I like this Trader Joe's

    Nick Fruendt · December 31, 2015
  • Jeff B.

    Love the frozen appetizers that are here.

    Jeff Buckley · December 24, 2015
  • Jane B.

    So awesome to have this store in downtown Chicago. Everything is here. Love it!

    Jane Bonar · December 6, 2015
  • Scott D.

    They always seem to be out of exactly what I need. Vegetarian stuff sells out quickly :-(

    Scott D · November 21, 2015
  • Seda M.

    You can find anything to eat

    Seda Manay · October 5, 2015
  • John H.

    Specialty foods are abundant here. Lots of good cheese, crackers, and wine are here. Prices aren't that expensive compared to jewel or other supermarket.

    John Hankus · March 24, 2015
  • Bryce W.

    Literally the Aldi version of whole foods. Lots of deals here.

    Bryce Warner · March 10, 2015
  • Catherine P.

    Good selection of beer and friendly staff.

    Catherine Punkt · February 26, 2015
  • 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
  • Daria Z.

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

    Daria Zet · August 25, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Erica Grigg @.

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

    Erica Grigg @EricaGrigg · April 24, 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
  • Nauman N.

    The place for hummus and carrot juice Read more

    Nauman Noor · September 5, 2011
  • Monique F.

    Frozen croissants are great!

    Monique Ferguson · September 5, 2011
  • Eli C.

    The staff is always friendly.

    Eli C · September 4, 2011
  • Chris B.

    Their trail mixes are awesome.

    Chris Blakley · September 1, 2011
  • Daniel K.

    90 min free parking with validation. Enter off Rush

    Daniel K. · August 27, 2011
  • mariscia t.

    Try the italian truffle cheese! Da bommb

    mariscia thompson · August 12, 2011
  • Chef Josh K.

    Great deals on dry goods, but spotty produce. Grab some good dried nuts, and dried organic quinoa.... Also, great prices on kosher beef!

    Chef Josh Katt · August 10, 2011
  • Jennie T.

    Everything is significantly cheaper than whole foods!!

    Jennie Thai · July 24, 2011
  • Matthew T.

    Need a cold bottle of bottled water? Ask as they keep some in back. A steal at only 55 cents!!

    Matthew Twohig · July 17, 2011
  • christina leigh m.

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

    christina leigh morgan · March 31, 2011
  • Justin B.

    Can't beat their organic apples for $2.49.

    Justin Burt · March 21, 2011
  • Lauren B.

    friendly fresh fruity frugal freebies french wine frequently

    Lauren Brooks · March 15, 2011
  • Tara W.

    Mondays are SUPER busy!!!

    Tara Williams · February 1, 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
  • Karen P.

    Just discovered the frozen mashed potato medallions in plastics bags. Yum!

    Karen Patton · December 30, 2010

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