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Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's

Grocery Store · North Center
3745 N Lincoln Ave (btwn Waveland Ave. & Grace St.), Chicago, IL 60613, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (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 busi... (See all)


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    Cari S.
    "Gummie tummies are delicious and cute"(2 Tips)
    Trader Joe's
    "Great Deals on Wine!"(2 Tips)
    rick w.
    "But need to bring back cold beer."(2 Tips)
    Jimmy K.
    "front of the bike rack."(2 Tips)

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  • cookies
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  • spinach dip
  • tacos
  • groceries
  • spicy food
  • breakfast food
  • beer
  • tofu
  • pies
  • bacon
  • music
  • meats
  • parking
  • dinner
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  • fresh turkey
  • Sean R.

    Always fast service in the express lane. Shhh don't tell anyone.

    Sean Reed · April 21
  • Heather M.

    Decent liquor selection (Koval, Hendricks, etc.), 9:30 on a weeknight the place is silent. Perfect shopping time if you can swing it.

    Heather Murray · March 17
  • Bobby K.

    Get some exercise and walk or bike there to avoid dealing with the hell of a parking lot.

    Bobby Kennedy · January 11
  • John K.

    Can't go wrong with anything here: milk, soap, pizza dough, it's all good!

    John Kidde · November 2, 2014
  • Lee A.

    Go at an off time. Past 9am on the weekend is a terrible idea.

    Lee Allen · August 11, 2014
  • Brian S.

    This parking lot is the worst ever. Stock up on cheap wine to cope.

    Brian Schopfel · January 4, 2014
  • Shadia M.

    Love this place but the parking sucks

    Shadia Massoud · October 24, 2013
  • laura h.

    In late summer, you simply must buy the boxed peaches. They are the sweetest, most wonderful peaches you will ever eat! Be sure to come friday or early Saturday before they run out!

    laura honeycutt · August 15, 2013
  • DanL N.

    Bacon ends & pieces are super cheap ($2.99) and work phenomenonally in your cooking masterpieces! It's a freezer staple.

    DanL Niermann · July 22, 2013
  • Carrie g.

    Lot's of cute boys work here! ;)

    Carrie gough · July 12, 2013
  • radstarr

    Grab the SnapPeas!

    radstarr · April 6, 2013
  • Xavier M.

    It's NorthCenter, NOT Wrigley, so they do not need to have cold beer! Their lot IS crazy, so walk it, bus it, or take "el" to Addison Brown Line stop. Pet Supplies Plus right next door! Perfect!

    Xavier Martinez · July 14, 2012
  • Nicole W.

    They play the most amazing music! You will always find yourself singing as you shop!

    Nicole Williams · June 20, 2012
  • Jimmy K.

    If you're not sure where to put your cart, just leave it in front of the bike rack.

    Jimmy K. · April 23, 2012
  • Kate

    The samples they offer at the back of the store always give me good ideas for new things to make...or at least you get a snack while you shop

    Kate · March 30, 2012
  • Lisa M.

    Love the frozen herbs! Garlic cubes!

    Lisa Mattoni-Miller · February 26, 2012
  • Nathan G.

    Now that there is another business here, the parking lot is packed

    Nathan Grant · January 8, 2012

    OMG the parking lot has gone from bad to HORRENDOUS! AVOID! AVOID! AVOID!

    PLATZ · January 7, 2012
  • Ron R.

    Try to hit this place during low traffic hours, otherwise parking and congestion can make you kind of nuts.

    Ron Rowland · November 19, 2011
  • Cari S.

    Gummie tummies are delicious and cute

    Cari Sekendur · October 23, 2011
  • Laura S.

    Fresh Turkey Meatballs here will change your life. For the better.

    Laura Stephenson · October 6, 2011
  • Matt O.

    Maple cookies double as a breakfast food with coffee.

    Matt Owens · September 11, 2011
  • John G.

    Park on the street...its free. The parking lot is chaos

    John Geahan · August 31, 2011
  • Cari S.

    I highly reccommend Gummy Tummies for a penguiny delicious treat.

    Cari Sekendur · August 28, 2011
  • Veronica U.

    Don't forget the doggie dock!

    Veronica Ursetto · August 27, 2011
  • Kelly S.

    Their frozen spinach dip is AMAZING!! Heats up in 4 mins!!

    Kelly Scott · August 5, 2011
  • Kimbers

    Do NOT come on a weekend!

    Kimbers · July 24, 2011

    Check out the tofu Veggie Patties! Delicious!

    PLATZ · July 3, 2011
  • Sheena

    Gets busy. Come early. Oh and lots of hot employees. Yep, I'm that creep =p

    Sheena · June 19, 2011
  • JP L.

    Coolest dressed employees ever! Can't believe the tattoos..

    JP Le Cannellier · April 17, 2011
  • Laura Jean

    Bought a Bromeliad plant here the other day and it makes my apartment feel a bit more homey :)

    Laura Jean · July 27, 2010
  • Jessica P.

    Peep the fresh bagged arugula (if you love this spicy leaf) It's a great buy and quite delicious :D Read more

    Jessica Piraro · June 17, 2010
  • rick w.

    They've expanded and are more roomy. But need to bring back cold beer. This is Wrigleyville, for goodness sake!

    rick wion · June 12, 2010
  • Carie B.

    I had a cashier confirm it's best to get there before 4pm on weekdays to avoid the craziness. Love this store!

    Carie Badgett · May 5, 2010
  • Josh H.

    If you can't make it there in the afternoons on a weekday, go right when they open at 8am on Saturday. It will save you a lot of headaches. Read more

    Josh Hersh · March 27, 2010
  • jessica p.

    gets crowded on weekends and especially monday nights. often out of a lot until tues restock. support TJs - good prices, good unique foods, nice people.

    jessica perrin · March 1, 2010
  • Ryan B.

    I picked up carne asada for tacos in frozen section today - can't wait! Also try roast beef hash for savory breakfast item.

    Ryan Bujeker · February 15, 2010
  • Joe M.

    Drive a small car! Their parking lot is crazy -- it's got a really steep two-way driveway and tons of concrete pillars that obscure your view.

    Joe Mescher · January 3, 2010
  • Merly p.

    Why am I using this apparently again? Is it helpful to anyone at all to know I just went grocery shopping? Though free pie today!

    Merly payne · October 14, 2009
  • Joey D.

    it's so non relaxed here. negative energy for a hippy place. I need a coop

    Joey Deuce · July 10, 2009

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