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...
Great Deals on Wine!
Always fast service in the express lane. Shhh don't tell anyone.
Decent liquor selection (Koval, Hendricks, etc.), 9:30 on a weeknight the place is silent. Perfect shopping time if you can swing it.
Get some exercise and walk or bike there to avoid dealing with the hell of a parking lot.
Can't go wrong with anything here: milk, soap, pizza dough, it's all good!
Go at an off time. Past 9am on the weekend is a terrible idea.
This parking lot is the worst ever. Stock up on cheap wine to cope.
Love this place but the parking sucks
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!
Bacon ends & pieces are super cheap ($2.99) and work phenomenonally in your cooking masterpieces! It's a freezer staple.
Lot's of cute boys work here! ;)
Grab the SnapPeas!
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!
They play the most amazing music! You will always find yourself singing as you shop!
If you're not sure where to put your cart, just leave it in front of the bike rack.
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
Love the frozen herbs! Garlic cubes!
Now that there is another business here, the parking lot is packed
OMG the parking lot has gone from bad to HORRENDOUS! AVOID! AVOID! AVOID!
Try to hit this place during low traffic hours, otherwise parking and congestion can make you kind of nuts.
Gummie tummies are delicious and cute
Fresh Turkey Meatballs here will change your life. For the better.
Maple cookies double as a breakfast food with coffee.
Park on the street...its free. The parking lot is chaos
I highly reccommend Gummy Tummies for a penguiny delicious treat.
Don't forget the doggie dock!
Their frozen spinach dip is AMAZING!! Heats up in 4 mins!!
Do NOT come on a weekend!
Check out the tofu Veggie Patties! Delicious!
Gets busy. Come early. Oh and lots of hot employees. Yep, I'm that creep =p
Coolest dressed employees ever! Can't believe the tattoos..
Bought a Bromeliad plant here the other day and it makes my apartment feel a bit more homey :)
They've expanded and are more roomy. But need to bring back cold beer. This is Wrigleyville, for goodness sake!
I had a cashier confirm it's best to get there before 4pm on weekdays to avoid the craziness. Love this store!
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.
I picked up carne asada for tacos in frozen section today - can't wait! Also try roast beef hash for savory breakfast item.
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.
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!
it's so non relaxed here. negative energy for a hippy place. I need a coop