Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's

3745 N Lincoln Ave (btwn Waveland Ave. & Grace St.), Chicago, IL 60613
Open until 9:00pm (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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  • "... have cold beer! Their lot IS crazy, so walk it, bus it, or take "el" to..." (2 tips)
  • Sheena

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

    Sheena · June 19, 2011
  • 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 M. · January 3, 2010
  • Kimbers

    Do NOT come on a weekend!

    Kimbers · July 24, 2011

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

    PLATZ · January 7, 2012
  • rick w.

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

    rick w. · June 12, 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 H. · March 27, 2010
  • 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 M. · July 14, 2012
  • Carrie g.

    Lot's of cute boys work here! ;)

    Carrie g. · July 12, 2013
  • 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
  • Cari S.

    Gummie tummies are delicious and cute

    Cari S. · October 23, 2011
  • 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 B. · February 15, 2010
  • Dan E.

    Hipsters intimidate me.

    Dan E. · October 18, 2011
  • Laura S.

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

    Laura S. · October 6, 2011
  • Cari S.

    I highly reccommend Gummy Tummies for a penguiny delicious treat.

    Cari S. · August 28, 2011
  • JP L.

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

    JP L. · April 17, 2011
  • 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 P. · June 17, 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 B. · May 5, 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 p. · March 1, 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 p. · October 14, 2009
  • Joey D.

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

    Joey D. · July 10, 2009
  • Brian S.

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

    Brian S. · January 4
  • Shadia M.

    Love this place but the parking sucks

    Shadia M. · 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 h. · 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 N. · July 22, 2013
  • Mara G.

    they need a bigger parking lot :(

    Mara G. · June 20, 2013
  • radstarr

    Grab the SnapPeas!

    radstarr · April 6, 2013
  • Nicole W.

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

    Nicole W. · June 20, 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 M. · February 26, 2012
  • Nathan G.

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

    Nathan G. · January 8, 2012
  • Ron R.

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

    Ron R. · November 19, 2011
  • Matt O.

    Maple cookies double as a breakfast food with coffee.

    Matt O. · September 11, 2011
  • John G.

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

    John G. · August 31, 2011
  • Veronica U.

    Don't forget the doggie dock!

    Veronica U. · August 27, 2011
  • Kelly S.

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

    Kelly S. · August 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

    Check out the tofu Veggie Patties! Delicious!

    PLATZ · July 3, 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

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