Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's

Grocery Store, Supermarket, and Wine Shop
Lincoln Square, New York
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  • Mark L.
    "Fruit and Veggies are way better here than at Fairway."(7 Tips)
    Druanna :.
    "Great for healthy choices"(11 Tips)
    Diane J.
    "This location is crowded at any time of day or night."(7 Tips)
    Rohini J.
    "Swiss dark chocolate with 30% whole hazelnuts!"(2 Tips)

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  • Trader Joe's
    Trader Joe'sMay 18, 2016
    Great Deals on Wine and Cheese!
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedAugust 19, 2016
    TJ’s can get crowded, so go early in the morning on weekends or in the middle of the day during the week. The store is well-stocked and the long line always moves pretty quickly. Read more
  • Concert Ticket Agency
    Concert Ticket AgencyOctober 2, 2012
    Whether you're headed for an upscale night at Lincoln Center or a dirty rock show at Terminal 5, stop here first and snack on their phenomenal dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Smooth and deeelish!
  • Nicole
    NicoleAugust 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The line always moves faster than you think. Start in the basement for frozen + pantry stuff, move upstairs for fresh. Don't abandon your cart in the line to shop for 3-5 minutes. Reach! And jam 🎧.
  • Alicia K.
    Alicia KhooSeptember 2, 2011
    3-4 TJs in Manhattan. A Brit friend said, "Trader Joe's is wht makes America gr8." Not as gr8 as in Cali, but beggrs can't b choosrs (i.e., me) Get the Parmesan fr Australia. Best I evr had. At $8/lb!
  • Gajtana S.
    Gajtana SimonovskaMay 19, 2016
    Most spacious and spread out of all the Trader Joe's I've been to in NYC. This is my fifth. More cashiers than other TJs so the line moved quickly on a Wednesday night.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CoudonJuly 25, 2011
    Great (and reasonably priced) for frozen food, dry / canned goods and beer! The line isn't as scary as it seems (unlike 14th St.). Wish they could have a wine store at this location too!
  • Sam S.
    Sam SDecember 5, 2015
    Huge huge line and incredibly crowded. But things move fast and the food is high quality and inexpensive. Even if there's a line outside, don't let it deter you.
  • Tim J.
    Tim JohnsonJuly 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The most civilized T.J.'s in Manhattan hands down. Typically not crowded (nothing like 14th St.) & nice/helpful staff. The prices are great & nearly everything is quite good!
  • Sarah E.
    Sarah ElizabethFebruary 28, 2015
    Shop for everything you need on the Downtown floor first, then get on the line and collect things like milk, eggs meat and veggies while you are on line traveling to check out.
  • Aleson H.
    Aleson HoOctober 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The staff here are always the nicest ever. Also, be nice to the world and bring a reusable shopping bag - if you do, they'll put your name in a raffle. ;)
  • Dherbs
    DherbsApril 26, 2014
    Part of a mid-size specialty food market chain. Has a variety of organic produce and raw nuts and seeds. Perfect place to shop while doing the Dherbs.com FULL BODY CLEANSE.
  • Diane J.
    Diane Jean-MaryOctober 10, 2016
    Expect a long line at the register. This location is crowded at any time of day or night. The staff is really friendly and the line moves quickly just be prepared for the wait
  • Lorence R.
    Lorence RJanuary 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The most pleasant and helpful staff of any store I've ever been to in NYC, and I've been to a lot of stores in NYC. Kudos to the staff and management.
  • Tricia T.
    Tricia TanguyMay 27, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything. Absolutely everything. Grab a basket, get what you need downstairs, and then get in line and shop as you wait! It's the best way to maximize your time.
  • Astoriawinediva
    AstoriawinedivaMarch 3, 2012
    I am a fan! It stinks the lines are always so long but everyone has caught on to the TJ craze! Patience is a small price to pay for great products hey? My dog is addicted to the wheat free treats!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupNovember 14, 2011
    Not as crazy as its Union Square brother (and there’s no wine) but you’ll forgive the lines when you get home and enjoy your delicious and inexpensive groceries.
  • Crunch Gym
    Crunch GymOctober 28, 2010
    Cut you some flax. Try adding flaxseed or its oil to your meals. Trader's has it golden roasted, milled, whole, in cereal, in oatmeal. The health benefits are plentiful and the taste is yummy.
  • E. T.
    E. T.April 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to get only half the things you need and have to go to fairways anyways. Oh, but there's always a line, so it must be special.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CibenerAugust 20, 2014
    Inner peas: great snack. Not too bad for you. Cookie butter: eat at your own risk. Highly addictive, delicious and definitely not good for you.
  • Charles G.
    Charles GuerreroSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The chocolate covered peanut butter pretzel bites are dangerously good. So are most of their treats. Lines are always long, but move well.
  • Vani P.
    Vani PrabakaranJune 28, 2011
    If you have to move your car for street cleaning during the weekday come and park at the meter and load up on cheap groceries for the week with no crowd/no line!
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LumAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    First Trader Joe's experience and it was a goodie. The groceries were surprisingly cheap, didn't expect it at a store like this. The beer is also extremely cheap for Manhattan.
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾October 1, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Love Trader Joe's but this one gets so crowded. Really solid produce though. And so much cheaper than any other store.
  • Alex C.
    Alex CancelFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid going late nights as aost all stock is gone. Also weekend afternoons are a nightmare, even so this place is awesome and the lines move quick.
  • Himali W.
    Himali WOctober 6, 2013
    They keep the inside non-crazy by limiting the number of ppl who enter at a time. Seems insane that stuff like this happens on a regular Sunday, but that's manhattan for you.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroJuly 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken Caesar Wrap: $3.99 Banana: $0.19 Kind Bar: $1.49 You can't beat the price and its good for the bod!
  • Elisabeth B.
    Elisabeth BrombergApril 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Map it out first before starting to shop if it's your first time, or else you'll get home and realise you forgot to buy milk to go with your cereal.
  • Brooke S.
    Brooke StarJanuary 23, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    This store is a daily shit show unless you come early in the morning before 12 or after 8pm, otherwise be prepared for chaos! There is even an occasional line outside to get in which is just insane!!
  • bholder
    bholderMay 7, 2013
    I forgot to get a basket and of course picked up too much stuff. The lady behind me insisted on offering the free space in her cart! Love the energy here!
  • Marie
    MarieNovember 29, 2010
    Sooooo happy to have Trader Joe's right on 72nd & Bdwy! I totally bypass all the other "gourmet" markets -- TJ is my go to for just about everything!
  • Old Amsterdam
    Old AmsterdamNovember 5, 2012
    If your looking for a great cheese you should pick up some Old Amsterdam Gouda! Make sure to also check us out on our website for pairing and recipe ideas. http://oldamsterdam.com/
  • Scott G.
    Scott GellmanDecember 16, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Get in the right-side line, and plan your shopping so that you pick up everything on the upper floors you pass in line.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BozeOctober 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't worry about the line because it moves very quickly. But do take time to enjoy the artwork
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungJuly 15, 2016
    lines. lots of lines. pro-tip. go downstairs first, then go directly in line and pick up stuff along the way...
  • Helenice V.
    Helenice ValentimMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    They run out of kale pretty fast, but if you call in the morning and "reserve" it... They"ll hold it for you until the end of day. Kale: the popular green du jour.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SpectorJanuary 10, 2015
    A grocery store of organized chaos. Avoid during peak times - the after work crowd is intense and they'll often turn people away if lines are too long. Fairway and Westside Market nearby are good alts
  • Dan K.
    Dan KaoAugust 5, 2013
    Sucks its the only one in the city but the line does move faster than you think. Just come during off hours. So worth it
  • Diego F.
    Diego FDecember 1, 2015
    The best place in Manhattan to buy groceries, but don't go late because you won't find a lot of things.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FishNovember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Trader Joes is a staple in NYC. Go during the weekday afternoon to avoid the normal craziness
  • aurore q.
    aurore quercyMarch 10, 2015
    Lines seem long but they go fast. Make sure you skip the aisles the lines goes in so you can shop while you are moving in the line.
  • Josh S.
    Josh SaletnikAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Go before 1pm on the weekends to avoid bigger crowds, but bring your patience for crowds and pushy shoppers every time.
  • Graham F.
    Graham FordenMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is crazy on weekends, but weekdays are cool. Lines look long, but they do a good job ok keepin it moving. Friendly staff!!!!
  • Sexy L.
    Sexy LFOctober 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Ignore the "special" that pops up when you check in here. There's no wine at this location and, well, "great deals" on wine aren't specials.
  • Dawance C.
    Dawance CheaOctober 8, 2012
    There are TWO levels to this place. Don't forget to check out the bottom floor, aka downtown :)
  • Leigh S.
    Leigh SansoneApril 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Even if the line is all the way back to the meat department, it still takes less than 10 minutes to get to a register. Love TJ's!
  • Susie D.
    Susie DickerMarch 2, 2013
    Fridays and Saturdays before 10AM are a treat! Well-stocked shelves and short lines.
  • Howcast
    HowcastJuly 21, 2011
    Don't sacrifice your family's health just to save some cash! Learn how to feed your family healthy meals on a budget! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULLSKPoPYLc Read more
  • Tariq A.
    Tariq AhmadOctober 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Good selection and prices. Hopefully the long line does not deter you from buying: it moves quickly.
  • Liat Z.
    Liat ZarfatiOctober 26, 2010
    The pumpkin bread mix is great! The chocolate lava cake is amazing! The frozen 4 cheese Mac & Cheese is soooo good!
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