Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's

Grocery Store
Chelsea, New York
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  • marcy s.
    "Great place to stock up on lunch and snacks for work on the cheap."(10 Tips)
    Pat H.
    "Most spacious aisles I've ever seen in the 212."(3 Tips)
    Nathanael C.
    "Come right when they open for a less crowded shopping experience."(7 Tips)
    paul w.
    "The house blend coffee yields surprisingly good cold brew"(10 Tips)
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  • Diane J.
    Lines are long but can be avoided if you go early morning. Whatever you do avoid the 6 pm rush!
  • Courtney B.
    Amazing prices, and great quality prepared foods. Their produce is hit or miss, just be sure to pick up fruits and veggies you'll use quickly.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GormanApril 15
    such a good check out experience, the check out people are the nicest, i wish it was closer to my home i'd go all the time even w/long lines
  • Brad K.
    Brad KleinFebruary 23
    Pro tip: for workday lunchtime shopping, use the buddy system. 1 person immediately gets in the line that's wrapped around entire store, other does shopping. Queueing person may want to bring a book..
  • Jason N.
    Jason NgJanuary 27
    Shop with a friend during the busy hours, one of you can wait on the super line to the cashier while the other shops.
  • Gretchen
    GretchenJanuary 3
    Consistently less crowded than the TJ's at Union Square but the best time to go is between 8 and 8:30 am
  • Dee Phunk
    Dee PhunkNovember 8, 2015
    If there's enough space, best believe that I'm gonna push off and ride my shopping cart down an aisle. I've done it before and I'll do it again.
  • KristiaMarie P.
    Avocados were cheaper here than my usual grocer in the UES. I usually pick up 'healthy' snacks when I get a chance to shop here -- too far for weekly trips. Tried their Challah buns, I've had better.
  • Dolly W.
    Dolly WicksJanuary 23, 2015
    Way better laid out than the gramercy location, quick and friendly staff and unique items. Also, if you're looking to make a quick easy dinner they sell the absolute best store bought pizza dough
  • Bryan V.
    Bryan ViperDecember 12, 2014
    The cheapest place to get organic yogurt in the city, so I try stocking up on other affordable organic foods while there.
  • Monti B.
    Monti BrayNovember 17, 2014
    This place is always swarming with people. Go with a friend so one of you can shop while the other waits in line.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LevineOctober 11, 2014
    The line looks like a hot mess (and is) but moves fast. At its worst (starting at the entrance), Ive gotten out in 15-20 mins, approx the same as waiting behind 2 people at Costco
  • Demetria H.
    Demetria HarvinSeptember 21, 2014
    Love the brown rice medley, all natural BBQ sauce, red lentils, friendly staff & layout of store.
  • Irma Z.
    Irma ZandlSeptember 3, 2014
    LOVE the 6th avenue location. Roomier than 14th st. My go-to for party shopping. I always get the burrata cheese, the cold cuts , the dark chocolate ginger and the orange chocolate strips.
  • Jessie M.
    Jessie MiñoAugust 18, 2014
    Great variety of healthy meal options and snacks. If you're looking to eat well, you can pick up some key foods here to add to your grocery list and in expensively. Only downfall are the LONG lines.
  • Sameepa S.
    Sameepa ShettyMarch 31, 2014
    The best TJ in the city. All one floor. Good coffee & munchies like pizzas on offer always. Find the fresh produce here better than other TJ's, also wider variety.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 9, 2013
    Definitely beats the Union Square location, mainly because it's always less crowded, although lines still can be lengthy.
    Upvoted Jun 20
  • Corrine P.
    Corrine PieperOctober 7, 2013
    Love this Trader Joe's! When the line looks long, no worries, it always goes much faster than a regular grocery store. But be sure to avoid 12-2PM and 4-6....the line gets crazy long.
  • Torrey F.
    Torrey FSeptember 22, 2013
    Make sure to grab a few extra produce bags before getting in line so you have something to strangle yourself with while you wait.
  • Princess R.
    Princess RuneAugust 16, 2013
    WOW! All the staff and cashiers are super friendly and have a sunny disposition. Makes me want to visit here more often!
  • Ash
    AshJune 11, 2013
    Sometimes when its really crowded someone will ask everyone in the line if they forgot anything...then they'll bring it to you!
  • Maria M.
    Maria MApril 1, 2013
    If you're going to go on a Monday night, make sure you get your shopping done by 7pm. If not, prepare to stand in line just to get in the door.
  • Ed
    EdMarch 21, 2013
    This is a much larger store than 14th Street and the one on 73rd at Brdwy. Long lines, but that's nothing new. Great store and friendly-as-f*ck service.
  • Brooke S.
    Brooke StarMarch 12, 2013
    Best Trader Joe's in Manhattan, hands down! Easiest to navigate and line didn't conflict too badly with shopping areas unless it's lunch time or a Monday!!
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GanskyMarch 3, 2013
    I miss the days when people didn't know about this location. Lines are awful now & wrap throughout the store, causing havoc for eveyone.
  • Sarah N.
    Sarah NNovember 11, 2012
    Dear Trader Joe's Chelsea, I am sick and tired of your obnoxious lines at every hour of the day. I will be taking my business to Whole Foods on 7th and 25th (right around corner).
  • Randall
    RandallOctober 3, 2012
    Pumpkin is back! They have pumpkin Greek yogurt, ice cream, soup, butter, cheesecake, cream cheese, muffin mix, ravioli, and more.
  • Concert Ticket Agency
    Concert Ticket AgencyOctober 2, 2012
    A quick trip here for some bleu cheese and pecan dip w/baby carrots will fuel you for a show nearby at Webster Hall or Highline Ballroom.
  • Nikki
    NikkiSeptember 3, 2012
    This location sucks - they lack customer service and in no way are helpful. The Union Square location trumps them Any Day!! Rude Service and manners. I've been to TJ's CT, STL, and CA ~pls fix TJ!
  • Peace S.
    Peace ShantiAugust 28, 2012
    A must try: the chili cheese tamales are absolutely delicious. Pair it with their lime and habanero salsa and some sliced avocado - all from Trader Joes!
  • Peace S.
    Peace ShantiAugust 28, 2012
    Well, they consider chicken to be meat. And as a vegetarian I like this distinction because often Americans say chicken is poultry not meat. (That makes no sense to me.)
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroJune 20, 2012
    Go to the frozen foods section and take a look at the fish selection. Mahi Mahi, Ahi Tuna and Swordfish vacuum packed at really low prices. This is a great place for basics like eggs and milk.
  • shan s.
    shan smithJune 18, 2012
    Don't let the line scare you off. I've never spent more than 10 mins in it. Well, maybe let it scare you... No qualms with getting through there even faster.
  • Ian V.
    Ian ValentineJune 17, 2012
    Best TJ's in the city. Wide aisles, a layout that makes sense, plus they have the small two-level shopping carts that are inexplicably absent from the (much smaller) UWS location!
  • Nick S.
    Nick SewalishApril 21, 2012
    Try something new to add some flavor to your life - maybe a pineapple, an organic banana or a gluten free mini quiche!
  • Tony C.
    Tony CalegaMarch 10, 2012
    It's almost Easter which means TJ's gourmet jelly beans are back in stock! With flavors like pomegranate, pink grapefruit and blackberry Stock up before they are gone!
  • Alex K.
    Alex KhurginFebruary 23, 2012
    There's a big section of fruits and vegetables near the front. If you run into the store at full speed, you might miss it. Don't! There's some good food here.
  • Jon G.
    Jon GormanJanuary 31, 2012
    Never come here on a weekday between 4 and 6. Never come here on a weekend after 3. ALWAYS stock up while you're here because the prices and selection are fantastic!
  • Erin S.
    Erin SmithSeptember 5, 2011
    Great place to stock up on gluten-free essentials. Ask customer service for their list of gluten-free products. Also, look for the "g" on the label indicating no gluten ingredients. Read more
  • Katherine D.
    Katherine DJuly 5, 2011
    Although not as many selections; it's still a million times better than Whole Foods! Better prices, nicer people, and better hours, too. Read more
  • Ali H.
    Ali HJune 12, 2011
    the management is very accommodating to people with food allergies. I was given a comprehensive guide to gluten free foods in the store! if you have a special dietary concern, tell the captain!
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezMarch 25, 2011
    The lines are a nightmare in the later afternoons and evenings, but this is probably the best organized NYC store and a great lunch spot if you're close!
  • KitchenKonfidence.com
    TJs is a great place to find seasonal produce. Pick up a bag or two of blood oranges (while you still can) for this Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake. So flavorful! Get the recipe on kitchenkonfidence.com.
  • marylou m.
    marylou mendozaFebruary 6, 2011
    Love love love this place!!! Try the pies! Hummus! Grilled chicken!! My mom loves the fish fillet! I love the chicken pesto genovese! Oh i love every single item in this place. :)
  • Kris M.
    Kris MinksteinJanuary 23, 2011
    Bring a friend to get in line while you shop. By the time you're done they be near the front of the line and you'll be in and out in no time
  • KitchenKonfidence.com
    KitchenKonfidence.comJanuary 16, 2011
    Looking for garnishes for your next Bloody Mary? Check out TJs selection of olives & pickled items. Totally legit. Also swing by produce for celery. Find a Bacon Bloody how-to on kitchenkonfidence.com
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)December 27, 2010
    Surprised by how short the line looks from outside? Think again, they do a superb job of hiding a line that snakes around the back of the store!
  • 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.
  • Kristen P.
    Kristen PayneJuly 27, 2010
    Lots of space here. Super long line though, so long there's a man at the end with a cardboard sign that says "end of line!" 20 minutes from back of line to out the door...
  • Christa F.
    Christa FletcherJuly 15, 2010
    The new Trader Joe's is located on 675 6th Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets. It's very well laid out and has a wider selection of goods than other NYC TJ's locations.
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