Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's

Grocery Store, Supermarket, and Wine Shop
Chelsea, New York
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  • @theMichaelShane
    "inexpensive and best of all NO GMOs!"(11 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"(11 Tips)
    Jessie M.
    "Great variety of healthy meal options and snacks."(6 Tips)
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  • IrmaZandl T.
    IrmaZandl The OpinionatorSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroJune 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • KristiaMarie P.
    KristiaMarie Pastor BalatbatApril 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Sameepa S.
    Sameepa ShettyMarch 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Ian V.
    Ian ValentineJune 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Brad K.
    Brad KleinFebruary 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    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..
  • Laura G.
    Laura GormanApril 15, 2016
    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
  • Peace S.
    Peace ShantiAugust 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Erin S.
    Erin SmithSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • marylou m.
    marylou mendozaFebruary 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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. :)
  • 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.
  • Ed
    EdMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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
    Been here 25+ times
    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!!
  • Ali H.
    Ali HJune 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Randall
    RandallOctober 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Pumpkin is back! They have pumpkin Greek yogurt, ice cream, soup, butter, cheesecake, cream cheese, muffin mix, ravioli, and more.
  • 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.
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • 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!
  • Gretchen
    GretchenJanuary 3, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Consistently less crowded than the TJ's at Union Square but the best time to go is between 8 and 8:30 am
  • Peace S.
    Peace ShantiAugust 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.)
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Torrey F.
    Torrey FSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure to grab a few extra produce bags before getting in line so you have something to strangle yourself with while you wait.
  • 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).
  • Jason
    JasonJanuary 27, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Shop with a friend during the busy hours, one of you can wait on the super line to the cashier while the other shops.
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)December 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • 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.
  • Demetria H.
    Demetria HarvinSeptember 21, 2014
    Love the brown rice medley, all natural BBQ sauce, red lentils, friendly staff & layout of store.
  • Ash
    AshJune 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sometimes when its really crowded someone will ask everyone in the line if they forgot anything...then they'll bring it to you!
  • 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!
  • Dee Phunk
    Dee PhunkNovember 8, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maria M.
    Maria MApril 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Old Amsterdam
    Old AmsterdamNovember 5, 2012
    Pick up some Old Amsterdam Gouda! Check out our website to read up on some great recipes and pairings for our premium aged Gouda! http://oldamsterdam.com/
  • Katherine D.
    Katherine DJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • @theMichaelShane
    @theMichaelShaneApril 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You can always trust the food to be fresh, natural, inexpensive and best of all NO GMOs!
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WickhamJanuary 26
    Best supermarket in New York, great fresh food choices and relatively cheap!
  • Danielle V.
    Danielle VApril 23, 2013
    Prices are great for college students on a budget! And they're all very friendly.
  • Vivian L.
    Vivian LeeJanuary 13, 2015
    Come with a friend so you can take turns standing in line (especially on the weekend)
  • 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
  • matt l.
    matt leeFebruary 22, 2012
    Cheap, wholesome salads for lunch in the far back right corner. Beats justsalad any day
  • Tony C.
    Tony CalegaMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    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!
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LegeneApril 8, 2012
    Don't be intimidated by the lines - moves so quick! Service ALWAYS with a smile :)
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