Easily the best of the specialty grocers in the Triangle (and outside it also in most locations where they have venues). They eat Whole Paychecks lunch, and in virtually all venues has better personnel than those in this niche trade. Perhaps it is because many employees at Weaver Street, and former Well Spring locations wished for more out of life than the got in terms of income. Regardless, despite T Joes dominance of this trade they are not the equal of Kroger, in terms of diversity of product lines or ability to compete in say - Kroger's dairy product prices or selection. Similarly they are not in the same league in meat or seafood of organic or other types. Generally, Whole Paycheck and Weaver Street do a better job in this area than T Joes as well, but this reflects relative profitability of these areas , and T Joe's decision to forego labor overhead vs. profit margin. Nevertheless, Trader Joe's have best selection of artisan breadstuff's sold often for less than half of theprice of equivalent goods at competitors. Similarly in fresh flowers, processed cereals, cookies, nuts , dried fruits, frozen desserts and prepared dishes, snack foods, produce, and beverages carried; they are low cost purveyor. Keeping in mind the limited range of commestibles, as well as other limits within those areas (e.g. no Izze or Blenheim soda products) they are the best. If possible ,avoid shopping on Saturday's, as they are like Tuesday morning at Kroger due to volume of customers. Analogously, the number of customers makes it impossible to restock shelf outages detracting from the shopping experience. They are not 24 hour venue, running 9A to 9P. So while, in most cases people can shop after work, they can't get items on way there. This store is reached off US 1 and US 64 by exiting at Cary Pkwy exit south of town(next exit south of Crossroads Shopping Center) and proceeding west about a half mile to store on north side of road just before Kildaire Farms Rd. junction. Other access requires making ones way through Cary, and using online map programs is recommended if you do not have that community mastered. I hope you find this helpful. pjamesb
I love this store. They have a great variety of food products that are prepared and ready for the oven. It's easy to prepare a great meal with little time and effort involved. I have never been disappointed with anything I bought from this store. They also have a good choice of wines with prices that are easy on the pocketbook. I highly recommend this store.
Trader Joes is a must for all wine drinkers out there. Great selection and the best is the 2 buck chuck! Also have organic foods, fresh flowers and lot of different items you don't see around here. Just wish it was closer to my house.