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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 business. We made the stores bigger (if you can imagine), decked the walls with cedar planks and donned our crew in cool Hawaiian shirts. Most importantly, we started putting innovative, hard-to-find, great-tasting foods in the "Trader Joe's" name. That cut our costs and saved you money. Still does. And that's important, because "Value" is a concept we take very seriously. And by value we mean great everyday prices on all of our great products — no sales, no gimmicks, no clubs to join, no special cards to swipe... How do we do it? * We buy direct from suppliers whenever possible, we bargain hard to get the best price, and then pass the savings on to you. * If an item doesn't pull its weight in our stores, it goes away to gangway for something else. * We buy in volume and contract early to get the best prices. * Most grocers charge their suppliers fees for putting an item on the shelf. This results in higher prices... so we don't do it. * We keep our costs low — because every penny we save is a penny you save. It's not complicated. We just focus on what matters — great food + great prices = Value.

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amex, check, debit, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards, cash
Downtown Manhattan, Greenwich Village
Grocery Stores, Natural Foods
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Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible, Yes

Price Range : Below Average

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I go here occasionally when Im coming home from work. I feel like I find the same stuff everywhere but cheaper price. I must say for a busy store they sure do keep the lines moving.



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The best and cheapest wine store...

what can i say?
I've been won over for life!
The staff is lovely and the service is great!
I look forward to going here every week.



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Great wine, great prices

Love this place. Great prices, knowledgeable staff, great selection. I've been a fan of Trader Joe's food and wine since I lived in L.A. in the 1990's. So glad it's now in NYC - a top pick of mine!



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Trader Joe's finally arrived

Trader Joe's is the only place in these times to shop. Where else can you feed a family of 2, 4, 6 or 8 for less than $6.00 per person. I made a soup which I call Trader Joe's Black Bean Soup that lasted 5 days.. every ingredient except for one spice (thank you Fairway) was Trader Joe's



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Delicious food, Awesome Staff, Really Long Lines......

I love this place, but the lines are ridiculous! A line down the block to shop after work? I get it, it's a small place and it has delicious goods. If I were you, I'd time the shopping a bit better. Maybe do it on the weekend during the day time. otherwise I love everything Trader Joe's has to offer. They have the nicest staff but my shopping experience is usually uncomfortable, bumping into people, saying sorry, shuffling, etc.



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This store changed my life!

I know that sounds dramatic, but its the honest truth. When I first heard of it, I didn't even know what it was and why everyone was making such a big deal about it. I started shopping there and now i do around 90% of my shopping there. Everything is CHEAP and its the best way to eat healthy. I buy prepackaged frozen vegetables, they have all different packs so I can get a few options, I add some of their teriyaki or red curry sauce, sautee it all in a wok and in 10 minutes I have an amazing meal. I also started buying their frozen packs of berries. Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. I throw them in the microwave to thaw, toss in one small yogurt and its better than an ice cream sundae. Almost everything I buy there (except for cashews) cost around $2.99. The staff is always cool and the selection is great. My ONLY complaint is that the line can be INSANE, which drives me crazy, it literally can run around the store. Typically, I'll go with my fiancee, and one of us will stand in line while the other does the actual shopping so we can save time. I've never been into the wine store so I couldn't tell you about that. Never did I imagine that I could eat fresh, healthy, organic products for that price. I tell all my friends and coworkers to start shopping there. Long Live Trader Joes!



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Great wine, even better prices

They carry a good selection of excellent wines, including some from local Long Island wineries and some from their own house brand. You can find most any type of wine you're looking for though admittedly they don't carry a wide variety of brands. Still though if you're looking for some good wine at very low prices you'd be hard pressed to find a place as good as Joe's.



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I <3 Joe's

The selection at Trader Joe's rivals that of any gourmet supermarkets in the city but with competitve prices that match many wholesale sellers. They offer an excellcent selection of quality meats and cheeses, an extensive option of organic products of all kinds. The service is topnotch, with all the workers being very helpful, friendly, and even funny. The only real downside is the constant crowds and having to manuever through an endless swarm of people and the long lines that follow. But it's a small price to pay for such a premium selection and low prices.



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Excellent wine at table-wine price, Reliable staff rec's

grab a staff person, tell em your likes/dislikes/what youre generally looking for, stand in line, dont worry about your bank account



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Great selection, weird staff

The selection of cheapies is unsurpassed, but the cashiers are....weird. There's no other way to describe it, though if I had to choose a few other adjectives 'condescending' 'pretentious' and 'fake' come to mind. Don't let it stop you, though, because the bargain is worth the agony of the checkout staff.

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