TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.

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TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#1
Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:29pm
Hello,
Went to Trader Joe's last evening and it was a quick line. I love this market. I just wish they moved one uptown in my area. It is so far away but the food and prices are so great, it is worth the long shlep.

I LOVE TRADER JOE'S.
PS Always check the receipt they charged me twice for an item.
They overcharged me $1.29.
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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#2
Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:34pm
One just opened near us & we go frequently

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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#2
Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:37pm
I have been going literally my whole life (they first opened up near my home).

For years I was trying to explain the TJ love - when it finally expanded to NoCal and then to other states others were finally able under understand the love.

Edit: If was first called Pronto Markets when it opened.
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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#3
Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:38pm
Trader Joe's is a magical place. No other store could ever bring me as much joy.
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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#4
Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:39pm
They finally opened the new one about one mile from us on Friday - and we've already been there twice.
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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#5
Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:39pm
I've never been, but there's a huge billboard that I pass all teh time, with the giant 3-D cow head. It freaks me out a little.
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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#6
Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:40pm
Their stuff though is loaded with sodium.
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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#7
Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:40pm
My favorite store! These are the things I always buy there, plus whatever I see that I may want to try:

coffee (thanks, hen)
nuts
pizza marguerita
Belgian chocolate
orange chicken
mini beef tacos

The one on 14h is an easy walk for me, but not when I'm loaded down with shopping bags-then I take a bus. They also have pretty cheap delivery.
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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#8
Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:42pm
Ah. Home of the Candy Cane Joe Joe.

I love this store. Their jumbo frozen shrimp is delicious and they have a great selection of nuts (the raw almonds are the best).
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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#9
Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:44pm
"Their stuff though is loaded with sodium."

I've been reading labels recently, and this is something I noticed re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.
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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#10
Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:44pm
Love it. They don't have quite the selection of organic food that Whole Foods does, but what they do have is significantly lower in price.
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Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:49pm
The one major feature for me at TJ's is that the line is ALWAYS quick, even if it snakes all around the store.
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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#12
Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:51pm
I made the best dish today.
I took the frozen orange chicken. I marinated it for 2 hours with a tiny amount of ginger. Then I steamed it with snowpeas, carrots, waterchestnuts and peas. I added a tablespoon of ginger dressing and steamed it in the microwave.
It was really delish.
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Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:52pm
The one thing I don't like at Trader Joe's is their fruit...and I gave it a shot three times. I'm better off at Waldbaums. If I feel like splurging on organic fruit, I'll go to Wild by Nature, which never disappoints.
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Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:53pm
So true, Jane.
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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#16
Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:59pm
Corine, I think I buy a different orange chicken. Mine is already breaded and fried. All you have to do is saute it a few minutes and put the sauce on. YUM!
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Posted: 1/27/08 at 1:00pm
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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#18
Posted: 1/27/08 at 1:00pm
I loathe Trader Joe's. Quirky for no reason and an "eclectic" selection of items that ensures only one thing: that you won't find everything you need while grocery shopping and you'll have to search through a whole lotta stuff you don't. Plus, they charge you twice for items. I've gone in at least a half a dozen times because I was in the area and I needed a few quick staples. Each time I ended up with one thing in my basket that I didn't go in there looking for but "looked good" and couldn't find what I needed. Then I'd see the stupid lines and the stupid employees in their stupid tropical shirts and I would return the item I wasn't looking for in the first place and put the basket where I got it and went to Whole Foods to get what I needed in the first place.
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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#19
Posted: 1/27/08 at 1:01pm
Also, the Vitamin Water is $1.19 a bottle...the cheapest non-sale price I've seen so far. And they always have my flavor (lemonade/multi-v). re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.
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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#20
Posted: 1/27/08 at 1:01pm
I bought that yesterday. I steamed it.
And added veggies and ginger. It is really good. The calorie count is pretty low for steamed chinese food. I think mine is baked not fried.
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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#21
Posted: 1/27/08 at 1:03pm
Namo, the tropical shirts are silly but the employees (at the location I go to) have always been really friendly and helpful. I don't do regular grocery shopping there, though. There are a select couple of things I get and that's it.
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Posted: 1/27/08 at 1:05pm
Oh my gosh Corine.. how funny. The lesbians out here also love Trader Joe's. You must all talk about it in your get togethers. re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD. I like Trader Joes for some things. Their wine selecction in the West is wonderful. And their fish selection is very varied.
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re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.#23
Posted: 1/27/08 at 1:06pm
But Namo is correct. They charged me twice for the same product. I realized it when I was on the crosstown bus home. They overcharged me three dollars but I had two heavy bags and it would have been to difficult to get off the bus at that point.

Other than being overcharged I really love the asian food.
I can't find asian food like that at Fairway and chinatown is a bigger shlep.

I really must have been asian in another life. I adore all asian food and asian people.
The shrimp dumplings from Trader Joe's is as good as the best dumplings at Shun Lee. A bag costs less than 4 dumplings at Shun Lee.

I need to marry a sexy asian man. re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD. One that can make sushi.
I need to marry a sushi chef. re: TRADER JOE'S LOVE THREAD.
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Posted: 1/27/08 at 1:09pm
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