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Trader Joes Favorites

Alright y'all, Trader Joes is going to be opening an outpost in the Upper West Side of Manhattan (my 'hood). I'm super excited because I know they have all sorts of yummy vegetarian stuff.

Right now, I think the only other one in NYC is in Union Square and I'm rarely down there. I'm glad to have one close even though I know it's going to be PACKED all the damn time. I wonder if they deliver?

Anyway, please post your favorite (VEGETARIAN) things from Trader Joes so that I have a list of things to try out when it opens.

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Reply #1 posted 06/18/10 11:17am

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jone70 said:

Alright y'all, Trader Joes is going to be opening an outpost in the Upper West Side of Manhattan (my 'hood). I'm super excited because I know they have all sorts of yummy vegetarian stuff.

Right now, I think the only other one in NYC is in Union Square and I'm rarely down there. I'm glad to have one close even though I know it's going to be PACKED all the damn time. I wonder if they deliver?

Anyway, please post your favorite (VEGETARIAN) things from Trader Joes so that I have a list of things to try out when it opens.

biggrin

I call them packagepalooza because of the excessive amount of packaging their products tend to have. It's almost like ordering something from amazon.com it's so bad. I wish they'd find a way to reduce that stuff. The prepackaged nonsense must make their brand enormous on the global environmental footprint scale.
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Reply #2 posted 06/18/10 11:22am

Poiple

TheVoid said:

jone70 said:

Alright y'all, Trader Joes is going to be opening an outpost in the Upper West Side of Manhattan (my 'hood). I'm super excited because I know they have all sorts of yummy vegetarian stuff.

Right now, I think the only other one in NYC is in Union Square and I'm rarely down there. I'm glad to have one close even though I know it's going to be PACKED all the damn time. I wonder if they deliver?

Anyway, please post your favorite (VEGETARIAN) things from Trader Joes so that I have a list of things to try out when it opens.

biggrin

I call them packagepalooza because of the excessive amount of packaging their products tend to have. It's almost like ordering something from amazon.com it's so bad. I wish they'd find a way to reduce that stuff. The prepackaged nonsense must make their brand enormous on the global environmental footprint scale.

I can't quite see your post, Dan.lol Anywhoo, I've been to Trader Joe's only a few times (one in Atlanta and I live in SC), but all their jams are awesome. Their multigrain tortilla chips are delicious with their corn chile salsa. I don't think I've ever bought any entrees from there.

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Reply #3 posted 06/18/10 11:24am

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I cannot live without their redpepper spread. drool

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Reply #4 posted 06/18/10 11:25am

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TheVoid said:

jone70 said:

Alright y'all, Trader Joes is going to be opening an outpost in the Upper West Side of Manhattan (my 'hood). I'm super excited because I know they have all sorts of yummy vegetarian stuff.

Right now, I think the only other one in NYC is in Union Square and I'm rarely down there. I'm glad to have one close even though I know it's going to be PACKED all the damn time. I wonder if they deliver?

Anyway, please post your favorite (VEGETARIAN) things from Trader Joes so that I have a list of things to try out when it opens.

biggrin

I call them packagepalooza because of the excessive amount of packaging their products tend to have. It's almost like ordering something from amazon.com it's so bad. I wish they'd find a way to reduce that stuff. The prepackaged nonsense must make their brand enormous on the global environmental footprint scale.

brick (That's for posting in ginormous typeface, boo.)

Thanks for letting me know. Recycling is mandatory in NYC, so if we buy from there, we'll recycle whatever we can.

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Reply #5 posted 06/18/10 11:27am

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Poiple said:

TheVoid said:

I call them packagepalooza because of the excessive amount of packaging their products tend to have. It's almost like ordering something from amazon.com it's so bad. I wish they'd find a way to reduce that stuff. The prepackaged nonsense must make their brand enormous on the global environmental footprint scale.

I can't quite see your post, Dan.lol Anywhoo, I've been to Trader Joe's only a few times (one in Atlanta and I live in SC), but all their jams are awesome. Their multigrain tortilla chips are delicious with their corn chile salsa. I don't think I've ever bought any entrees from there.


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I never noticed their packaging to be any different than any other store.

Their frozen stuff comes in bags just like at the regular market and spreads and such in jars just like other places too.

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Reply #6 posted 06/18/10 11:29am

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johnart said:

Poiple said:

I can't quite see your post, Dan.lol Anywhoo, I've been to Trader Joe's only a few times (one in Atlanta and I live in SC), but all their jams are awesome. Their multigrain tortilla chips are delicious with their corn chile salsa. I don't think I've ever bought any entrees from there.


confuse

I never noticed their packaging to be any different than any other store.

Their frozen stuff comes in bags just like at the regular market and spreads and such in jars just like other places too.

Do they have a lot of individual serving size wrapped stuff? Maybe that's what he's talking about.

The check. The string he dropped. The Mona Lisa. The musical notes taken out of a hat. The glass. The toy shotgun painting. The things he found. Therefore, everything seen–every object, that is, plus the process of looking at it–is a Duchamp.
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Reply #7 posted 06/18/10 11:37am

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jone70 said:

johnart said:


confuse

I never noticed their packaging to be any different than any other store.

Their frozen stuff comes in bags just like at the regular market and spreads and such in jars just like other places too.

Do they have a lot of individual serving size wrapped stuff? Maybe that's what he's talking about.

They have lunch-type stuff by the deli products in individual sizes. But so does every other place.

I'm curious about what Dan is referring to cuz now I'm gonna be looking out for it.

But then again, Dan drinks heavily on his meds so wtf ever really knows what she's babblin about. He might think this thread is about cd packaging at Sam Goody's circa 1993. rolleyes

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Reply #8 posted 06/18/10 1:06pm

baroque

johnart said:

jone70 said:

Do they have a lot of individual serving size wrapped stuff? Maybe that's what he's talking about.

They have lunch-type stuff by the deli products in individual sizes. But so does every other place.

I'm curious about what Dan is referring to cuz now I'm gonna be looking out for it.

But then again, Dan drinks heavily on his meds so wtf ever really knows what she's babblin about. He might think this thread is about cd packaging at Sam Goody's circa 1993. rolleyes

lol

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Reply #9 posted 06/18/10 1:11pm

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They have awesome potstickers. I think they have both vegetable and chicken versions.

They rock, but I imagine I'll rarely go there because they'll be so insanely busy all the time. And I'm kind of loyal to Fareway anyway.

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Reply #10 posted 06/18/10 1:16pm

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They have the best prices (I've seen) for nuts of pretty much any variety.

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Reply #11 posted 06/18/10 1:16pm

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Efan said:

They have awesome potstickers. I think they have both vegetable and chicken versions.

They rock, but I imagine I'll rarely go there because they'll be so insanely busy all the time. And I'm kind of loyal to Fareway anyway.

Mmm, potstickers! drool

I hate Fareway! Do you go to the one on 74th? Grocery shopping in general stresses me out and so going somewhere crowded and cluttered makes me a nervous wreck. There is a little grocery on 77th and Broadway, called Westside Market, that is much better. It's open 24 hours and their produce is awesome most all of the time. It's less crowded than Fareway and the prices are good, too. I was just there the other day and they were having a sale on cauliflower -- 2 for $5 which is really cheap considering they are usually $4.99/head at the Food Emporium.

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Reply #12 posted 06/18/10 1:17pm

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johnart said:

I cannot live without their redpepper spread. drool

And cheap wine.

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Reply #13 posted 06/18/10 1:18pm

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can someone tell thevoid to stop yelling? rolleyes



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Reply #14 posted 06/18/10 1:20pm

Efan

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jone70 said:

Efan said:

They have awesome potstickers. I think they have both vegetable and chicken versions.

They rock, but I imagine I'll rarely go there because they'll be so insanely busy all the time. And I'm kind of loyal to Fareway anyway.

Mmm, potstickers! drool

I hate Fareway! Do you go to the one on 74th? Grocery shopping in general stresses me out and so going somewhere crowded and cluttered makes me a nervous wreck. There is a little grocery on 77th and Broadway, called Westside Market, that is much better. It's open 24 hours and their produce is awesome most all of the time. It's less crowded than Fareway and the prices are good, too. I was just there the other day and they were having a sale on cauliflower -- 2 for $5 which is really cheap considering they are usually $4.99/head at the Food Emporium.

I love the Westside Market. I live in Harlem, so I go to the Fareway up here (in fact, I was just there not half an hour ago), but I find myself on the Upper West Side all the time, so I do some shopping there occasionally. I agree about that Fareway on 74th--I only go there under protest.

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Reply #15 posted 06/18/10 1:27pm

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Efan said:

jone70 said:

Mmm, potstickers! drool

I hate Fareway! Do you go to the one on 74th? Grocery shopping in general stresses me out and so going somewhere crowded and cluttered makes me a nervous wreck. There is a little grocery on 77th and Broadway, called Westside Market, that is much better. It's open 24 hours and their produce is awesome most all of the time. It's less crowded than Fareway and the prices are good, too. I was just there the other day and they were having a sale on cauliflower -- 2 for $5 which is really cheap considering they are usually $4.99/head at the Food Emporium.

I love the Westside Market. I live in Harlem, so I go to the Fareway up here (in fact, I was just there not half an hour ago), but I find myself on the Upper West Side all the time, so I do some shopping there occasionally. I agree about that Fareway on 74th--I only go there under protest.

Ahh, I suppose the one in Harlem is less crowded than the zoo on 74th.

I'm actually going on a walking tour of Harlem tomorrow! It's supposed to be hot and humid and our tour starts at 1pm, I'm sure I'm going to melt.

The check. The string he dropped. The Mona Lisa. The musical notes taken out of a hat. The glass. The toy shotgun painting. The things he found. Therefore, everything seen–every object, that is, plus the process of looking at it–is a Duchamp.
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Reply #16 posted 06/18/10 1:33pm

SilverlakePhil

Masala Vegetarain Burgers

Trail Mix with the ginger bits

multi grain wheat bread

cinnamon pita chips

drool

Oh, If you're gonna buy the wheat bread, make sure you throw it in the fridge. It can get moldy fast..

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Reply #17 posted 06/18/10 1:59pm

baroque

i like their spinach tortillas

their sun dried tomato herb tortillas

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Reply #18 posted 06/18/10 2:02pm

Poiple

Oh, did I mention the corn chile salsa? Seriously, try it. It's good. It is a tomato-less salsa (weird, huh?). If you buy it and don't like it, let me know. I'll send you your money back.

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Reply #19 posted 06/18/10 2:44pm

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Thanks for the suggestions -- keep 'em coming. biggrin

I saw on their website that they have produce too; can anyone comment on how that is?

And their prices are pretty cheap, right?

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Reply #20 posted 06/18/10 2:45pm

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Genesia said:

johnart said:

I cannot live without their redpepper spread. drool

And cheap wine.

Yes, I'm excited about that! drink

The check. The string he dropped. The Mona Lisa. The musical notes taken out of a hat. The glass. The toy shotgun painting. The things he found. Therefore, everything seen–every object, that is, plus the process of looking at it–is a Duchamp.
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Reply #21 posted 06/18/10 3:06pm

Poiple

jone70 said:

Thanks for the suggestions -- keep 'em coming. biggrin

I saw on their website that they have produce too; can anyone comment on how that is?

And their prices are pretty cheap, right?

Yeah, I've found they're comparable to an "upper level" grocery store. They've got some really yummy/cool stuff in a single store that I would have to go to multiple other stores to find. I haven't eaten any of their produce, but it always looks fresh to me. Unfortunately, I don't have a Trader Joe's within about 100 miles of my house.sad

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Reply #22 posted 06/18/10 3:08pm

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jone70 said:

Genesia said:

And cheap wine.

Yes, I'm excited about that! drink

Are they going to have a wine store at that location too? Because that would be awesome. I used to love their cheap (but still good) wine selection.

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Reply #23 posted 06/18/10 3:15pm

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Genesia said:

johnart said:

I cannot live without their redpepper spread. drool

And cheap wine.

They are the awesomest for any kind of art reception, because their wine is actually good. lol

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Reply #24 posted 06/18/10 3:31pm

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jone70 said:

Thanks for the suggestions -- keep 'em coming. biggrin

I saw on their website that they have produce too; can anyone comment on how that is?

And their prices are pretty cheap, right?

At my local Trader Joes here in Silverlake , the Produce section is not that expansive or interesting, although the store is expanding, so we may have more choices. You might be better off at your local Farmer's Market.

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Reply #25 posted 06/18/10 3:50pm

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SilverlakePhil said:

jone70 said:

Thanks for the suggestions -- keep 'em coming. biggrin

I saw on their website that they have produce too; can anyone comment on how that is?

And their prices are pretty cheap, right?

At my local Trader Joes here in Silverlake , the Produce section is not that expansive or interesting, although the store is expanding, so we may have more choices. You might be better off at your local Farmer's Market.

Ours doesn't have a huge produce section either. For that I go to our international market down the street. As well as for meats.


I mostly shop at Trader's for specific products they sell that either I can't get elsewhere or I prefer their brand or their price or all of the above.

I actually never do all the food shopping under one single roof. Over the course of the month I will get different things from International Market, Trader Joes, Giant (regular supermarket) and Costco.

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Reply #26 posted 06/18/10 4:11pm

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johnart said:

SilverlakePhil said:

At my local Trader Joes here in Silverlake , the Produce section is not that expansive or interesting, although the store is expanding, so we may have more choices. You might be better off at your local Farmer's Market.

Ours doesn't have a huge produce section either. For that I go to our international market down the street. As well as for meats.


I mostly shop at Trader's for specific products they sell that either I can't get elsewhere or I prefer their brand or their price or all of the above.

I actually never do all the food shopping under one single roof. Over the course of the month I will get different things from International Market, Trader Joes, Giant (regular supermarket) and Costco.

My friend and I were just discussing that this afternoon!

While we were drinking daquiris laying out by the pool... I.LOVE.SUMMER.

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Reply #27 posted 06/18/10 5:34pm

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Efan said:

jone70 said:

Yes, I'm excited about that! drink

Are they going to have a wine store at that location too? Because that would be awesome. I used to love their cheap (but still good) wine selection.

I'm not sure -- since it's not actually open yet you can't link to the store on their website to see what they're going to have. It doesn't have hours yet, either. Does anyone know if they stay open 24 hours?

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Reply #28 posted 06/18/10 5:44pm

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tinaz said:

johnart said:

Ours doesn't have a huge produce section either. For that I go to our international market down the street. As well as for meats.


I mostly shop at Trader's for specific products they sell that either I can't get elsewhere or I prefer their brand or their price or all of the above.

I actually never do all the food shopping under one single roof. Over the course of the month I will get different things from International Market, Trader Joes, Giant (regular supermarket) and Costco.

My friend and I were just discussing that this afternoon!

While we were drinking daquiris laying out by the pool... I.LOVE.SUMMER.

.

[Edited 6/18/10 16:13pm]

I want to drink daquiris by the pool. pout


It was my morning pool drink in Mexico. The banana made them breakfast-sy.

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Reply #29 posted 06/18/10 5:48pm

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I freakin loooooove Trader Joes, that place rocks! woot! Unfortunately, I don't go there too often, because there is not one that is really close to me. I only tend to buy snacks there, so I don't even know of any good vegetarian dishes. hmmm

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