In The City — 07 September 2014
Critic’s picks: A must-try list at Trader Joe’s


Why join the lines at Trader Joe’s, the California grocery chain known for its upbeat Hawaiian-shirt-wearing staff and tiki-bar décor, opening three (3) new stores here just this month? In our humble estimation, the must-tries include:

Spicy Seaweed Ramen.

Edamame Hummus.

Shrimp Corn Dogs.

Smoke House Pulled Pork. 

Mandarin Orange Chicken.

Speculoos Cookie Butter.

Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies.

“Two Buck Chuck” wines (a steal at $2.99). 

Come prepared, however, not to find all — or even any — of these items in stock. Part of the fun at Trader Joe’s is that a dozen new products mysteriously appear — or disappear — each week, adding to your shopping adventure.

Janet Charatan

Trader Joe’s Delray Beach (opened Sept. 5), 1851 S. Federal Highway; Trader Joe’s Palm Beach Gardens, 2560 PGA Blvd., (opening Sept. 19); Trader Joe’s Boca Raton, 855 S. Federal Highway (opening Sept. 26);


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