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Old 09-17-2013, 10:33 AM
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I'm curious to go to TJs at some point. So what is so good here besides their cookie butter I keep hearing about? I suppose it's only worth getting a few items here as it sounds like this isn't a one stop grocery store.
The produce is a good value, but the selection isn't as extensive as HEB.

There is a good selection of unusual frozen prepared foods. The pricing will seem exceptional, until you realize that there are only 2 servings in the package. It's nice for adding some variety to your menu.

The snack food selection is unusual, and some of it is intended to be healthy. You might find that interesting.

Some people get really excited about the selection in the beer and wine department. I'm not much of a wine drinker and I've had more misses than hits from the beers I've tried there. Just about any grocery in town has a better variety of beer.

The bottom line is that you go to Trader Joe's for the unusual. Things that you won't find at the other stores. I have yet to find anything there that I can't live without, but there are plenty of things that are fun to try.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:33 PM
 
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My husband loves "Hippie Joe's" as he calls it. He used to make fun of it. Now he likes it because we can get in and out in 30 minutes, with quality produce at great prices. We like their bagels, naan, produce, dried pastas and jarred sauces, spice grinders, and many of the frozen foods. He loves the fruit frozen pops. The Jo-Jo's (sandwich cookies) are awesome, as is the cookie butter, of course.

I am thrilled that it will open 1 mile from my house!
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:16 PM
 
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Their frozen chocolate croissants are delicious. You leave them out overnight to proof and pop them in the oven in the morning. Eat with a cup of coffee while reading the Sunday paper

They have a package of frozen oriental vegetables that are nice pieces not bits or stalks. Makes for a quick stir fry with a protein and sauce.

They also carry USA grown edamame and baby bok choy.....two things I have trouble finding.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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So we got Trader Joe's, Carl's Jr., Dunkin' Donuts and Del Taco. In-N-Out is coming. I guess the only thing left for folks to cry about now is for the elusive Ikea to open in SA.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:20 AM
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So we got Trader Joe's, Carl's Jr., Dunkin' Donuts and Del Taco. In-N-Out is coming. I guess the only thing left for folks to cry about now is for the elusive Ikea to open in SA.
Fry's Electronics, too. If San Antonio had Fry's and IKEA, I might never leave town to shop again.

Closer to the topic of the thread, I wouldn't mind seeing Trader Joe's corporate cousin, Aldi bring a few of its stores to town. That's a very real possibility since their nearest store is about 2 hours away in Temple. The addition of Aldi to the area would have a positive effect on grocery prices.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:06 AM
 
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Fry's Electronics, too. If San Antonio had Fry's and IKEA, I might never leave town to shop again.

Closer to the topic of the thread, I wouldn't mind seeing Trader Joe's corporate cousin, Aldi bring a few of its stores to town. That's a very real possibility since their nearest store is about 2 hours away in Temple. The addition of Aldi to the area would have a positive effect on grocery prices.
Yes to all of this! My husband will die and go to heaven if we ever got a Fry's.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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So we got Trader Joe's, Carl's Jr., Dunkin' Donuts and Del Taco. In-N-Out is coming. I guess the only thing left for folks to cry about now is for the elusive Ikea to open in SA.
You forgot Disney
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:27 PM
 
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If the S.A. area ever gets a permanent grocery store competitor for HEB, I would say that would improve things more than anything else! In the meantime, I go to health food grocery stores, SuperWalmarts, SuperTargets...and HEB.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:08 PM
 
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Looks like a 2nd Trader Joe's in opening in north SA off 1604 between Stone Oak Parkway and Blanco. Is this really happening??

Coming Soon in Stone Oak
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:17 PM
Bo Bo won $500 in our forum's Most Engaging Poster Contest - Tenth Edition (Apr-May 2014). 

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Looks like a 2nd Trader Joe's in opening in north SA off 1604 between Stone Oak Parkway and Blanco. Is this really happening??
It was announced in the newspaper back in August, but I can't find the thread where it was discussed at that time. I heard an employee at the first store telling a customer that the company plans to open three stores in SA.
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