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I’ve Died And Gone To Trader Joe’s Heaven: New Store Opens Up In Long Island


Grinning from ear to ear. That’s what I looked like walking through Trader Joe’s. Today was the grand opening. I ALMOST got there at 8AM on the nose – but decided against it because I figured there would be a massive line. Well, at 11AM it was no better. In fact, the employees were all commenting on how crazy (and exciting) the crowd actually was for the brand.

Have you been before? I’m telling you – Trader Joe’s is… life changing. OK, I’m getting a little crazy here… but really! The prices are GREAT and the food is out of this world.  I picked up some of my favorites:


Did I just food haul for you? Out of control. But seriously, several pieces of meat, fruits, veggies, multiple frozen pre-cooked dishes , milk and other beverages. All of this ran me slightly over $100! And there are splurges in there like peach salsa and vodka tomato sauce. Like I said – the price is right.

Oh and PS – not a single coupon!

If you live in Long Island – check out the new Westbury Trader Joe’s store. The parking lot was intense (to say the least) – so consider getting there really early to get a close parking spot.


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  1. Oh, they opened one @1hr away from me & I’ve been meaning to go.Can’t wait til they open one in Dallas.

  2. thank goodness i just read this because i was headed there now. maybe ill go before closing.

  3. My children and I discovered Trader Joe’s here in So. Cal. during the ’90s, and we still love hanging out there. Can’t blame you for running over there and checking it out.

  4. Vera,
    I love love love Trader Joe’s Shop there every week on 23rd & 6th that rice you bought is the only rice Jerry and I eat I can not make rice to save my life! That is the best. We love there fruit every week we try a new product. Try the 21 salute spices omg to die for!

  5. I was the first on line at the new Westbury Store. Got there at 7:50 AM and had the honor to cut giant lei(intead of a ribbon) at 8:00 AM to open the store. Have been going to Trader Joe’s for years and it’s fantastic they opened in my home town.

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