Thursday, October 16, 2008

Trader Joe's uptown

Posted By on Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 1:28 PM

The long-awaited Trader Joe's is now open in the Metropolitan shopping center near uptown. I visited the store for the first time yesterday. The store, which opened last Friday, offers great international pre-made food and frozen food options. As a single gal, I stocked up on gourmet granolas, frozen burritos, mini pizzas, and the like for quick dinners. I found some relatively healthy options and can't wait to try them. Also, their cartons of gourmet soups are quite good -- creamed corn soup (only 110 cal per serving), butternut squash bisque and carrot ginger soup.

A tip though: when the check-out person asks you if this is your first time visiting Trader Joe's, answer "NO," unless you want to be publicly humiliated when he clangs a bell and announces to the entire store "WE HAVE A FIRST TIMER HERE!!" I've learned my lesson...

Tags: , , ,

Pin It
Submit to Reddit
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Creative Loafing encourages a healthy discussion on its website from all sides of the conversation, but we reserve the right to delete any comments that detract from that. Violence, racism and personal attacks that go beyond the pale will not be tolerated.

Search Events

www.flickr.com
items in Creative Loafing Charlotte More in Creative Loafing Charlotte pool

© 2017 Womack Newspapers, Inc.
Powered by Foundation