Tuesday, March 28, 2006
There's been a lot of hoopla about the Trader Joe's that opened in Union Square a few weeks ago. I got interested when I found out that they carry a lot of kosher products, products that you might not normally find in SuperSol or other kosher supermarkets. They even have a list of all their kosher products on their website
, including who gives the hechser!
So today, I found myself in the area and went to check it out. I couldn't believe my eyes: there was a line to get in. A line to get into a supermarket! A supermarket! Seems it's so popular that they have to restrict access to keep the store from overcrowding. Unbelievable.
In case you don't believe me, I whipped out my phone and took a few pictures.
posted by LWY, 7:03 PM
I don't know if everything will be the same as in California, but here are
some things to look for:
OU Pareve cereals (TJ versions of Cheerios, Corn Flakes, and Raisin Bran)
Good price on Tufutti Cuties and similar items
TJ brand soy milk--Kof-K pareve, good price
Baron Herzog wines at good prices
Pareve tortilla chips, including BBQ
Trader Giotto's Tuscano Marinara Sauce--canned, but inexpensive prepared pasta sauce
Welcome to the World of Trader Joes! As a Los Angelesite, it has been our dirty little west coast secret for kosher food. Enjoy, they are a great company.
I don't recognize some of the hechserim on some of the products. Are these West Coast hechserim? Are the reliable?
Heart-K is good. Most hechsheirim you don't recognize are bad.
Go to kosherquest.com for a good list of heksherim. TJ's is great.
Website no longer exists.
Kosherquest.org not .com
Anyone know anything about Tablet-K?