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Apr 30, 2011 01:45 PM

Trader Joes

HI There,

Being Canadian and on many food/diet forums I have always wanted to check out a Trader Joes. I noticed there is one in Philadelphia so I had a question. We are coming down from Sunday to Thursday and staying at the Penns View. We are driving but plan on pretty much parking the car and hoofing it or taking public transit where we want to go.
I was wondering if Trader Joes has wine (would love some organic reds) and if so, a good selection? I think they are quite a hike from our hotel so I thought we might drive and then pick up enough for the whole time we are there (along with anything else we might need). How is the parking there?

Also is south street good for parking?


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  1. Trader Joes has a parking lot, but no wine. All wine in PA is sold at state stores.

    1. no wine at tj's

      if you want some good stuff, try the garces wine store located in the trading company at 12th and locust.

      not that far from penns view- and you can picnic in washington square park

        1. Some day I'll try two buck chuck. :( Have to go to the Princeton NJ TJs.

          5 Replies
          1. re: givemecarbs

            Carbs, TBC is awful. I know you are more discerning.

            1. re: crazyspice

              He he he, thanks Crazyspice and bucksguy! Now I feel better. Now that foodtown in Lansdale bit the dust I guess I have to go back to wegmans if I want to buy groceries and beer at the same time. At least maybe I can get a beer at the bowling alley that is supposed to be replacing foodtown.

            2. re: givemecarbs

              Carbs, consider what two bucks would get you at the lovely State Store in Perkasie - that's about what two buck chuck is - maybe less!

              1. re: givemecarbs

                It's three bucks in Princeton TJ's, however. Charles Shaw wines. Lol. Amazingly good quality for the price, even at $3!

                1. re: menton1

                  As with many other properties, The manufacturers of TBC bought the Charles Shaw name. Another worthy vineyard now has their name on plonk.

              2. Parking is not that easy or cheap around South St, your hotel is close enough to walk, and you can always catch a cab.