10 Things I'm Excited About Buying When Trader Joe's Opens on Greenville Today

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It's no longer two bucks, but it's still Chuck.
When I moved back to Dallas from New York last summer, I didn't miss Manhattan much. But the first few times I had to visit Albertson's or even Central Market, I experienced fits of nostalgia for the glory days of Zabar's and Trader Joe's.

So with the grand opening today of Trader Joe's on Greenville Avenue, I'm mentally preparing myself for the best kind of déjà vu. Here are the things that have me salivating with excitement.

1. Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
A perfect combo of salty and sweet, these can cure the worst of days. Don't make my rookie mistake of buying the chocolate candies shaped like potato chips; look for the brightly colored bag and buy several. I learned that I could go through an entire bag in a single episode of One Tree Hill.

2. Chevre Log with Honey
After trying this tangy, sweet goat cheese I've tried to recreate it by drizzling honey on my own spread to no avail. According to the Trader Joe's website, that perfect flavor is achieved by infusing the cheese with 10 percent dark golden white clover honey. I remember the price point on this being reasonable, too.

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3. Actually, the entire cheese selection
I have tried a good 90 percent of the cheese plates in Dallas, which is totally disgusting allows me to assure you with a certain amount of confidence that the Trader Joe's I know and love has some damn good cheese. And it's reasonably priced too.

4. Garlic-Marinated Mushrooms
Too many times I walked into Trader Joe's famished and walked out with the most random assortment of things. Trying the Garlic Marinated Mushrooms was the result of one of the best hungry grocery store runs in my personal history.

5. Speculoos Crunchy Cookie Butter
Or plain cookie butter. I just had the delicious idea to dip the chocolate covered potato chips into the cookie butter. My mouth is watering.

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joeat
joeat

@bearcamp 

How about lovers and Inwood?  Will that be almost a year?  Just curious.

Landon Ledford
Landon Ledford

I live approximately 77 yards from this location... Never been to a T-Joe's before (yea, that's what I'm calling it), & I'm in love.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Get ready for another one opening in a few months at Walnut Hill Lane and I-75. 

warden62
warden62

Its $3.99 Chuck here in D.C.

J_A_
J_A_ topcommenter

Trader Joe's actually lived up to the hype. Very reasonably priced quality items with a friendly staff to boot.

Eric Smith
Eric Smith

I saw John the Werewolf down at Trader Joe's. His hair was perfect.

John the Werewolf
John the Werewolf

"Trader Joe's Green Plant Green Food Juice Blend" ... yes I know it looks like swamp water. Just try it. It tastes like an apple/mango smoothie.

Esteban Mainzer
Esteban Mainzer

get their ginger snaps. little circles of addiction.

Alejandro Monjaras
Alejandro Monjaras

If you want a happy stress free weekend, don't go to Trader Joes on opening weekend it will be hell.

bearcamp
bearcamp

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Since the ground up there has barely been scraped, try waiting at least a year before you see another Trader Joes in Dallas.

bearcamp
bearcamp

@JaniceA The staff was so friendly this morning, they were actually leing the cops directing traffic.

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