I thought people were waiting in line for an event at the adjacent building, but no, it was actually the line to get into Trader Joe’s! I counted about fifty die hard soon-to-be Trader Joe’s customers.
I was a sleepy Celiac Chick so I didn’t have the strength to wait to get inside. Maybe that was a good thing. I called the next day and asked when is the best time to beat the crowds. Turns out it’s 9 a.m. They do carry all of the gluten-free breads and pasta that you’ve heard about. As an experienced west coast TJ’s customer, I can attest to the fact that they are reasonably priced and quite tasty.
142 E. 14th St. (bet. 3rd & 4th Ave.)
New York, NY 10003