Trader Joe's - Columbus (679)
Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
2.05/5 rDev -43.1%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 1.5 | $$
What FEW beers they had were reasonable on the price. I think most were store brands. They had some singles, but not many. MOST (key word) Krogers and Giant eagles have better selections. This was a wasted trip for me. I need seasonals and craft beers, local and imports. They had a small selection of high priced singles and the normal 6 packs of import and crafts. I could not find any seasonals. They did have alot of wine and the rest of the store was like a very small whole foods. I will stick with Andersons for something different
08-26-2012 00:15:35 | More by BFC84
3.9/5 rDev +8.3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
One of two (so far) Trader Joe's in the Columbus area, this one is located in the always busy Easton area. There is parking all around the store but finding a spot right by the entrance is usually pretty difficult.
While a chain, Trader Joe's maintains the "mom 'n' pop" feel of a smaller grocer that specializes in organic and higher-quality foods (at a premium price of course). The beer and wine selection is in the left rear of the store, with some featured beers on end caps here and there. The whole store is clean and well-maintained and that definitely spills over to the beer area.
TJ's features several of their own beers, along with brews from recognizable brewers like North Coast, Rogue, Flying Dog, Sierra Nevada, Chimay etc. Not too much of a regional or international presence but there are a couple beers from around the world to be found. They also have singles stickered at a reasonable price (especially the TJ-branded beers).
Service here is about what you would expect from a grocery store. I never expect much in the way of beer knowledge at a place like this, so I base the experience on friendliness and willingness to help their customers find what they are looking for.
Overall this spot and the MoJoe Lounge in the mall are better beer stops than one would expect in a sprawling indoor/outdoor mall, and both are definitely worth visiting when at Easton.
08-05-2007 19:40:27 | More by Dogbrick
4.4/5 rDev +22.2%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | $$
The single greatest grocery store there is. Not really all that great for beer, only a few selections, but no mass produced beers to be found. Really better for wine, a rather large section of the store is dedicated to wine and the prices are the best around. A fun place to go shop in, and even though I've been there hundreds of times, I usually find something new that I haven't tried yet. It takes a few trips to get used to not having name brands to focus on, but the taste of their products will win you over.
01-15-2007 02:59:22 | More by olegv40
4.5/5 rDev +25%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Trader Joe's is a favorite grocery store of ours. This store is the second of only two in Columbus, which makes them all the more valuable. This one is located in Easton Towne Center, the gigantic outdoor mall in northeast Columbus. Easton itself is a nice place to walk around, find dinner, see a movie, etc. Even though this Trader Joe's is close to the heart of the mall, it has its own parking lot, and you can always find a spot.
Trader Joe's has relatively cheap prices on plenty of organic or all-natural food. A very nice alternative to the major chain stores, and it doesn't break your budget either. Buy anything from cheese, meat, and fruit to prepared dinners, wine and beer, flowers, and charcoal. Pretty much one-stop shopping for groceries and basic household needs. The service staff are always very kind and helpful, too.
Beer selection is a real selling point, consisting of almost entirely craft beers. None of the American macrobrews here. There are individual bottles of Rogue and Chimay, but mostly six-packs. Wide selection of styles from Anchor, Sierra Nevada, Sapporo, Sea Dog, Edison, Sam Adams, Pete's Wicked Ale, Fat Weasel, Trinity, Newcastle, Old Rasputin, and some of Trader Joe's beers (Vienna Lager, Hefeweizen, Frugal). Overall, a great place for some interesting finds. Highly recommended for both your everyday grocery shopping and your beer acquisition.
07-12-2006 21:59:19 | More by ndekke39
Trader Joe's - Columbus (679) in Columbus, OH
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.