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Transcontinental Trader Joe

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So Southern California-born Trader Joe's goes to Manhattan, and Manhattan, in the words of a Gawker poster, is "wetting pants in anticipation of bargain-basement wasabi peas."

Bon appetit, Manhattan! Oh, and while we love Trader Joe's, don't bother trying the whole wheat ravioli with herb chicken. It's bland and some of the herbs have little twiggy stems. Go for the gyoza instead. Classic.