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New Pioneer Co-op

Main, Iowa City, IA
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Ranked #14 of 206 restaurants in Iowa City
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Bradenton, Florida
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236 reviews 236 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This co-op has it all, including the knowledgeable staff that is there to assist with any sort of question. The food is definitely pricey, but you are presumably paying for better quality, better ingredients and more fair market practices (as with most of these places, whether you are or not is a toss up, usually). If I lived in Iowa... More

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Wayne, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

New Pi has been an Iowa City institution for decades and with good reason. The selection is great and the staff is fun and friendly. Oh how I miss shopping here on a weekly basis.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

After 8 years in Iowa City and a recent move across the US, the New Pi is the thing I miss the most from IC. My kids grew up shopping there. They have truly set a new standard for me in regards to organic grocery stores. Yes, they are a bit more expensive than HyVee, Walmart and others but the... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I love the Co-Op! My positive memories of Iowa City will always include this great store, with great staff and a great selection. From the fresh baked pastries, to the organic and exotic produce, it's my favorite food shop in Iowa City. My only complaint is that they stopped making Sushi with cooked meat. The cooked Tuna and Salmon was... More

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

The only organic store in the area and the prices are very reasonable! There is a surcharge if you are not a member but the surcharge is very small!

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Cedar Rapids
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

There is a HUGE selection and they don't make you buy huge packages. I like cooking and if ever there is an obscure ingredient, I know I can find it here.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

It's very nice to find a local market that features wholesome foods and doesn't preach about veganism or the food bugaboo of the day. The produce is very fresh and the 5:00 shop is very appealing. The store also features grass fed beef and flash frozed seafood. My biggest gripe is that for all the money they charge, they can... More

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Iowa City, IA
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147 reviews 147 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Lots of organic food. The staff ready to help at any time. Bring your own bags. Small local and fabulous grocery and deli. Bakery wonderful!

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Iowa
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106 reviews 106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I buy all my meat from New Pi. I also love the veggies, bulk food, yogurt, bread, deli, coffee, everything. Great place.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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150 reviews 150 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Lots of fresh and organic food, both to prepare yourself and ready-to-eat. Some things, such as frozen entrees, can be found more cheaply elsewhere, but generally good value for the quality provided. There is a small eat-in area where you can sit down with your food if you're wanting to eat it on the spot. My personal favorites: wonderful bread,... More

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