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New Pioneer Co-op

Main, Iowa City, IA
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Ranked #9 of 205 Restaurants in Iowa City
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- Sep 3, 2014
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place is absolutely wonderful and we love what it represents. The options are numerous for organic and unprocessed foods. The prices may be slightly higher but it is well worth the up-charge knowing what you are getting. We just wish it weren't over an hour away from us. The addition of the Cedar Rapids location will be slightly closer... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

PI was recommended to us by a friend in MN. We actually drove out of our way to stop there on our way home from CO and we were so glad we did! We were looking for organic, fresh and healthy and PI did not disappoint. I had the Papagayo, a vegetarian sandwich on PI sourdough bread. The sandwich was... More

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midwest
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Went to New Pi on a Sunday Morning. Two of us and one got a gluten free breakfast sandwich and one got a Croissant breakfast sandwich. Made to order--you fill out a paper marking what items you want on your sandwich. Then they make it right there while you wait. Have 2 nice areas with booths and tables where you... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Love the Co-op and it is worth becoming a member! Great for organic and they do a wonderful job promoting local producers. Great cheese and bread and the desserts are very good. So many great things to pick from, but you should try the stuffed meatloaf and Dr. Wahl's Kale Salad. We love the smoothies and the big scones (split... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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238 reviews 238 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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