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New Pioneer Co-op

Main, Iowa City, IA
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Ranked #14 of 204 restaurants in Iowa City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Bradenton, Florida
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225 reviews 225 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Iowa City
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5 reviews 5 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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