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New Pioneer Co-op

Main, Iowa City, IA
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Ranked #10 of 206 restaurants in Iowa City
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- Jul 29, 2014
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English first
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 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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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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9 reviews 9 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
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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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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150 reviews 150 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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