Princeton University

Where is the grocery store?

Princeton unfortunately has no grocery stores within a walking distance of campus. There are a handful of grocery stores within a short driving distance of campus, many of them along route 1:

  • Whole Foods (South on Route 1, Windsor Green Shopping Center)
  • Wegman’s (South on Route 1, Nassau Park Pavilion)
  • Target (South on Route 1, Nassau Park Pavilion)
  • McCaffrey’s (North of Campus, Princeton Shopping Center)
  • ShopRite (South on Route 1, exit Province Line)
  • Trader Joe’s (South on Route 1, exit Meadow road)
  • Asian Food Market (North on Route 1, exit Scudder’s Mill, in Plainsboro)

Residents with cars will find that while these aren’t walkable places, they are very easily drivable (and in some cases bikeable). Residents without cars have a couple options:

  • Use a delivery service like Instacart or Amazon Prime to get groceries delivered
  • Utilize the Weekend Shopper shuttle provided by the university. This stops at Whole Foods, Wegman’s, Target, and Trader Joe’s.