Monday, April 30, 2007
It may be a crime, particularly for someone who lives in NYC, but I had never stepped foot in a Whole Foods until yesterday. And now I'm not sure that I ever will again. Well, not in the Time Warner Center on a Sunday, anyway.
Yes, yes they have great, fun, organic and impressive foods. A sit-down sushi bar. The works. It is a marketing wonder and obviously a place to see and be seen. However, it is amazingly expensive and crowded. To the point of inertia. Stores like this are the reason why I don't go to malls. And the reason why I left New Jersey when I had my first chance. But now with the mallification of NYC, I suppose I shall have to suck it up or use Fresh Direct with increasing frequency (I wonder...do they deliver to my current new address?).
Anyway, I actually picked a few things up and then ended up putting them back and leaving. I went to Morton Williams supermarket a few blocks away. Much tamer, less expensive. But kind of depressing after the rock show I had just endured. Apparently I need my own personal food shopper...and chef...