Brooklyn Gentrification Reaches New Heights!
April 14, 2009
I was in the soup aisle at Sunac Natural Foods last night. Sunac is a large, 24 hour health food grocery store located at Union and Metropolitan, right near the L train stop at Lorimer. I go there often after my Monday night shows at Pete’s Candy Store. Sure, it’s a little expensive, but it’s very convenient.
Prior to last night, the most outrageous prices I had seen in the store were $18 for almond butter, and $20+ for Burt’s Bees various hand/foot/body/face/shaving goop.
Next to the carton of vegetable stock I was thinking of purchasing were unassuming looking cans of “Whole Truffles” and “Truffle Juice.”
I thought, oh, how tasty (I imagine — I’m not totally sure what truffles actually taste like). You can buy truffles and their juice at the grocery store and put them in soup (I guess). I picked up the Whole Truffles:
And the Truffle Juice?
Not a mistake. In the ‘burbs, Walgreens keeps pregnancy tests and Mach 17 Time-and-Space-Bending Razors behind the counter because those things cost, like, $18. The $99.99 cans of truffle juice were just sitting on the shelf. Next to beans.
To think, just a few years ago this neighborhood was all falafel and pierogies.