Monday, February 4, 2013
these times they are a changing.
Since moving to NYC, we've mainly shopped at the grocery store half a block away from our apartment because it's just so dang convenient. The store is Fine Fair and truth be told, the food is neither fine nor fair. It is picked over and over-priced, and it's taken the fun out of eating (and trust me, it's not easy for something to ruin a hobby I love as dearly as eating). There are price tags on 1 out of every 3 items so it almost becomes a game trying to imagine how much you're spending! If only it were a game I was interested in playing. So one morning last week, Jordan and I woke up and told ourselves we deserve better! And so it came to pass that we headed to Trader Joe's.
When I first moved here, I thought TJ's was one of those "In-N-Out" phenomenons. You know how Californians are always so obnoxious about how they had In-N-Out first and it's the-best-burger-that-ever-lived-how-dare-you-say-otherwise? And then you try it and you're like, "yep, just a burger." Well, let me be clear: Trader Joe's is the Disney World of grocery stores. It's beautiful, and clean, and your cashier talks to you (nicely!), and the produce is fresh and not moldy, and everything looks delicious! It's revolutionary!
So Saturday afternoon, Jordan and I skipped on over to 72nd and grocery shopped til our little hearts sighed with contentment. I should probably also tell you that we are now eating healthy. I've come to realize this whole eat-less-sugar-and-more-greens thing is not a passing fad like I was hoping it might be, but rather something I should probably look into. So we bought fruits and veggies by the bushel. AND I even walked past the cookie butter without trying to sneak it in our cart. So pat on the back for this one?