Lobster-on-a-stick and vegan parfaits... while you shop
What a time to be alive! Yes, you’ll be able to eat lobster off a stick, turkey-leg-at-amusement-park-style, while buying your weekly groceries. Luke’s Lobster is parking its Luke’s Tail Cart at the Williamsburg Whole Foods, its first stop at a retail location, where it’ll serve lobster tails split, skewered, and grilled to order, with your choice of classic lemon butter or seasonal dipping sauce. This is what Hillary Clinton meant by “Hard Choices.”
Also, if you’re not a meat-eating savage -- do you even live in Williamsburg?! -- you can huddle with fellow vegans at Layered (get it?!), an in-store vendor slinging out vegan yogurt parfaits made with Anita’s Coconut Yogurt and topped with your choice of cruelty-free, paleo toppings. There’s at least seven CrossFit boxes in walking distance of the Williamsburg Whole Foods, so you can take your pick of pre- and post-grocery shopping workouts.
A touchscreen kiosk for “foraging”
You’re probably shopping for pre-washed, pre-chopped lettuce, because let’s face it, you’re not René Redzepi, but if the spirit of foraging ignites in your soul deep in the organic tomato area, you’re in luck. Created to engage the millennial shopper, The Baldor Forager is a digital kiosk where customers can use a touchscreen to “forage” for 60 specialty produce like white strawberries, starfruit, Chinese long beans, ghost chilies, and more -- just like searching for ingredients in the fields of Scandinavia! Shopping foragers will pre-order unique ingredients based on high-res images of the fruits and vegetables and pick them up in-store on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Only in Williamsburg can you pre-order fresh wasabi root for your biweekly sustainable sushi potluck supplemented with CSA ingredients. Yay!