News

New NYC Whole Foods Location Has a Produce Butcher

Shoppers can have their onions, carrots, and zucchini expertly butchered at the new Bryant Park store.

In January, Whole Foods Market opened its 468th location near Manhattan’s Bryant Park, but with an innovative twist. The vegan-friendly grocery store features an in-house vegetable slicing professional—or “produce butcher”—housed behind a counter teeming with vegetables. For a fee—$1 per pound for bulk items and $1 per individually sold items—shoppers can have vegetables such as onions, squash, peppers, and more, precisely julienned, diced, sliced, and grated. This new concept is proof that the term “butcher” is no longer solely reserved for animal products, a fact further evidenced by the expanding list of vegan butcher shops across North America. The Bryant Park location also features a tahini cart, where company Seed + Mill freshly grinds sesame seeds into tahini. Whole Foods has become known for its innovative in-store services, including an outlet of famed eatery by CHLOE—which opened in the first Whole Foods’ 365 (a smaller and more affordable concept) store in Los Angeles last year.

More News

LA Times Says to Follow #plantbased on Instagram Now

The publication advises readers to take advantage of the new Instagram feature by following the growing trend of plant-based foods.
Read More »

Dole Creates Star Wars-Themed Blue Vegan Smoothie

Fruit and vegetable brand Dole draws inspiration from Star Wars' Millennium Falcon for its new, and very blue, coconut milk-based vegan smoothie.
Read More »

Vegan Billboard Goes Up in Times Square

Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s billboard campaign, placed in one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world, encourages people to go vegan this holiday season.
Read More »

Budget Vegan Beauty Brand Hits Drugstores

Unilever's eco-friendly beauty brand, Love Beauty and Planet, is set to debut in January.
Read More »

Stephen Colbert Confirms Jon Stewart is Vegan

The compassionate comedian is officially vegan and has the abs to prove it.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »