Whole Foods Introduces a 'Produce Butcher'

Slicing your own fruits and veggies is now a thing of the past
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2017 4:20 PM CST
Whole Foods Now Has Someone Who'll Cut Your Fruit for You
Whole Foods now employs a "produce butcher" to cut up your fruits and vegetables for you, you very busy and important person.   (Instagram)

We put a man on the moon, yet somehow we're still cutting our own carrot sticks? Well not anymore! Fortune reports a new Whole Foods location in New York City's Bryant Park has a "produce butcher" on staff. The produce butcher will "cut, slice, dice, julienne, chop, and grate" your fruits and vegetables on demand, according to a press release. Gothamist reports the service costs $1 per pound for bulk fruits and veggies and $1 for individual items, such as cantaloupe. There's a 5-pound limit on items you can have another human being cut up for you.

According to Business Insider, "luxury ... seems to reign supreme" at the new Whole Foods store, which opened last week and features, among many other things, "artisanal" avocado toast and food from local celebrity chefs. (There was outrage after Whole Foods packaged peeled oranges in plastic.)

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