HOME > Chowhound > Food Media & News >

Discussion

It's Getting Real In The Whole Foods Parking Lot

Some Hip Hop from a Whole Foods shopper:

http://www.laobserved.com/archive/201...

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Ha! I'd seen that on eater.com already. Very funny!

    1. A little reptitive but, that's some funny chit right thur!

      1. Great share, sent it to all my pals this morning.

        1. Hadn't seen that before very funny.

          1. Agree the chorus is a little repetitive, but the versus are FUNNY. Sent that on to other food-centric friends.

            1 Reply
            1. re: rockandroller1

              I wanted more verses! Anyone who can rhyme quinoa can rhyme anything in the store.

            2. Love this, and so true. I love when he spins the bag of lettuce

              1. I saw this and just loved it. Very clever!

                1. Thanks, ChinoWayne. Shared with my Whole Foodie friends who loved it. One of them even said it was *RAWSOME*. :D

                  10 Replies
                  1. re: inaplasticcup

                    One of the two stores the video was shot at is in Venice on Lincoln & Rose - you'll see the mural of Abraham Lincoln and a giant rose in some of the shots (the other WF is in Santa Monica). I shop there from time to time (it's near my 'hood"), and the rapper is "keepin' it real." Lots of self-absorbed jugheads there. And talk about ironic (I had to laugh), there's a co-op just a half a block away called, "Rawsome."

                    http://www.yelp.com/biz/rawesome-food...

                    1. re: bulavinaka

                      Those jugheads are LA actors. When I sent the link to friends in N. Hollywood they id the two guys immediately.

                      1. re: HillJ

                        >>Those jugheads are LA actors.<<

                        I'm talking about the real shoppers. I think most actors in LA couldn't afford to shop at WF. I shop at this store (Lincoln/Rose in Venice) when I can't make it down to the El Segundo store in the South Bay - much better selection and the crowds are lower key. The Venice store is closer, but parking is a nightmare (who the heck designed it/made the spots so tiny?) and hipsters litter the aisles.

                        1. re: bulavinaka

                          the selection is actually pretty comparable between the two stores, the layout & lighting in El Segundo just makes it seem like they have more. but yeah, that Venice parking lot is easily one of the worst *anywhere* - just make it easier on yourself and park on Rose or 7th instead of fighting the battle.

                          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                            I find the selection to be much better at the El Segundo store - at least for what I usually get, which is beer, some wine, and their cheeses. In beer alone, the amount of seasonal brews are markedly different - they admit it's because they have so much space to play with.

                            As for parking, I do exactly what you mention. Just as the video chimes in about, it just gets too real in that parking lot...

                            1. re: bulavinaka

                              i left my wallet in el segundo,
                              left my wallet in el segundo
                              i gotta get it, i got, got to get it.

                              1. re: linguafood

                                I swipe the card so I don't feel the pain,
                                Don't want to see dead presidents go down the drain.

                                The kinda beers they got is really sick,
                                They don't charge more - dat shit is dick.

                                They got brews from Ballast Pointe and Russian River,
                                I ain't afraid to say it'll make me quiver.

                                Belgian saisons dubbels trippels and kriek,
                                They be pimpin' heavy to me the beer geek.

                                Pliney IPA and Rogue Double Chocolate Stout,
                                Dat's what me and my homies be talkin' 'bout...

                              2. re: bulavinaka

                                ah, those are all in the Specialty department - different story. i used to work at the El Segundo store and the specialty folks were among the only people i liked there :)

                                but without that employee discount i can't bring myself to buy wine there - the markups are ridiculous. i was in the Venice store today and walked past a display advertising The Wolftrap on "sale" for $11.99...you can get it elsewhere for 8 bucks.

                                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                  >>ah, those are all in the Specialty department - different story.<<

                                  Specialties are what I shop for at WF - so many specialties under one roof.

                                  >>i used to work at the El Segundo store and the specialty folks were among the only people i liked there :)<<

                                  I find the specialty folks to be very likable as well - many seem very passionate and knowledgable in their areas. As for likability and helpfulness, the floor clerks in general are another story, especially at the Venice store...

                                  I find the organic and biodynamic wine selection to be pretty good at the better stocked wine depts at WF. The general consensus among wine wonks is that this general category is still in the "sucks" stage, but I want to support this niche in hopes it becomes the standard.

                                  1. re: bulavinaka

                                    don't get me started on the rest of the employees - i not only worked at El Segundo, i also trained at Venice.

                                    but i'll give you the organic & biodynamic wines - you're right that they're one of the better local sources.

                    2. Love this, thank you for posting. "I heart Veggies" -- hah!

                      3 Replies
                      1. re: Niblet

                        Could you please move? You're right in front of the quinoa!

                        1. re: GraydonCarter

                          Ha, yes! I sent it to my sister and she noticed a funny part I missed near the end, when he's in his car and waves thanks. This is funnier the 2nd or 3rd time.

                          1. re: Niblet

                            Like you sister, I loved that part - he smiles a quick smile too as he's waving. Very funny!

                      2. small profile on the creator & star, Dave Wittman, in the NY Times this weekend:
                        http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/fas...