Bonus photos: The Gowanus Whole Foods is always and forever an eater’s wonderland

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September 16, 2015 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Here we are at the Gowanus Whole Foods. We can hear aisles and aisles of produce calling our name. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan
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What’s the point of food if you don’t take photos of it?

America is a nation of eaters who turn every meal into an Instagram image, to which we say Bravo!

Food is fun to photograph in grocery aisles as well, of course.

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We were stalking the Coignet Building the other day — SEE RELATED STORY — which landed us at the front doors of the Gowanus Whole Foods at Third Avenue and Third Street. The urge to take snapshots was irresistible.

There were pumpkins — even white ones, which we’ve never seen before — which was oddly autumnal because it was 90-plus degrees that day.

Inside, we discovered that a terrific Vietnamese-inspired sandwich and noodle-and-rice-bowl restaurant called BONMi has set up shop near the bakery in counter space that high-profile Yuji Ramen once occupied. For those who are keeping track, a Mexican restaurant called Cemita’s was another previous occupant of this counter space.

We can assure you: The bahn mi sandwiches BONMi serves up are very tasty.

Up on The Roof, which is what Whole Foods calls its indoor-outdoor bar and restaurant, late-summer views of  distant skyscrapers and the glistening, terribly toxic Gowanus Canal were oh so alluring.


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