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Robert Plant prefers this Texas grocery store to Whole Foods Market

Robert Plant prefers this Texas grocery store to Whole Foods Market

An interview with music legend Robert Plant ended with a decidedly Texas twist when the former Austin resident stopped talking about his new album and started commenting on the Texas grocery store scene.

On August 27, New York's Vulture blog published the interview in which Plant talks about his time in Austin. "I have a friend in Austin who said he saw you shopping at Whole Foods," interviewer Lane Brown said. "Did that actually happen?"

Plant's reply: "No, no, no, I was working at Whole Foods [laughs]. You know, Whole Foods is more of a dating agency than a shop."

He then goes on to praise a less high-profile grocer. "If you're gonna go shopping for food in Austin, go to Fiesta, the supermarket with a difference. You can get a pork enchilada there whilst picking up some British tomato ketchup and some tea bags, and you can do the whole transaction in Spanish."

Now that's a cosmopolitan experience that truly deserves rock-star status.

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Robert Plant: Not a fan of Whole Foods. Photo by Phil King