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The great debate over whether Brooklynites should buy their groceries at Whole Foods Gowanus or the Red Hook Fairway has finally been settled: One intrepid reporter took on the task of pricing everyday items at both stores—rice, Naked juices, tea, coffee beans, almond milk, produce, meats—against each other, and found that on average, Whole Foods was 15% more expensive. But wait! The writer advises that Fairway's confusing layout and inconvenient, taxi-requiring location meant that the splendor of Whole Foods just might be worth the extra pennies, if only to save on Uber money. [Brokelyn; Previously]