This sandwich, which resembles a Philly Cheesesteak, can be bought at almost any corner bodega in New York.

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Whole Foods Sells Chopped Cheese for $8; Is Slammed for Gentrification

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Whole Foods has been criticized for selling the cheap New York bodega classic, chopped cheese, for almost double the usual price
This sandwich, which resembles a Philly Cheesesteak, can be bought at almost any corner bodega in New York.

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This sandwich, which resembles a Philly Cheesesteak, can be bought at almost any corner bodega in New York.

If you’re a real New Yorker, you know that a good bodega is measured by its chopped cheese sandwich. The chopped cheese resembles a Philly Cheesesteak topped with lettuce and tomatoes and is usually sold for around $5 at bodegas in Harlem, the Bronx, and Queens. But critics are slamming Whole Foods for gentrifying the classic deli item by charging $8 per sandwich.

The sandwiches are being sold at a Christopher Columbus-themed cart with a 1492 insignia inside the Whole Foods in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle.

The internet effectively exploded when an image of the offending product went viral, prompting an expletive-laden response video called “Hipsters Invade Harlem,” which you can watch here, as well as a number of angry tweets.

People are complaining that not only is it expensive, but it isn’t even made correctly:

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The Daily Meal has contacted Whole Foods for a response, but according to Twitter, the operation may already be defunct: