LETTER TO THE EDITOR: RE: Ally Meets ALDI

This sentiment, however, is not a testament to the actual quality of ALDI products, but is rather a privileged attitude coming from a poor understanding of the reasons why people choose to shop at ALDI stores.

Anabel's Grocery is located in Ann Taylor Hall and operated primarily by students. (Thomas Law / Sun Contributor)

Anabel’s Grocery: Just Your Friendly Neighborhood Grocery Store

“This place will be my new home for the next four years,” I muttered to myself as I lay my eyes on the soaring Clock Tower. It’s my first time being on my own, far from home for so long, and a sense of loneliness stirred inside of me. My lingering desolation deepened for every step I sauntered down Ho Plaza. Outside of the Cornell Store, waves of incoming freshmen paraded with their parents, swinging their carnelian red bags after getting Cornell merchandise for the family. 

As I squirmed through the crowd, I found myself outside of Anabel Taylor Hall. On the sidewalk, a person with an apron saying “Anabel’s Grocery” was passing out cups of kombucha.

How to? | Grocery Shopping During COVID-19

I didn’t want to come home. I enjoyed eating on campus, picking up apples at GreenStar and drinking cappuccinos from Gimme! Coffee. But even before I left Cornell to live at home with my parents, my family was discussing the plan for grocery shopping. My sister, who lives in New York City, insisted that I do the shopping instead of my parents, since their age puts them at a higher risk of complications from COVID-19.