It’s a little embarrassing how often I eat grocery store sushi. I know it’s not great. I’ve seen Jiro Dreams of Sushi and that’s definitely not who’s behind the counter at my local Kroger grocery store when I ask them to make me one with just salmon and avocado, no hot sauce please (why, can anyone tell me, does grocery store sushi come slathered in a pink, spiced, mayo-like sauce?).
I know my fondness for the stuff probably knocks a few points off my credibility as someone who writes about food. Look, I’ve had really amazing sushi. But a once-in-a-lifetime meal at Joel Robuchon’s Japanese restaurant in Monaco is just that: once in a lifetime. The rest of my life? It’s gonna be a lot of grocery store sushi.