Day With a Dealer: Meet New York's Youngest Truffle Dealer

The Truffle is one of the most expensive things you can eat. With a price of about $2500 per pound and a shelf life of about 7 days, truffle dealers have to move a ton of product to wealthy buyers in a very short time frame.

In this video from Vice's Munchies series, meet Ian Purkayastha, owner of Brooklyn-based truffle dealers Regalis Foods. and spend a day in the life of a dealer.

Ian Purkayastha is a dealer known for selling the good stuff. Not only will Ian deliver right to your front door in his unmarked white van, he'll even let you take a peek at his entire inventory--just in case you want a little something extra. His goods will fuck you up...with flavor that is. As the owner of Regalis Foods, a Brooklyn based specialty food purveyor, Ian sells fresh truffles, mushrooms, caviar, Japanese Waygu beef, foraged foods, and more exotic foods, like salmon milt (male salmon sperm), to the most notable restaurants in NYC. Get ready to spend your day with a dealer...of truffles, mushrooms, and more.

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