What kinds of organic, vegetarian and allergy-friendly foods are available, such as organic produce, gluten-free products, meat substitutes for vegetarians, etc?

I guess the produce here is organic in that it doesn't contain pesticides and preservatives, but it is important to wash all produce well. The lack of infrastructure in India makes it difficult to find very fresh produce. - Mar 2012

Products labeled "organic" are of questionable origin. I don't know of anyone who trusts them to actually be organic. There are plenty of vegetarian options. As a gluten-free person, I've found plenty to eat here as well. One store has started stocking a well-known GF brand from Australia. There is a wide variety of Western, Indian, and Asian groceries and restaurant dishes available. - Feb 2012

Nothing organic; you have to carefully wash all your produce. Nothing gluten-free (because there are no processed foods) but you can buy all types of other flours if you know how to cook with them. Tons of meat-substitutes. This is heaven for vegetarians. But keep an eye on your cook - most Indian food is made with copious amounts of ghee (clarified butter), both in the home and in restaurants. - Jan 2011

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