Warsaw - Post Report Question and Answers

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

There is some in the local hypermarkets. Learn the words you need in Polish as very little is translated. - Feb 2012

Good selection of soy products in most stores. Gluten free is available in specialized stores (Smak Natury in Ursynow, Kuchnia Swiata in Mokotow Galeria, also a place in Sadyba mall). This is a heavily meat, dairy, and starch culture, but options are there. - Nov 2011

Poland is NOT the place to go if you really prefer to have foods that are low-fat/skim and similar...most Polish food is heavy and high on caloric intake unless you are eating rabbit food, which, if taken with their normal dressings, etc., will pump the caloric intake up quite a bit, as all of the ingredients will be fairly heavy. It will take a good investigation of all products out there to find the right product for you...and you may end up ordering some from elsewhere. - Aug 2011

Some are available but they are relatively expensive. - Mar 2011

There are some. - Jan 2011

Being vegetarian and gluten-free here is not a particular challenge. Gluten-free products are readily available in shops, although restaurants are less used to catering for these kinds of diets and can't always tell you what's in the dishes. - Dec 2010

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