What kinds of organic, vegetarian and allergy-friendly foods are available, such as organic produce, gluten-free products, meat substitutes for vegetarians, etc?
I can only imagine how hard it would be to live here and have a special diet. The food we are served in the cafeteria is pretty abysmal and unidentifiable. Everything is overcooked, flavorless, high in calories and loaded with MSG and other things to make it appear fresh. I know a lot of folks worry about gaining weight here since the food is free and there's so much of it but I honestly don't know how that can happen. I lost 8 pounds my first few months and wasn't even trying. There are many restaurants who will deliver to the embassy so I try to do that a few times a week so I won't starve to death. They really need to do something about the contract they have regarding the cafeterias - it's not fit for humans. Even the feral embassy cats won't eat it! - Dec 2010