Kigali - 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?

Organic food and speciality products per se are difficult to come by. Rwandans get very little meat in their diet, and it is possible to eat decently as a vegetarian in Rwanda. Dining out is easy for vegetarians, with several excellent Indian, Korean, and Ethiopian options in Kigali. - May 2012

There is no "Trader Joes" here and finding those products can be difficult. Most people bring specialty items in their consumable shipment. - Apr 2012

I have not looked for gluten free products, but it is probably difficult to find. If your vegetarian, you can get by. There is tofu (have to look for it), beans and paneer cheese. Organic - varies. Pesticides are used, so you have to be careful. - Jul 2011

The fruits and vegetables in the markets are as fresh as it gets. You just need to wash them in a mild bleach solution. - Oct 2010

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