Dhaka - 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?

One organic grocer with a limited supply. - Aug 2011

If locally grown veg are organic, they're not labeled as such. The Embassy and American club always have vegetarian options, although eating out locally (even at nicer places) you're essentially limited to fried rice or fried noodles. Tofu is widely available (in markets, not at restaurants), but things like wheat gluten/seitan you'd have to order from the states. - Feb 2011

I've never seen organic food or gluten-free products. Many people are Hindu so there might be more vegetarian options. - Jan 2011

Vegetarians could do well with vegetables, rice and lentils. - Jan 2011

All of this is very limited. You might be able to order or obtain some items through the US commissary. - Oct 2010


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