Panama City - 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 produce is more readily available in Boquete at their farmer's market. They have one service in the city, Culantro Rojo with limited organic items. You can also go to Organica for organic foods. Some items are available at supermarkets such as Riba Smith. Vegetarian and vegan products are much readily available here than other places in Central America. You can also find tofurky sausages there and vegan mayonnaise. You can buy rice, almond and oat milk here at a reasonable cost. Soy milk is almost everywhere. Gluten free is becoming more popular. I found gluten free cookies at a large supermarket in the middle of the country. You can buy wheat-free flours but it is cheaper if you buy it on Amazon in bulk and ship it to you. - Sep 2011

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