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

It is difficult to find FRESH fruit and vegetables here. - May 2012


Meat/eggs here are "free-range," with animals wandering about and little to no commercial feed being given to them. This makes the meat a bit tougher and less fatty than many people are accustomed to. Good chicken is widely available, "American-style" cuts of beef, lamb, and pork can be found with searching, or ask a butcher to cut it for you. The trick is knowing how to ask for what you want, as things are called different names. There are lots of vegetarians, so meat-substitutes are not an issue. - Mar 2012


Many organic options for fruits and some vegetables just because it's too expensive to grow anything with chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. The chicken here is tasty. The BEEF is awful. There are many vegetarian options here. - Feb 2012


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