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

Not a lot of veggie options. You could find Morningstar fake sausage patties for $7 a box. Tofu is pretty common. - Jun 2012


I have not encountered organic foods other than in the extremely-overpriced "organic" section at the supermarket. The selection is not great. Again, Amazon/Netgrocer is your friend. If you're a vegetarian, there are a lot of veggie options. Gluten can be avoided with a somewhat higher degree of difficulty. - Mar 2012


Limited, but the grocery chain "Bravo" carries some items. - Feb 2012


it is difficult and expensive but you can find it - Feb 2012


Most big stores (Jumbo, Nacional) have a selection of specialty products. However, it depends on what they import so don't expect the same selection every time. A 4 pack of Gardenburgers will run you $7-$10. - Jun 2011


Can't seem to find organic produce on a regular basis and I've looked hard. There is a grocery store with organic packaged food and the prices make Whole Foods look like a discount grocery chain. There are a couple of places to buy meat substitutes (Asian restaurant that sells frozen food and little shop near the Embassy). I've seen a gluten-free store but haven't made it inside yet. - May 2011


just eat rice and beans for 2 years. - Nov 2010


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