Veggie Haul!

Food hauls are fun. I used to enjoy watching the ones by whole-food-plant-based vegans on YouTube. I think that fad has run it’s course, but it was fun seeing what other people gather.

For myself, back when I lived in South Korea, a friend and I used to go on what she liked to call a “veggie run” and I called “market safaris” (which inevitably led to me asking her to go on safari with me or if she was ready for another safari). Afterwards we would go to her flat, which was closer to the market we liked and divvy up our spoils, spreading everything out on her tiny kitchen table, organizing, and counting everything out.

Now, of course, I live in Bangladesh and I’m busier than ever. I love the convenience of having my groceries delivered.

My favorite supplier for vegetables is called South West Gardens. When I started ordering from them I heard that they were organic, which was important to me. Of course, what does “organic” even mean here? What are the standards and inspection process? Nil, I believe. Nevertheless, South West’s quality, organic or not, is the best I’ve found in these parts. The greens in particular are consistently fresh, clean, and high quality. Pity they bag so much in plastic, but it does keep better that way in my fridge and I don’t have to wash everything at once until I’m ready to use it this way. Grocery stores don’t use plastic bags here, though, and it is hard, in fact, to find a plastic bag anywhere, so I think we still do pretty well on the plastic-waste front.

My order:

  • Spring onion
  • Spinach (3 packets)
  • Pumpkin slice
  • Mint
  • Ginger (250 grams)
  • Green chili
  • Lettuce
  • Coriander
  • Tomato (500 grams)
  • Cucumber (500 grams)
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrot (500 grams)
  • Broccoli, frozen
  • Grand total: 1,005 taka (almost $12 USD)
  • Not bad at all!
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    1. This is fun seeing a veggie food haul post from Bangladesh! I wonder if that’s a special variety of carrot that’s adapted to the tropics. If so, we could use that variety here in Florida, USA, during our tropical-ish summers.


      1. Good question… I don’t know if it’s a specially adapted variety of carrot. It’s very possible. Whenever I ask names of plants or for more details about varieties here I don’t find that the answers are very illuminating. Obviously, there must be such answers here, so it’s a matter of finding the right person to ask. The search continues.

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