We are always happy to find places to buy vegetarian and vegan goodies in Egypt. Don’t misunderstand: You can find vegetarian and vegan goodies at ANY shop!!! If you make the focus of your diet whole foods it won’t be hard for you to find treasures in every grocery shop, small market and even vegetable vendor. ;)
However, there are certain ingredients that are just not readily available. While we may not use them often and they may not be absolutely necessary for our survival, some of these ingredients make it possible for us to have compassionate versions of familiar treats, add nutrition and flavor to our soups and dishes or just try new things.
We discovered a new shop in Egypt, Health Harvest, that carries some of these rare ingredients! – Okay, it’s not new – it’s been here for about six years or so, but it’s new to us!!!! With three locations across Egypt, Health Harvest carries a number of products you might be interested in. Among the items we found are:
These seeds will be great on salads!!!
Miso adds wonderful flavor to soups and sauces. It’s basically fermented soy beans. We have not found miso anywhere else in Egypt.
Agar agar flakes are made from sea plants. You can also buy them in powder form (we did not see them at Health Harvest, though). They serve as a vegetarian gelatin and are wonderful for making puddings or CHEESE (recipe coming soon)!!
We don’t really buy mixes usually. We love to cook everything from scratch because it’s cheaper and we can be absolutely certain what ingredients are included in the mix. However, we found a number of gluten-free mixes available and decided to try them out. They have a variety including:
There are even some safer, compassionate beauty products on sale including this deodorant that is free from aluminum!!!
If you are interested in visiting Health Harvest here’s their contact information:
- 00237483851- Mohadessen
- 0126007879- Nasr City
- 002035231001 ext: 1085- Alexandria
- General Manager-0020145253777
- Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Health-Harvest/173199636066856?sk=info
- Their website: http://kushicenter.com/index.php
- Vegan Cheeses in Egypt and We’re back! (alfhana.wordpress.com)
- 5 Easy to find, Nutritious, Quick, Vegan Snacks in Cairo, Egypt (alfhana.wordpress.com)