Ulaanbaatar - 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?

There are few foods labeled as organic/bio. Much of the local product probably is due to cost of those "enhancements". This is a tough place for vegetarians. The Mongolians are meat eaters and it is almost impossible to find a meatless meal outside of Ulaanbaatar. - May 2012

Few. - Feb 2012

Fresh fruit and vegetables are sparse. Vegetarians are almost laughed at in this country. The Mongolian diet is very rich and meat-heavy. The land is too dry to raise crops for organic foods, fruits and vegetables. Surprisingly there are two vegetarian restaurants in the capital city. The food is good at both places and again, reasonably-priced. - Feb 2011

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