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    craig is offline Junior Member
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    vegan diet in Dominica?

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    To all who are or have been in Dominica, I would be most grateful to know if there are any of the following items regularly available in any of the markets:

    hulled rice
    hulled millet
    hulled buckwheat
    hulled amaranth
    hulled quinoa
    navy beans
    great northern beans
    almonds
    walnuts

    or similar

    Thanks, since I do not even know if I can get the type of food I need to eat in Dominica.

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    ???

    don't know about any of that stuff, but if you are vegan, you are coming to the right place. lots of fruits, vegetables, root crops, etc....and little meat.

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    vegan

    if you want any vegan/vegetarian food
    bring it yourself
    i suggest getting a barrel and shipping all of your items

    things here are hard to find.
    the fruit selection here is limited and a lot of it is sour.
    the vegie selection as well is limited.
    at the shacks (our foodcourt) has a fruit/vegie vendor.
    their prices are more expensive d/t the convience factor
    there is a market a couple times a week in portmouth (closest town to school) around 6-7 am.
    the grocery stores have virtually no fresh produce w/ the exception of bananas and onions.
    people on the forum in the past stated that they are able to find many us products here. which is true but the items that are here are the unimportant kinds such as A1 sauce, cornflakes (no frosted flakes) and starkist tuna.
    if you like seasonings in your food even down to pepper, bring your own.
    still looking for basic things like cinnamon and oregano.
    md or bust
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    That's a large amount of food.

    16 months of food would be over 500 pounds. Surely, they must import grains to the island and make bread. Does anyone else have any ideas for successfully maintaining a vegan diet on Dominica?

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    ha!

    good luck, its hard to maintain a normal diet for the US palate, let alone get picky about what you eat. lots of veggies at the saturday makret though.

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    monthly

    I read in the earlier posts that groceries are expensive on the island.... does this include the saturday market prices also? I'm assuming they have lots of fruits, veggies, and fish!
    How much would an average grocery expense be per month if you did NOT go to restaurants and preferred to cook at home?

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    What the HULL are you talking about????

    Since you used the word "need" ...to eat special food,....you might have to start looking at other med schools in St Martin(AUC) , or Grand Cayman (St Matthews). These islands are more tourist-friendly and therefore MIGHT carry your special food.

    While, I HAVE to say Ross is a much better school than those I mentioned, you will have problems getting your stuff here in Dominica.

    Heck, we can't even find regular UNHEALTHY AMERICAN food here to drive up our cholesterol number higher than the Martian Rover....and you want to eat HEALTHY????...........ha!!!!!!!! We're just happy if we don't get mugged while shoveling down our "mystery barbequed meat".

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    Just to let you know... I came here a vegetarian. I am not any longer. It became too difficult to maintain, and the majority of my diet consisted of carbs. I will tell you that there are "morning star farms" products in the stores. Especially the ones in rosseau. But you will pay for them and they have freezer burn since they are not really in high demand here they have been frozen a long time. You can also get vegetarian stuff at the shacks, although 16 months of veggie burgers with strange vegetables on top would get pretty old. I have been eating fish, but even that is difficult to find sometimes, as it is all about who you know at the market. Beans and rice are plentiful here, any kind of bean you want you can probably find. Lentils are also big. So basically you can maintain a vegan diet if you cook at home and are ok with eating beans,rice, and lentils. Oh also, soy milk is pretty widely available. Anything american, be prepared to pay for it.

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    responses

    i sorry you didn't like my response
    but the difference between you and me is that i am on the island.
    like diegodoc i was a vegetarian at home, here i eat fish (if i can get it)

    good luck

    and yes they do make bread on the island
    where, i personally don't know

    this place is an adventure

    if you have any more specific questions i am more than happy to help you
    people don't really believe what is said until they get on the island themselves. understandable.
    md or bust
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