Where To Get Organics in Buenos Aires

El Galpon in Buenos Aires. Photo: Paula Alvarado.

In recent posts we've told you how eating organic food can help mitigating climate change. Well, if you find yourself in Buenos Aires -be it for holidays or living-, you'll probably notice that organic products aren't everywhere and they are usually not identified properly. Of course, we're here to do the research for you, and we've found some alternatives.

For vegetables and fruits we found Tallo Verde, an organic orchard that delivers fresh products harvested when requested. We know the delivery isn't the best way to go, since transport is made via vans, but at least there's a set day for each area of the city, so the trips are organized.

Prices are a more expensive than regular food, but still cheap for foreigners (the smallest basket, with 10 choices of products, is about 13 US dollars).

Also for veggies and also other types of products like bread and cereal sub-products, there's a market called El Galpon, open every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am to 3pm (until 6pm on Sat.) at 4181 Federico Lacroze St., in Chacarita train station and Federico Lacroze subway station.

El Galpon in Buenos Aires. Photo: Paula Alvarado.

The market is not only a food one, but there you can find different types of bread, cookies, breaded soy-steaks (like a breaded steak, but entirely from soy) and other soy products, natural honey, and Titrayju Yerba.

Wine drinkers have also a local alternative: Vinecol, which can be purchased in a group of shops in different parts of the city and also abroad in Holland, USA, England, Mexico, Canada and Peru (addresses are in their website, under the "contact" section, and then "where to buy").

UPDATE: There are now several sources for organic products in Buenos Aires, including the Farmer's Market at San Fernando and several coops of producers that deliver seasonal boxes door to door, among them Nueva Era and Iriarte Verde.

::Tallo Verde
::El Galpon

Tags: Argentina | Buenos Aires

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