Lahore has also recently caught onto the fad of eating right, with many experts suggesting organically grown and produced ingredients as a necessity to good health.
However, finding organic food — cultivated without the use of chemical fertiliser, pesticides and/or other artificial substances — can be a mission if you don’t know where to look.
Here is a list of places where you can buy organic foods in Lahore:
|Khalis Food Market.—Photo Courtesy: Khali Food Market's Official Facebook Page|
The (now postponed) Shaukat Khanum Fitness Fiesta promises to host a farmers market as well. Meanwhile, the Khalis Food Market is scheduled for February 1, 2015.
Some places where organic foods are readily available are Al-Fatah, Jalal Sons, METRO, Hyperstar, Pioneer, and the likes. However, be cautious that you will have to be careful about what you pick out. A brand that is available and committed to organic foods is Daali Earth Foods and which stocks in almost all of the above mentioned stores.
|Daali Earth Foods.—Photo Courtesy: RedAntArmy|
Get In Touch:
- Al-Fatah: DHA Y-Block and Liberty Market
- Jalal Sons: DHA Phase 5 and Main Market, Gulberg
- METRO: ThokarNiazBaig and Main Airport Road, DHA
- Hyperstar: Fortress Stadium
- Pioneer: Main Market
|Zacky Farms.—Photo Courtesy: Zacky Farms' Official Facebook Page|
For farm fresh and organic produce order from Zacky Farms. Their products include milk, vegetables (cauliflower, coriander, lettuce, toriasaag, ghiyya, eggplant, capsicum, green chilies, cabbage, bitter gourd, red onion, okra), cheese, butter and wheat. From February, they will also be offering organic eggs, chicken and fish.
|Spaghetti at Arammish.—Photo by author|
Popular for its focus on wellness, Arammish has a limited selection of organic dishes to choose from. They include spaghetti with marinara sauce, hummus served with whole wheat bread, tuna salad and crispy chicken rolls.
Get In Touch: 66 B, Syed Maratib Ali Road, Lahore
|Nadoz Greens.—Photo Courtesy: Nadoz Greens' Official Facebook Page|
Nadoz Greens is a treat for organic-food enthusiasts, for its specialised interest in salads, vegetables and herbs. Their products for salad mixes are cut only after you have ordered. The salad mixes include Super Mix (Black Simpson, Little Caesar, Matchless, Salad bowl, Lollo rosso, Royal Oak), Garden greens (Lollo rosso, Black Simpson, Red oak leaf, Red salad bowl), Baby Salad Mix (green lollo biondo, red lollo biondo, lamb lettuce, cress) and Spring Mix (red coral, green coral, baby romaine, marvel of four seasons, green leaf).
Individual salad packets include kale, tat soi and romaine. For herbs they have a selection of dill, cress, basil, holy basil, arugula, wild rocket, flat leaf parsley and curly parsley.
O’s Organic Honey
|O’s Organic Honey. — Photo courtesy official Facebook page|
O’s Organic Honey should be an essential part of our diet and organic honey is difficult to find. If you are looking then is a good option and offers free for delivery all over Lahore.
Reef’s Organic Box
|Reef's Organic Box.—Photo Courtesy: Reef's Organic Box's Official Facebook Page|
Reef’s Organic Box offers its customers desi ghee, spices, eggs, wheat flour and sugar.
They also have a variety of organic delights that include a traditional almond and elachi drink, tamarind and plum juice, aloe vera and mint drink, falsa chutney, mango and garlic chutney and aloe vera leaf.
Foha Raza is a journalism graduate who is Assistant Editor at SiddySays. She also works as a publicist.