What I wouldn't give for a good salad. Some fruits and vegetables are dirt cheap, and very delicious. If you're a lover of avocados, mangos, papayas and pineapples, this is the place!! The other day I bought 17 large avocados for 3,000 francs -- about $ 3.75. Guacamole heaven !!
But if it has to be imported, watch out. You're looking at $ 12 of lettuce, and worth every penny of it if you are dying for a salad. Carrots have to be brought in from South Africa -- for some reason carrots here don't do very well. We love to serve a dish with a bed of rice, steamed carrots, cauliflower and broccoli, with melted cheese on top. Carrots run about $ 4 a pound, so here's $ 10 of carrots. You don't care about the price -- you're just happy that they have them.
When we get home, watch out, Costco. We'll clean out the vegetable section first trip. Remember those packages of 6 heads of romaine lettuce for less than $ 3 a bag -- I'll take 10, please!! No questions asked. And we won't have to wash them in bleach water when we get home!! Hooray.