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2. Nice fresh fruit (that doesnt look like it came out of a dusty barn on Mars)
3. Decent green leafy veges (that don't look like they were knicked off a grave)
Just to clarify, you care how they look more than how they taste? Either way, the fruit&veg here are pretty good. Better than most countries I've lived in.

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Mine is more of a question as I'm still such a newbie! (one week in)

Can you get free range chicken/eggs/organic dairy here at all? I've only looked so far in Carrefour as that's the nearest supermarket to me, but I just want to know if I'm wasting my time even contemplating it! I saw organic eggs (my God, the markup over the other eggs!), but nothing relating to welfare standards. I like my meat ethical & dairy organic where poss. Spinneys? And if it is available, I presume it attracts a huuuuuuge premium, but how huge?

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You will pay over the odds for this type of thingbut if you are interested in organic produce check out the Organic Supermarket in Dubai Mall. Not everything is overpriced as surprisingly their pork (hidden away in a room at the back) is no more expensive than other places.

I think Spinneys may stock organic eggs. I buy free raneg ones and even they are way more than the cheap local ones.

Another option you might like is the 'Ripe' market that takes place at Dubai Garden Centre on a Saturday morning. There is a stll there that sells organic veg boxes, all grown in the UAE.
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1) fresh soups in the refrigerated section, ready to heat up and eat.
2) pure gelatin (no added strawberry colours, flavours, etc)
3) pure vitamin C powder

Both Spinneys and Choitram sell the Covent Garden soups and Carrefour has some too. (NB - everything here is subject to supply, so if it isn't there one week, do try again. )

You should find gelatin in the odd pork section. I am sure I've seen it in the larger Spinneys. I brough mine back from the UK last time as it's cheaper.

There are a number of shops that sell 'health' supplements in the malls. Would they stock vitamin C powder?
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1. Mince pies (the real ones, not that Pommy sh*te)
2. Nice fresh fruit (that doesnt look like it came out of a dusty barn on Mars)
3. Decent green leafy veges (that don't look like they were knicked off a grave)
4. Was going to be Nespresso pods/machines but I found them:-)))

1. Mine pies are a British food, but what do you expect from long life ones that are imported? Suggest you make you own.

2. Where on earth have you been shopping?

3. Ditto

4. Nespresso is in Dubai Mall
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You will pay over the odds for this type of thingbut if you are interested in organic produce check out the Organic Supermarket in Dubai Mall. Not everything is overpriced as surprisingly their pork (hidden away in a room at the back) is no more expensive than other places.

I think Spinneys may stock organic eggs. I buy free raneg ones and even they are way more than the cheap local ones.

Another option you might like is the 'Ripe' market that takes place at Dubai Garden Centre on a Saturday morning. There is a stll there that sells organic veg boxes, all grown in the UAE.
That's really helpful, thank you! I can take or leave organic veg, it's where animals are involved that I get really picky...organic Supermarket is definitely on the itinerary for this week, I was going to Dubai Mall at some point anyway. Cheers!

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Both Spinneys and Choitram sell the Covent Garden soups and Carrefour has some too.
Great, thanks, I'll take a look at Spinneys.

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You should find gelatin in the odd pork section. I am sure I've seen it in the larger Spinneys.
Not sure what you mean by the pork section. The don't seem to sell anything but meat itself in the pork sections I've seen.

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There are a number of shops that sell 'health' supplements in the malls. Would they stock vitamin C powder?
You would think so, but about 10 shops later I still haven't seen it.

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Great, thanks, I'll take a look at Spinneys.

Not sure what you mean by the pork section. The don't seem to sell anything but meat itself in the pork sections I've seen.

You would think so, but about 10 shops later I still haven't seen it.

The better pork sections also stock items that contain gelatine, such as jellies, certain crisps and even pop tarts. You may need to go to a bigger /better supermarket. Some of the newer Spinneys are small so don't stock the full range for example.

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I've been to the Carrefoures at MOE and DCC (as well as my local Le Marché and the Dubai Mall Waitrose) and none of them have plain gelatin powder. Perhaps someone has found this elsewhere?

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I've been to the Carrefoures at MOE and DCC (as well as my local Le Marché and the Dubai Mall Waitrose) and none of them have plain gelatin powder. Perhaps someone has found this elsewhere?
Carrefours havent bought a pork license. I tend to spread my shopping through different supermarkets. I buy veg and fish atr LULU, meat at carrefour, bread and pork at Park and shop, and then hunt odd items throughout the other places.

The bread at Park and Shop is a total winner by the way. They use Hovis flour and it is beautiful. None of this stale after half a day rubbish, or going so dry in a toaster that it turns into a piece of barely held together dust!
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Oh and to the earlier poster, chicken and mushroom pot noodles are available in the Spinneys on Wasl rd and occasionally the Marina one.
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