The Organic Traveller
Sunday, 09 July 2017

´╗┐Venice: Organic supermarkets, delicatessen, and groceries

If there is a city in the world where tourists watch tourists doing touristy things -- it's probably the beautiful old city center of Venice, Venezia in Italian. Which makes it difficult to follow the traveller's rule: When it comes to food do as the locals do.

Fortunately the odd Coop supermarket has a reasonable selection of organic (though usually pre-packaged) fruit and veges, drinks, cookies and food. This may save your life, especially since they usually keep open on Sundays, and since it can be difficult to spot one of the three long-established independent organic convenience stores in the maze of the city's beautiful old houses. These are now affiliated under the Cuore Bio label of Italian organic supermarkets. Here you will also find organic bodycare, eco-friendly detergents and more.

If you're looking for an eatable or drinkable souvenir pay a visit to Pantagruelica, a crammed delicatessen shop at the western end of Campo San Barnaba. It stocks mainly certified organic items and food at least partially produced adhering to organic principles. If departing the waterbus at Ca' Rezzonico stop you can't miss it when following the only way into the open of the square and keep an eye on the left side. The shopkeeper can be a little annoying with his ever almost identical rants on the quality of his products, but he doesn't mind being cut short, and instead being drawn into a real chat.

2017-07-09 13:00:01 [Venice, Venezia, organic, deli, supermarket, grocery] link

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