Egypt’s moderate climate makes local produce delicious and available all-year round at reasonable prices. Tomatoes, cucumber, leafy greens, apples, bananas and oranges are locally produced and readily available. Additionally, you will find organic versions of local produce in most supermarkets. Exotic fruits and vegetables that are not locally produced (such as avocadoes, asparagus, blueberries and grapefruit) can be found in higher-end supermarkets like Metro and Alfa Market. For vegetarians in Cairo, Gourmet offers an entire section of vegan food, where you will also find organic tofu, and ready to cook vegan burger patties. Nowadays, most (if not all) of grocery stores have a mobile application for online orders, from the comfort of your home. Check out InstaShop for grocery deliveries and Otlob for food deliveries. If you prefer home-cooked meals, simple vegetarian meals can be made at home with a few ingredients. Stock up on staples such as rice, pasta, quinoa and beans and combine it with whatever vegetables you have on hand for a hearty meal. Add mushrooms, lentils, peas or beans for protein and play around with different spices. Egyptian rice is cheap, filling and tasty and there are many easy recipes online for vegetable stews like Egyptian bamya (okra), green beans and peas. As another option, stir frying fresh vegetables like bell peppers and broccoli with garlic and a dash of soya sauce, makes a quick and interesting meal – just add some noodles and eggs. While on the subject of eggs, you can’t go wrong with a good old Egyptian shakshuka, which is basically eggs scrambled with diced onions and tomatoes, eaten with Egypt’s famous baladi bread (a thicker kind of pita bread). As the largest and most diverse city in Egypt, vegetarians in Cairo will definitely feel at home, no matter what your food preference, or your budget for that matter is.