Stop 1 - The Mediterranean Mart
Chickpea flour, cumin seeds, black salt, dates, giant fruit snack (T.V. calls them "fruity fruits"), quinoa, tahini, za'atar, sumac.
All for $32! They had a bunch more vegan stuff - halvah, bunches of tamarind stuff, more spices and noodles and stuff. Fun times! Just ignore the case labeled "goat" and walk on by.
Stop 2 - The Asian Grocery
A bummer. I wanted a big thing of low sodium soy sauce - nope. I did get some nori, but that's it.
Stop 3 - Indian! The Bombay Bistro. I was looking over the menu - they don't have dosas - sad! - but they had a buffet. The very nice waitress asked what I was looking for and I told her I was vegan. She told me they can make almost anything vegan and then went in back to find out what on the buffet was vegan. It was a tiny buffet, I didn't have much hope. But at least 1/2 of it was vegan! I had pita, brown rice (seasoned with cloves!!) and 3 different kinds of entrees, 2 dips, and then this amazing soup. T.V. and I picked a table next to 2 moms and their 2 boys - the kids entertained each other, and when T.V. spilled my water all over her, the waitress ran over with towels and the mom next to me gave me a clean shirt she happened to have in her purse! Oddly enough, the samosas there weren't so good, but I'm definitely going back. Buffet was $9.99
Then we went grocery shopping at the Commissary on post on payday, on a day that NC is going to get hit with snow/ice. Imagine the chaos. You can't.
But a pretty good day!