syrianrue wrote:Back in the states I would usually go to the supermarkets or whole foods market and get bags of organic vegetables or salad mixes so i can make salad myself at home.
I do see pre-made slad boxes at 7-11 and some other places, but the portions are really small and it's pretty expensive for the contents it holds. Does anyone happen to know a good place to buy organic ingredients to make a salad with?
The City Supers (in the basement of the Sogo department stores near Zhishan MRT Station, and on the southwest corner of the Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT Station) and the Jason's (basement of 101, and basement of the Dayeh Takeshimaya department store in Tianmu) do sell boxed (organic IIRC) salad greens: baby spinach, mixed, arugula. Not necessarily available on any given day, and about 300NT for a plastic box - not cheap, and for whatever reason the boxes seldom even last until the supposed best-by date; I usually find I need to use the spinach within a couple of days if eating it uncooked, perhaps five days if cooking.
Tianho and Santa Cruz are chains with branches all over the place. There's a big Cottonfields branch on the east side of Roosevelt, maybe 10 minutes walk north of Gongguan Station. Note that buying typical western salad greens can be rather difficult here; I've pretty much given up, seeing as how my wife doesn't even like salads, and making salads for one has resulted in lots of wilted and discarded produce.