Day Sixty-eight: Expat Central

"Green & Safe" and organic  produce and grocery store in the FFC area of Shanghai

“Green & Safe” and organic produce and grocery store in the FFC area of Shanghai

After five months as an expat I find myself adjusting to life in Shanghai, but there are still areas of daily living that don’t come intuitively, that require that I think about them just a bit more than I would if I was back in the USA, chief among them is food safety. Is it fresh? Were chemicals/pesticides used on it? Was the water used to grow it clean? Most times I just assume the best and trust that all will be well, but there is always a nagging doubt. Today, after church, we walked through the Former French Concession and happened upon this place, an organic grocery store & restaurant combo. The owners were smart to capitalize on the well-founded concerns of expats over food safety and call their place “The Green Kitchen” with the tag line “green & safe.” Judging by the customer volume while we were there, they are on to something; expats in all sizes, shapes and languages, as well as aspirational, young Chinese people kept the tables full and the wait staff busy. It looks like we’ve found a new Sunday brunch spot.

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