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    I'm from the Nordics and I'm planning on starting uni in Scotland this autumn. I'm used to a pretty healthy diet, I'm vegetarian and mostly like fruits, yoghurt and the like for snacks. I hardly ever eat or want to eat junk food.

    To be honest, I'm a bit concerned about how moving to the UK might affect my diet. Then again, surely there are many options. Are the veg. options in on-campus lunch restaurants good in Glasgow and Edinburgh (the 2 unis I'm considering)? I've heard that Glasgow is good for vegetarians, I hope that's true. Supermarkets in the UK must have as good a selection of fresh produce as anywhere else?

    I know this is a silly question, and maybe even offensive. Of course I know not all British people eat fish&chips and deep fried Mars bars (sorry for even bringing that up again). It's just such a strong mental image that I have from the media, that I can't help asking for some reassurance.
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    In my view, there aren't enough cheap green grocers in the UK. However, supermarkets not only have all the fruit and veg you want/can imagine, they also have healthy ready meals (many of which actually are healthy).

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    But junk food is ridiculously cheap here, so if you're like me it's easy to be tempted. >
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm from the Nordics and I'm planning on starting uni in Scotland this autumn. I'm used to a pretty healthy diet, I'm vegetarian and mostly like fruits, yoghurt and the like for snacks. I hardly ever eat or want to eat junk food.

    To be honest, I'm a bit concerned about how moving to the UK might affect my diet. Then again, surely there are many options. Are the veg. options in on-campus lunch restaurants good in Glasgow and Edinburgh (the 2 unis I'm considering)? I've heard that Glasgow is good for vegetarians, I hope that's true. Supermarkets in the UK must have as good a selection of fresh produce as anywhere else?

    I know this is a silly question, and maybe even offensive. Of course I know not all British people eat fish&chips and deep fried Mars bars (sorry for even bringing that up again). It's just such a strong mental image that I have from the media, that I can't help asking for some reassurance.
    It's worth looking in the local markets for cheap fruit and vegetables.

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