Some months ago I noticed something different about the streets of Riga. Everywhere I went, I saw people carrying these take-away cups of orange beverages. When I decided to discover the mystery of this new trend, I learned that the answer is very simple – carrot juice. Seems like now everyone in the city gets their vitamin dose for the day here – in the small shop of eco-products called Dabīgi produkti.
The most popular products of the shop are definitely the freshly squeezed juices that are prepared from local fruits and vegetables. You can choose your own “cocktail” by asking to mix carrot juice with apples, celery, pumpkins, quince or beetroots. The juice is served in a takeaway cup with straw so it can easily become a healthy replacement for Coca-Cola or other sugary soft drink. One of my new addictions form Dabīgi produkti are apple chips made from dried apples – turns out you can replace all your unhealthy habits with healthy ones.
In addition here you can find loads of seasonal, Latvian grown fruits and vegetables, natural sweets, freshly baked cookies, cakes and bread, organic yoghurt as well as natural make-up and hygiene products. All together Dabīgi produkti is a great place for people in the city to taste fresh and locally grown products every day and I can truly say that living healthy has never been so easy.