THESE ... GUYS ... ROCK.
Last year, I was sent to Columbia on a business trip. We don't do a lot of work in the South (mostly, I end up traveling in the upper Midwest). My only other vegetarian travel experience in the South, up until that point, left me pretty worried... so I had no clue what to expect. The first night I was there, I ventured over to the India Pavilion restaurant. Unfortunately, my experience wasn't that great, so I became even more worried about where I'd eat for the next few days.
Generally, when I'm not digging on the notion of Subway for three days straight, I'll fall back on my old standby of just winging it at the grocery store. Even though my hotel didn't have a microwave, I knew I could get something, even if it was ghetto, like Potato Buds.
Blessed be the VegGuide, since it helped me find Rosewood! Man, did I eat well on that trip. Solely because of its deli, and the awesome folks working behind it, I can say with damned certainty that this market is one of the best, if not THE best, that I've shopped at ANYWHERE in the United States so far. (Mind you, I'm comparing this to Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, and wherever else I have been, but this place rocks.) During my trip, I was able to try some amazing macrobiotic falafels, some sort of barbecue tofu, and a few other things ... all of which were great. The market even carries GT's Kombucha. How rad is that?
I hope to make it back to Columbia sometime, and have more freedom to check out other things around town. If all I ever do there is visit Rosewood, though, that's all I'll need to make that trip complete.