Iraq Fast Moving Consumer Goods: Food
As of 2014, there is still no McDonald’s, Burger King or other high-profile international cuisine in Iraq. Most food available to Iraqi-s is native to Iraq; however the people’s great curiosity of Western Culture makes International food a definite interest and smart investment for the future.
Restaurants in Iraq
There are many restaurants in Iraq. A few are sophisticated and expensive, but most are small and locally owned. Most Iraqi restaurants serve Kabob, rice, vegetables, chicken and falafel.
The price of food varies by governorate. In Baghdad meals at these small local restaurants cost about $10 USD. At the high-end restaurants, the general cost is $25 USD. In Karbala it’s very cheap – one meal costs only $2.80.
Meat is the main staple food, and Iraqi-s do not import their meat. Vegetables, however, are generally imported from Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iran and China.
There are many Turkish, Iranian, Jordanian, Chinese, Saudi Arabian and domestic packaged foods in Iraq. Iraq has packaged potato chips, biscuits, chocolate, cakes. Cereal and dairy are not common in Iraq.