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Jul 8, 2009 09:16 PM

Mushrooms in quantity

I've been cooking meals for a friend and he loves mushrooms of all types. Any amount that gets cooked is eaten up way faster than I can keep stocked. Anyone have advice on where I can get mushrooms in quantity versus buying the usual small flats that are available in the grocery stores? Manhattan, Brooklyn & Staten Island are my shopping locales and a price break would be great too - thanks all.

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  1. Manhattan Fruit Exchange inside the Chelsea market is fair with a good variety.

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    1. Rossman's, a SUPER fruit and vegetable market with great prices in Brooklyn on 3rd Ave. and 24th would be a good bet. You'll need a car to get there. Also there is a mushroom farmer at the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket on Saturdays with a wonderful selection of unusual varieties. I'm sure they'd be happy to see you a larger quantity.

      1. Thanks for the suggestions. I just wanted to update that I did find a great source for fresh mushrooms in Staten Island. There's a large asian grocery, named simply as "Asian Food Market" on 1801 South Avenue in Staten Island. They have large trays of shitake, white button and oyster mushrooms plus several other varieties of Japanese and Korean mushrooms too. (The six mushroom saute that I made was heavenly!)

        The place is quite large and has all the asian specific receipe ingredients on offer, plus a bbq meats station and a small bakery goods area with coffee shop seating. The strip mall location is a bit desolate but you can certainly fill up a shopping cart there!

        1. SOS chefs sells to restaurants, but you can buy from their retail shop in the East Village. They are not inexpensive.