fresh shitake mushrooms-where to buy?
Manhattan Fruit Exchange in Chelsea Market. I don't know what their shiitake prices are, but crimini and white button mushrooms are $2.50/pound. Portobello mushrooms are $3.50/pound.
By way of comparison, Fairway has portobello mushrooms for more than 4 times the price! ($3.89 per half-bound).
Whole Foods and the Union Square Greenmarket carries them, too.
Manhattan Fruit Exchange
75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011