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is there mushroom season in NYC?

olia Oct 6, 2009 10:03 AM


I'm looking to buy nice mushrooms (chanterelles or cepes) to make mushroom julien (russian-style mushrooms in sour cream sauce) -- right now should be a mushroom season, but I'm not sure if NYC reflects that in quality or prices. What are best places to buy mushrooms that are not super super expense for such a comfort dish?

Thank you!

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    Hurner Oct 6, 2009 03:00 PM

    Buon Italia, located in the Chelsea Market, carries a good selection of very reasonably priced mushrooms.

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      metfan630 Oct 6, 2009 03:45 PM

      I have always purchased my mushrooms at Fairway, where I get my produce regularly. I find that this time of year they are more in season. Perhaps a farmer's market or more specialty shop might have better, but Fairway's produce is pretty legit and it is close to me.

      73rd/74th and Broadway, or 132nd and 12th Ave

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        pbjluver Oct 6, 2009 03:56 PM

        Also in the Chelsea Market is Manhattan Fruit Exchange...I love their mushrooms

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        1. re: pbjluver
          JungMann Oct 7, 2009 07:16 AM

          Manhattan Fruit Exchange is the best combination of quality and price I have encountered in the city. I have not noticed fluctuations in terms of price depending on the time in the season, but certainly if we are out of season, you will have to resort to dried.

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