is there mushroom season in NYC?
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?
Buon Italia, located in the Chelsea Market, carries a good selection of very reasonably priced mushrooms.
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