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good place to buy dried morel mushrooms?

stratford Oct 13, 2012 07:43 PM

Anyone know of a good store to buy dried morels of decent quality at a decent price in NYC? It's not something I ever get so would appreciate input from anyone who would know.

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    Tudor_rose Oct 13, 2012 08:11 PM

    I found dried morels for the best prices on ebay. There are "shroomers" that regularly sell them there, and they are of very high quality. Read the feedback to make sure you're getting a high quality seller.

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    1. re: Tudor_rose
      stratford Oct 14, 2012 07:01 AM

      That could be a source. Would prefer to see what I'm buying though, so if there's a place in town where I could get some, I'd like to know it.

    2. sgordon Oct 14, 2012 09:15 AM

      Pretty much any major (but decent - not, like, Key Foods) supermarket. Whole Foods usually has them, and is much cheaper than, say, Dean & Deluca.

      1. JungMann Oct 15, 2012 08:12 AM

        Manhattan Fruit Exchange at the Chelsea Market has some of the best prices I've seen anywhere for dried mushrooms.

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          Amy Mintzer Oct 16, 2012 06:49 AM

          Fairway. If it's convenient, you might try the mushroom people at the Union Square Greenmarket.

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            mitchleeny Oct 16, 2012 07:32 AM

            Don't forget to check where the mushrooms come from...

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              von_levi Oct 17, 2012 05:15 AM

              Whole Foods or the Greenmarkets (there is typically at least one person at them selling dried mushrooms)

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              1. re: von_levi
                chervil9 Oct 17, 2012 01:33 PM

                I just bought very nice and delicious dried morels at Dean and Deluca. I bought 3/4 ounce worth, it was $11.00. 3/4 ounce is about 3/4 cup. They were fantastic in a smoked whitefish chowder.

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