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Oct 25, 2012 11:55 AM

Place to get fresh specialty mushrooms?

Where have you had luck finding fresh specialty mushrooms in Manhattan. Stuff like matsutakes now and morels in the spring.

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    1. There are several Greenmarket vendors who sell mushrooms. At Union Square yesterday, Violet Hill had chanterelles, and Madura had about ten different varieties. All local, of course, which may not be exactly what you want.

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      1. re: small h

        madura tends to have really good hen-of-the-woods and a few surprises that are hard to predict. got some nice king oysters there last week in jackson heights

      2. Not sure if this applies, but I just read this from the New Amsterdam Market's newsletter...

        Sunday, October 28
        11:00AM to 4:00PM
        New Amsterdam Market
        South Street between Beekman Street & Peck Slip

        This Sunday, Nova Kim and Les Hook of Wild Food Gatherers Guild return to New Amsterdam Market with another bounty of wild Vermont mushrooms, a recent sampling of which were featured in New York Magazine. And Maggie Nesciur of Flying Fox will also bring a freshly-picked special from Vermont: medlars, an unusual apple-like fruit rarely found in markets that require ripening by "bletting," much like persimmons. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about these atypical varieties of wild foods and how to prepare them!"

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        1. re: LeahBaila

          Wild mushrooms taste so much better than sawdust raised mushrooms, thanks for posting.

        2. Manhattan Fruit Exchange and Eataly both have fantastic selections of mushrooms. you can usually find honshemiji, maitake, lobster, oyster, trumpet, and other more common varities at either store.