Where can I buy mushrooms? Order online? Asian stores? Farmers Markets?
I’m new to mushrooms and want to dive in a try as many different types as I can! So please, WHERE can I buy mushrooms that are not just the usual button variety I see in the supermarket?
Great question. I remember wondering the same myself when I started out on my mushroom journey!
You can buy mushrooms in a variety of places, depending on the type you’re looking for, and their availability.
Some popular options include:
Online: There are many online retailers that sell a wide variety of mushrooms, including fresh, dried, and canned mushrooms. You can find a variety of mushroom products such as shiitake, cremini, porcini, and more.
Grocery stores: Many grocery stores carry a selection of mushrooms, including common varieties like button, portobello, and shiitake. Some stores may also carry more exotic mushrooms like chanterelles and morels, depending on the season and availability.
Asian markets: Many Asian markets carry a variety of mushrooms, including dried and fresh varieties that are commonly used in Asian cooking. These include shiitake, enoki, and oyster mushrooms.
Farmers markets: Some farmers markets carry mushrooms, particularly during the fall when many mushrooms are in season. This can be a great place to find fresh, locally-sourced mushrooms and also support local farmers.
Specialty mushroom farms: Some farms specialize in growing mushrooms, and they may sell their mushrooms directly to consumers or through farmers markets, online stores, or grocery stores. These farms can provide a wide variety of mushrooms that are not always available in other places.
In other words, you can buy mushrooms – fresh and otherwise – from a number of places… including online retailers, grocery stores, Asian markets, farmers markets, specialty mushroom farms, depending on the type and availability.
My personal favorite is a local market where there are two stalls that focus just on mushrooms.
Get out there and see what you can find!