Five places to try Ontario-grown wild mushrooms
Not comfortable foraging for fungi yourself? Here are five local restaurants and businesses that do it for you.
Edulis, 169 Niagara Street
“Wild mushrooms are often the star of the show in our multi-course set menu.” — Tobey Nemeth, chef and owner, Edulis.
Antler Kitchen & Bar, 1454 Dundas St. W.
“Some permanent dishes based around wild mushrooms here are wild mushroom cavatelli and wild mushroom bisque.” — Jade White, general manager, Antler Kitchen & Bar
Forbes Wild Foods, 1385 Danforth Ave.
“Besides running an excellent Facebook group, these guys have a large amount of availability and are widely known.” — Andrew Mavor, member of the Mycological Society of Toronto
Canoe Restaurant, 66 Wellington St. W
“Ontario mushrooms are all over Ron McKinlay’s menu, especially the amazing (Canadian) Opera Cake with chaga.” — Andrew Mavor
Fiesta Farms, 200 Christie St.
“At certain times of the year, they have Ontario-grown wild mushrooms, including chanterelles, lobster mushrooms and lion’s manes, to name a few. It all depends on the availability.” — Sheila Mazur, president of the Mycological Society of Toronto