Q.

Are Shiitakes, Criminis and Portobellas wild mushrooms?

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No.  No matter how many times you see them on menus in dishes like “wild mushroom quesadillas” or “____ with wild mushrooms” shitakes, criminis and portobellas, while tasty, are not wild.  Certainly they were wild once, just like most of our now cultivated food, but the modern versions of these mushrooms are no more wild than broccoli.

For an explanation of why wild foods are exciting, read What is a Wild Food?

Curious what mushroom varieties actually ARE wild?  Browse our fresh wild mushrooms, dried wild mushrooms, and frozen wild mushrooms to find out!




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