A Local Abundance Of Wild, Delicious Shrooms

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By several strokes of geographic circumstance Vancouver has lucked out on the edible mushroom foraging front. At this time of year (and Spring, too), any shroom lover with a knife, a bucket, some knowledge, and a good pair of boots can go hunting for wild mushrooms within minutes of the city’s snare. Whether you’re on your own or with a crew of dedicated foragers, mushroom season is an open invitation to get outdoors and explore with delicious purpose. Good spots abound, but finding them is up to you. Be sure to do your research on what to look for, when to look, and especially what to avoid. And if you’re foraging for the first time, be sure to go with an experienced friend or two. These photos were taken last year while on a hunt with the crew from The Acorn

  • Chef de Cuisine, Rob Clarke holding mushrooms from North Shore foraging fieldtrip
  • North Shore mushroom foraging field trip with Acorn Staff
  • Mt. Seymour forest for mushroom foraging field trip with Acorn staff
  • Wild foraged mushrooms, Acorn
  • Chef de Cuisine, Rob Clarke  foraging mushrooms
  • Mushroom foraging field trip with Acorn staff
  • Alexander (Mushroom foraging expert) and Heather (Acorn) compare notes
  • Chanterelle's
  • Christina Paradun (Acorn) pictured with a non-edible mushroom
  • Acorn | 3995 Main St. | Mount Pleasant | 604-566-9001 | www.theacornrestaurant.ca
  • Foraged Mushroom Tart at Acorn
  • Foraged Mushroom Tart, Acorn
  • Jared Blustein, Acorn mushroom forager
  • Gathering yellow chanterelles
  • Yellow Chanterelle Mushrooms
  • A Perfect Chanterelle
  • Cauliflower mushrooms
  • Angel wing mushroom
  • Rob and Shira talking shrooms
  • Foraging
  • Shroom hunting with Acorn staff
  • Shira and Rob post foraging
  • Acorn Sous Chef – Brian Luptak
  • Acorn | 3995 Main St. | Mount Pleasant | 604-566-9001 | www.theacornrestaurant.ca
  • Acorn Sous Chef – Brian Luptak
  • Mushroom cooking, Acorn
  • Mushroom cooking, Acorn
  • From forest to pan, mushroom season
  • Acorn Owner, Shira Blustein and Chef de Cuisine, Rob Clarke
  • Sharing mushroom tart Acorn
  • It's always a wise to take along a good looking dog
  • Guide and mushroom wizard, Alexander McNaughton

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