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👋 Hi there

Let's be fermentation friends!

An everyday fermentation shop & food counter in Portland, Maine. All are welcome.

Shop onggi online
cathartic cookies, jangs of jubilee, magnificent misos, juicy jams, vivacious vinegars, sultry soy sauces, funkalicious fish sauces, hawt hot sauces, tasty tamaris, kindred kojis, silky sourdough, kool kefirs, awesome achars, saweet sauerkrauts, knockout kvass, puckering preserved lemons, krisp kimchis, captivating chocolates, naughty nattos, coffee is coffee, terrific teas, 

Onggi is a neighborhood spot to explore ferments and foods. We've got cultures, recipes, and stories to inspire the everyday.

The shop carries everything you'll need to start your next ferment. Plus the most delicious small-batch ferments from our favorite (and mostly local) makers.

The food counter features a fermentation-forward menu of snacks, showcasing fun and familiar ways to enjoy our favorite ferments.

Fermentation products from local makers

Our shop & food counter

Come stop by our shop in Portland and grab some stuff for all your fermentation fantasies.

131 Washington Ave
Portland, ME 04101

Shop hours
Wed - Sat: 10AM-6PM
Sun: 10AM-4PM

Lunch hours: 11:30-2:30PM

More info

The food counter

We have a fermentation-forward pastry and lunch menu for ya!

Pastries feature some of our classics (hello, sourdough chocolate chip cookies) and a rotating list of other goodies. Served from opening til sellout!

Lunch is served from 11:30-2:30PM with a set of tasty, easy, and fermenty dishes. Come by and try our take on the Korean classic gimbap!

Sourdough chocolate chip cookies

And shop online!

We have a portion of our fermenty stuff available online for shipping straight to the comfort of your sofa or local pickup.

Hopefully shopping here will feel a little like coming into the shop to chitchat with your fermentation friends (us).

Take a gander
Shop Onggi online

August 13th @ 12PM


Quanto Basta Takeover at Onggi

Quanto Basta will be slingin' long-fermented pizza at our shop! Rumor has it there's been sightings of the Onggissimo, a limited pizza with fennel kimchi, crispy pancetta, ricotta, & gochujang honey!!

Available til sellout!

Follow along
Quanto Basta at Onggi

August 14th @ 11AM


Doshi Takeover at Onggi!

We've got chef Susan Kim in the house next Sunday! So so excited to host (and honestly can't wait to eat all the food). Cya there!

Susan's been doing pop-ups as Doshi all over the US and we've watched with pure jealousy. But now she's making her way to little ol' Onggi here in Portland, ME and we are feeling blessed!!

Reserve yours
Doshi at Onggi

What's an onggi?

We’re named after the ubiquitous Korean fermentation vessel found in nearly every home called onggi (it’s pronounced “OHng-gih”, like mixing “only” with “eggy”).

Onggi (옹기) pots carry a rich yet humble history, perfected over generations of craftsmanship using natural materials and thoughtful work. They are famous for their fermentation-friendly properties and the foods they carry are the foundation of everyday life.

Onggi by Adam Field

Photo of onggi jars by our friend Adam Field in Helena, Montana.