Let's be fermentation friends!
An everyday fermentation shop & food counter in Portland, Maine. All are welcome.Shop onggi online
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.
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
Wed - Thu: 10AM-5PM
Fri - Sat: 10AM-6PM
Lunch hours: 11:30-2:30PM
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!
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).
We've got some stuff brewin'
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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.
Photo of onggi jars by our friend Adam Field in Helena, Montana.