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Assortment of goods at Onggi
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For your fermenty fix

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

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

Everyday ferments

Onggi is a neighborhood spot to explore ferments and foods.

The shop will carry everything you need to start your next ferment, as well as the most delicious small-batch ferments from our favorite (and mostly local) makers. You’ll find cultures, recipes, and stories to inspire the everyday.

Bottles of vinegars by local makers

The shop & food counter

We’re here for ya, Portland. Come say hi and grab a tasty treat from our food counter during our regular open hours.

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

93 Washington Ave, Unit 5
Portland, ME 04101
(We’re the shop with “Onggi” all over it.)

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The food counter

Featuring a ferment-forward menu, we've got coffee and snacks to keep you fueled throughout the day.

You'll find:
• Brown sugar milk iced coffees
• Chai Wallahs of Maine iced chais
• Shrub sodas
• Sourdough chocolate chip cookies
• Kimchi hand pies

Sourdough chocolate chip cookies

What is an onggi?

We’re named after the ubiquitous Korean fermentation vessel found in nearly every home called onggi [pronounced “ŌHNG-ghee”].

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 Adam Field, a maker of beautiful onggi based in Helena, Montana.

Onggi pots