For your fermenty fix
An everyday fermentation shop & food counter in Portland, Maine. All are welcome.Follow along
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.
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.
Wed - Sat: 10AM - 6PM
Sun: 10AM - 4PM
93 Washington Ave, Unit 5
Portland, ME 04101
(We’re the shop with “Onggi” all over it.)
The food counter
Featuring a ferment-forward menu, we've got coffee and snacks to keep you fueled throughout the day.
• Brown sugar milk iced coffees
• Chai Wallahs of Maine iced chais
• Shrub sodas
• Sourdough chocolate chip cookies
• Kimchi hand pies
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.