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“Mushrooms on the Menu” Restaurant Photo Contest

The old saying goes, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” but we beg to differ. The Council is hosting a “Mushrooms on the Menu” contest to recognize the most eye-catching and delicious mushroom dishes at restaurants across the country. Send us a photo of a mushroom dish you’ve ordered in a restaurant for the chance to win a gift card of up to $100 to use the next time you dine out.

From today until Wednesday, November 17, share your photos via Twitter or email and you’ll automatically be in the running! Include a brief description of the dish and name the restaurant and location. All approved photos will be uploaded to the Mushroom Channel the week of November 15 and readers can vote on their favorite entries.

Check out some examples of our great mushroom finds, and then get started on your own pics! Want to increase your chances of winning? Get tweeting! Every person who re-tweets your entry using the #shroompic hashtag will count as a vote toward your submission!

To Enter:

Don’t forget to include a description of the dish, the restaurant and location it’s from

Key Dates:

  • Submit photos from Wednesday, 10/27 – Wednesday, 11/17 on Twitter @mushroomchannel or via email
  • Look for your photo on the Mushroom Channel blog and VOTE from Thursday, 11/18 – Sunday, 11/29
  • First, second and third place winners will be announced Monday, 11/29


  • Participants may enter more than one entry provided a different mushroom menu item is photographed and submitted
  • Photos that show mushrooms at restaurants will be selected and posted to the Channel for voting (no illegal or inappropriate content, please)
  • All entries can be used by the Mushroom Council in future marketing communications
  • 1st prize is a $100 gift card, 2nd prize is a $75 gift card and 3rd prize is a $50 gift card
  • Winners of previous Mushroom Council Grocery Store Challenge contest are not eligible to win again

For extended contest rules, click here.

“Hongos:” a row of delicious mushroom tacos (shared as an appetizer) from Mexican fave, Mercadito (Chicago, IL)

Sautéed mushrooms top a savory “Ratatouille” vegetarian crepe at Le Creperie (Chicago, IL)