Shrooming In Grand Central, One Day Only!


Grand Central Station has some wonderful real estate, but nothing beats Vanderbilt Hall. And nothing beats a 15-foot-tall “white button mushroom cafe” popping up in Vanderbilt Hall.

See the press release below for phrases like “Mushrooms: small but MIGHTY,” or “Confetti Mushroom Herb Egg Wraps” or “Local commuters stepping inside the mushroom.”

Max Abelson

Giant Mushroom Pops Up in Downtown NYC
Step inside The MushRoom, a one-day-only café

WHEN: Friday, September 15,
8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST

HERE: Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal

WHAT: The MushRoom, a 15-foot-tall white button mushroom café, will pop up and offer mushroom-friendly fare in celebration of September as National Mushroom Month

The MushRoom Spectacle – The MushRoom will spring up overnight in the heart of Grand Central Terminal and surprise commuters as they spy a sudden change in their familiar rush hour landscape.

Enter and Eat – New Yorkers will step inside the giant mushroom and one-day café to dine on Sautéed Mushrooms, Confetti Mushroom Herb Egg Wraps, Asian Vegetable and Mushroom Soup and Chicken Marsala, all prepared on site. Local commuters will have the opportunity to learn proper sautéing methods, discover the health benefits of mushrooms, grab giveaways and learn how to enter a “Make It With Mushrooms” contest for the chance to win a grand prize of $5,000.

Mushrooms: small but MIGHTY – A serving of 4-5 medium mushrooms provides a mere 20 calories and zero grams of fat, yet it also is an excellent to good source of numerous nutrients including several B vitamins, copper and the antioxidant selenium.

Sweet Sauté – Mushrooms are the non-cook’s secret ingredient. Our chefs will demonstrate proper sautéing techniques every half-hour from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST, or by media request.

A 15-foot-tall white button mushroom café.
Professional chefs sautéing mushrooms.
Local commuters stepping inside the mushroom to taste a variety of mushroom dishes. Shrooming In Grand Central, One Day Only!