I don’t know anything about where to get them except that at my local soda/candy shop, they sell Crick-ettes and Larvets (little boxes of fried and flavored crickets and mealworms) as novelty items. I’ve had them and they’re quite good! Eating an entire box is a bit like eating a handful of potato chips so they’re not exactly filling, but you can get them online and if you’re lucky maybe find some random local place that sells them as well!
We actually just published an ask about that (thank the gods). Apparently the pet sections of supermarkets sell dead mealworms so perhaps they sell crickets in some places too? Also, ask at health food stores.
I did not know this, but I’m glad someone did.
And, of course, the obligatory warning every time we recommend pet food to our followers:
Make sure what you’re buying is safe for human consumption.
Nnnnp, they’re generally still alive. Sorry about that.
Well, in my town I know we can buy them at the local health food store (and our candy store sell chocolate covered ones). But I also know that you can buy them online? It really depends on where you are and where you’re looking to buy them. Try using google to find places locally that sell them?
Are you looking to buy in person or online?
Also pet food stores. Pet food stores sell those. Especially ones specializing in reptiles. I have a friend who buys all his insects from pet stores.
Bug like that isn’t bugs?
I’d say sautéed/fried onions are a good go-to. And rice. Sautéed onions IN rice. I don’t think we have many recipes that are bug-like. You could also eat gummy worms and fruit gushers. Unfortunately, that’s all I can think of right now. Sorry, darling! If I think of/find anything, I’ll post it. So keep an eye out.
Things like roast seeds, peas, granola, etc. are great because they’re small, crunchy, and savory. Also grapes, especially thick-skinned ones like muscadines, because they’re small and have the the outer shell and then a squishy inside.
For squishier things like worms, we have gelatin recipes in the insect tag that could probably just as easily be made with vegan gelatin.
I would link you to all these recipes but my laptop keyboard is going haywire for some reason today (it took me like half an hour just to type this out). You can find what i’m talking about in the birdkin and insect tags. I’ll try to edit this post later if my laptop stops acting up.
(For the above-mentioned reason, this is the last ask I can answer for today until I can fix it, sorry!)
It’s cool, I’m sure Wolf and I can handle it until you get things fixed.