New York kitchens may be small, but that’s no reason they can’t be impeccably stocked. If you’re a cooking or entertaining enthusiast, chances are you covet the best and the brightest in kitchen ware. Luckily, this is the city that has everything – including everything you need to make the cooks on Top Chef jealous. By Kimberly Rae Miller. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).
65 E 8th Street
New York, NY 10013
Broadway Panhandler is the best of all worlds when it comes to stocking your kitchen with all the gear you need – and perhaps some you don’t. They carry all the high end lines you covet like Le Creuset and All-Clad without an excessive mark-up. Plus they have plenty of “fun” extras, including inflatable coolers, and motorized ice-cream cones.
New York, NY 10003
If you’re looking to stray from standard China-patterns and venture to the land of fun dishware, look no further than Fishs Eddy. Not only do they stock dishes from New York City restaurants, and the United States military, they have their own line of incredibly innovative dishes and glassware. Consider stocking your cabinets with dishes with such themes as: New York real-estate layouts; Jack & Jill; Political Parties; Burlesque Cartoons; Heroes of the Torah; New York Times Crossword Puzzle, the list goes on as will your guests when they notice how cool you are.
231 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Brooklynites need not fret, as there’s no need to hop a train to get quality kitchenwares. Try Williamsburg’s Whisk for the most wanted in kitchen supplies. Classic kitchen gear like Kitchenaid mixers, coupled with all fun accessories that add pizazz to your kitchen, like Funktion aprons and silicon poaching pods.
57 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007
The Japanese are known for their knives; sharp, sleek, indestructible. At Korin, not only can you stock your knife block with elite cutlery, but you can stock your cabinets with their sleek and simple dishware, serving trays, and home décor.
653 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
This tiny Theater District shop has everything you never realized you needed to be the host with the most. Sure, there are kitchen standards, like linens, dinnerware, and cloth napkins, but it’s the kitsch in the kitchen that makes this store a standout. Don’t you need a Ladybug tea pot? How about snarky mugs, specialty ice cube trays, and hilarious coasters? With the impending dinner parties of the holiday season approaching, this shop will help put the finishing touches on your entertaining without breaking the bank.