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BEST Kitchen Supplies

2014 BEST Kitchen Supplies

Local Root

Aspiring home chefs should forgo the big-box stores and their cheap gadgetry for Local Root, where owner Jonathan Henke, of Didriks fame, brings his sophisticated eye to everything cookware, proffering serious tools from the world’s best brands (Berti knives, Le… read more»

2013 BEST Kitchen Supplies
Local Root

Local Root


At this Cambridge cookery boutique, spatulas, whisks, and pasta makers are on display next to exquisite Alessi pots and pans and saber-sharp David Mellor knives. Completely lost in the kitchen? Brightly colored Le Creuset French ovens make the perfect gift… read more»

2012 BEST Kitchen Supplies

Sur La Table

Chestnut Hill

To make a decent soufflĂ© or terrine, you must first find the proper gadgetry. Look no further than Sur La Table, which stocks tools, pots, and more by delicious brands like Miyabi and Staub, ensuring that you’re prepared whenever the… read more»

2011 BEST Kitchen Supplies

Kitchenwares by Blackstones


When Kitchen Arts closed last year, homechefs lost a good friend—a hardware-store-like shop stocked with culinary tools. Thankfully, Jennifer Hill (co-owner of Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill) revived the place, enhancing it with great gift ideas for hosts and hostesses of… read more»

2009 BEST Kitchen Supplies



Not much changed when KitchenArts picked up and moved a block down Newbury this spring: Getting into the tiny space is still a squeeze, and getting out without buying anything is still a miracle. Stellar cooking gear beckons everywhere you… read more»

2008 BEST Kitchen Supplies


Caught between bare-bones restaurant-supply stores and overstyled kitchen emporiums, home cooks in search of a good sharp knife and a turkey baster are left with meager options. They’d do well to head to KitchenArts, where the basics (colanders, oven mitts)… read more»

2007 BEST Kitchen Supplies


It must be tempting for a purveyor of kitchen goods to dazzle browsers with gizmos. KitchenArts doesn’t need to. True, it has some trendy doodads (equipment for making those exotic teas you bought last year during your trip to Nepal,… read more»

1998 BEST Kitchen Supplies

Eastern Bakers Supply


Need a springform pan for a mile-high cheesecake? Eastern Bakers has Boston’s broadest, deepest, and widest inventory for baking, pastry-making, and all breeds of professional supplies. This is the place that the professionals turn to, from pots and pans to… read more»

1997 BEST Kitchen Supplies

Kitchen Arts


Looking for just the right-size saute pan or properly weighted knife? This family-run shop has all the best accouterments for the kitchen and is notable for its knowledgeable sales staff and selection of gadgets. If you don’t see it there,… read more»

1995 BEST Kitchen Supplies, Suburban

Kitchen, Etc.


Pressure cookers, pasta machines, potholders, plates—everything you might need in the kitchen can be found at this cook’s paradise, plus lots of cooking demos and classes. read more»