Best of Boston

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 Creuset sauciers).

221 Concord Ave., Cambridge; and 2284 Washington St., Newton localroot.com