Best of Boston

2000 Best Cookware

Kitchen Arts

Kitchen Arts is the Chanel of cooking and baking stores: Its surroundings are simply much more stylish than its competitors’. But there’s also substance to back up the finery: Kitchen Arts carries all the important manufacturers that professional chefs recommend using at home, from Le Creuset crockery to Wusthof knives to All-Clad pots and pans. These wares aren’t cheap, to be sure, but they last forever—if not, the Kitchen Arts staff has been known to be very helpful in replacing parts of worn equipment.

161 Newbury Street, Boston, 617-266-8701,