Best of Boston

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 all stripes. With a focus on locally sourced wares, she offers handmade knives by LamsonSharp and cheerful aprons by Lynne’s Whim, as well as any cook’s gadget you can think of.

215 Newbury St., Boston, 857-366-4237,