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I'm new to town and taking a break from pro cheffing, but still need to stock my kitchen with good, inexpensive professional equipment but I can't for the life of me locate a decent restaurant supply store. In Philadelphia we have an entire street of them. Where are they in Boston? Any fellow cooks wanna help me out with this one?? Thanks!

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  1. China Fair in Newton has some good stuff

    Link: http://www.chinafairinc.com/

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    1. re: Dax

      There's also a China Fair in Cambridge, down the street from the School of Culinary Arts.

    2. Eastern Bakers Supply on Washington Street just outside the North End

      Link: http://www.easternbakers.com

      1. There are some in Chelsea I think down by the market and I thought there was one in Somerville over near the AJ Wright parking lot. Sorry I have no names. Did you look in the yellow pages?

        1. Eastern Baker's Supply on N. Washington St near Commercial St (easternbakers.com) is awesome. They are only open on weekdays 8a-4:30p, however.

          There's also a big box format place on First Ave in Newton Highlands called Restaurant Depot, but it's not open to consumers. I think you might have to show them some kind of proof that you're in the restaurant business.

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          1. re: MC Slim JB

            Actually that's over the line into Needham. (Not to nitpick too much - I was thinking someone might wind up trying to get their phone number from 411 or something.)

            Link: http://www.restaurantdepot.com/Home.asp

          2. Welcome to Boston! BMS Paper Supply on Washington St. in Jamaica Plain is a restaurant supply store, although I think they carry cheaper off-brands of professional pots and pans and utensils. I usually buy bakery boxes, cardboard cake rounds and various other things there. Saturday morning, you can find lots of local food vendors filling up carts with to-go containers, huge bags of sugar...

            There's also a restaurant supply in Chelsea that I've been to a few times. It's one of those "club" places like Costco. You have to pay a fee first and get a card. A friend is a member. I bought a stainless steel table for my kitchen there. I don't know the name, but maybe someone else on the board knows.

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            1. re: raj1

              I think the Chelsea place is the other Restaurant Depot.

              1. re: Taralli

                That sounds right. My friend was an admin assistant in an office, so she got her membership because she bought supplies for the office break room. She's not a restaurant professional.