- newtotown Mar 16, 2006 10:04 AM
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!
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?
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.
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.