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Cooking/Restaurant Supply stores in Monterey Park-Alhambra-Rosemead-SG?

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krushdnasty Dec 5, 2006 10:38 PM

I did a forum search and only found a few threads from years ago mentioning Surfas and Star.

I am looking for the non-"touristy" type of supply store, but open to the public. I stumbled upon a real gem on Valley blvd. Its T&T restaurant supply:

T and T Restaurant Supplies
530 West Valley Boulevard
Alhambra, CA 91803-3227

This is a small store run by very friendly and helpful Cantonese fellows. Its packed with lots of asian and western goodies for great prices.

Anyone know of other restaurant/cooking supply stores out toward san gabriel? The prices are always better out there and I don't feel as if I am being led down a hype laden primrose path before every purchase. Small, large doesn't matter. Clean, grimy doesn't matter. Great prices do though.

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    Hungry Like a Wolf Dec 5, 2006 10:46 PM

    krushdnasty

    what is the cross st of T & T? I've been looking for one in that area.

    thanks

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      krushdnasty Dec 6, 2006 12:03 AM

      its in between 5th and 6th street. This is ~ 4 blocks east of Atlantic. I haven't been there in awhile, but I imagine that the Cantonese fellas are still sitting out back, smoking and chatting. Good guys, they will order it for cheap if they don't carry it. My favorite item is actually these small bamboo "paddles" that are about the size of a large soupspoon. They work great for stirring on nonstick surfaces and more. They are cheap, so I consider them "semi"-disposable.

      Enjoy!

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      Pitchman Dec 5, 2006 11:24 PM

      There's a restaurant supply store where the Levitz used to be across the street from the mall where NBC is on Garfield.

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        krushdnasty Dec 6, 2006 12:05 AM

        would you happen to know the name by any chance? And howzabout those prices? good?

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          sel Dec 6, 2006 12:19 AM

          Check out my previous post about Action Supply. It is a very large and complete restaurant supply store. Small nick nacks are for sale and also commercial ranges and food storage (refrigerators/freezers). Everything in between!

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/282094

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            Pitchman Dec 6, 2006 04:23 PM

            That's the one!

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        chowmominLA Dec 6, 2006 06:37 AM

        This is a completely non-responsive answer, but if you can make it to Chinatown, check out the "Super Home Mart" in the Bamboo Plaza under the Empress Pavillion. They have a true crapload of restaurant (and home) supplies, very inexpensive. For instance, they must have over 100 different types and sizes of pots, ranging from ones you can boil one or two eggs in, to those you could take outside and use as a hot tub. Completely overwhelming.

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          homeiskitchen Dec 14, 2006 04:36 PM

          Completely agree on Super Home Mart. They have things you never thought you would need but can't live without!! Check out this really nifty one-hand pepper grinder that's stainless steel- such a great Christmas gift! Also they've got a great home decor section- I've met some interior designers who swear by this place for bargains! Not only a restaurant supply heaven but a one-stop shop for the home--it's literally SUPER.

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