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Restaurant supply in SD?

mayache Sep 1, 2007 01:25 AM

Inspired by this article:


from the New York Times a few months ago, I've decided to stock my new kitchen by hitting a restaurant supply store. I don't know any good ones in San Diego though, any recommendations? Obviously looking for the best price, large selection, and a store that sells to individual non-industry customers.

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  1. DiningDiva RE: mayache Sep 1, 2007 07:56 AM

    San Diego Restaurant Supply, downtown on Market St. around 11th or 12th. There is also another restaurant supply in the next block to the East from SDRS whose name I can not remember. You can walk between the two. Prices are fairly reasonable, and downright inexpensive when compared to Great News, William Sonoma, et al.

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      mayache RE: DiningDiva Sep 1, 2007 02:10 PM

      Thanks DiningDiva, I'll check it out. I had also read there are some places in the Kearny Mesa area, any idea about those?

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        Cathy RE: mayache Sep 1, 2007 03:01 PM

        There is an Asian Restaurant Supply place on Convoy across from the Starbucks/Dixieline. It has quite a bit of stuff, but I think it depends on what you are looking for. Downtown has more 'industrial' supples and the one on Convoy has a lot of 'fancier' dishware/glasses/table settings and the kitcen supplies are far more for Asian cooking, although I adapt everything to everything.

        Again, it depends on what you are looking for.

    2. phee RE: mayache Sep 1, 2007 03:10 PM

      I have a friend who caters for fun, and she swears by R W Smith up in Mira Mesa. I don't recall seeing any restaurant supply places in Kearny Mesa, but there are so many off-the-beaten-path businesses up there!

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        nutrition RE: phee Sep 1, 2007 03:45 PM

        Where is RWSmith in Mira Mesa located"

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          phee RE: nutrition Sep 1, 2007 03:55 PM

          8555 Miralani Dr, off Camino Ruiz

      2. deckape RE: mayache Sep 2, 2007 02:38 PM

        SD Restaurant Supply is the best place for this sort of thing...person you want to talk to is Lucy, she's responsible for the retail side of things and can really make your shopping easy. Weekdays only and open til 5pm.

        Good luck.

        1. trentyzan RE: mayache Sep 4, 2007 04:36 PM

          T & L Foods 7373 Engineer Rd, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 571-5328
          -Supplies many of the restaurants on Convoy St., if you're looking for those kinds of things.

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