I love to shop! Does anyone know any kitchen supply stores that are fun to visit? I've hit the standard places...Macy's, WS, Home Goods, etc. but I haven't found many stores (small or large) that I would call a gem. If you have a favorite place in the MD/DC/VA area, please let me know. I would love to visit them and add to my ever growing collection.
They are few and far between in DC. Of course there is Williams Sonoma but you should try Sur La Table as well. In Old Town Alexandria, there is La Cuisine; small but nice.
I like Rodman's on Wisconsin Ave between Friendship Hgts and Tenleytown because it is so random. First floor has a lot of great international foods and wines, and basement has kitchen wares, small appliances and toiletries. They have good prices and sales.
Check out Best Kitchen Supply on Morse St, NE between 4th and 5th, just off Florida Ave. It' s in that area near the DC farmers market next to Gaulladet University. It's owned by some Koreans and it has a definite third world bazaar feel to it. I'm a professional chef and I've been shopping there for 15 years. Also, check out Litterie's on the next block of Morse. The best Italian deli in the city.
I'm a bargain hunter that also LOVES a unique or "one-of-a-kind" find. I've been professionally inthe food bz for over 25 years and work as a Food Stylist, so I'm always on the lookout for unique utensils and assorted ware.
Sometimes the simplest things...you wouldn't even think. But, if you already know...then you know what I'm talkin' about, right?
Amy, not sure where u live...but try TJ Maxx or Marshall's department stores...in the back usually...housewares. Awesome "one-of-a-kind" pieces (at least, in that store) - and at bargain-basement prices. Sure, some may have a little nick or discoloration...but also sometimes absolutely flawless....regardless, whether kitchenware or housewares, for me, it's exciting not knowing just what I might find at such reasonable prices.
By the way, I'm in Maryland...not sure how widespread the Maxx or Marshalls go. But, any store along these same lines would work maybe.
Check it out.
Good prices on clothes, too.
yay. i know stuff.