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Jan 27, 2009 09:55 AM

Reasonably priced kitchen supplies


Would appreciate some help on this one. I am looking for some decent establishments where I can purchase some kitchen supplies (ex: ricer, sturdy baking trays, accessories, etc). I am not looking for fancy overpriced stuff (ex: Cuisine Gourmet) but rather looking for good quality products that will last and will give me good millage.

I know about Dante and Norten but have not yet paid them a visit.

Any other suggestions (in and around the plateau) would be greatly appreciated!!!!


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  1. I kinda like Custom on St-Laurent on the west side of the boulevard soewhere around Bellechasse and Beaubien. Just can't remember exactly but the prices are fair and the selection is good. Not fancy at all.

      1. re: mainsqueeze

        Nino's is very overpriced I find and tends to stock lower quality everything,. in my experience. I only go there if I am feeling VERY lazy and don't want to go anywhere else. I think that everything I have bought from Nino has broken, save my wobbly rolling pin.

        1. re: The Chemist

          I haven't really shopped at Nino's for a few years, but I always found their prices on most items pretty fair. Although you do have to be selective there because some of the stuff they sell is very low-grade and some brand name items can be overpriced.

          1. re: The Chemist

            I bought 3 (don't ask me why I bought 2 more) whisks from them that broke from single use. Other than that, I've been happy with what I've bought at Nino's. Even if it is a little on the pricy side, it's convenient.

        2. My standby is Tzanet on L'Acadie across from Marché Central, and while you're there you can get a gyro at Nostos and some dessert at B-Sweet. I also get some stuff from the dollar-type stores on Plaza St-Hubert. For everything else, I wait for sales at department and kitchen stores.

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          1. re: SnackHappy

            I second the Tzanet recommendation. Best pricesin town on Sanelli knives.

            1. re: SnackHappy

              I would recommend Monas on Park Ave just north of the of the Park.

              I am NOT a fan of Tzanet. I've been a few times and I find it difficult to get any help and the store isn't clean. Maybe I'm just too picky, but I like to have a clean store.

              1. re: sparky11007

                It's true that clean isn't the first thing that comes to mind, but I've always found them fairly helpful. If you've never enjoyed poking around flea markets or thrift stores, you won't like Tzanet.

            2. If you are not looking for something specific, and do not need them right now, you can also try Winners and Home Sense. Later last week, their shelves were stocked with discounted Mario Batali cast iron cookware, Henckels knifes and Valentine's day themed baking accessories (think heart shaped pink cookie cutters). Tomorrow, all might be gone; but that is the charm. There is usually a steady supply of small kitchen tools such as silicone spatulas and various accessories. For me, it is like treasure hunting, but I know some people do not really enjoy this kind of shopping.

              1. If you have a car:

                Home Sense but you have to visit often (Lagostina and Baccarat cookware, Slipat, baking sheet, etc,,)