looking for CHEAP kitchen tools in Vancouver
Hi - New to Vancouver and need to cheap kitchen tools to get me by. I don't need brand names and gadgety peelers.
I'm looking for wooden spoons, sharp and sturdy but cheap knife to debone, thongs, a rasp etc.
I figured Chinatown might be a good place to look. Any suggestions?
Thanks so much in advance!
Personally, I really like going to HomeSense... I've managed to find great deals there... esp for brand name gadgets.. usually at about half the price as what other stores have it for... and i've found AMAZING deals esp in their clearance section... I know it's really hit and miss at HomeSense/Winners.. you really have to be patient... but I've managed to find almost everything I wished for... eventually at HomeSense.. the trick is to go often to browse if you have time and happen to be in the neighbourhood... I go regularly (ie. once a week)... and over time I've managed to find fabulous items for my kitchen that were on my wish list.
Russell Food Equipment on Venables for restaurant grade equipment (I bought all my sheet pans, tongs, etc from there). Tinland in Chinatown recently closed, but their Richmond operation called Attinson Food Equipment is still active. Chinatown is a good place to buy dim sum steamers, Chinese cleavers, etc.
You can also get great deals at Winners, HomeOutfitters, Ikea, etc.
Russell Food Equipment LTD. Vancouver
1255 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V6A, CA
4351 NO. 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X, CA
thanks so much fmed. you've been a great help! i also posted about moving here and looking for a neighbourhood a couple months ago and you were by far the best help then too. I appreciate it!
if i'm heading to chinatown can you point me in any specific direction? intersection(s)?
There are a number of places along E Georgia St (-- time it so you can lunch at Phnom Penh while you are at it!), and along Keefer St. (Between Main St and Gore on both streets). The prices there are very good for nearly everything. You can get restaurant grade Victorinox knives at a few places there too IIRC.