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Guten Appetit Jul 18, 2009 02:55 PM

Visiting NYC soon. I love going to the Strand for good deals on books, but I don't know where to go for kitchen supplies. Any suggestions? I am looking for authentic paella pans in different sizes and maybe a small Le Crueset dutch oven. ABSOLUTELY NO WILLIAMS-SONOMA. Thanks.

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    kathryn Jul 18, 2009 05:49 PM

    What about the kitchen supply stores on Bowery? Some pro-oriented shops are there...
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/497917

    I would also look into JB Prince.
    http://www.jbprince.com/default.asp

    Here's a related discussion as to where hounds buy their supplies:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/489147

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      City Kid Jul 19, 2009 05:03 AM

      For specific, brand-name items such as Le Creuset, Zabar's and Broadway Panhandler are where I would go, especially if your time is limited. If you care less about brands but want high-quality professional stuff, many choices in Kathryn's threads.

      www.zabars.com
      www.broadwaypanhandler.com

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        City Kid Jul 20, 2009 07:58 AM

        If you want one-stop, decent prices, and helpful staff, I think Zabar's is your best bet. There may be pro shops downtown that are even cheaper but Zabar's has just about everything and is a pleasant and efficient place to shop if you don't feel like devoting a day to it. You can call to check but I'd be surprised if they don't carry paella pans.

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          MMRuth Jul 20, 2009 08:01 AM

          I'm always impressed by the helpfulness of the staff at Zabar.

      2. Guten Appetit Jul 19, 2009 04:05 PM

        Thank you both for excellent tips. If you were shopping for a paella pan, where would you go? Maybe I should start a new thread with that specification. Again, many thanks.

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          Hurner Jul 20, 2009 07:29 AM

          Try Bowery Kitchen Supplies located in the Chelsea Market (460 W. 16th St.) They carry a number of authentic and inexpensive paella pans in different sizes.

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            MMRuth Jul 20, 2009 07:34 AM

            They also have paella pans (and cazuelas) at Despana on Broome Street, but I don't know what the prices are like.

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            itryalot Aug 3, 2009 08:55 AM

            Did you find your paella pan; I am curious. I am also on the hunt for the dubuyer french steel crepe pans.

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            itryalot Jul 20, 2009 08:02 AM

            I am looking for some good deals on kitchen items too if we go and I would check online first before you go.
            Broadway Panhandler
            http://www.broadwaypanhandler.com/broadway/

            Zabar's
            http://www.zabars.com/housewares/Hous...

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              City Kid Jul 20, 2009 08:05 AM

              Good idea but a caveat: Zabar's site is kind of clunky. Very hard to find specific items, which they may well have in the store, so it is best to call and check.

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