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Looking for cookware store in South Bay (close to Fremont)

balblua Oct 24, 2010 03:14 AM

Hey everyone,

Staying in Fremont on vacation for a few days... Seeing as I'm based in a tiny town, I'd like to do some shopping for pots and pans, appliances, and gadgets. Suggestions and pointers would be greatly appreciated!

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    oldunc RE: balblua Oct 24, 2010 06:50 AM

    Fremont is a bit out of my range, but there's a Sur Le Table at Town and Country Mall in Palo Alto, so far as I know about as good as it gets in the Bay Area for consumer cookware.

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      balblua RE: oldunc Oct 24, 2010 11:43 AM

      Wow, that fast fast :-) Thanks for the Palo Alto rec, I meet up with friends over there pretty regularly.

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      Bigshadetree RE: balblua Oct 24, 2010 07:01 AM

      This is not in the South Bay but since you are on vacation and if you are headed towards Napa, I would recommend Shackford's Kitchen store - family owned - they have everything! (closed on Sundays)

      1. Robert Lauriston RE: balblua Oct 24, 2010 12:00 PM

        The Costco Business Center in Hayward has a restaurant supply section. There's also M V Trading in Milpitas.

        Bed, Bath & Beyond has a huge selection of kitchen gadgets.

        If your visit coincides with one of the J. G. Bonilla auctions, you might check it out. http://www.jgbonillaauctions.com/html...

        Depending on where you live, you might stop by the Le Creuset outlet in Gilroy or Vacaville.

        Costco Business Center
        22330 Hathaway Ave, Hayward, CA 94541

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          kc72 RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 24, 2010 12:35 PM

          Can you get into the Costco Business Center w a normal membership?

          Costco Business Center
          22330 Hathaway Ave, Hayward, CA 94541

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            Robert Lauriston RE: kc72 Oct 24, 2010 12:41 PM


        2. wolfe RE: balblua Oct 24, 2010 02:15 PM

          25 miles north East Bay Restaurant Supply.

          East Bay Restaurant Supply
          49 4th St, Oakland, CA

          1. pilinut RE: balblua Oct 24, 2010 06:41 PM

            What sort of cookware do you want? How much do you want to spend?

            For moderately priced stuff, there's the enormous Great Mall in Milpitas. For the higher-end kitchen toys, as oldunc said, there's Sur la Table in Palo Alto's Town and Country Village as well as Williams Sonoma at the Stanford Mall.

            Happy shopping!

            Town and Country Village
            855 El, Camino Real Palo Alto, CA

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              Robert Lauriston RE: pilinut Oct 25, 2010 09:05 AM

              Not a lot of kitchen-oriented shops in the Great Mall of the Bay Area:


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                pilinut RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 25, 2010 03:00 PM

                The choices may be rather scattered in this huge mall, but there's a Bed Bath & Beyond as well as a Corelle store, Marshall's, and several department stores.

                Balblua, if you are looking for something specific, let us know, and someone on the board will almost certainly know where to find it.

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