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May 23, 2011 04:08 PM

Restaurant and Kitchen Supply Stores, South Bay Edition, 2011

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Also, FYI, the borders of the South Bay can be found here:

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  1. My first addition for the year is Chefs’ Toys. Our friends in the O.C. are well aware of their commercial wares, and now they’re open in the South Bay:

    Stopped by a couple of days ago, and their shelves are nearly full (they opened in April 2011)…

    Chefs' Toys
    20100 Hamilton Ave, Torrance, CA 90502

    1. Earlier this year, ChefsMart moved from their old location on Artesia Bl. in Torrance to a *much* larger location on 190th St. in Gardena:

      A lot of large commercial equipment, along with consumer friendly items (pans, knives, etc.).

      1355 W. 190th Street, Gardena, CA 90248

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      1. re: Joe Blowe

        I was there last week and it is a very large space. Walked up and down every aisle, I so need a bigger kitchen. I bought a few things, but passed on the 60qt stock pot and the mixing bowl that someone else mentioned you could take a bath in. The guys there are nice to deal with, they seem to have a big online biz going, since there seemed to be about 8-10 desks with computers, seemingly many more than "the store" would need. It's the only restaurant supply store that I have seen in the South Bay. But....

      2. JB, thanks for the heads up on Chef's Toys. Here's my list of possibilities:
        I didn't include Restaurant Depot because it is wholesale only.

        1. Finally dropped by Chefsmart today. Discovered that they carry a great selection of Winco cookware, including the stainless steel pots/pans with thick tapered plate bottoms.

          BTW Costco Business Center in Hawthorne (and elsewhere) deserves an honorable mention. Not that great a selection, but good prices as usual. The trick to searching CBC stock on their website is to select Business Delivery on the main page and pretend you are a close-by zip code (90250). The default 'consumer store' search will Not find items stocked at CBC.