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Restaurant and Kitchen Supply Stores, South Bay Edition, 2011

Joe Blowe May 23, 2011 04:08 PM

Feel free to add your tips for old favorites and newcomers!

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


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  1. Joe Blowe RE: Joe Blowe May 23, 2011 04:09 PM

    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. Joe Blowe RE: Joe Blowe May 23, 2011 04:15 PM

      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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        winstars RE: Joe Blowe May 24, 2011 12:49 AM

        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. DiveFan RE: Joe Blowe May 24, 2011 02:45 PM

        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. DiveFan RE: Joe Blowe Mar 10, 2012 07:36 PM

          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.

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