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cookiebitch Oct 28, 2011 04:56 PM

Hi,

I was just wondering where you can get professional cookware in NY? Any stores other than Williams Sonoma, Sur La Table and the like that tend to be overpriced pretty stuff but not necessarily useful...

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Sur La Table
1320 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021

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    sushiman Nov 7, 2011 02:23 PM

    There is an online store that sells All Clad and other seconds for deep discounts. Just Google All Clad seconds.

    1. jen kalb Nov 7, 2011 02:20 PM

      New York Cake on W. 22nd could be of interest to a pastry cook

      http://www.nycake.com/

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      New York Cake and Baking
      56 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

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        natsellspots Nov 1, 2011 08:44 AM

        Also, FYI: Sur La Table and WS both give a professional discount. Sur La Table actually has a pretty good selection of pastry tools.

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        Sur La Table
        1320 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021

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          cookiebitch Nov 7, 2011 02:26 PM

          thanks natsellspots...do they require some kind of id to prove you're a chef? any idea if they'd believe me as a 'foreigner'? :-)

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            natsellspots Nov 7, 2011 05:32 PM

            They will accept a business card for the first purchase, and will ask you to sign up for a permanent card for further discounts.

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            jinthek Oct 31, 2011 03:43 PM

            Home cook, chef, try Zabars. At 80th &Bway. Also restaurant supply at Chelsea mkt, 15st&9ave

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            Zabar's
            2245 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

            Bowery Kitchen Supply
            75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

            1. meatme Oct 29, 2011 04:13 PM

              JB Prince.

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                cookiebitch Oct 29, 2011 04:39 PM

                Thanks for the suggestion meatme, JB prince looks pretty good.

                Bebevonbernstein, thanks for your suggestion as well...I actually DONT want anything fancy and pretty, I need the kinda stuff used in 'real' restaurants, as I'm a chef in London and thanks to a great exchange rate in favour of my British pound, i would like to come stock up on stuff for work while on a visit to NY! I'll check out the Bridge to, thanks again

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                  rifkind81 Oct 29, 2011 05:38 PM

                  I would suggest Win Restaurant Supply on Houston & Lafayette. I just picked up a few full-size shallow hotel pans for $14 each, and the medium depth were only $18/each.

                  Their prices may be a bit more expensive than the places on Bowery; however, everything is new as opposed to some of the second-hand (or worse) goods at the tiny places.

                  http://www.winsupply.com/

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                  Win Restaurant Supplies
                  318 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

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                    cookiebitch Oct 30, 2011 03:29 PM

                    Thanks rifkind81, do you have any idea if Win Restaurant Supply sells small goods too? Looking for pastry stuff mostly...

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                      rifkind81 Oct 31, 2011 07:54 AM

                      Yes, they have all the standard small-wares you would expect (spoons, tongs, spatulas, etc.).

                      Upon further thought, I have never purchased pastry related items there. So you may want to peruse the catalog or call to double-check.

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                        kathryn Oct 31, 2011 08:49 AM

                        If you can't find it there, try New York Cake & Baking Supplies.

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                        New York Cake and Baking
                        56 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

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                  Chuck Lawrence Oct 29, 2011 03:51 PM

                  Bowery Kitchen Supply located in Chelsea Market.

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                  Bowery Kitchen Supply
                  75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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                    cookiebitch Oct 29, 2011 03:54 PM

                    Thanks for all the above replies guys. I read about a place called Bridge Kitchenware on a previous CH thread (from a while ago), is that a good place to check out too?

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                      Chuck Lawrence Oct 29, 2011 04:03 PM

                      I believe they are now in New Jersey.

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                        erica Oct 31, 2011 12:53 PM

                        I was going to mention Bridge, but I've never ordered from them online and they no longer have a retail store. I've bought many things at their previous locations, in the East 50s and then in the East 40s. Their sales were very good in the past:

                        http://www.bridgekitchenware.com/

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                          MMRuth Oct 31, 2011 07:21 PM

                          I've ordered from them many times and always been pleased. They used to have some good free shipping deals.

                          (And, yes, they are now in NJ.)

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                            cookiebitch Nov 7, 2011 02:32 PM

                            thank erica...i went to the bridge kitchenware website and its not clear if they actually have a store i can rock up at?? or do i have to order thru their website??

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                              MMRuth Nov 11, 2011 04:27 AM

                              Pretty sure they still have a store -- just that it's in NJ now.

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                                cookiebitch Nov 11, 2011 09:43 AM

                                ok, thanks MMRuth..think it might e worth a trip out there!

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                          bebevonbernstein Oct 29, 2011 04:13 PM

                          I'd hit the Bowery -- absolutely *love* Chef Restaurant Supply on Bowery @ Houston (yes, opposite Whole Foods)!

                          However, I'll make that recommendation with this caveat: the places on the Bowery tend to have the kitchenware you'd find in *real* restaurant kitchens, so if you're looking for anything fancy (since you mentioned WS and SLT), you'd likely be disappointed in Chef and similar stores.

                          And finally, FYI: If memory serves, the Bridge in the city closed a while ago, so you might want to check that out before you make a trip there.

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                          Chef Restaurant Supply
                          294 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

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                            Miss Priss Nov 1, 2011 09:50 AM

                            Here's another vote for Chef Restaurant Supply. I've been to most of the restaurant supply places downtown, and I think Chef's selection and prices are, overall, the best of the bunch.

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                            Chef Restaurant Supply
                            294 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

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                          Stuffed Monkey Oct 29, 2011 08:03 PM

                          The prices are much better at their store on the Bowery (183).

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                          AubWah Oct 29, 2011 06:17 AM

                          division street

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                            kathryn Oct 28, 2011 07:32 PM

                            I like the kitchen supply place on Houston and Bowery, catacorner from the Whole Foods.

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                              rbraham Nov 21, 2012 10:39 PM

                              It's called Chef. Nice staff too.

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                              chrisbob Oct 28, 2011 06:19 PM

                              there are a host of restaurant supply houses in the city, many of them on The Bowery below Houston Street. you might also check Broadway Panhandler on East 8th Street for high quality equipment aimed at both restaurant and consumer markets.

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                              Broadway Panhandler
                              65 E 8th St, New York, NY 10003

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