Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
Oct 28, 2011 04:56 PM

Where do chefs buy cookware in NY?


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...

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

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. 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.

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

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

      1 Reply
      1. re: kathryn

        It's called Chef. Nice staff too.

        1. Bowery Kitchen Supply located in Chelsea Market.

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

          10 Replies
          1. re: Chuck Lawrence

            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?

              1. re: Chuck Lawrence

                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:


                1. re: erica

                  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.)

                  1. re: erica

                    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??

                    1. re: cookiebitch

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

                      1. re: MMRuth

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

                2. re: cookiebitch

                  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.

                  Chef Restaurant Supply
                  294 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

                  1. re: bebevonbernstein

                    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.

                    Chef Restaurant Supply
                    294 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

                3. re: Chuck Lawrence

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

                  1. re: meatme

                    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

                    1. re: cookiebitch

                      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.


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

                      1. re: rifkind81

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

                        1. re: cookiebitch

                          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.

                          1. re: cookiebitch

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

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