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Nov 14, 2011 12:50 PM

Where to buy a Cutting Board in NYC

I need a better cutting board...mine is old, cheap and now starting to warp. I've been thinking of going with the boos block, but really just want something thick. Does anyone know a place in Manhattan with a particularly good selection? I want one thats big (24x18x1.5 or so) and hopefully can see a few different types of wood.


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  1. Broadway Panhandler has a nice selection last I looked, but they're not cheap.

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

    1. The September edition of Cook's Illustrated put a bunch of cutting boards to the test, with the three front runners being:
      - Proteak Edge Grain Teak Cutting Board (Highly Recommended)
      - OXO Good Grips Carving & Cutting Board (Recommended)
      - John Boos Chop-N-Slice Reversible (Recommended)
      Since there is no shortage of kitchen supply stores in NYC, maybe a better strategy would involve trying to find a store that has #1 and #3 (#2 is thinner and plastic so I'm assuming you're not interested) so you can check them out for yourself.

      1. I recently bought a walnut Brooklyn Butcher Block cutting board and cheese board straight from the maker's workshop Brooklyn. The workshop itself is quite spartan, but Nils, the craftsman, is passionate about his work and produces top-quality boards. I'm pretty sure you can find his boards at Murray's Cheese on Bleeker too. I searched online and at the local chain shops (e.g. Willams-Sonoma), and am very happy with my decision to buy locally in the end.

        Murray's Cheese
        254 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

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        1. re: ericd74

          "and am very happy with my decision to buy locally in the end"

          Agree..always buy local if you can.Those Brooklyn blocks look really nice.I'd go with end grain maple if I were you..

          Another great butcher block maker is

          1. re: petek

            I don't think Dave Smith is "local" to NY Brooklyn. :P

            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

              "I don't think Dave Smith is "local" to NY Brooklyn. :P"

              you are correct sir..I was just pointing out another I said,buy local if you can :)

        2. One of the best things I ever bought was a rubber cutting board from the restaurant supply store. Amanda Hesser had a story in the NYT on these in 1999. It's really heavy (fun to take home on the subway!) so it doesn't move around. Here's the link

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          1. re: Up With Olives

            I also bought a rubber Sani-tuff cutting board. I think there are some pros and cons. It is dense, steady, easy to clean, can be sanded.......etc. It did not protect my knife edge the way I expected. I find my knife edge dulls faster on this rubber cutting board than my wood cutting board.

            I wrote a short review of here:


          2. i purchase virtually all of my kitchen & related items @ restaurant supply stores; imo these venues are treasures...

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            1. re: cbjones1943

              Can you recommend the restaurant supplies stores you like as I need to restock on a few items.