The Best Kitchen Supply Stores in Toronto
The best kitchen supply stores in Toronto aren't about simply equipping your kitchen with basic necessities; they provide well-designed solutions that make cooking at home that much easier and way more fun. Sure, big chains like Kitchen Stuff Plus, Williams Sonoma or the Calphalon Culinary Centre shouldn't be overlooked, but for those who just can't get enough of restaurant supply stores or who prefer to support local merchants, it's worth giving places on this list a try.
Here's our list of the 12 best kitchen supply stores in Toronto.
Tap Phong is the place to go when looking for kitchen supplies on the cheap. From restaurant-grade dishes, top quality knives, ceramics, cookware, kitchen utensils, rice cookers and bento box sets Tap Phong has it all. Oh, and if you say you're a student at George Brown they'll give you a 10% discount. More »
Perhaps my only weakness bigger than kitchen gadgets is cookbooks, which is what makes good egg a dangerous destination. The thoughtful selection of brilliant books and artful yet functional kitchen and kitchen-themed products combine to make this Kensington Market storefront an essential stop for any food lover. More »
Nella Cucina has been equipping chefs, restaurants and home cooks for over 50 years. This is the place to find all the best gear, the full line of Le Creuset and to do some chef spotting. Hit their annual (or whenever they feel like it) “factory” sale for deep discounts on amazing products. More »
Hit the Danforth's IQ living to see a huge selection of high quality - not to mention beautiful - kitchen products like stainless steel toasters and bamboo cutting boards. They also have an excellent selection of wine glasses and plates. Actually, there's stuff here for your whole home, but it's the kitchen area that's drool-inducing. They also sometimes offer group cooking classes. More »
For those who want it all - and at a minimum discount of 20% - Cayne's is the place to go. At last look a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer was on sale for $200, an almost 60% discount. Look for good quality but everyday brands (Wilton, Cuisinart, T-Fal) with a few higher end options and an extensive selection. Oh, and did I mention the prices are amazing? More »
A jam-packed restaurant supply store with everything you need to prepare for a dinner party or stock one of Toronto's finest restaurants. An outpouring of support and concern following the Queen West fire nearly two years ago showed just how loyal people are to Nikolau, which was minimally affected (smoke and water in basement) by that fire. More »
Already got the goods to cook up a fantastic dinner party but need the slick serving pieces? Run to Cry if I Want To to snag break-resistant barware, elegant table and “serve” ware and the most enviro-friendly-yet-stylish invitations. For the Martha lover who doesn't have all day to set a table. More »
For nearly 100 years Dinetz has taken care of restaurants, commercial kitchens and George Brown students, but that doesn't mean they don't want the rest of us to stop into their retail outpost. Just expect to want what they've got, which is everything. Complete your bar collection, cook or bake anything, you get the idea. Whatever the kitchen trouble, Dinetz has the solution. More »
Degrees offers nothing but the best - Staub cast-iron cookware, Nespresso coffee makers, difficult to pronounce glassware lines. Not to mention the finest knives, electrics and bakeware. But I can't get past the teas, and all the gadgets to brew said tea. Head here when you want the item you buy to be the last time you need to buy that item. More »
I'm pretty sure you could get lost in the 23,000 square foot showroom and not even care, moving between cooking utensils, serving pieces and seasonal specials. You may not need the convection steam or Frymaster, but the pepper mills, glassware and storage containers are durable, stylish and a great value. More »