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The Best Kitchen Supply Stores in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / December 29, 2014

kitchen supply stores torontoThe best kitchen supply stores in Toronto help you outfit your cooking area with all the latest gadgets, alongside those classic utensils you'd be lost without. Dying to make a comforting stew or to poach a whole salmon or bake madeleines? You can find turkey fryers, giant stockpots, knives, cherry pitters, pie plates, pressure cookers, cast iron cookware, and more. Anything your mouth desires, you can achieve with a recipe, a little patience and the necessary equipment from one of these places.

These are the best kitchen supply stores in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Cooking Classes in Toronto
The Best Gourmet Food Stores in Toronto
The top 10 cookbooks in Toronto

Photo via Nella Cucina.

Tap Phong

Tap Phong

Tap Phong is the place restaurateurs head to first to pick up those necessary details - extra ramekins for brunch, dessert spoons, catering supplies - on the cheap (they get a special 10% discount, too). Regular folk will be dazzled at the selection - and the prices - for everything from newsprint-style fish and chip paper to ice-cream makers. More »

Cayne's

Cayne's

This warehouse-style housewares store has the brands home cooks know (Kitchen-Aid, Cuisinart, T-Fal, Paderno, Zyliss and more), at prices they swear can't be true. Essentially, you can buy all the cheese graters, asparagus pots, crème brulee torches, griddles and olive pitters you can manage, with little guilt. More »

Kitchen Stuff Plus

Kitchen Stuff Plus

The name really says it all. The list of gadgets and tools this GTA-wide chain carries is mind-boggling - vegetable peelers, garlic presses, fruit juicers, nut crackers, pizza cutters, jelly molds, seafood picks. That's not counting the bake and cookware supplies, the appliances, the bar and beverage accessories, things for dining and entertainment. You are dizzy with choice. More »

Good Egg

Good Egg

Good Egg has a well-curated selection of kitchen items (Le Creuset pots, Marimekko aprons and lovely French butter dishes and egg cups, to name a few) alongside their truly impressive array of cookbooks. The Kensington Market store is a real food lover's destination. More »

Nella Cucina

Nella Cucina

Chefs and home cooks go to Nella Cucina on Bathurst for quality kitchenware - Lodge cast iron, La Creuset, and even (criminally pricey, but to-die-for) copper pots and pans. They host group cooking classes as well, to teach you how to use all those gadgets. More »

iQ Living

iQ Living

The Danforth is blessed with iQ Living, a home décor store with a beautiful collection of kitchen appliances and accessories, including cutting boards and knives, prep and specialty tools, cook and bakeware, appliances and more that are not only functional but aesthetically pleasing too. More »

Nella

Nella

When you play in the big-league kitchens, you hit Nella. They supply to rent or own all the huge equipment - deep fryers, prep tables and lowboy fridges, vac-pack machines, espresso makers, ice machines, stoves - as well as smaller items, especially knives and cutlery. The vibe can be unnecessarily intimidating, but it might just be all the chef-swagger roaming around the showrooms. More »

Consiglio's

Consiglio's

Consiglio's on St. Clair has a decidedly Italian theme to the shop and carries all the items for the local restaurants in this traditionally Italian neighbourhood. In addition to the usual stuff, there's pasta makers, tomato squeezers, torchiettos (vegetable presses), espresso machines - even specialty Italian food. More »

Peppermills

Peppermills

The move from the Hazelton location to the new digs at Yonge and Eglinton has done nothing to deter customer praise of Peppermills. The prices may be a little steeper than other places on the list, and the service hit and miss, but the business has a loyal following. They carry all manner of fine pots, pans and of course, pepper mills. More »

Discussion

36 Comments

S / December 29, 2014 at 09:44 am
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Does anyone remember the name of that kitchen supplies place that used to be near Bathurst and College (I think where the condo with the Shoppers is) but closed down many, many years ago?
The Clever Pup / December 29, 2014 at 09:57 am
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The Cookery on Roncesvalles is easily as good as The Good Egg. Less books but more equipment.
H M Hegedus / December 29, 2014 at 09:58 am
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My list includes Placewares in St Lawrence Market. Never failed me when I needed a kitchen thingamijig. Prices are reasonable. Service is good. And I often buy something I didn't know I need 'til I got there.
Laura / December 29, 2014 at 10:18 am
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I often hit up Nikolaou on Queen at Bathurst. Definitely not the cheapest but they have good stuff and good service.
Chris replying to a comment from S / December 29, 2014 at 10:45 am
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That was Ideal. It's now immortalized in the name of the condo that was built where it used to stand.
Nicole / December 29, 2014 at 10:48 am
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Cayne's - terrible. I think it's time that they update their systems AND store to reflect modern times. Getting a gift "card" on a receipt is no longer acceptable. I misplaced my gift receipt (which was based on a refund that I got when I returned a gift) and I was told that I was "out of luck". How ridiculous is that? Never shopping there again - especially given the negligible price differences compared to other (modern) stores.
Joseph K / December 29, 2014 at 11:17 am
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My favourite spot is Aurora Collectibles in Scarborough. My wife has been shopping there for years.. www.auroracollectibles.com
Cynthia / December 29, 2014 at 11:20 am
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Are Nella and Nella Cucina related? Logo looks very similar.
W. K. Lis / December 29, 2014 at 11:43 am
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Nella Cutlery sells also to the public, though mainly professionals such as restaurants. Located on Norfinch Drive, near Finch & 400. http://www.nellacutlery.com/
Lioness / December 29, 2014 at 12:22 pm
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Kitchen Stuff Plus is over-rated. I've bought one too many things that didn't stand up to normal use.
AD replying to a comment from The Clever Pup / December 29, 2014 at 12:28 pm
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The people at the cookery take themselves way too seriously. I had a job interview there and the owner gave me a huge speech about how she convinced a low income person to purchase a glass pyrex dish, even though they couldn't really afford it. Walmart sellls these items too. Cooking is a fun and exciting passion, and anybody that doesn't greet you when you walk into the shop has a pickle up their bum!
CL / December 29, 2014 at 12:37 pm
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Don't forget Cookery at Roncy! 303 Roncesvalles!!
Zetetic / December 29, 2014 at 02:22 pm
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For good prices on some quality brands (e.g. Calphalon), I usually check Home Sense/Marshalls first.
Nerves / December 29, 2014 at 04:07 pm
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I hate Kitchen Stuff Plus. If you strip away the really kitschy stuff, there's very little selection left.
Astin / December 29, 2014 at 04:53 pm
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Forget Peppermills. The owner is a tool. You can get the same things or better for less from stores that aren't run by someone who insults their customers.
John / December 29, 2014 at 08:25 pm
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You missed Cook It at Queen Street East and Woodbine. Always able to find good stuff there.
Marc / December 30, 2014 at 01:29 pm
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The Bay's 7th floor is pretty good now.
alison replying to a comment from AD / December 30, 2014 at 05:15 pm
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Hi there - I'm so sorry you had a poor experience with us at Cookery. We actually pride ourselves on our friendliness and making sure every one who visits gets not only a 'hello', but what they need, not what we think they should have. I apologize that you've built such an impression and hope you give us the opportunity to change this. Take care, Alison
Neal / December 30, 2014 at 10:50 pm
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I know it is part of the Bay but Home Outfitters has some great kitchen supplies at reasonable prices. If you are into high end kitchen supplies, Willams-Sonoma has a nice selection too (at the major malls).
Fer / December 31, 2014 at 02:40 pm
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What store is the one in the main picture at the top of the article? Looks open and airy....and colorful:)
Brian replying to a comment from S / December 31, 2014 at 06:43 pm
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I think it was Ideal Kitchen Supply. It was on the south side of College, just west of Bahturst, and it had everything.
Stuart / January 2, 2015 at 07:29 am
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Yes, this is an amazing store. People can buy everything what ever they want.
sylvia / January 2, 2015 at 07:12 pm
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Consiglio's is unreal. I would hands-down recommend this place to anyone looking for something specific and hoping to find something whimsical. Consiglio's rocks!
emil / February 25, 2015 at 03:39 am
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Hi guys,I was just wondering if.anyone.know good store that sells chef's shoes? I'm coming to Toronto this Friday.
deena / February 27, 2015 at 05:47 pm
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Can anyone recommend a brand of kitchen torch, one that works well and not much fuss to use to make creme brulee and meringue e.g. baked alaska desserts and where one can find a good quality one? Thanks!
Alison replying to a comment from deena / March 1, 2015 at 04:10 pm
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For household brulee use, we use Danesco's cooking torch in our teaching kitchen and are very happy with it. At $25, it doesn't break the bank, even if for occasional use - and you fill with butane available at any hardware store. We keep them in stock regularly: http://cookery-store.ca/products/cookingtorch
at Cookery on Roncesvalles and also ship online sales to your home....
Kara / March 17, 2015 at 10:28 pm
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Nella Cucina: this place is quite an enigma:

it's the place to go if you want to find an array of high-quality cooking and kitchen equipment, people knowledgeable about the products they sell, and efficient, informative and professionally-run cooking classes (we were *very* impressed with the one we took very recently)...but what is with the attitude of the staff (a good number of them, anyway, a couple of them are wonderful)? I've been in there a half dozen times now and generally the folks are curt, unfriendly, and downright disdainful (watch them look down their noses at you when you ask them a 'dumb' question).

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kas / April 2, 2015 at 08:07 am
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Kichen Stuff Plus is terrible and they sell terrible products
Rebecca / April 2, 2015 at 09:36 am
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Golda's kitchen in Mississauga is great -- usually the cheapest (even Amazon) for bakeware. Tap phong is actually expensive depending on what you need. You need to know your prices.
Dorothy / April 2, 2015 at 12:10 pm
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I have always had great luck at Degrees (2588 Yonge). The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, they have a range of good to high quality products (scaled to your budget) and cookbooks I couldn't find elsewhere (esp now that The Cookbook Store is closed!)
http://www.degreeskitchen.com/store/
Jer / April 2, 2015 at 08:13 pm
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Cook It, a couple in TO, that's where I go, they have it all.
John replying to a comment from Astin / April 21, 2015 at 05:18 pm
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I find Peppermills an attractive store, with knowledgeable and friendly staff. Their prices are reasonable. They also carry stuff other store will not dare to carry.
Joan / May 6, 2015 at 02:57 am
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Thank you for this tips! Really helped me I just bought some new things for my new kitchen since I just move to a new house. Can you recommend a store where I can buy a nice cast-iron pan?
jessiejoseph / May 30, 2015 at 06:39 am
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Kayla Francis / June 3, 2015 at 01:26 am
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Norst / June 18, 2015 at 11:25 am
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Accurate on Tempo Ave in north Toronto has been my go to place for years. They used to be at Warden and eglinton but the new location is great!

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