The Best Kitchen Supply Stores in Toronto
The 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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