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Best Kitchen-Supply Store


We came in asking for “one of those serving-rack things that keeps tacos intact”—nobody likes a poorly structured taco. Amazingly, this place knew exactly what we were talking about and had it in stock. When it’s not helping us reduce taco-related mess, this kingpin of kitchen stores is conquering requests big and small, like helping hostesses locate the right type of oyster fork and outfitting industrial kitchens. Even though every culinary-inclined person on the lower half of this island seems to swear by it, we caught on to this nearly four-decade-old institution when employees at other kitchen stores kept covertly directing us here to find what we needed. Now housed in Chelsea Market, Bowery Kitchen Supplies is a barrage of stainless steel and cast iron, a true professional’s paradise. Customers have included Emeril, Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, and Iron Chef America. They even stocked Artie Bucco’s restaurant on the set of The Sopranos. And if it doesn’t have what you’re looking for, the employees will order it—meaning, they will make the call right then and there while you’re still in the store, half-hypnotized by all the shiny things. 75 Ninth Avenue, 212-376-4982, (10011)