Best of Philly

Best Kitchen Store

2017 BEST Cooking Supplies

The Restaurant Store

Housed in a Costco-like warehouse (they have a map to navigate the 45,000-plus product selection), this 20-year-old restaurant supplier isn’t your mom’s Williams Sonoma. As a lay shopper, you’ll want to skip the heavy-duty equipment and instead stock up on restaurant-worthy pots, pans, dinnerware and tools—most of which are available on the cheap.

615 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA | 215-245-9520 | Website

2013 BEST Kitchen Store

West Elm Market

1330 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

You will literally want everything from West Elms new store-in-a-store kitchen shop. If you have the cabinet room, stock up on fire engine-red enamel cookware, glazed porcelain canisters (with adorable painted labels), monogrammed stemless glassware and pretty gold-plated utensils. On second thought, get it all and just make the room. Read more »

2012 BEST Kitchen Stuff

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

425 Hockessin Corner, Hockessin, DE

You might think a store that houses Herms china and OXO can openers under the same roof might be overwhelming. You’d be wrong. Whether you’re Ina or Martha, Paula or Nigella or just Gladys down the street, it’s bliss. Read more »

2011 BEST Kitchen Supply Store


1006 South 9th Street, Philadephia, PA

Let’s be honest if the wares at this Italian Market mecca have been good enough for the nonnas gathering their kitchen supplies since 1906, they’re more than good enough for you. Read more »