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ww's picture

bakeware in NY

Hi all,

I'm going to NY soon. Any must-go shops for baking equipment or bakeries? I've been mostly improvising with whatever I have at home but feel ready to splurge on some material, esp. bannetons.

Your recommendations are welcome!

ehymes's picture

BRIDGE KITCHENWARE not to be missed.  And maybe roam the area on Canal St. just north of Chinatown for restaurant supply stores.




Nickisafoodie's picture

As Ehymes says, the area of Canal street is a district that has many "restaurant equipment supply houses"- worth checking out given prices are substantially lower.  There are many things a consumer would be attracted to at these supply houses.  Check out the white handled high carbon steel knives, pizza cutters and dough scrapers made by Russel - these are particularly well priced compared to consumer versions.  Use Google

breadbakingbassplayer's picture

Bowery Kitchen, Broadway Panhandler, Korin (japanese knives and stuff), Pearl River Mart...  I would honestly order your bannetons from TMB Baking in San Francisco...  They have the best deal...

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This place is in my old neighborhood.  I loved to go in and browse around.  I never left empty handed.  So many choices.... lots of cake baking stuff.... various kinds of chocolate in various forms..  Worth the trip and the stop since it is near so many types of public transport.  This place is always on my list.  While in the Chelsea area get over to  

Chelsea Market

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75 9th Ave
(between 5th Ave & 15th St) 
New York, NY 10011
Neighborhoods: Meatpacking District, Chelsea
(212) 243-6005

Chelsea Market, New York, NY

Chelsea Market, New York, NY

Chelsea Market, New York, NY

Chelsea Market, New York, NY

Chelsea Market, New York, NY

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Nearest Transit:

14th St-8th Ave (A, C, E, L)

14th St-7th Aves (1, 2, 3, F, V, L)


Mon-Sat 7 am - 11 pm

Sun 8 am - 8 pm

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It is a great building, filled with great shops... AMy's Bread is there.  YOU HAVE T TO GO!!There is an a Kitchen supply store in there that is not to be missed.... serious resturant supplies kitchen groupie hang out.  The Italian Market there is wonderful.  Took a friend Olive oil from there that made her cry.  No, really, it was from her home town in Italy and had a painting of her town on the label.... she was so touched.  I wish I could say I found it because I was looking.  Have a great visit. New York Cake and Baking Supplies56 W 22nd St
(between 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas) 
New York, NY 10010
Neighborhood: Flatiron
(212) 675-2253

New York Cake & Baking Supplies, New York, NY

New York Cake & Baking Supplies, New York, NY

New York Cake & Baking Supplies, New York, NY

New York Cake & Baking Supplies, New York, NY

New York Cake & Baking Supplies, New York, NY

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Nearest Transit:

23rd St-6th Ave (F, V)

23rd Street (PATH)

23rd St-Broadway (R, W)


Mon-Sat 10 am - 6 pm


LindyD's picture

I'll ditto the trip to Chelsea Market - while you're there, have a ficelle at Amy's Breads - but skip the lunch offerings if you're looking for really fresh.  Because of the volume, their sandwiches are premade.  

The Italian market is fun - lots to choose from.  Try to time your visit before the lunch hour - it gets crazy then (the Food Network offices & studios are located in Chelsea Market).

Be sure to stop at Three Tarts (Ninth and 20th) and have a Jewel.  They have some exquisite offerings, including tiny, tasty tarts.

belle's picture

You must visit Mario Bartoli's new place "Eataly"..It is like the Italian Costco!  Enjoy and safe travels..

It is a new, 42,500-square-foot Italian food and wine marketplace in New York's Flatiron district does no justice to the intense overstimulation anyone even remotely interested in food will feel upon entering.

Here are some details:


200 Fifth Ave. at 23rd Street, Manhattan


Open seven days. Market open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Lavazza Gran Bar (coffee, gelato, dessert area) open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Restaurants open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.



ww's picture

You guys are sending me into a tizzy! "intense overstimulation anyone even remotely interested in food will feel upon entering" - why do i have a feeling that that will happen many times over during this trip ;))

Thanks everyone, i will definitely be checking these places out. Can't wait.

psst. let me slyly slip this into a bread forum, you guys are such serious foodies you don't mind right, where are your mustn't-miss COFFEE places?

breadbakingbassplayer's picture

Eataly is really pretty, expensive, and way too crowded...  I have been there 3 times, and don't really need to go again...  I prefer Chelsea Market, Grand Central Market...  Cheaper, just as nice, and less crowded.  There's a great Italian market called Buon Italia in Chelsea Market...  Also, there's Arte di Gelato there too...


breadbakingbassplayer's picture

Stumptown Coffee at the Ace Hotel on 29th between 5th ave and broadway is pretty nice...  My new favorite espresso is Zibetto Espresso:   There are 2 locations, one at 6 Avenue NW corner of 56 Street NYC and the other at 102 Fulton street (cross street Williams) NYC...




jimrich17's picture

Bridge is no longer in New York- They have moved to New Jersey- You can buy from them on-line

Too bad- It was THE place to shop



ww's picture

hi all,

just to let you know i had a great time in NY and to thank you all for your suggestions.

Jim - yeah thank goodness i found out before i ventured out that Bridge had moved. nonetheless i ordered some stuff online. They shipped in 2 days. The stuff i ordered was not what i expected, but that was entirely my fault for not looking carefully at the measurements. If you sign up on their website you enjoy better prices. They also have a very big discounted section.

Tim - indeed TMB prices for banneton are very competitive. Check out this French website I haven't ascertained that they ship overseas but they have EVERYTHING you could possibly need, and prices are very good. Just take a look at the banneton section, for example. Best selection i've seen anywhere.

I also got some stuff from Sur la table, not the cheapest, i gather. Tried to avoid kitchenware shops thereafter cos i was starting to be afraid of myself.

Ate tons. Stumptown at Ace, Abraco, Joe at Grand Central - i would cross town for these. Tried Bouchon, Sullivan and Amy's Bread, though had to limit myself to mostly nibbles. You guys are spoilt with so many bakeries, delis and artisan bakers at the outdoor markets. You wouldnt believe the loops someone here would have to jump through in order to sell anything homemade.

chelsea market was much more touristy than i had expected but still good. I'm still kicking myself for not getting the flavoured oils, vinegars and salts at The Filling Station. Later I tried the truffle salt at Dean & Delucca and it was tasteless in comparison.

I discovered bagels. Native New Yorkers, pls don't fall off your chairs laughing. Any rprevious association with plastic rings passing off as bagels has been safely erased.

I also happily stumbled on Junior's at Grand Central. Awesome original cheesecake, awesome brownie.

Does anyone know where Zabar's gets its babka from? It says "made for Zabar's" so i don't think it's made inhouse. Wherever it comes from, boy did we love it. We have a Green's one (bought at Dean & Delucca) waiting for the taste test. But babka has become one of our favourite words :)

And now i have to live without trader joe's and whole foods. You fortunate people.

to all living in NY, i say pls have a lox bagel, followed by a babka and coffee on my behalf.