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Top Specialty Kitchen Stores In Connecticut

March 4, 2014 8:00 AM

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Whether you are a professional or beginner chef who enjoys food and cooking for yourself and others, there is always something your kitchen is lacking. You have come to the right place to find what you need. If searching for spices, kitchen gadgets or the latest in equipment, find them here. You can even take a class and become a better cook.

The Kitchen Store
641 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 458-7700
www.thekitchenstoreguilford.com

Karen is the owner of The Kitchen Store and has a passion for cooking. The shop covers five different types of cookware. You will find unique pieces at affordable prices. If you are looking for a blender, mixer or an espresso machine, find them among the small appliances. A knife is a longtime investment and if bought here, it includes a lifetime of free sharpening. The gourmet and spice section has an organic section. The tabletop area has linens, bake-ware, cookbooks and cutlery.

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Gray Goose Cookery
Olde Mistick Village
27 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 536-5306
www.graygoosecookery.com

Stop in for a taste test of dips, sauces and jellies and sign up for a cooking or the ‘Pinch Diet’ class. Always wanted to use a pressure cooker? Learn the basics through a class. There are top-of-the-line products and cooking tools, pressure cookers, woks, egg cookers and more. If baking is your specialty, you will find novelty cake pans and silicone products, as well as racks and bread makers. You can find the perfect knives for the at-home or professional cook.

Chef’s Equipment Emporium
449 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT 06477
(203) 799-2665
www.chefsequipmentemporium.com

“Chef’s” has just celebrated its second anniversary. Balsamic and oils are available to sample. Once you find the one you like, the emporium will bottle it on site for you. Looking for a class on budget meals, pasta making, kids pizza, artisanal and French breads for yourself and/or teens/children? Check to see what other classes you may want to attend. If you are getting married, sign up for the bridal registry.

Stonewall Kitchen
400 Evergreen Way, Suite 408
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 648-9215
www.stonewallkitchen.com

Stonewall Kitchen is located in the quaint downtown of South Windsor. There are daily cooking demonstrations and and daily recipe tastings. Local chefs conduct informal cooking classes. The classes are $50 and include a printed menu packet, tastings, product samples and 10-percent off any purchases made that day at the store. The store carries small electrical appliances, table wares, prepared and specialty foods, hostess gifts, cookbooks, teas and coffee as well as bar tools and mixes.

Cook’s Nook
465 Connecticut Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 831-8777
www.cooksnookstore.com

The owner of Cook’s Nook has been selling housewares in Norwalk since 1998. If you are on a mission to find a particular kitchen item, this is the place. The owner has hundreds of vendors and thousands of products on the walls and shelves that line the store. There is an entire section on bamboo, bowls, cutting boards, utensils, etc. You will find pots, pans, knives, dishes, utensils for your grill and so much more.

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