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Best of New York Shopping 2004

Best Kitchen Tools

  • The JB Prince Company

    36 E. 31st Street, 11th fl.; 212-683-3553

    When New York’s top chefs need an equipment fix—be it for their restaurants or their own kitchens—chances are they’ll head to an anonymous office building, ride the elevator to the eleventh floor, and visit the folks at JB Prince. The store is known for its huge selection of everything from basic utensils to specialized items like tiny copper sugar-boiling pots (from $33) and stainless-steel French mandolines ($88). Browsing here can involve rubbing shoulders with the likes of Claudia Fleming or Rocco DiSpirito, but don’t expect a lot of personal attention: This store caters to those who know what they’re looking for.

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