- 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.
Best Kitchen Tools
From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).