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Boston’s Best Specialty Kitchen Stores

March 4, 2014 6:00 AM

(Photo from The Boston Shaker)

With more and more people rediscovering the joy of cooking at home, specialty kitchen stores are cropping up all over Boston. Whether you’re in the market for an affordable pasta machine or have recently added a bar to your game room, if you’re looking for kitchen goods, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Take the guess work out of shopping and get back to the kitchen. Try these tried-and-true Boston specialty kitchen stores.
(Photo from Kitchenwares by Blackstones/Facebook)

(Photo from Kitchenwares by Blackstones/Facebook)

Kitchenwares by Blackstones
215 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 366-4237

Kitchenwares is so much more than your run-of-the-mill kitchen store. If you love food, you’ll love this kitchen store. Whether you need to buy a set of knives or have the knives you already own sharpened, Kitchenwares has you covered. The store also features a steady stream of events ranging from cooking demonstrations to in-depth discussions of food, drinks and entertaining. Kitchenwares even has a rewards card to pay you back for shopping there.

(Photo from Kitchenwitch)

(Photo from Kitchenwitch)

671 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 524-6800

Kitchenwitch is an eclectic jumble of some of the most unique little kitchen items you can imagine. It’s not the place to go if you have an exact idea of what you want. It’s the place you go to be surprised at all of the clever, adorable and still somehow extremely useable kitchen items that are out there. There’s nothing run of the mill to be found. This is the perfect stop if you’re shopping for a hostess gift or present for someone that you know loves to cook but seems to already have everything.

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(Photo from Eagle Kitchen Supply)

(Photo from Eagle Kitchen Supply)

Eagle Kitchen Supply
166 Lincoln St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 482-2188

If you’re looking for the mass-marketed, brightly lit Williams and Sonoma kitchen good buying experience, pass right on by this one. If you’re looking to outfit your entire kitchen at the most unbelievably affordable prices in Boston, stop right in. This goes double if you are looking for kitchen goods and gadgets with an Asian flair. This tiny space is jammed floor to ceiling with absolutely everything anyone’s kitchen might need. Come prepared to browse. This is not the spot for a leisurely look through the aisles.

(Photo from Lekker Home)

(Photo from Lekker Home)

Lekker Home
1313 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 542-6464

Lekker is more of a home store than a kitchen store. Inside you can find everything from bed linens to a new couch. However its kitchen department is so well stocked and high quality that it counts as a shopping experience all its own. The store, formerly in a tiny though well-stocked space, recently made the move to the larger space that was much needed. You’ll find the same great products and knowledgeable staff, just with more room to spread out.

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(Photo from The Boston Shaker)

(Photo from The Boston Shaker)

The Boston Shaker
69 Holland St.
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 718-2999

If your interest in the kitchen doesn’t extend much past the bar, never fear. The Boston Shaker is the store for you. This specialty bar-themed kitchen store has everything you need from books of cocktails to the tools to make them. Unlike many kitchen stores, it not only sells the glasses and shakers, but also the ingredients you need. Staff members are more than friendly and knowledgeable, and have a passion for what they do that you won’t find in many retail shops.

Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at

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