11 Great Cooking Supply Stores in Metro Phoenix
|Day of the Dead at Kitchen Gourmet|
You don't have to be a serious cook to appreciate this quirky kitchen store (also part gift shop) in Arrowhead Mall. You'll get a kick out of the goofy signs ("I'll have a chocolate mocha-vodka-valium-latte, please"), the hideous Elvis head cookie jar and the Day of the Dead-themed knickknacks. But there's plenty of helpful stuff for people who actually cook too, whether they be novice or pro. The store stocks oyster knives, heart-shaped pancake rings, tiny torches for crème brûlée and copper mugs for Moscow Mules, as well as absinthe spoons, which seem pretty geeky. Items have been thoughtfully grouped together, so if you're all about tea or pizza or shellfish, you'll find everything you need in one place.
Buchanan Eytan Zias of Phoenix Knife House
Phoenix Knife House
You'll see a steady stream of chefs coming in and out of this spare, neatly kept shop, owned by food nerd and knife whisperer Eytan Zias, who's forgotten more about weight, grip, blades and tangs than most of us will ever know. Zias carries 25 full lines, imported from small, high-quality knife-makers, including an array of Japanese brands unfamiliar to the average home cook. In fact, as knife collections go, PKH is ranked among the top three in the U.S. But don't let that scare you off. Zias loves to share what he knows about knives, and he'll steer you toward something comfortable -- for your hand and your wallet, offering sharpening and repair services to boot. Knife-sharpening classes (priced at $85 per person) sell out well in advance nearly every month, so be sharp yourself and call early.
10749 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ