Do your kitchen cabinets needs a makeover? These Toronto shops stock quality goods to fill them up ranging from handmade cutting boards to enamel camp dinnerware. Whether you're looking to take your Instagram photos to the next level or simply add some flare to your kitchen, make a note of the stores below.
Here are my picks for the top shops to splurge on new kitchenware in Toronto.
Old Faithful Shop
This kitchen and home store hailing from Vancouver carries unique kitchen specific items that are difficult to find elsewhere. While the prices are on the higher end of the scale, here you can find old-fashioned kettles, linen aprons and a retro bodum.
This charming gift shop on Roncesvalles carries a number of independently made local items. If your looking for artistic tea towels or wood burned cutting boards, this is the place to find them. A personal favourite of mine is the handmade pewter measuring spoons and scoops.
Drake General Store
This mix between hotel gift shop and modern day general store offers a wide range of kitchen products made by artists around the world. Here you can find a range of glasses, tea towels, serving boards and even that retro mini fridge your apartment is missing.
Lavish & Squalor
This rustic style home and clothing store on Queen West offers a wide range of cabin/cottage inspired kitchen items including Pendleton dinnerware and ceramic camp mugs. If you're looking to transform your condo into a cabin in the woods, this is the place to go.
This US-based chain is home to colourful and fashionable kitchenware. Visit one of their three Toronto locations to scoop up hand painted bakeware such as rolling pins, measuring spoons, measuring cups and bowls in every shape and size.
Another Roncesvalles gem, this high-end specialty kitchen store will help you create that dream French kitchen. The shop carries French made cookware and bakeware brands such as Le Creuset and Emile Henry, as well as everyday kitchen items.
Brooklyn-based West Elm is the store to visit when you're ready to graduate from Ikea. Located in Liberty Village, they have a large collection of kitchen tools and retro appliances including a Smeg stand mixer, blender, toaster and fridge.
While kitchen may not be the first thing you think of when you hear Easy Tiger Goods, this shop actually does offer quite a few neat kitchen products. Some of my favourite items include the camp style enamel bakeware, mugs, prep bowls and tumblers.
Yet another Roncesvalles boutique, this eco-friendly wonder stocks a large range of wood kitchen products, perfect for the environmentally minded among us. At Ecotique you can find reclaimed wood cutting boards, utensils, spoons and serving trays.
This Kensington shop markets themselves on being a store for people who love to eat. And that's exactly what it is. Between the striking stock of Staub cocottes and wide range of chef knives, you can find all the cookbooks and food magazines you will ever need.
What did I miss? Add your suggestions for the top shops for sweet kitchen supplies in the comments.
Writing by Marcella DiLonardo. Photo of Old Faithful by Matt Forsythe.
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