Berings — Photo courtesy of Heather J. TaylorFrom fine china to affordable cookware, Bering’s in Houston offers an abundant inventory to suit the needs of every gastronomic enthusiast. Known as a “family tradition and Texas institution,” Bering's embodies one of the most unique retail concepts in Houston.
Since 1846, this one-of-a-kind store has had homemakers finding the perfect pot, dough dumpling presses, decadent chocolates, quartz crystal, stainless steel cookware, and decorative serving trays. Bering’s offers gift registry options and they even have a coffee bar.
Get all of your cupcake cooking needs at Gloria's Cake and Candy Supplies — Photo courtesy of lamantin
Voted “Best Pot Shop” in L.A. Weekly’s Best of 2010 issue, Surfas attracts every aspiring top chef, food lover, and restaurateur in Los Angeles. Encounter a massive selection of high-quality cookware, cutlery, and all essentials needed for your gourmet kitchen. Pop into Café Surfas next door for a lamb burger or grilled white cheddar and fontina cheese sandwich.
Find yourself yelling at the television during Cupcake Wars? Head over to Gloria’s Cake and Candy Supplies in L.A. for baking staples like pans, icing, pastry bags and much more. Surfas and Gloria’s both offer custom classes catered to your at-home cuisine needs!
Look no further than C.U.C.I.N.A. for your very own pasta maker! — Photo courtesy of Magic Madzik
In Rome, cooking enthusiasts will take comfort in knowing there are several cookware stores in Rome to jumpstart their appetite. Perhaps, the most popular in Rome, is C.U.C.I.N.A. (come una cucina ispira nuovi appetiti) which stands for 'how a kitchen can inspire new appetites'. The shop located near Piazza di Spagna features the latest gizmos and gadgets in cookware and accessories.
Another shop that's been cooking up a storm among foodies is Gusto's kitchen store, Gusto Emporio Libreria. The store is a part of the Gusto conglomerate chain in Rome: which includes a wine bar, enoteca, pizzeria, restaurant and a cheese bar all located at Piazza Augusto Imperatore. After you've nibbled on some mouthwatering pecorino romano and other yummy cheeses whilst sipped on a glass of wine at their formaggeria, pop into this shop for hard to find items such as oyster knives, truffle slicers and interesting cookbooks!
Albuquerque's Now We're Cooking — Photo courtesy of Steve Larese
For the past 20 years in New Mexico, Albuquerque's Now We're Cooking has been supplying Duke City gourmets with everything from Le Creuset and Henkels Knives to Day of the Dead place settings. From stylish kitchen tools and top-end equipment to whimsical ice molds and cheeky aprons, Now We're Cooking is a fun place for serious cooks. They also carry an extensive spice and cookbook selection, as well as teas and seasonal holiday items for the table. There's even a play area to keep little future chefs happy while you shop like a kid in a candy store.
Inside Now We're Cooking — Photo courtesy of Steve Larese
Local restaurant chefs share their secrets in the on-site demonstration kitchen. This is definitely the place to take your inner Julia Child for the latest culinary gadget you never knew you needed.