Get cooking with these Vancouver kitchen stores

When it comes to cooking at home, it helps to have the right tools for the job. From the basics like a frying pan, wooden spoon, sharp knife and cutting board to the more obscure, like a cherry pitter, pizza peel or tortilla press, these stores have you covered. [Photo courtesy of Yellow Pages]

Cook Culture

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377 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 3N2

The folks behind locally owned Cook Culture believe the kitchen is the most important room in your house. Carrying a range of high-end brand names, as well as wealth of fun gadgets (who knew you needed an egg yolk separator or a special bag to make hemp nut milk?), they also offer classes and have a lovely selection of cookbooks for sale.

The Market Kitchen Store

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2-1666 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2

Despite its size, this small little corner store in the Net Loft on Granville Island still manages to pack in oodles of fun kitchen gadgets, lovely linens and aprons and beautifully handpainted Moroccan tagines. They carry unique pieces like their selection of abelskivers – cast iron pans specifically designed to bake Danish pancake puffs – as well as standard brands like Le Creuset.

Williams-Sonoma Canada Inc

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2947 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J6

It wouldn’t be a complete list without mentioning of the Cadillac of kitchen stores, Williams-Sonoma. This beautiful shop on South Granville carries nothing but the best of every gadget, appliance and ingredient. It is an excellent stop for a wedding present or for that ultimate kitchen piece you can no longer live without. Pop in any time for live cooking demos, free food samples and expert gift-wrapping. The whole experience is an inspiration to up your culinary game.

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