Treat yourself (or a fellow foodie) to a refresh by swapping out your dull, tired tools and utensils for fresh versions from this trio of specialty kitchen stores.
Bluecashew Kitchen Homestead
37B North Front Street, Kingston \ bluecashewkitchen.com
When this shop made the move from Rhinebeck to Kingston’s Stockade district in 2017, the owners expanded their retail operation to include a fully functioning kitchen for in-house cooking classes and hands-on product demos. With a goal of educating and equipping customers to make the most of the region’s agricultural bounty, Bluecashew stocks everything from bakeware and kitchen tools to table linens and cookbooks. Plus, they carry goods from local purveyors and artists like Shokan’s Fruition Chocolate Works and ceramics by Saugerties’ MQuan Studio.
143 Main Street, Beacon \ utensilkitchenware.com
Whether you’re in need of a new decorative loaf pan, a nut milk strainer bag, or eco-friendly food storage options, Utensil carries premium brands like Lodge cast iron pans and Weck jars, as well as cooking staples you won’t find at a typical grocery store. Looking for a fun gift for a foodie friend? Pick up one of their DIY kits, from vegetable fermenting to donut baking. Utensil’s second location is scheduled to open at Eastdale Village in Poughkeepsie by the end of this year.
Warren Kitchen & Cutlery
6934 Route 9, Rhinebeck \ warrenkitchenandcutlery.com
With over 20,000 products in stock, it’s almost guaranteed that this bright yellow store just outside of downtown Rhinebeck will have whatever pot, pan. or cooking tool you’re looking for. And if you’re in the market for new knives, you’ve come to the right place—1,500 different sizes and styles of knives from brands like Apogee, Miyabi, and Zwilling, and more. Bonus: Warren offers drop-off sharpening and engraving services, too.