In this first segment I'm visiting one kitchen store that is near and dear to my heart: Kitchen Goodies.
Kitchen Goodies is located on the second floor of Metropolis in Metrotown, Burnaby. It is right outside the mall entrance to The Bay department store, and was one of the first stores I fell in love with before I started culinary school eons ago.
It was where I bought my first small off-set spatula, and would return time and time again to peruse the store and run my fingers along their many cookie cutter sets (including a tea party set, marine set, hearts, doggie treats, and mini cookie cutter sets).
The store also has an assortment of bread, cake, and madeleine pans, and features lines from Emile Henry, Le Creuset, and Microplane labels.
I was there recently and they also have pre-seasoned cast iron in smaller sizes and shapes, perfect for "hot plate" dishes, or serving okinomiyaki, or pah jeon. In addition to cute and colourful Emile Henry pinch bowls, they also had an assortment of utilitarian pinch and mise en place bowls, sold in stacks of four to eight. (There's something about kitchen organization that is comforting!)
Fave Splurges? The "new" cast iron offerings (I've been having pahjeon cravings lately :), or the colourful Emile Henry tagines (I've always wanted one!).
Bonus: The shop lady / ladies are always there to offer help if you need it, but understand if you want to stand and stare / admire / gawk at all the lovely kitchen goodies!
4820 Kingsway #328 [map]