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Whether you’re most comfortable at the stove or seated at the table, there’s a kitchen shop to suit your personality

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The Chef
Stock Culinary Goods is the place to load up on high-quality cookware, carbon steel knives, barware, and locally made products. Coveted local items include gratitude boards by Peter and Paul Zuerner, cast bronze horseshoe crab bottle openers by Matt Hal, cast bronze oyster openers by Andrew Mau, and hand-blown stemless wine glasses by Rebecca Zhukov. Providence

The Curator
Seeking a mix of vintage and new kitchen finds? The Golden Sparrow features new cookware pieces by brands such as Le Creuset, Rae Dunn, and Mauviel Copper, and vintage vases, stoneware, and glassware. You can also find locally made Edge + End cutting boards, serving trays, hand-stamped wooden spoons, barware, tea towels, and aprons. Barrington

The Artisan
For beautiful one-of-a-kind stoneware platters, tableware, pitchers, candlesticks, and vases, look no further than J Schatz. Everything is handmade out of their spacious Olneyville studio. Pick up one of their versatile Utilità bowls, which you can take from the fridge to the oven, or their funky, stylish Brutal Drip Coffee Maker for the perfect cup of joe. Providence

The Bargain Hunter
Are you looking for high-end kitchen and culinary items at a great discount? Inspired by owners Joe and Donna Dube’s favorite NYC store, Fishs Eddy, Wickford Gourmet Factory Outlet contains two floors stocked with affordable porcelain and hotel dinnerware, flatware, and glassware in open stock, commercial cookware, kitchen gadgets, placemats, tablecloths, and tea towels in an array of colors and sizes. North Kingstown

The Cook
The Kitchen Guys focuses on higher-end appliances for your kitchen – ovens, fridges, and microwaves at a fraction of the cost – but they also sell a small selection of KitchenAid blenders, BBQ grills, pot and pan sets, and cooking utensils. Pawtucket

The Host
Are you the type that goes all out decorating the dinner table? If that is a yes, Wendy Brown Home carries plates and serving ware, a collection of themed paper placemats, dinner tapers in a variety of colors, barware, cocktail napkins, high-end tablecloths, and tea towels to impress any dinner guest. Providence

The Pro
Restaurant City is the go-to spot for professional and amateur cooks as it has just about anything you need to stock a chef’s kitchen – cutting boards, spoons of every size, pots and pans, bakeware, knives, and more. Plus, it has a huge selection of restaurant equipment. Providence