Fante's Kitchen Wares Shop
This weekend I went to the Italian Market Festival in South Philly. To get away from the insanity for a few minutes we turned into Fantes. A half hour later with a new vegetable peeler, silicon tongs for the teflon coated pan, a citrus reamer for those of use whose hands are wimpy about squeezing lemons, and a coffee grinder, we walked out wishing that we could buy everything. Fantes is a great cook's supply store which stocks things ranging from the basic (kitchen timers, wood spoons, knives) to the esoteric (canelle molds, pannetone paper thingies, a pickle grabber). The people who work there know their stuff and are willing to show you the better but cheaper item. This means that you'll be coming back for years to come. They also have a website for those of you who don't live in Philly.