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Broadway Panhandler

Broadway Panhandler (65 East 8th Street @ Broadway) is pretty much a home cooks wet dream.  I like to think of it as a cross between Crate & Barrel & the restaurant supply stores along the Bowery.  You can find pretty much everything you need here.  I particularly like the knife department in the back of the store; the staff in this section are extremely knowledgeable & give really good advice/tips on knives & their proper use & care.  The store can get a bit crowded though (I went a few days before Christmas & could hardly move in the place) & the narrow, maze-like, aisles really don’t help.

The staff are friendly & the prices are not bad at all.  Sure you could find many of these items cheaper online (or possibly on Bowery), but for shopping done all under one roof, Broadway Panhandler is pretty darn good!

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