Finding quality kitchen accessories can often be more than a bit difficult. Some stores offer the run-of-the-mill items that you know will need replacing in a short time. But if you are looking for a serving platter or canister set that verges on a work of art or commercial grade accessories, look no further than the five stores.
The Italian Dish
288 E. Maple Road
Birmingham, MI 48009
The Italian Dish, not surprisingly, offers items that bring the beauty and functionality of the Italian kitchen to your home and of the items it specializes in is dishes. These are the dishes you offer up your best kitchen creations on in style and with European flair. There are serving dishes that are works of art and the selection of oval platters and fish trays are beyond imagination. As with any specialty store such as this, the cost of items as beautiful as these does not come cheap but one look as these kitchen items and you will understand why.
3117 W. 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072
Sometimes you are looking for kitchen items that will add a bit of pizzazz, and you will find them at Catching Fireflies. From banana leaf-shaped silicone lids for casseroles and pots to beaded utensil, silver measuring spoons with a bird motif, egg molds that create an owl or Michigan-shaped bamboo cutting boards, you will find accessories that go well beyond unique. This is a one-of-a-kind shop for one-of-a-kind accessories that will add that special look to your kitchen.
3165 W. 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072
There are some kitchens out there that have a look of the natural world and if yours fits into this category, then Our Greentopia is a shop to visit. All of the items carried in the store are non-toxic and earth friendly. There are utensils made from bamboo and other eco-friendly items to juicers and mixers that help you create the perfect salad dressings and drinks. This is the type of shop that provides accessories for your kitchen that you have never seen before and that you will want to add to your kitchen collection once you do.
4240 Cass Ave., Suite 107
Detroit, MI 48201
The kitchen accessories offered at Hugh are intended more for the male market, or at least that was the thought when the store first opened as accessories for the “bachelor pad.” But the product offerings have evolved to include some of the most unique kitchen accessories to be found. From a glass tea pot with a tea egg suspended in it to brew loose tea to unique coffee presses and molded wood serving trays, Hugh has it all. This is the place for a rather distinguished look in kitchen accessories and other items for the home.
Advanced Restaurant Services
13201 Prospect Road
Dearborn, MI 48126
If you are looking for truly commercial-quality kitchen supplies, Advanced should be on the top of your list. For over 100 years, this company has supplied restaurants with the equipment they need and best of all, it is open to the public. Need a spatula that will never wear out or pots that you could fit almost anything into? Find it here. Don’t be put off by the fact that this is basically a massive warehouse of large commercial items. You will also find those small things, like flippers to strainers that you would never see in one of the big box stores. Just make sure you have the time to explore because you are facing a daunting 30,000-square-foot warehouse.
Award winning freelance writer and photographer Lawrence DiVizio is based in Southeast Michigan and works to convey in words and images the world around us. His work can be found at Examiner.com.