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Inspire Your Kitchen With A Gourmet Pantry

Inspired by THEA, the iconic goddess of luxury living, our kitchens are truly legendary. From exclusive European appliances to a rich variety of natural materials and contemporary metal finishes, you’ll find endless sophistication and refinement at your fingertips. Here’s a preview of what you’ll discover at THEA.

Stylish kitchen islands are available in select units.

Beautifully detailed chef kitchens feature exclusive European appliances such as Bosch.

European custom-designed cabinetry is set off with exquisite stone counter tops and back splash.

Whether you’re a novice cook or experienced epicurean, now is the perfect time to level up your culinary game with a gourmet pantry. We found some tasty ingredients, tools of the trade, and unique products to spark your imagination. DTLA is host to some amazing resources where you’ll find everything from restaurant grade cookware to stylish tabletops, textiles, kitchen accessories, and food essentials. Check websites for store hours, private appointments, pick up and delivery details.

How to Stock Your Gourmet Pantry

Refinery 29 has some great tips on how to stock your pantry with basic food essentials, from spices to legumes, oils, vinegars, sauces, and more. You’ll find ideas on how to purchase the items, and how to incorporate them into your meal routine. Although the article is geared to non-cooks, even experienced home culinary enthusiasts will find this compendium of kitchen staples useful and inspiring.

Top Kitchen Tools & Accessories

Bon Appetit has rounded up some of their favorite kitchen accessories, from baking pans and steamers to sourdough supplies. We especially like the Five Two Bamboo Cutting Board (pictured).

The Good Liver 705 Mateo St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

The Good Liver is a modern day version of a general store that sets out to inform, inspire and ultimately suggest a better way of living through a conscientious collection of enduring, quality goods from around the world. The store offers a carefully selected range of objects from international brands and makers, showcasing the history, philosophy and craftsmanship behind each item.

Hawkins New York ROW DTLA 767 S Alameda St. B2 Suite 152 Los Angeles, CA 90021

Hawkins New York was founded with the aim to incorporate the concept of artisanal collective production, while maintaining a modern design sensibility.Their vision not only enhances the physical environments in which their customers live and work, but creates a greater understanding and appreciation for responsible, aesthetically minded design. Private appointment only.

KINTO Tableware & Lifestyle Goods ROW DTLA 767 S Alameda St. B2 Ste. 188 Los Angeles, CA 90021

KINTO is a Japanese brand that develops coffee ware, tea ware, tableware and lifestyle accessories valuing the balance between usability and aesthetics. To slow down and see the beauty of nature, to unwind and feel connected with your loved one, KINTO imagines scenes that enrich your life to bring you products with genuine creativity and thoughtfulness.

Poketo ROW DTLA 777 S Alameda St. B1 Suite 174 Los Angeles, CA 90021

No kitchen shopping spree would be complete without a trip to Pokeo. Since its foundation in 2003 by husband-and-wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo has grown from a small startup into a creative hub and online destination for design-driven goods infused with aesthetic intentionality. They carry an amazing assortment of tabletop items and textiles, along with candles, woven baskets, and other household accessories.

HexClad Cookware 458 S Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Recommended by Michelin Star Chefs and featured on CNN, Forbes, and Town & Country, HexClad offers restaurant quality pots, pans, lids, sets, and woks with a lifetime warranty. Using a laser etching process, they have created a patented HexClad hexagonal design on the cookware. This unique design creates a series of peaks and valleys to give you that great golden brown sear, protect the pan against peeling and flaking, and provide the ability to cook with little or no butter, grease or oil.

Surfas Culinary District 3225 W Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018

Surfas is a storied kitchenwares shop dispensing pro-level cooking tools and gadgets, along with gourmet imported and domestic food products. Stock your pantry with everything you need, from seasonings and spices to condiments, oils & vinegars, and baking essentials. Family owned and operated since 1937, Surfas has served architects, chefs, food and beverage professionals, restaurateurs, and even hot dog stands, by fulfilling their food service needs for over 80 years.

Now Serving Far East Plaza 727 N Broadway Unit 133 Los Angeles, CA 90012

Founded by Ken Concepcion, former chef de cuisine at Wolfgang Puck’s CUT, and his wife Michelle Mungcal, Now Serving is a culinary bookstore that carries a melange of new and used cookbooks, including out of print editions. The cookbooks are organized in geographical departments such as the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, Mediterranean, and Europe, and categories like pastries and baking, beverages, general food writing, and reference books. You can order online from their website.

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Photo #6: Five Two Bamboo Cutting Board/Bon Appetit

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