Located in a bright yellow building on Route 9 just outside the village of Rhinebeck, Warren Kitchen & Cutlery is the kind of spot home cooks are afraid to visit—because they may end up buying way too many delightful toys for the kitchen.
Its customer base includes enthusiastic home cooks, students at the Culinary Institute of America (just down the road in Hyde Park), and chefs from throughout the region and beyond. Warren carries a comprehensive (some would say, exhaustive) range of baking equipment, high-end cookware, coffee and tea-making equipment, and a wide selection of mixers and food processors.
But it’s knives that give Warren’s “The Edge,” as their slogan boasts; they carry over 1,000 different styles, from Wustof to Shun and many brands in between. “If we had more space, we’d have more knives,” says owner Richard Von Husen. Wouldn't we all?