Where do you turn when you need supplies for your restaurant–from customer-facing items that go on the table to big ticket products like ovens and refrigerators to post-service necessities like janitorial supplies? We’ve rounded up some of our recommended suppliers to share. Let us know if you have favorites that aren’t listed here.
East Bay Restaurant Supply has been around since 1934 and boasts more than 70,000 square feet of restaurant supplies. The store has expanded its reach with outposts in Sacramento, and in Shreveport and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Most of the products are restaurant-quality, though the store is open to the public. East Bay also offers food-service kitchen design and installation services for commercial kitchens.
Forest Restaurant Supply is in San Francisco on Cesar Chavez Boulevard and specializes in commercial kitchen equipment, from appliances to furniture to cookware to janitorial products. Forest offers discounts on most products and free delivery and assembly for equipment purchases.
JAZ Restaurant Equipment on Davidson Avenue in San Francisco offers a full range of kitchen equipment–from furniture to table service. They also buy and sell used equipment, and offer the option to rent equipment. JAZ offers design, installation, and removal services, and on-site equipment repair.
Located on Clement Street in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood, Kamei Restaurant Supplies has everything a professional chef or home chef could need, from appliances to flatware. The store is features Asian-themed items like noodle bowls, chopsticks and sake cups.
Located in San Jose, Keystone Restaurant Supply specializes in food service equipment for professional kitchens. Keystone offers everything from meat grinders to ice makers to hot dog machines, and also offers commercial kitchen design and installation services.
Meyers Food Service Equipment is located in Santa Rosa and offers just about every size and shape of restaurant equipment you could imagine. In addition to its Santa Rosa flagship store, Meyers now has outlets in San Francisco, Costa Mesa, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas. Aside from cooking supplies, Meyers also offers restaurant supplies such as signboards, shelving, furniture, table service, coffee service and more.
Sanko Cooking Essentials is on Buchanan Street in San Francisco’s Japantown and as expected, specializes in Japanese cookware. Featured products include Japanese ceramics, lacquer ware, sake ware, bento boxes, sushi molds and delicate tea sets imported from Japan. Sanko also has a wide range of high-quality Japanese cutlery.
Just across from Sanko on Post Street is Soko Hardware a family run business begun in 1925. They also have an extensive knife selection as well as Japanese carving tools and sundry kitchen and hardware items from Japan and here.
With locations in San Francisco and Sacramento, TriMark Economy Restaurant Fixtures has been servicing the foodservice industry in Northern California for over 50 years. The San Francisco shop is located at the corner of 7th and Irwin streets. Trimark is a full-line stocking dealer with one of the largest selections of food service equipment, restaurant equipment and supplies. The company also offers design and contract services and can work with you from concept to completion.