Broadway Panhandler, has been offering the highest quality cookware to home cooks and professional chefs since 1976.
"...this roomy and attractive SoHo store carries an extensive
selection of top notch gourmet cookware, cutlery and gadgets at low prices." - Fodor's City Guide to New York
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The store is filled with a dazzling
variety-cookie cutters to copper cookware to the finest cutlery-at
At Broadway Panhandler the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The
experienced staff, many of whom are trained chefs, enjoy helping customers
with any question or request.
Norman Kornbleuth, owner and president of Broadway Panhandler, learned the business from his father. The family business, founded in 1939, began as a prime cookware and cutlery supplier to the U.S. military services.
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My earliest memories as a child were visits to my father's restaurant
supply store on the Bowery in New York's Lower East Side.
As a small child, I used the huge stockpots to hide in, the 30"
diameter mixing bowls as either a rocking horse or a merry-go-round and
imagined myself rowing across a lake in the GI roast pans.
I guess with these experiences imbedded in my being, it was natural for
me to gravitate into the family business soon after college. It
seems I have spent the better part of my life in and/or around kitchenware.
In the early 1970's I was influenced by the legendary chef and
author James Beard and encouraged and mentored by Calphalon inventor Ron
Kasperzak to merchandise heavy-duty restaurantware for use in the home.
Over the years we have continued to refine our product mix, assuring
you that we will only sell products that meet our high standards for quality
materials and workmanship. Our staff includes foodservice professionals
who carefully evaluate our selections for functionality, durability and
value. We know what we are selling, why we are selling it and how
you should use it.
We look forward to being of service to you.
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