In a world devoid of home appliances, frozen burritos would be inconvenient, toast would be bread, and fire would be worth a lot more money. Warm up to accommodating apparati with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of kitchenware and more at Pot + Pantry, located on 22nd Street in the Mission neighborhood.
Tasteful gourmets load up on offbeat wares from Pot + Pantry's charming collection of new and vintage kitchen knick-knacks. The store's stock changes frequently, as necessitated by its items' often one-of-a-kind nature. Current finds include a handy stainless steel cake server, complete with a slider for ejecting stubborn slices ($12). Javaheads can sip brimming cups of bean-juice in a midcentury Franciscan Discovery modern coffee-cup set ($20), and then sweeten their joe with a corresponding pinch from a tiny teak scoop ($5). The vintage Dansk fondue pot ($46) confines cheesy concoctions so guests can get their fill. For chic chefs looking for something more stylish than their "Kevin Bacon for President 1988" barbeque apron, Pot + Pantry offers a vibrant and vintage half apron ($19) and pink-gingham oven mitt ($12).
- Appropriately named, Pot & Pantry is stocked with helpfuls for cooking and usefuls for preparing. The helpfuls include earthenware casserole dishes while many of the usefuls are eco-friendly tools of the trade made from bamboo and natural fabrics. – Lexie Quiring, NBC Bay Area
- It’s so cozy you want to sit down at the kitchen table set by the front door and settle in for dinner. – Michelle Sieling, SanFrancisco.com