When you live at The Kent, you’ll find that the key to these Upper East Side residences is customization. You can have your choice of the perfect palette (ivory or onyx custom cabinetry with metal mesh-accented glass doors) for your kitchen, along with top-grade appliances. And, the neighborhood abounds with specialty stores that will give your kitchen character. Whether you’re searching for a new cookbook with recipes for the holidays, or you’re looking for some cheeky decorative pieces to elevate your sacred cooking space, the following shops near The Kent condominiums can provide what you need to suit your fancy.
Located on the corner of Lexington and 94th Street, Kitchen Arts & Letters is a legendary NYC cookbook store that has been in business for more than thirty years. It has an extensive list of famous paperback and hardcover cookbooks, including many rare, out-of-print special editions, foreign-language titles, and books that show you how to pair recipes with the perfect glass of wine. What better way to decorate your new customized kitchen countertops than a carefully curated group of cookbooks from this Upper East Side staple?
Journey down a few blocks south from The Kent, and you’ll find Jonathan Adler. A home décor shop with a decidedly modern influence, this is surely the place to contribute a pop of color and some contemporary pieces to your kitchen at The Kent. The wonderful staff people at this prime Madison Avenue location are always willing to listen and help you bring your vision to life. Pick up a seasonal candle, as well as a vibrant vase to fill with fresh flowers. This store even has some vintage board games that are always great to have on hand for a cozy and exciting night with the family (after your in-home meal).
After you’ve picked up your new vase at Jonathan Adler, stop by Richard Salome Flowers for a stunning bouquet. This Upper East Side florist has been in business since 1980, creating blossoming arrangements composed of fresh, dried, and silk flowers. The team that runs the shop is extremely supportive about putting together exactly what it is that you need, no matter the occasion. Lighten up the mood in your space every few weeks with some stunning flowers from this wonderful neighborhood flower shop.
Finally, take a walk over to Vinegar Factory and stroll through this gourmet market, admiring the homemade bread, fresh farm-to-table produce, and other specialty items. Enjoy a fresh croissant at the café or a stack of their famous pancakes while sipping on an espresso, before picking up some items for your next meal and getting to work on a recipe from your new cookbook. From artisanal cheeses, meats, and fish to sweet-tooth treats and in-house sauces, you’ll leave Vinegar Factory with plenty of items to fill and celebrate your kitchen at The Kent.