We’re no Ina Garten, but even we love shopping at Sur La Table. Not only do they carry the best in cookware—like All-Clad and Mauviel pots and pans, Wilton baking essentials, and Wüsthof knives—they also stock cool barware, fun serving pieces, and kitchen gadgets we didn’t know we needed. (Why yes, we could use an avocado slicer!) The friendly, food-loving staff is happy to make recommendations, and in-store cooking classes make for a great date night.
The Wooden Spoon owners Gwen and Jim Workman lovingly restored the oldest home in downtown Plano and stocked it full of hard-to-find goodies and Danish housewares. 1617 K Avenue # A, Plano, TX 75074. 972-424-6867.