Best Of 2014

Best Place to Make Your Kitchen Look Like Downton Abbey

Whisk and Bowl
3201 Corrine Drive, 888-388-3785,

Whisk and Bowl isn’t the shop to dash into for a cheap spatula when you accidentally melt yours – it’s more of an heirloom, tools-to-last-forever kind of place. Owner Karen Manfredi specializes in the kind of equipment that gives bakers a feeling of tradition – like footed mixing bowls and batter pourers made by classic English brand Mason Cash, in production since 1800 and spotted in the capable hands of Mrs. Patmore and Daisy in most episodes of Downton Abbey. Which makes it fit in well to its upstairs berth at East End Market, really – they don’t sell too many last-minute cheapo ingredients there, either.