11.  Kitchen Arts & Letters

Specializing in wine and culinary themes, Kitchen Arts & Letters first opened in 1983 with customers like Julia Child and James Beard. This is a shop for people who are serious about food and drink. Today, Michelin three-star chefs from around the world frequent the shop in addition to those who just love to cook. They carry a wide range of food history and technical manuals in addition to a plethora of cookbooks. Can’t find a rare or out-of-print book? They will make every effort to track it down for their customers. Located at 1435 Lexington Avenue near 94th Street.