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Fishs Eddy is my favorite dinner dishes store in NYC. Located at 889 Broadway (at 19th), this  is exactly the kind of charmer you’d expect in this part of town. Plank flooring, wood-beamed ceiling and large display windows with  imperfect (actually even dirty) glass. From the sidewalk, it’s like peering into an old attic. Awesome.

The store’s slogan… we do dishes (how funny is that?), perfectly describes this haven for foodies and kitchen conoisseurs, especially those who love commercial kitchen-inspired eating rooms. In other words, if you’re looking for (1) bone china or (2) floral patterns, this probably isn’t the place for you.

 Fishs Eddy -interiorCluttered floor to ceiling with stuff (and more funny slogans to go with feature groups), you could spend some serious time- though not necessarily money – in this quaint shop. The prices seem reasonable and the wholesale atmosphere is deliberate.. some of their products are overruns or discontinued patterns from restaurant suppliers, allowing them to offer wholesale dinnerware  prices and looks to the public.

Their restaurant-supplier credentials explains the variety of heavy-duty dinner dishes, platters, bar glasssware and stainless steel flatware.  Also the kind of bright fiestaware dinnerware you’d find in Mexican restaurants. But they seem to have found a market for people who wanted the same look at home.

You’ll find entire Mother Daughter May 09 040displaFishs Eddy - interior 2 (2)ys of diner white dinnerware inspired by 50s diners.. but the looks are so simple that they’ll go with a lot more than diner furniture. Some dishes are theme inspired… from dinnerware inspired my the New York City Skyline to memo pads to my personal favorite… an architectural floor plFishs Eddy - napkins (2)an-inspired graphic on plates, mugs and coasters.

They’ve also just introduced a collection of wood bowls and bamboo plates with colorful, textured linens… befitting the trend to woodsier looks without completely giving up color.



 If you’re in Manhattan, it’s a fun place to visit for a little inspiration… or a dinnerware overhaul! Or check out their web site at