Let’s Get Cooking! Prep for Dinner at These Strip District Shops

After you’ve spent an afternoon exploring the Strip District, you may notice that authentic, quality food is one of the cornerstones of our community. We’re proud to share our neighborhood with some of the most delicious restaurants in the city, serving the kind of food that inspires us to fine-tune our own skills in the kitchen. If you’ve found yourself similarly encouraged to become your own master chef, you’re in luck, because the Strip District is also home to several shops that will help you to do just that. Today, we’re highlighting three of our favorites: Penzey’s Spices, Stamoolis Brothers, and In the Kitchen.


For over 100 years, the Stamoolis family has been dedicated to bringing authentic, quality Greek food to their customers. After coming to America from Greece in 1907, the five brothers decided to open up shop together and offer delicious ingredients from their home country to the U.S. A visit to their store today will bring back nostalgic memories of the past, and absolutely delicious, handmade, authentic Greek food. From cheeses, to pastries, dips, spreads, fish, and meat, Stamoolis has just what you’re looking for and more. Check out their website, and plan your visit today.


Even beginner cooks know that herbs and spices are what transform an average meal to an exquisite one. Here in the Strip District, we’re lucky to have Penzey’s, a specialty shop dedicated to the high-quality ingredients that make all the difference. Their custom-made blends, artisanal salts, and top-notch baking ingredients will up your game in the kitchen, guaranteed. The store is a fun space to peruse, and their friendly staff is always on hand to help you find the perfect ingredient. Be sure to visit their website for delivery items as well as fun gift boxes, ideal for weddings or birthdays.


Once you’ve got all your ingredients, you may need some tools and utensils. That’s where In the Kitchen comes in. This store contains everything you need to make your kitchen restaurant quality, including cookware, bakeware, cutlery, gadgets, and decorative tableware. They even have a knife-sharpening service to keep your tools finely tuned. Visit the shop and follow them on Instagram for some serious cooking and baking inspo and recipes.

Are you looking for an apartment in the Strip District? Contact The Cork Factory today to learn more about life in our community.