Surfas (Restaurant Supply, Gourmet Food, and Commercial Kitchen Design) is a true “chef’s paradise”. Established in 1937 out of an abandoned garage, it once offered only commercial kitchen supplies. Surfas now caters to both industry and at-home chefs. To the left of the entrance, a marketplace offers fresh, frozen, and dry gourmet foods. Whether you’re looking for foie gras, tamarind soup mix, dried porcini mushrooms, or sage honey, Surfas probably sells it. Further back, you can find restaurant-quality pots, pans, and cooking utensils at a fraction of what they might cost at Williams Sonoma or Sur la Table. We found a sauce pan for $12! Aisles of baking supplies, including chocolates, flavor extracts, cookie-cutters, and baking pans fill the back quarter of the space. And, restaurant supplies both large and small – chef outfits, fryers, bar stools, hot dog baskets, and dishware – flank the right side of the store. Surfas really has everything you could ever need, whether you’re throwing a dinner party or opening a restaurant.

Surfas also features a small café, which offers all-day breakfast items, “redefined” sandwiches, “reinvented” salads, pastries, and beverages. A part of its menu is even dedicated to cheese; included are Mac and Cheese, an Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich, and an Artisanal Cheese Plate. The café’s offerings are made from the same top-quality ingredients sold in the store. A shady outdoor patio with sleeping dog and cat figurines is the perfect spot to chow down and relax. Just don’t feed the fake animals, as many signs proclaim.

Neighborhood: Culver City
Address: 8824 National Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: (310) 559-4770
Website: www.surfasonline.com
Parking: Adjacent lot
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6:30pm, Sun 11am-5pm

 

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