For service similar to what you’d find in carefully curated European specialty shops, City Discount is a longtime San Francisco favorite for cookware nuts. Chowhound member rebeccakinney praises the inventory of well-selected standards like flour-sack towels and cake pans, plus the occasional treat like torrone (the Spanish and Italian nougat) sold by the slice around Christmastime.

Example photo of torrone by Flickr member Accidental Hedonist under Creative Commons

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