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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Fishs Eddy Love

A couple of years ago, I met up with buds David Lebovitz, Elise BauerMatt Armendariz & Adam in NYC….I can’t exactly remember why we were there….but I do remember the Korean fried chicken, donuts and shopping at Fishs Eddy.

Fishs Eddy is paradise for inexpensive dinnerware and glassware, i.e. a candystore for food bloggers. By the way, window prop-shopping with Matt & Adam? Awesome. Except you want to buy everything. EVERYTHING. Whatever either one of them touched, I immediately took a photo of it.

Since I only brought a carry on bag to NYC, there was no-touchy only looky wishy for me.

Last week after reorganizing my dishes for the shoot, I remembered there were a few pieces from Fishs Eddy that I wanted to order, so I hopped onto their online store.

For food photography, dinner plates can be tricky. The standard 12-inch plate is a little too big – so much space to fill and there’s just too much going on for my style, so I use salad plates or ideally, 8-10″ plates.

They have every color you’d ever want in 8.5″ size, the ones with scalloped edges are gorgeous.

Giant shallow bowls – too big for food photography but work great for serving pasta

Whites with very pretty textures

and small glassware perfect for food photography – I’m always looking for small glassware because they fit better in a shot.

A fun small 6″ skillet shaped plate

Love Jadeite? So do I. But they’re expensive. Fishs Eddy is selling Jadeite-like products, not quite as gorgeous and transluscent as the real thing, but it’s American-made, durable and lovely.

These little colorful babies come in a set of 8 and are a couple of inches wide.

How can you shop at a store called Fishs Eddy and not buy fishy flatware?

I know you want to ask….”What’s up with the name Fishs Eddy?” (I did)


18 Responses to “Fishs Eddy Love”

  1. omg Jaden, you are evil and I love you for it. Off to spend a billion dollars on gorgeous new props… (the food bank line? gorg! loving bridge and tunnel too)

  2. Rachel — 2/11/12 @ 9:49 am

    Great pieces! Definitely going to check them out.

  3. City Share — 2/11/12 @ 10:48 am

    I love Fishs Eddy!! You showed lots of great basics, but they also have lots of specialty items that make great gifts. Whether you live in NYC or are just visitng everyone seems to love some of their NY themed platters, or something…

  4. Deanna — 2/11/12 @ 12:52 pm

    I love the fish flatware. So cute! Someday, it will be mine.

  5. Kelsey @aslolife — 2/11/12 @ 1:08 pm

    oh my gosh, I’m going to be on this site all day!

  6. Kim in MD — 2/13/12 @ 7:51 am

    How cool! Thank you for sharing, Jaden!

  7. esther — 2/13/12 @ 12:03 pm

    LOVE this store!

    I registered there for our wedding. LUCKY ME! :D

  8. Sally — 2/16/12 @ 11:28 am

    I try to stop by Fish’s Eddy when I’m in NYC–they have great props! especially at the back of the store in the discount pile–they often have odd pieces (as in 1 or 2, not necessarily weird) so you can get out of there and stay on budget with just enough pieces for your photos. I now have to sneak stuff into the house; my props are reproducing or something…hard to ‘splain it!

  9. Tamara — 2/17/12 @ 6:22 pm

    I LOVE Fish’s Eddy! When I lived in NYC, I used to visit it every time I went to Union Square and its surroundings. It really is like a candy store for foodie lovers!

  10. Julie — 2/21/12 @ 10:38 am

    Thank you for sharing about this wonderful place! I wanna go there! For now, I am very happy with the website :)

  11. I’m obsessed with Fish’s Eddy! This post brought a smile to my face. My gym has a location right next to it, so I have to be careful not to get distracted in there before my workout. :) Hope you’re doing well, Jaden! xoxo

  12. Look at all these cute props! You’ve got me itching to do some prop shopping.

  13. Holy moly! I think I just stepped into prop heaven! Phew phew! I’ll be shopping today! Thank you for sharing this shop. Amazing goodies.

  14. I love Fishs Eddy. Years ago—I mean, years and years ago—I was throwing a baby shower for my friend, and I wanted those tall, skinny glasses they sell. I had barely any money to buy the food for the party, let alone special glasses from a store in New York, but I closed my eyes, called the long distance 212 number, and ordered 25 glasses. They came to me in a huge box, lovingly wrapped, and custom foam packed. They were a huge hit at the party.

    I still have the box, with all the glasses neatly tucked inside, and use the glasses whenever there’s a special occasion.

  15. Jane M — 3/1/12 @ 3:31 pm

    I live a short train ride away from Fishs Eddy and I’ve schlepped home a ton of stuff from this great store! If I’m downtown, I ALWAYS pop in for a look and leave with a shopping bag full!

  16. Kathryn Bogala Calgary Alberta — 3/6/12 @ 6:28 pm

    Great store – love the dishes featured on your site!

  17. Kathy Stumm Calgary Alberta — 4/12/12 @ 12:41 pm

    Great store filled with lots of goodies!

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