Kitchens for Good opens first-ever shop in Pacific Beach

Kitchens for Good Shop in Pacific Beach

The shop’s green exterior at the corner of Hornblend + Cass streets draws you in. | Photo via Stacy Keck

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Something’s cookin’ in Pacific Beach: A brand-new shop with “pre-loved” vibes, offering a curated collection of gently used kitchen + dining items. The 5,000-sqft resale shop is the brainchild of local nonprofit Kitchens for Good — and the first of its kind to open in the US. Let’s see what’s in the mix.

Kitchens for Good Shop in Pacific Beach

The bright interior + exterior art was created by Hanna’s Murals. | Photo via Stacy Keck

🍽️ The ingredients (aka the details):

The Kitchens for Good Shop is located at 980 Hornblend St. in PB — on the corner of Cass Street, in that building that used to be a Sherwin-Williams paint store.
The shop sells donated and “underused” cooking, baking + dining items (like the pizza stone you used that one time or those dishes collecting more dust than dinner), plus high-end small appliances, vintage glassware, and kitchen collectibles. Shoppers will also find limited edition home items handmade by Kitchen for Good apprentices.

Kitchens for Good Shop in Pacific Beach

Proceeds from the shop support the ongoing mission of Kitchens for Good. | Photo via Stacy Keck

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🍳 The good stuff:

Proceeds from the store support the nonprofit’s tuition-free culinary programs, its hunger relief and food waste reduction initiatives, and its overall mission to help job-seekers impacted by trauma gain access to careers + fresh starts. So, it really is kitchenware for good.

“This was a win-win opportunity,” said Jennifer Gilmore, CEO of Kitchens for Good.

Kitchens for Good Shop in Pacific Beach

The shop sells donated and “underused” cooking, baking + dining items. | Photo via Stacy Keck

🎉 The opening:

The shop has been collecting kitchenware donations as it gears up for its grand opening on Sat., Feb. 19, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The free community shindig will feature crafts for kids, food, and jazz music from Steph Johnson of Voices for Our City Choir — even San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria + Councilmember Jen Campbell will attend.

If you want to donate, you can do so here:

  • Fri., Feb. 25-Sun., Feb. 27 | 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Fish Market restaurants at 750 N. Harbor Dr. (Embarcadero) or 640 Via de la Valle (Solana Beach).
  • Tuesdays-Sundays | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Kitchens for Good Shop in PB | Here’s a list of items that can be donated.
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