The Top New York City Photo Studios for Food

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    What to Look for in a Food Photography Studio

    Space28 Studio
    Space28 Studio. Space28 Studio

    Unless you are shooting on location or own your own photo studio, cookbooks shoots, magazine stories, and food advertising campaigns usually take place in commercial photo studios.
    New York City is filled with photography studios, but for it to be a good choice for a food shoot it should have a fully functioning chef's kitchen, with kitchen equipment, plenty of food and prop storage space, and gorgeous natural light ​or enough space to set up artificial lights. If your clients will attend the...MORE shoot you also want a pleasant space for them to lounge.

    Some studios have large collections of props that you can rent for your shoots, others offer an array of photography and lighting equipment you can access during your shoot. If you are still looking to build your team the studio's staff should be able to recommend photographers, food and prop stylists, and assistants as well. 

    It's a good idea to check out the studios before you go in for a shoot. They generally don't accommodate spontaneous visits. So schedule your appointment in advance. Besides looking at the space, amenities, props and equipment also get a feel for the vibe and the staff.

    Here is a list of the top rental studios for food photography in New York City.

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    Prop Workshop Studio

    Prop Workshop Studio
    Prop Workshop Studio. Prop Workshop Studio

    Prop Workshop has operated as a prop rental house in New York City for years. They recently moved and added a studio space to their offerings. Workshop Studio is a 2000 square foot photo studio with a fully equipped kitchen and a large shooting area with Northern, Eastern, and Southern exposure. The absolute best part of the studio is the adjacent 7000 square foot prop rental house. You will find absolutely any surface, cake stand, vase, or mug you need for your shoot there. The staff is...MORE extremely friendly and helpful, and the props are perfectly organized.

    Stats

    • 2000 square foot loft space
    • Northern, eastern, and southern exposure
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Grip equipment
    • In-house prop rental

    Studio Address:
    1239 Broadway 14th Floor
    (Between 30th and 31st Street)
    New York, NY 10001
    Freight Entrance: 860 6th Ave.
    (Between 30th & 31st)

    Contact:
    212.219.8591
    booking@workshopstudio.nyc

    Website:

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    Good Light Studio and Prop Rental

    Good Light Studio
    Good Light Studio. Good Light Studio

    Good Light Studio and Prop Rental is another gem in the NYC photo studio world. Their location is a bit off the beaten track, but the warm atmosphere, beautiful natural light, and gorgeous props will make up for the hike in no time.  

    Stats

    • 2000 square foot loft space
    • 15-foot high ceilings
    • Southern and western exposure
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Grip and lighting equipment
    • In-house prop rental

    Studio Address:
    450 West 31st Street, 9C (studio)  9B (props)
    (Between 9th and 10th Avenue)
    New York, NY 10001

    Contact:
    2...MORE12.629.3764
    goodlightstudio@gmail.com

    Website:

    www.goodlightstudio.com

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    Home Studios

    Home Studios
    Home Studios. Home Studios

    Home Studios has two enormous shooting spaces, Studio 1 is 4000 square foot and Studio to 3000 square foot. It's perfect, if you are shooting large sets, multiple stations, or have a lot of people on set. Both spaces have fully equipped kitchens with movable islands and interchangeable surfaces and cooktops. The kitchens can also be closed off by rolling doors if needed.

    Stats:

    • 2 Studios (4000 square foot and 3000 square foot)
    • 14-foot high ceilings
    • Eastern and southern exposure
    • Fully equipped...MORE kitchens
    • Client office

    Studio Address:
    873 Broadway, #301
    (Between 18th and 19th Street)
    NY, NY 10003

    Contact:
    212.475.4663
    info@homestudiosinc.com

    Website:

    www.homestudiosinc.com/

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    Space 28

    Space28 Studio
    Space28 Studio. Space28 Studio

    Space 28 is a lovely space for shooting cooking scenes. It offers a beautiful shoot-in kitchen, lot's of space for props and a client area with a separate kitchen, that can double as a prep kitchen.

    Stats:

    • 1500 square foot loft space
    • 12-foot high ceilings
    • Northern exposure
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Client area with kitchen

    Studio Address:
    15 West 28th Street, 7th Floor
    (Between 5th and 6th Avenue)
    New York, NY 10001 

    Contact:
    646.368.9515
    bookings@Space28.com

    Website:
    www.space28.com

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    24th Street Loft

    24th Street Studio
    24th Street Studio. 24th Street Studio

    24th Street Loft has a spacious shooting area and kitchen space. It also offers private corners and rooms for your clients to lounge while you are setting up your shoots. Because it's fully furnished it feels very warm and relaxed. But, you can easily move items around or use them as props. 

    Stats:

    • 4500 square foot loft space
    • Southern, western, and northern exposure
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Fully furnished

    Studio Address:
    148 West 24th Street, 9th floor
    (Between 6th and 7th Avenue)

    Contact:
    212-807-1436
    i...MOREnfo@24thstreetloft.com

    Website:
    www.24thstreetloft.com

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    Shooting Kitchen Studio

    Shooting Kitchen Studio
    Shooting Kitchen Studio. Shooting Kitchen Studio

    Shooting kitchen specializes in commercial food shoots. Besides the fully equipped professional kitchen, you can rent stand mixers, food processors, pots and pants, and any cooking tool that you could possibly need. 

    Stats:

    • 3500 square foot
    • Northern exposure
    • Kitchen equipment
    • Grip equipment
    • 2 green rooms

    Studio Address:
    307 West 38th Street, Suite1805
    (Between 8th and 9th Avenue)
    New York, NY 10018

    Contact:
    212.461.1853
    info@shootingkitchen.com

    Website:
    www.shootingkitchen.com

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    Aloft Studio

    Aloft Studio
    Aloft Studio. Aloft Studio

    Aloft is one story above Shooting Kitchen right in New York City's Garment District. It's a simple and straightforward loft space, perfect for low-key shoots.

    Stats:

    • 1500 square foot loft studio
    • Southern and Western daylight exposure
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Grip equipment

    Studio Address:
    307 West 38th Street, Suite 1905
    (Between 8th and 9th Avenue)
    New York, NY 10018

    Contact:
    212.868.5760
    mail@aloftnyc.com

    Website:
    www.aloftnyc.com

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    Hell's Kitchen Studio

    Hell's Kitchen Studio
    Hell's Kitchen Studio. Hell's Kitchen Studio

    Looking for a bit more (visual) attitude? Welcome to Hell's Kitchen Studio. The studio is large enough for multiple sets and the kitchen features professional grade equipment with a super strong exhaust pipe in case things get smokey. One big plus, besides the extra large conference table, is that digital workstation and techs are available upon request.

    Stats:

    • Southern and western exposure
    • Fully equipped professional kitchen
    • Grip and lighting equipment
    • Digital techs and workstations
    • On-site...MORE production services and support
    • In-house catering

    Studio Website:
    307 W 38th Street
    (Between 8th & 9th Avenues)
    New York, NY 10018

    Contact:
    212.243.0661
    or via web form

    Website:
    www.hellskitchenstudio.com

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    Columbia Productions

    Columbia Production Studio
    Columbia Production Studio. Columbia Production Studio

    Columbia productions is located in Brooklyn about 15 minutes from Union Square. Besides the standard appliances, you'll find all kitchen equipment and appliances you can dream of. The studio space is very open and generous. 

    Stats:

    • 2,500 square foot loft space
    • Southern and northern exposure
    • Separate kitchen area
    • Grip equipment

    Studio Address:
    221 McKibbin Street
    2nd Floor, Unit 14
    Brooklyn, NY 11206

    Contact:
    347.227.8165
    studio@columbiaproducts.com

    Website:
    http://columbiaproducts.com

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    Neo Studios

    Neo Studio
    Neo Studio. Neo Studio

    Neo is located in a beautiful cast-iron building in NYC's NOHO area. It offers 3 separate studio configurations, Suite 302, which is the entire facility, or Studio A, and Studio B. If you are renting the smaller configuration please keep in mind that Studio B has the kitchen. Another plus is the on-site equipment rental. They also have digital techs available that can make your shoot a breeze.

    Stats:

    • 2500 square foot studio plus 500 square foot production area
    • 14-foot ceilings
    • Grip and lighting...MORE equipment
    • Camera and digital equipment
    • Digital techs available upon request
    • Client lounge

    Studio Address:
    628 Broadway, Suite 302
    (Between Bleecker and East Houston)
    New York, NY 10012
    (Freight Entrance: 164 Crosby Street)

    Contact:
    212.533.4195
    mail@neostudiosnyc.com

    Website:
    www.neostudiosnyc.com

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    EZ Studio

    EZ Studio
    EZ Studio. EZ Studio

    EZ Studios is mainly used for fashion shows and shoots but their penthouse studio #37 is a great location for food photography. The space also offers access to the rooftop.

    Stats:

    • 1700 square foot
    • 11-foot ceilings
    • Southern, eastern, and western exposure
    • Rooftop access
    • Fully equipped kitchen

    Studio Address:
    325 West 37th Street
    (Between 8th and 9th Avenue)
    New York, NY 10018

    Contact:
    646 329 6076
    info@ezstudios.com

    Website:
    http://ezstudios.com/

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    Sunday Suppers

    Sunday Supper Studios
    Sunday Supper Studios. Sunday Supper Studios

    Sunday Suppers is a beautiful kitchen studio and event space in South Williams, Brooklyn. It is operated by food photographer Karen Mordechai, who also hosts the popular Sunday Supper dinners and recently published her own cookbook.

    Stats:

    • 1500 square foot
    • 12-foot ceiling
    • Northern exposure
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Grip gear

    Studio Address:
    475 Kent Ave. #403
    Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Contact:
    718.388.2510
    info@sunday-suppers.com

    Website:
    http://sundaysuppers-studio.com/

     

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    Metro Daylight Studios

    Metro Daylight Studios
    Metro Daylight Studios. Metro Daylight Studios

    Metro Daylight Studios offers 4 different studios. The three studios on the 8th floor have fantastic light and are very spacious. But, only the studio on the 9th floor offers a kitchen. 

    Stats:

    • 2,300 square foot
    • 15-foot ceilings
    • Northern Exposure
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Grip and lighting equipment
    • Digital equipment

    Contact:
    450 West 31st Street, 8th, and 9th floor
    (between 9th and 10th Ave.)
    New York, NY 10001

    212.967.2000
    info@metromotion.com

    Website:
    http://www.daylightstudio.com/

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    See Food Media Kitchen Studios

    See Food Media
    See Food Media. See Food Media

    See Food Media features 8 fully functioning shoot-in kitchen sets, including one outdoor grilling area. Each one has a different look and feel. Besides equipment rental, they also offer prop and food styling services, and production support. 

    Stats:

    • 8 kitchen sets on 4,000 square foot 
    • Prop and food styling services
    • Production services

    Studio Address:
    32 Clinton Street
    New York, NY 10002

    Contact:
    212.228.2200
    studio@seefoodmedia.com

    Website:
    www.seefoodmedia.com

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    NOHO Productions

    NOHO Studio
    NOHO Studio. NOHO Studio

    NOHO features six studios, ranging from 700 to 2000 square foot. Check out their complimentary kitchen cupboard, it's filled with any type of cooking tool and kitchen equipment you could dream of, including sheet racks and butane torches. They also offer on-site and off-site production support.

    Stats:

    • 6 studios
    • ranging from 700 to 2000 square foot
    • 12-foot ceilings
    • Northern Exposure
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Grip and lighting equipment
    • Digital equipment

    Studio Address:
    636 Broadway
    (between Bleeker Street...MORE and East Houston) 
    New York, NY 10012

    Contact:
    212.228.4068
    info@nohoproductions.com

    Website:
    http://www.nohoproductions.com/