A lot of good information is out there on creating a raw food kitchen. In my opinion, although you do not need to be entirely a "raw foodist" or even a vegan to enjoy these recipes, there is some basic equipment that you should have.
© A good chef's knife and cutting board
© A paring knife
© A vegetable peeler with a serated blade
© A lemon/lime juicer
© A food processor (at least a medium-sized one)... Often you can find gently used food processors that are still in good condition at yard sales or thrift stores.
© A blender, preferably a Vita-Mix or something similar
© Large mixing bowls
Other fun stuff...
© A spiral slicer
© A mandoline slicer
© A food dehydrator, perferably on that is front-loading, like Excaliber
© A centrifugal or twin-gear juicer, such as Jack Lalanne or Champion
© A garlic press
© A coffee grinder, to make your own flax meal
© The Magic Bullet Blender, yes "as seen on t.v." - excellent device for grinding flax seed/herbs and making recipes that serve one or two people...if you get one of these, you won't need a coffee grinder
What's in the pantry?
© sea salt
© Bragg's Liquid Aminos
© extra virgin first cold-press olive oil
© dry herbs and spices (Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb)
© certain nuts and seeds (sunflower, cashews, pine nuts, brazil nuts)
© extra virgin cold-pressed sesame oil
© seaweed (wakame, nori sheets)
© medjool dates
© raw unfiltered honey (local)
© raw agave nectar
What's in the fridge?
© nama shoyu/tamari
© soaked and dehydrated nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds)
© flax seeds
© dried lentils, black-eyed peas, chickpeas
© white miso (vegan)
© unpasteurized apple cider vinegar (Bragg's)
© fresh greens (kale, spinach)
© fresh vegetables (carrots, bell peppers, squash)
© fresh fruit (apples)
© raw almond butter
© tahini (from Neomonde)
© nutritional yeast*
© grade B maple syrup*
*Although nutritional yeast and grade B maple syrup are used in some raw food recipes, they are not, by technical definition, raw. Personally, I like the cheesy flavor that nutritional yeast adds to foods as well as B vitamins. Also, I prefer using grade B maple syrup because I believe it is healthier than agave. All sweeteners should be used sparingly.