1- In the "Les Halles" area
I always start shopping my cookware and utensils in the "Les Halles" district, in the heart of Paris, because it has so many shops that I usually find everything in one of the stores
I usually start at Dehillerin (website eshop.e-dehillerin.fr ).
|I love the atmosphere here, It feels like time has stopped, with those old walls and shelves, I am expecting to meet Julia Child or Chef Escoffier !|
The staff is really the best.
They are really relax, speak English, glad to help you and above all, these professionals know their stuff !
I received good advice and had a great time speaking with them about pastry and cooking. For foreigners, they are flexible for the tax discounts
A MUST SEE !!!
18 et 20 rue Coquillière
Tel : 01 42 36 53 13
Deco Relief is a specialty store for candy, confectionary and chocolates. I found molds for my pulled sugar for instance. Their staff is competent.
6 rue Montmartre
9 Rue Montorgueil
My second choice is Simon. Their staff is very welcoming too, and their prices are very competitive
|There are two separate Morin stores, side by side on the street. I really recommend Morin as the range of products is really large !|
48 Rue Montmartre
Another store close by is La Bovida. The staff is not as friendly as the stores I mentioned above, but they have interesting products as well, so it's my 3rd choice for visit
36 Rue Montmartre
G. Detou is interesting for the ingredients, you will find pretty much anything you cannot find elsewhere.
Whenever you stumble on a recipe "where the hell am I gonna find this ingredient ?", don't think twice, and go to G. Detou : they probably have that ingredient ! Also, their staff is very nice and friendly
58 Rue Tiquetonne
Well... I initially thought I wouldn't mention them, because their staff pissed me off too many times, they can be... very French and rude, although not always, really depends on the moon and the clerk servicing you.
Nevertheless, they have some modern cookware and molds that make it another must-go
13 Rue Montmartre
La Librairie Gourmande
This bookstore is a must-go for gourmet and cooks... A two levels bookstore specialized in culinary books
Was initially planning to briefly visit the store and ended up staying two hours. So many interesting books....
92-96 Rue Montmartre
2- Neighborhood l'Hotel de Ville / Marais
Le BHV (Bazar de l'Hotel de Ville)The BHV (Bazar de l'Hotel de Ville) has a lot of culinary cookware and utensils that, although not as good as professional products, are interesting for foodies
64 Rue de Rivoli
Kitchen BazaarThe Kitchen Bazaar is just a few blocks away
4 Rue de Bretagne
There's an online e-commerce website specialized in pastry ustensils and molds : www.cuisineshop.fr. They also recently opened a store where you can browse their items. I heard people say that their products are cheaper, which I didn't find. However they have good stuff for pastry.
44 Rue Pelleport