Where to buy all the goodies for your kitchen
Having a well-equipped kitchen is the key (one of many) to a fabulous Parisian apartment. One thing I love about Paris is the sheer amount of specialty shops that are scattered throughout the city.
I’ve compiled a list of a few staples that I visit on a regular basis. Sometimes I even stop by just to see what’s new. If you are looking for places to stock your apartment with quality supplies, then you’ll want to add these locations to your Google Maps!
A. Simon is one of those store that serves the professional as well as the home cook/baker. They have everything from plates, cups, silverware, serving dishes, sauce pans, casseroles, pastry molds, whisks, spatulas, and so much more! They have all makes and models of all sorts of cookery. This is where I typically buy my Le Creuset or Emile Henry items. If you are looking for a wide variety of items, then this is a must for a one-stop shop.
This family-owned business has been a cornerstone of the culinary scene in Paris (and France). You do not need to be a professional to purchase items from here. If you are looking for something in particular, it’s best to ask the store clerks because their filing system is a little wonky to understand. I even get thrown for a loop sometimes.
It’s worth checking out the basement for the size of the stock pots as big, well, you’ll have to see for yourself!
MORA is one of those shops that’s a little on the pricey side (in my opinion), but has a wide selection of items. This shop more aligns with the baker. Looking for sprinkles? They got you covered. Need molds or baking tins? This is your spot. How about cake boxes and display boards? Pop into the room immediately to your right as you walk in, you’ll go WOW, trust me.
G. Detou is a baker’s dream. From an array of vanillas, spices, candies, and syrups, not to mention the chocolate selection. This is worth a trip off the beaten path for. There’s actually two shops. One focused on the sweeter side and the other on the more savory. And the team? They know their stuff and will you give you fantastic advice. This one is an absolute must to save in your spots to go to.
American in Paris? In Good We Trust is a must that you need in your arsenal for any sort of ingredient that you are missing from home. Hidden Valley Ranch, Pop Tarts, Heinz Ketchup, Reese’s Cups, Cinnamon Toast Crunch? That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Déco Relief is another store geared towards the pastry chef/baker in your life. There are 2, so make sure to visit both, but the one on Montorgueil is my favorite. The shop on Rue Montmartre is just as good too, make sure to check out both before leaving.