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Apr 9, 2010 07:46 PM

Looking for a place to buy cookware in Montreal

I've just moved to Montreal and finally will have the cupboard space to buy some decent cookware. I'm hoping people could give me some help finding a good store to stock up. Some of the things I'm looking for:

* Good selection of stainless steel cookware brands.
* Some sort of discount for buying many individual pieces.
* Near a metro.

I've been to La Soupiere which is great for some stuff, but their cookware selection is quite limited. Really hoping there is some sort of gourmet shop that will make me feel like a kid in a candy store.

Thanks so much in advanced!

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    1. This question has been asked many times ....
      go to Monas on parc

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      1. re: kpaxonite

        I second Mona's on Parc. A proper restaurant supply store.

        1. re: wilbroni

          I haven't been but from the looks of their website, they don't seem to sell All-Clad or probably any other NSF-certified tri-ply fully clad 18/10 stainless steel cookware. Do they sell Le Creuset or other good cast iron cookware?

          Seems like they carry pots and pans and kitchen stuff for restaurants, which doesn't really translate to good quality stuff most of the time. What do you mean by proper?

          1. re: weasel

            We are very happy with our giant stockpot and a large saute pan, not to mention lots of other little bits and pieces from Mona's.

            I'm not sure where you got the idea that restaurants want to buy bad quality stuff?! Don't confuse quality and frills. Mona's doesn't carry consumer brands, but it's high quality stuff meant to last, and it's WAY cheaper than if you went to The Bay.

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        1. No discounts but you might enjoy feasting your eyes at Les Touilleurs on Laurier street,
          talk about eye candy.

          I often compare prices at Golda's Kitchen online; I bought my allclad from there and the shipping was quite reasonable .

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          1. re: superbossmom

            Everything at Les Touilleurs is insanely overpriced. Fun to look at, but not the place to buy. They sell Lodge cast-iron pans for $50 that you can get for $12 at Canadian Tire, for example.

            1. re: eoj

              France Decor will sometimes have restaurant grade used cookware, for a fraction of the price.

              When those cost 200$ a pot, you're happy to buy it second hand!

          2. Ares at Centre Laval carries some very nice SS cookware. It is close to Montmorency metro but is off island. They have specials, like 25-40% off, on some All Clad pieces. It is too bad that we pay so much for All Clad here. I was at the Williams Sonoma outlet at Woodbury Commons which is about 1 hour north of NYC. The All Clad was ridiculously inexpensive there. Not only is it about 50% of retail price but they had an extra 40% off on the tri-ply. I bought a set of two of two saute pans for 29$! I walked out of the store 400$ lighter in the pocket but if I had bought in Montreal I would have spent easily 1500$ for the same pieces. Anyways I know this story doesn't help the OP but I just had to share it.