Les Touilleurs: a foodie’s playground

Posted on January 12th, 2009 by .

There are three dangerous things for a foodie like me: eating too much, discovering new food products that you start to obsess about, and entering a houseware store. Any of these scenarios can be devastating for your wallet. And your mental health.
Well, let me tell you, Les Touilleurs is an extremely dangerous place. Located in chic Outremont, this store offers everything a food-lover ever wanted and more: lovely colanders, perfectly designed lemon juicers, hand-crafter wooden spoons. And so many objects that make you think, “I need that! And that!”
Founded by real foodies, this place stocks only the choicest items. For example, they don’t have 12 different brands of pans: they just have two. Before selecting a product, the owners cook with it and then pick the perfect one. Then they’ll gladly share their knowledge and even a recipe to go with the pan you just bought!
You’ll find Revol porcelain, Whüstof knifes, the famous All-Clad pots and pans as well as local products, such as maple syrup bottled by Atelier orange and lovely wooden spoons crafted by Tom Littledeer – perfect to pack in your luggage as a souvenir. No wonder this nice boutique just won a prestigious Global Innovator Award for being one of the best houseware stores in the world.
Bonus: If you are in town for a while, they also offer cooking classes. (But make sure to reserve a spot early, they are very popular.)

As for me, I am still thinking about buying a Demeyere set of pots and pans. I think about it all the time. I see it in my coffee in the morning. My wallet is getting worried. Is this normal?

Above: Fun cake pans and Tom Littledeers’ famous wooden spoons.
Les Touilleurs
152 Laurier Avenue West
(514) 278-0008
www.lestouilleurs.com

Business hours
Monday to Wednesday  10 am – 6 pm
Thursday and Friday  10 am – 9 pm
Saturday    10 am – 5 pm
Sunday    11 am – 5 pm

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