Source: Bridge Kitchenware



Founded in 1946, Bridge Kitchenware is the ultimate cook's resource. Stocked floor to ceiling with nearly every cooking tool imaginable, including a particularly large supply of bakeware, it is the "go-to" cookware store when you need something unique, such as a blini pan or a madeleine mold.

Bridge Kitchenware’s dusty, workmanlike atmosphere stands in direct contrast to slick kitchen supply superstores such as Williams-Sonoma or Sur La Table. Walking around the shop's narrow aisles, you might mistake it for an old hardware store. Seemingly ancient wooden drawers contain a stash of arcane molds and utensils. Were it not for the shelves stocked with the latest cooking appliances or the walls lined with the popular orange silicone bakeware, you might think that the shop is intact from the 1940s. Follow the link below for more photos from a recent visit.

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Bridge Kitchenware, 214 East 52nd Street, New York, New York 10022 (212.688.4220).



From your description, I'd say it must be like the Quincaillerie Dante in Montréal (in La petite Italie)... A real place for real gourmets, with time-proven ustensils, not trendy ones!

I love those places and I'll sure stop by that one next time I go to New York!


Thank you, Martine. We are actually planning a visit to Montreal soon, so I am going to add the Quincaillerie Dante to the list of places to see. Is that near the Jean Talon market? I heard about it when we visited last summer, but we didn't have time to visit. We did go to Atwater market though.

If you have any other suggestions, please let me know! Also, any good Web sites about food in Montreal (in English) that you can recommend?


Unfortunately, I don't know much about montreal English food sites. You should ask Blork (a real nice gourmet) about it ( :)

Yup, la Quincaillerie Dante is near the Marché Jean-Talon, which is indeed a great place to stop by when you com. Here's the exact address: 6851 rue St-Dominique (at the corner of Dante), Montréal, Qc, tél : (514) 271-2057.

If you'd like some other ideas of places to visit, give me a few hints of what you may be looking for and I'll see what I can do to direct you to the very best while you're here :)


Thank you so much, Martine. I will check out Blork and take you up on your invitation.


While Bridge Kitchenware remains in business, it hardly resembles the impressive operation that thrived when the curmudgenly Fred Bridge held forth there for so many years. Serving behind the center counter in a perpetually foul mood, he was nonetheless an important mentor and consultant to Julia Child when she first became interested in classic french cuisine.

Alas, Mr. Bridge passed away about ten years ago and, sadly for us, "the son is not the father." I revisited the store recently and could only imagine the old man's wrath if he were to meet the current staff and find his once-exquisite creation in such a state.


We're looking for an electric machine to make ice cream cones.
Do you have any idea where to find it.


Thank you for your listing and review of Bridge Kitchenware. As you may not know it, we have moved to our new location at the following:

711 Third Avenue
Entry on 45th Street
New York, NY 10017

The Store showroom is expected to open on July 18, 2005.

Thank you,

Steven Bridge


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This shop looks perfect. I hate it when my kitchen looks like a carbon copy of my friends' kitchens. The kitchenware here has real character. I shall be visiting soon.


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