Dean & DeLuca

Dean & DeLuca
Dean & DeLuca in SoHo, New York
Inside view of the store in SoHo

Dean & DeLuca is a chain of upscale grocery stores. The first one was established in New York City's SoHo district by Joel Dean, Giorgio DeLuca and Jack Ceglic[1] in September 1977. It is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas.



In 1988 in New York City a new Dean & DeLuca market opened at the corner of Broadway and Prince Streets[2]. Smaller retail outlets followed in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Plaza and in the Paramount Hotel. Espresso Bars are also located around New York and in Washington, D.C.

Dean & DeLuca also opened stores in Charlotte, Kansas City, Napa Valley, Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok, Dubai, Taipei and Kuwait.

The major retail locations offer catering services within their local area. Dean & DeLuca's newest branch opened at Villagio Mall in Qatar , in May 2010. It is planned to open a store in Argentina at Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires.[3]

Popular culture

  • In the 1990s, the name was borrowed for a fictional New York City coffee shop in the TV series Felicity.
  • In the movie Hannibal, Lecter is seen to eat from a Dean & DeLuca travel pack, containing foie gras.[4]
  • The character of Patrick Bateman, in American Psycho, refers to Italian seasoning salt, picked up from Dean & DeLuca.[5]
  • Dean & DeLuca is mentioned in the top-selling novel, The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The band Steely Dan "name-checks" Dean & DeLuca in their song "Janie Runaway", from the album Two Against Nature.
  • In the popular sitcom Will and Grace, Will Truman regularly visits "Dean & DeLuca".
  • In the movie The Family Man, Jack Campbell recalls walking to work every morning with a coffee from Dean & DeLuca in his hand.
  • In the movie The Devil Wears Prada, Nate stops at Dean & DeLuca before returning home and tells Andy "man, they charge, like, five dollars a strawberry there."
  • In the TV Series Bored to Death, Richard Antrem leaves Jonathan a sandwich from Dean & DeLuca for his stakeout of Richard's wife. Richard leaves a note on it saying, "I made this for you myself".
  • In the movie Julie & Julia, on the twenty-second day of her year-long expedition through Julia Child's cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julie gets "carried away" in Dean & DeLuca, where she spends half of her take-home pay on groceries.
  • In the TV show Gossip Girl, Blair Waldorf is often seen carrying a cup of coffee from Dean and DeLuca while sitting at The Met steps.


  1. ^ P. Adamson,Sir Martin Sorrell (2007) BrandSimple: How the Best Brands Keep It Simple and Succeed. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 1403984905 p.209-210.
  2. ^ Thomas Derdak and Jay P. Pederson (2000). International directory of company histories, Volume 36. St. James Press. p.156.
  3. ^ "Pequeño boom de comida orgánica". La Nacion. 
  4. ^ Mikita Brottman (2 February 2002). "Celluloid Cannibals That Feed Our Darkest Fears". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  5. ^ Ellis, Bret Easton (1991). American Psycho. p. 147. ISBN 0-671-66397-6. 

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