E. Dehillerin

18-20 Rue Coquillière, 75001 Paris, France

At first glance, this cookware emporium feels like a dusty relic. But dig a little deeper, especially in the basement, and you’ll find just about anything you could need for the kitchen, along with plenty of treasures you don’t—duck press, anyone?—but would love all the same. Knives, copper cookware, and ceramics are the selection’s biggest strengths.

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Shop Like Julia Child

This cramped and crowded temple to cookware is where Julia Child shopped, which might surprise you given how no-frills it is. Creaky floorboards, bad lighting and a basement haphazardly crammed with copper pots and pans is hardly a Williams-Sonoma. But the nearly 200-year-old E. Dehillerin wasn’t created for dilettantes; chefs, students of Le Cordon Bleu and other restaurant pros come here to buy everything from cast-iron Dutch ovens to sauté pans to kitchen utensils. Want a cheap souvenir? Pick up a bright green (like the facade) E. Dehillerin apron for 20 euro.

Perfect for Cooks

I dream about going to E. Dehillerin. They stock every piece of professional French cookware imaginable, and staff is incredibly helpful. I promise, you’ll leave the store inspired.

A Cook's Valhalla

Prepare yourself o’ kitchen warriors, for this restaurant supplier is not for the faint-hearted. Know what you want, wander the towering aisles for hours or flip the massive catalog system found throughout the store. You will be in awe— every variety of pot, pan, spoon, ladle, knife, whisk, terrine, pastry mold, or casserole can be found. The selection of copper ware is stunning... paella pans the size of Texas. Its a fun stop, you’re sure to come away with something useful, a wonderful souvenir of France’s culinary tradition. 1sr. arrondissement.

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