While I was researching Paris to prepare for our trip I ran across a store called E. Dehillerin at the corner of 18 and 20 rue Coquillière and 51 rue Jean- Jacques Rousseau in the 1st Arrondissement. In business since 1820, this store carries EVERYTHING you’d ever need in the kitchen.
During her years in Paris, Julia Child found her cooking utensils here. I can imagine that she loved the quality and availability of Dehillerin’s service.
If there is a copper pot, pan or mold Dehillerin has it. Wine coolers, fish poachers, saucepan sets, double boilers, paella pans — you name it.
Down in the basement of the store are still more pots and pans in copper and stainless steel and aluminum.
There are heavy specialty pans for and huge stock pots for in sizes for the home cook and the professional chef.
Back on the ground floor is a floor to ceiling display of wire whips. It’s so fun to think about the possibilities.
The staff will answer any questions you may have and go to great heights to assure your satisfaction.
Most things were either too large or too heavy to lug back to the US but we did find something for our friend the pastry chef.
E. Dehillerin has a website from where items may be ordered and shipped. If you are searching for that impossible-to-find item, this could be your last stop.
Are you the cook that must have all the gadgets? Or are a few basic utensils all you need in the kitchen?
Sidebar: Rue Coquillière in Les Halles is the street where shellfish venders (coquilles are scallops) traditionally had their stands when Les Halles was the wholesale market center of the city.