This is the place to go in Paris for pans and cookware. It’s been open since the 1800s and it’s still very old school.
Upstairs the shelves are filled with kitchen tools like pastry utensils, candy molds, and tons of little shapes for tarts and amuse-bouches. There are also tons of copper – you’ll find copper pots and pans hanging on all the walls. Head down to the basement, for the heavy things. There, you can find shelves of Staub pans, huge industrial size pots, and you might find some porcelain pieces as well.
When you go to check out and pay, they check all of your pieces against the receipt and then wrap everything in brown paper and bright yellow branded tape. The last time we were there we picked up a few sheet pans and of course, they wrapped them all up and then fashioned a cute little handle with the tape to make it easier to carry sheet pans around the city.
The fourth generation of the Dehillerin family runs the shop, with Eric and Edouard at the helm. E. Dehillerin is still very old school but you can also order online. I ordered my husband a copper Pommes Anna pan for his birthday last year and it came perfectly fine, but you can tell they are not really set up for seamless e-commerce. It’s better if you can make it to the store in person since this is the place where people like Julia Child and Chuck Williams purchased their copper. If you love to cook and you love history, you won’t want to miss this Parisian institution, even if you just stop in to browse.
E. Dehillerin, 18-20 Rue Coquillière, 75001 Paris, France