14 Jul E. Dehillerin: the Parisian place for professional kitchen and pastry utensils
Declaring anything “the best” is pretty subjective, but few would argue that this Parisian cookware store is truly special. First established in 1820, E. Dehillerin has everything a chef or baker needs to get the job done including pots, pans, molds, knives, pastry tips, the list goes on and on. Located in the 1st arrondissement at 18-20 Rue Coquillière, the iconic green and yellow building is charming and very rustic on the inside. I make it a point on each of my visits to Paris to stop by and add to my collection of copper pots and pans.
Supplying cooking and baking supplies to local and international chefs, this establishment is a culinary landmark. While the prices for European, copper cookware at our local speciality shops are prohibitive, the no frills E. Dehillerin provides fair prices even as copper supplies have plummeted.
Their displays are basic, there are no free samples of baked good or the latest electronic kitchen gadget making the rounds, these are tried and true products that your favorite chef would appreciate.
The staff is fluent in English and very helpful in guiding customers through the buying process including understanding the VAT tax and how to get it back. Each item has a numerical code corresponding to a price list located on each floor so it is easy to narrow down your purchasing choices.
Be sure to check out the knives and wine bottle openers, a few beauties certainly caught my eye.
À la prochaine!