Paris Shopping – Cookware

The first stop on our Paris tour is E. Dehillerin, a two century old professional kitchenware shop
 at 18 et 20 rue Coquilliere  at Le Halles.  This is essentially a restaurant supply store
and much of their stock isn’t suitable for the home cook but they do carry enough  home sized
items that we felt like we were in foodie heaven.
Two years ago my daughter and I bought copper pots here and we love them for their beauty and functionality so came back on our recent trip to buy more.  They have every size and shape you could imagine
and narrowing down our choices took time.  There are several large cooking stores in the area but
Dehillerin has the best selection of almost everything and is the most reasonably priced.
It is very expensive to have items shipped home so I recommend buying what will fit into your suitcase.
I’ve read complaints about their customer service, but we were more than happy with the help we received.
Emile introduced himself when we arrived and stayed with us for the several hours it took to pick out pots, utensils, bakeware, and knives.  He even arranged for a taxi to take us back to our hotel so we didn’t have to wrestle with the Metro with all our heavy bags.
Dehillerin is famous for its copper and it is sold in every size and shape imaginable. The pots are lined in either tin or the more durable stainless steel.  Copper is a small part of their inventory and you will find just about any other imaginable contraption to wash, cut, boil, steam, bake, mold or serve food.
Be sure to carefully look over the display on the landing of the staircase to the basement.
We found Revol lion’s head bowls for a small fraction of the price at home
and perfect shallow dishes for our favorite creme brulee.
Stainless steel food containers, bread and cake pans of all sizes,
hundreds of tart pans and rings, funnels, cookie cutters
Knives, peeler, serving utensils, silicon molds,
decorative baking tins,
pastry tips and bags, spatulas, whisks
measuring cups of every size,
ladles up to 1 gallon size (can you imagine how much that must weigh?)
pan liners, pie plates, scoops,
cooling racks
Knives, knives, knives, and more knives
The gigantic, restaurant size pots are in the basement.
They are fun to look at and to imagine what might be simmering away in them
in the famous restaurants around the city.
If you visit Dehillerin be sure to go down to the basement and look around.
The building is old and so very interesting.
I would love to take a peek at what is up this staircase.
We took a little shopping break and had a wonderful lunch
 at a cafe next door to the store.
This gave us time to talk over our possible purchases so we didn’t make any mistakes.
Its hard to fight that impulse of wanting to buy everything,
you know what I mean?
the “I may never get back here again so I better buy it while I can”  train of thought.
In the end we were prudent, bought only what we could carry home,
and are thrilled with all the great memories we have of our unbelievably fun
 shopping day in Paris.
bonne journee


  1. Susan says

    Cathy, love the photos. Restraint does need to be put on the front burner, so to speak, as you still have to get all the goodies home!!! Such fun!!!

  2. Happier Than a Pig in Mud says

    Now that's what I call eye candy! Looks like a great shop and a fun way to spend an afternoon:@)

  3. Kate says

    It is difficult to not buy everything you first lay your eyes on! You were wise to sit and talk about it…carrying it home is still a challenge and heavy!!

    Love your new layout/design!

  4. Rita says

    Loved this post! My first stop when travelling, the market and the kitchen store. You will show us what you did purchase; right?

  5. Pam says

    This is a great post and I would love to return to Paris and visit the shop. It has to be fantastic and a fun place to shop. We need stores such as that here!

  6. La Table De Nana says

    Oh how I would love to one day go:) I think I have a little bread pan from there..a client brought it home as a gift.I loved those sweet they will stay in my heart forever.
    You ahve shown us great pics..I feel your fun..Wow.. so much to explore and see..
    Quel plaisir!

    And your lunch spot:)

    How nice were they at that store w/ the taxi and all?
    I love stories like that.

  7. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen says

    I could spend days and dollars (oops, euros) in this store. Thanks so much for the great tour Cathy. I felt like I was actually there.

    Love your new look on the header. Tres chic.

  8. Eileen says

    What a dream!!! I would LOVE to spend an afternoon there. How fun. Thanks so much for taking us along with you.

  9. Erin says

    WOW! I want to go there! I bet the selection of cookie cutters was amazing!!! Great pictures!!!

  10. Barbara says

    That place is to die for. I used to ship….too expensive now. I'd almost take a suitcase just for that. :)

  11. SavoringTime in the Kitchen says

    I remember your post two years ago! How wonderful that you got to return and come home with more 'toys' :) What an adventure it must be to shop there!

  12. Proud Italian Cook says

    OMGoodness, I love that shop, I would go crazy! It's very smart how you went for lunch and thought about what you would buy, I'd probably buy another suitcase! I absolutely love your new look here and your header Cathy!!

  13. Red Nomad OZ says

    Be still, my heart … how would you EVER be able to narrow down your choices to what would fit in your luggage??!! And I bet they even have what I can't get downunder here in OZ – a jelly bag!!

  14. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    Some people would shop for clothing or shoes in Paris. And some for perfume. I hear their linens is sublime. But I want to shop with you!
    What a perfect shopping trip. I would have spent all day.
    Thank you for taking me on this virtual spree with you!
    I am so happy you had a wonderful time!

  15. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti says

    What a fantastic store! I love copper and would have wanted one of everything!

  16. My Little Space says

    My goodness, thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful place. How I wish I was there too. I think I will ended up with all those stuffs in my luggage, by the end of the trip. haha….
    Hope you're having a great day.

  17. gnee @ Singing With Birds says

    This is the kind of place dreams are made of! Welcome back. It looks like you had a delightful and fruitful trip.

  18. Anonymous says

    Oh my!! I would LOVE it there–so many tempting things for me to buy :) I vote for them opening a store here in the NW!!

  19. Vickie says

    This tour was exquisite! Loved your wonderful photos and the enticing shots of the back corners. Beautiful, Cathy.

  20. Kris says

    Oh how I would love to get lost in that shop!!!! Your pics are so good. I can't wait to hear more!!!

  21. Rebecca from Chow and Chatter says

    love French cooking stores what fun, and love the new design of your blog very slick

  22. mangocheeks says

    I stumbled acros this cookshop when I was in Paris, my husband wanted to go to museusm, I just wanted to stay in here. Your post has me wanting to go back soon!

  23. Lea Ann says

    This is about reason number 10 that I am insanely envious of you! Number 1 would be Pine State Biscuits and #2 Food Trucks galore…and now this. What a wonderful store. I would have been on overload.

  24. Big Dude says

    Wow Cathy – I don't read many blogs titled "Paris Shopping". That looks like a place I could spend a day or two and would likely only know what half the stuff was used for. Hope it's a great trip.

  25. girlichef says

    Oh, that makes my heart flutter! I could be lost in there for days…aaaahhhh. Beautiful photos, Cathy and I feel so dreamy now… =)

  26. Betty @ scrambled henfruit says

    Forget the shoes, I want pots and pans. :) I could spend all day (or more)in that wonderful store. Thanks for the virtual tour- a girl can dream…. sigh. :)

  27. Jeannie says

    I could spend hours browsing through that shop! Everything look so wonderful it would be hard to choose just a few!

  28. Ciao Chow Linda says

    It would have been difficult to resist buying another suitcase and filling it with tons of things from that store. Sounds like a fabulous trip.

  29. Cindy says

    You must have felt like Julia Child in that amazing looking store! I don't know how I'd ever decide on only a few items. Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures.

  30. Pam says

    Oh Cathy. I am so jealous (but happy for you). Paris is a dream of mine and finding a store with all that cookware would literally make me swoon. What a lovely day you and your daughter had!

  31. says

    Wow! What an amazing store! I LOVE Paris. The stores there are so wonderful and this is just another example of that. I’ll have to make that a destination shop on my next trip. I’m a copper junkie! Have a great time!


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