Since 1820, Dehillerin has been offering top chefs and serious gourmands professional quality kitchen supplies. All kinds of gadgets, knives, copper pots, sauté pans and giant-sized soup pots are available. Beautiful skewers with brass figurines of cows, fish, lambs, pigs and other animals are a great little souvenir to buy for yourself, a friend, or family member. Julia Child bought nearly all of her kitchen supplies here, becoming a faithful customer during her early cooking days while living in Paris.
Dehillerin is literally stocked to the ceiling with supplies, and its basement stores more industrial type equipment. The large pots are big enough for your little tykes to jump in and play hide and seek. The store is narrow and almost always crowded, but the sales staff are helpful with recommendations and speak excellent English.
The copper pots are especially sturdy and of terrific value, as you would pay twice the price outside of France and likely more at any major department store in Paris. Plus, at Dehillerin you know you are getting top quality professional kitchen equipment. Not much has changed since Julia Child came here to buy her supplies while studying at Le Cordon Bleu in the early 1950s. Close to Au Pied de Chochon (another Julia Child stomping ground), you can come here before or after you sip on soupe à l’oignon (French onion soup) or slurp down a plateaux des huîtres (fresh oysters).
Address: 551, rue Jean- Jacques Rousseau – 75001 PARIS
Phone: +33 1 42 36 53 13 – Fax: +33 1 42 36 54 80
Hours: Open Monday-Saturday (9-18).