“The store was founded by Eugene Dehillerin near the famous Les Halles market. In 1880, it moved to it current location, an attractive building in the 1st arrondissement.”
“But E. Dehillerin is no Williams-Sonoma. Don’t expect some Martha Stewart experience. This cavernous kitchen supply store is dusty, and looks more barn sale than Sur la Table. And the sales people do not fawn over customers.
“It’s practical,” says Eric Dehillerin, the fifth generation of this Parisian family to run the famous store. “When clients enter here they are surrounded by what they see. The equipment is all around. They can see it, hold it, look at it. It’s living. It has history.””
Other shops are reviewed in Le Best of Paris.
David Lebovitz has a great article on cookware shops.
Mora is “everything Dehillerin is not. Clean, modern and polite” (FXcuisine)
13, Rue Montmartre, 75001
Métro Étienne-Marcel, Les Halles
Sat: 10am-1pm / 1.45pm-6.30pm
A. Simon is “where the professionals shop” (20 Little Cities) .
48-52 Rue Montmartre, 75002
Metro Les Halles (Rue Rambuteau exit), Etienne Marcel
La Vaissellerie is where I bought my lovely octagonal-shaped dishware back in 1991 (they did not survive the marriage). It was at the branch near the Marks and Spencer’s.
80, Bd Haussmann, 75008
From 20 Little Cities:
Famous pastry chef David Lebovitz says “If G. Detou didn’t exist, I couldn’t live in Paris.” The stores sells only edible goods and as its name indicates G. Detou ( J’ai de tout – I. haveverything) has it all. It is a heaven for baking goods and the great pastry chefs shop here for ingredients that can’t be found anywhere else. You’ll also find lots of savory regional goods on the floor-to-ceiling shelves such as the tasty sardines from Brittany La Belle-Iloise or jars full of all different kinds of dried mushrooms. G. Detou is a must-shop at.
58 Rue Tiquetonne, 75001
Metro: Etienne Marcel