La Cuisine – The Cook’s Resource
323 Cameron Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 836-4435 Fax: (703) 836-8925
Toll Free: (800) 521-1176

Nancy Pollard traveled to Europe in 1970 to attend a German language program sponsored by the Goethe Institute. It was an experience that opened her eyes to a better way to eat. 

For 29 years La Cuisine - The Cooks Resource has offered the finest cookware, carbon and stainless cutlery and top quality kitchen gear for the amateur and professional chef. Nancy chooses brands that offer exceptional quality as well as classic design. However, there is another ingredient to La Cuisine’s impressive inventory. Nancy calls it "innovative traditionalism"- the ability to balance the timeless and proven with the best that technology has to offer. La Cuisine’s selection of hard to find brands includes superior American and European manufacturers such as Mauviel, Sabatier and Apillo. They test the products that they sell, on the premises!

Located on one of the prettiest and quietest blocks in Old Town (behind City Hall) and housed in an old grain warehouse that dates to 1810, La Cuisine has become a destination in the Washington area. Food and Wine magazine recommends La Cuisine in their December 1999 edition. It is a beautiful store that gleams with copper, stainless and good taste. 


La Cuisine is not the prototypical kitchen/ cookware/ appliance store. This is a high end cookware experience. It is focused on quality cookware and interesting cookbooks. You won’t find a lot of knickknacks that you don’t need.


You will find a extensive selection of the finest dry goods such as Cassoulet’s Beans and Fortnum and Mason teas. Panel Chocolates are a specialty at La Cuisine. If you haven’t tried these chocolates, you simply don’t know what you are missing. Ask about the chocolate war, it’s an interesting little competition that you can get in on yourself, if you have the talent. Visit them on-line at http://www.lacuisineus.com/. Send an e-mail, call or come on by. The staff at La Cuisine is ready to assist you with friendly, knowledgeable service.

La Cuisine – The Cook’s Resource
323 Cameron Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 836-4435 Fax: (703) 836-8925
Toll Free: (800) 521-1176