The Best Kitchen Carts and Islands to Get Today

Because there’s no such thing as too much kitchen storage

You know when you’re cooking a gigantic meal, and you find yourself wishing you had just a little bit more space? A counter to set a few bowls, or another surface where you can chop vegetables? Or how about a place to store some extra kitchen supplies? Enter: the kitchen cart. We love a portable kitchen cart, which is there when you want it and gone when you need the space. If you have enough room, a kitchen island is even better. If your kitchen doesn’t come with one, there are plenty of options for something stationary, sturdy, and perfect for all your kitchen needs.

Below, check out the kitchen carts and islands we’re adding to our carts right now.

The Bare-Bones Option

Commercial-Grade NSF Listed Service Utility Cart
Hey, we know not everyone has the space—or the need—for a big, heavy, space-consuming piece of furniture in the middle of their kitchen. Seville Classics

If you’re living in a studio the size of an economy-sized car, you may want something that can move quickly and easily, and can be used as storage just about anywhere. If that’s you, you may love this all-purpose utility cart.

The Bare Bones Option with a Touch More Storage

Seville Classics Baker's Rack for Kitchens
This cart doesn’t have wheels, but it’s another basic stainless steel choice. Seville Classics

Its wood countertop makes it a little more kitchen-friendly, and it has a little overhead storage for anything that needs hanging.

A Basic Wood Choice

Catskill Craftsmen Grand Workcenter with Drop Leaf
This little wooden island has wheels *and* a drop leaf, perfect for when you need to create a little more counter space. Catskill Craftsmen

It only has one drawer, but there’s a shelf at the bottom for any of your storage needs.

For the Column-Lover

Americana Antique White Kitchen Island by Home Styles
If you’re looking for something a bit more bigger and more intricate than the portable options, this might be the island for you. Home Styles

It has a distressed finish and a hardwood oak countertop with knobs to match, and you’ll find plenty of shelf space on the sides.

Classic and Functional

Country Lodge Pin Kitchen Island by Home Styles
This stationary island will bring all your country house-living dreams to life. Home Styles

It’s large, sturdy, and can easily store “platters and glassware,” according to Amazon. You can also buy it as a set with matching stools.

If You Want the Best of Both Worlds

Best Choice Products 3-Tier Wood Rolling Kitchen Island Utility Serving Cart
This cart will placate wood and stainless steel lovers. Best Choice Products

It sits on wheels so it’s easy to move, and in addition to two drawers and two shelves, there’s also a towel rack on the side.