Eating well and living a life that’s mostly healthy requires more than just food, people. I need to keep inspired and to do just that, I scroll through scads of imagery on the regular and bookmark anything that feeds my soul.
My pantry has evolved a lot since I focused on eating mostly plants. I certainly keep some of the other stuff around — like sweets and animal protein here and there — but I am so happy to make vegetables the star of my plate and store all the good things like dried beans, whole grains, fruits, veg, and fresh spices.
These seven kitchen pantries inspire me. I hope they inspire and motivate you, too! Please let me know what you think of these kitchen pantries in the comments. -xox
Rebekah and I have a lot in common, having both lived on and off in Paris for years. She’s also a writer, stylist, and eater with a pretty pantry. I am a rhubarb fan, too, and keep my Joyce Chen scissors in my kitchen. Follow her on Instagram. See all the photos of Rebekah’s pantry on Pantry Confidential. Rebekah’s cookbook, Apéritif: Cocktail Hour the French Way will be published in Fall 2018.
Emily is the founder and creative director of Hey Breakfast Club, a creative collective for one-of-a-kind breakfast experiences through restaurant pop-ups, curated neighborhood guides, and walking tours. Her pantry looks so real life, filled with all the great flavoring agents I use to make a dish better, like soy sauce, hot sauce, and dried mustard. Follow her on Instagram. See all the photos of Emily’s pantry on the Pineapple Collaborative. She’s currently working on a cookbook called Breakfast: The Cookbook to be published by Phaidon in 2019.
Sophie is the west coast hippie who runs the blog, Whole Hearted Eats. Her pantry is clean and simple, filled with loads of dried beans and legumes. Sophie’s fridge looks a bit like mine – stuffed with nuts and seeds that stay fresher and keep their nutritional value. Follow her on Instagram. See all the photos of Sophie’s pantry on Whole Hearted Eats.
Oh Lady Cakes is Ashlae’s blog and it’s filled with from-scratch recipes and food-filled stories. Her pantry and kitchen renovation is chronicled on her site and is just how I like it: clean, simple and so not fussy. I love seeing the Old Bay and all the open shelves. And I’m definitely recreating a dairy-free version of her Coconut Banoffee Pie soon. Follow her on Instagram.
Ron and Leetal are the chefs and founders of NY SHUK, a Middle Eastern artisanal food company and the makers of my favorite harissa. Their big believers in handmade couscous and cook with their hands, something I also do a whole lot, too. (It’s just way easier to arrange the food exactly as you want it on a plate, in a gentle manner.) Their preserved lemon jars will inspire you. Follow them on Instagram. You can see all the photos of Ron and Leetal’s pantry on Pantry Confidential.
Yossy is the founder of Apt 2B Baking Company. She’s also a food photographer, food stylist, and baker. Her pantry is filled with all the good things and lots of loveliness in the form of hard-carved utensils, homemade bread, and lots of jam. I want to run away with her butcher block counter top. Follow Yossy on Instagram. You can see all the photos of Yossy’s pantry on Pantry Confidential. Her first cookbook, Sweeter off the Vine, is available now.
Jessie Snyder makes all the plant based recipes at Faring Well. Her pantry is the sort of tidy that I aspire to, with everything in neat rows and well labeled. I am hoping to build out my potion collection soon; hers is serious stuff. Follow her on Instagram. You can see all the photos of Jessie’s pantry on her site, Faring Well. You can also sneak a peek at her kitchen equipment.
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