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13 Portable Pantry Cabinets That Save Space in Your Kitchen

Written by: Samantha Mayoralgo

Photographed by: Miguel Garcia Saaved

Keep your food safe and kitchen area organized with portable pantry cabinets. Easy to move around, make the most out of your kitchen space with these picks.

Kitchen areas are some of the most utilized spaces in households around the world. They are also the most regularly replenished because food, unlike books or clothes, runs out. Thus, the kitchen area (along with its food) goes through a lot of adjusting and moving around.

 

 

Some houses have pantry rooms built-in, but even these require multiple storage boxes big and small. Other spaces are too cramped to build a pantry space in. Because of these, food and other kitchen appliances end up scattered — which makes it hard to sort through by the time you need them.

 

 

And as a part of the most used spaces in the house, you will need them constantly.

 

 

Buying a portable pantry is the key to these problems. These portable pantry cabinets can be moved around, fit in the narrowest areas in your kitchen, and be used to add some flair to the area.

 

 

Benefits of Portable Pantry Cabinets

 

  • Fits any storage space

 

A portable pantry for kitchen areas can come in many forms. Portable pantry cabinets and rollable portable pantry shelves are the most common of them.

 

 

As you will discover on this list, portable kitchen pantry offerings also come in many sizes. Even the narrowest crevices of your kitchen area (the one next to your refrigerator for example) can fit a portable pantry.

 

 

These come long and short. They also come wide and narrow. Their malleability is endless, with most even offering adjustable shelves. Other portable pantry cabinets take this a step higher by giving you removable shelves. 

 

  • Multi-purpose 

 

Not only can portable pantry cabinets fit various storage spaces, but they can also blend in with any type of room. This list focuses on their use as a portable pantry for kitchen areas, but many of these cabinets can fit in laundry rooms, attics, and even living spaces. 

 

 

Any room can use some extra storage, and since these are portable pantry cabinets, these can fit right in with a new crowd of items with no problem at all. 

 

  • Keeps the kitchen space organized

 

Not all food fits inside your refrigerator and not all food belongs in there. Dry goods, like canned food, cereal boxes, and other spices should be kept at room temperature. Portable pantry cabinets help with this problem. 

 

 

It even takes it a step higher by having small spaces for smaller items. In big pantry rooms, most of the time you will need to shop for storage boxes or glass food storage containers. While these are an art of their own, portable pantry cabinets give you another option to organize your kitchen space.

 

  • Spruces up the kitchen area

 

Though most of the portable kitchen pantry models in this list have simple wood or plastic designs, some of them can spruce up your kitchen. 

 

 

Those with modern and colonial aesthetics will find a portable pantry that fits their style for sure. Practicality and design can always go hand-in-hand, as evidenced by these portable pantry cabinets.

 

 

13 Portable Pantry Cabinets

 

First on the list is ClosetMaid’s Pantry Cabinet, which stands 59.5 inches tall and 24 inches wide. What makes this an effective portable pantry is its thin (but sturdy) structure and easy assembly. Unlike other portable pantry models, this cabinet needs no additional hardware when propping up in spaces. 

 

 

This freestanding cabinet makes for a great storage device for your dry goods — from canned food to your other storage containers. Should you need to move this around, you can. The 8967 can fit almost anywhere, even in laundry areas.

 

 

As for depth, this pantry cabinet is 12.3 inches deep. The space it provides is enough for your pantry staples, which are often left out when you start fixing your last grocery run. 

 

 

If you need a portable pantry that is easy to access and malleable enough to make space in any room, consider the ClosetMaid 8967. With its matte-white finish, you can be sure it adds a contemporary finish to your home.

Key Features

  • Made with TSCA TITLE VI COMPLIANT manufactured wood laminate
  • Comes with two adjustable shelves 
  • Floor mounted

Specifications

  • 59.5 inches (H) x 12.5 inches (D) x 24 inches (W)
  • 12.3 inches deep

Pros

  • Easy to match with the style of your home
  • Comes in three colors: espresso, cherry, and white
  • Slim enough to fit in off spaces
  • Easy-to-follow instructions

Cons

  • Heavy box, probably cannot be carried alone

 

 

Another versatile cabinet on this list is Homcom’s Traditional Freestanding portable pantry. Unlike the previous offering, this has a more traditional look, which matches well with colonial-style houses. 

 

 

This elegant portable pantry looks straight out of a rich and bright farmhouse. However, it is more than just looks. It has three adjustable shelves for items of different sizes. The freestanding kitchen pantry also has a large storage drawer for your off-sized dry goods (like cereal).

 

 

Not everything accessible has to be easy to see. With Homcom’s Traditional Freestanding portable pantry, you can hide your kitchen essentials if you want to keep prying hands away. Your family’s goods are also safe with its P2 grade wood.

Key Features

  • Traditional colonial style
  • P2 grade engineered wood
  • Made with MDF and particleboard
  • Surface mount

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 30 inches (W) x 15.75 inches (D) x 72 inches (H)
  • Drawer Size: 24 inches (W) x 13 inches (D) x 4 inches (H)
  • 2.75 inches off the ground

Pros

  • Large storage capacity
  • Sturdy and easy to assemble
  • Versatile
  • Aesthetically pleasing

Cons

  • Requires extra materials for assembly

 

Keeping it simple and rustic is the name of the game for Sauder 419188’s portable pantry. With four adjustable shelves and an Oak finish, this storage device is a practical buy and is also pleasing to the eye.

 

 

As a bonus, you can also move this around your house. Like the other portable pantry models on this list, Sauder’s 419188 Storage Cabinet can also fit any room you put it into. More than keep your dry goods safe, this cabinet can also be a bookshelf or a laundry room piece. Standing 71.10 inches high, this portable pantry can help you declutter any room in your household.

Key Features

  • Made with recycled wood and recycled materials
  • Highland Oak finish 
  • Traditional style
  • Four adjustable shelves and one upper shelf

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 29.61 inches (L) x 16.10 inches (W) x 71.10 inches (H)
  • Weighs 73 lb

Pros

  • 5-year warranty
  • Easy to assemble, clear instructions
  • Clean finishes

Cons

  • Only suitable for lightweight items

 

 
 

Not all portable pantry models have to hide everything from you. Some dry goods, like produce, need to be out in the open. These do not keep for months like your bag of biscuits do, so you have to be reminded to have them every once in a while.

 

 

This is where the Fruit Vegetable Storage Basket comes in. Made with 360° wheels, you can wheel this basket with you around the house. As a result of this feature, this is one of the best space-saving portable pantry models you can get from this list.

 

 

A freestanding organizer is great for small and modern homes. These pantry options make it a no-brainer for those who do not have the time to plan their entire pantry area. Sometimes, the appeal is to get something as grab-and-go as you are. The Fruit Vegetable Storage Basket is that kitchen companion.

 

 

As this is made to keep produce, its baskets are made with metal and durable ABS plastic. To maintain the clean quality of food, it has anti-rust functions and holes to keep airflow at its best. These baskets are also detachable and can be used as single shelves — taking “portable pantry” literally.

Key Features

  • Made with sturdy metal and ABS plastic
  • Anti-rust function
  • 5-tier storage baskets
  • Side panels that keep your produce fresh

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 13.4 inches (L) x 15.4 inches (W) x 37.8 inches (H)
  • Detachable basket dimensions: 10.6 inches (L) x 15.4 (W) x 3.5 inches (H)
  • Weighs 9.14 lb

Pros

  • No extra materials needed
  • Moveable around the house
  • 360° wheel has a brake
  • Comes with mounting hardware

Cons

  • Wheels can wear easily and be defective

 

Compared to the other portable pantry options on this list, Hodedah is a standard pantry pick. It is tall enough to put in any part of your home and has enough storage space to be of great use.

 

 

This 4-door kitchen cabinet does its job best as a pantry, though. It has three adjustable shelves and 5 compartments for its users to mold into their organization haven.

 

 

These features might translate cluttered in writing, but these storage options make the Hodedah a smart pick for those who always stock different types of food. It was made with functionality and simplicity in mind.

 

 

Sometimes, you need not bother yourself with the aesthetic quality of portable pantry models. The Hodedah has you covered, with its extensive storage space, sleek wood, and freestanding access.

Key Features

  • Made with cherry wood with a birch finish
  • Four doors
  • Silver-finished handles
  • Contemporary style

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 71.6 inches (H) x 23.6 inches (W) x 15.5 inches (D)
  • Detachable basket dimensions: 10.6 inches (L) x 15.4 inches (W) x 3.5 inches (H)
  • Weighs 88 lb

Pros

  • Comes in four colors: beech, cherry, chocolate-grey, grey-oak, and white
  • Adjustable
  • Multi-purpose

Cons

  • Unclear instructions
  • Occasional scratches

 

 

Straying from the usual style of high portable pantry models, Home-Man’s “Laundry Room Organizer” actually doubles as a food storage item. Like the Fruit Basket, it has 5 tiers for you to experiment with. Each slim storage is 4.75 inches wide and can fit in the most narrow spaces of your home.

 

 

Because of this feature, this organizer can store more than detergents. One of its uses is to fit in between the off crevices created by your refrigerator. 

 

 

Let no space remain unused with this wheeled-portable pantry from Home-Man. Create additional storage fast and easily with its thin shelves and tall height. This is best for those with limited apartment or condominium space, and are looking for pantries that don’t disrupt your current furniture arrangement.

Key Features

  • Made with high-grade polypropylene
  • Extra-slim portable pantry
  • White

Specifications

  • Dimensions:  21.5 inches (L) x 4.7 inches (W) x 52 inches (H)
  • 60 lb capacity
  • Weighs 5.3 lb

Pros

  • Five-tier shelves
  • Best for narrow, unutilized spaces
  • Has rolling castors
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Might topple over if there’s too much load

 

 

 

 

Standing 55 ¼ inches high, this 6-tier Slim Rolling Pantry Shelf from Collections Etc is a metal cart with several uses. Unlike the previous item, this pantry has two width variants: 6-inch or 10-inch.

 

 

However, like the Home-Man Laundry Room Organizer, this portable pantry can fit in the nooks and crannies of your home (yes, even next to the refrigerator). Prop this up whenever you need extra storage space and don’t have enough storage space for it — this is a small home’s best friend.

 

 

Despite its small frame, you can fit tea boxes, jam, pasta, and other dry goods of different sizes in this portable pantry. With six shelves, this provides ample space for your daily goods.

Key Features

  • Made with white metal
  • Can be rolled around the house
  • Six shelves with two different width options

Specifications

  • Dimensions of 6-inch wide rolling pantry: 24 ½ inches (L) x 6 ¼ inches (W) x 55 ¼ inches (H)
  • Dimensions of 10-inch wide rolling pantry: 24 ¾ inches (L) x 10 inches (W) x 55 ¼ inches (H)
  • Weighs 10.26 lb

Pros

  • Best for narrow, unutilized spaces

Cons

  • Some difficulty with assembly

 

 

White, floor-mounted, and with a contemporary design, Jeroal’s wooden pantry cabinet is a perfect fit for modern homes. Unlike other portable pantries, it sticks to a traditional style but also adds an innovation of its own.

 

 

Upon opening this wooden pantry cabinet, you will be well aware of its use of space. Even though it is only 40.7 inches high, it has 5-tier shelves and 12 storage compartments. Easily concealed, this portable pantry is sleek, practical, and versatile.

 

 

It can house more than just one’s groceries, too. Try fitting in items such as day-to-day plates and glasses that you want both out of and within reach. Its magnetic base keeps this pantry shut tight. By virtue, this also keeps your dry goods protected from outside factors.

Key Features

  • Made with MDF wood with a white finish 
  • Contemporary style
  • 5-tier shelves and 12 storage compartments

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 23.2 inches (W) x 12 inches (D) x 40.7 inches (H)
  • Weighs 51.8 lb
  • 65 lb capacity

Pros

  • Adjustable shelves
  • Can fit appliances, plates, and dry goods at the same time
  • Lots of storage space for a small portable pantry
  • Easy to personalize

Cons

  • Some difficulty with assembly

 

 

 

The Hodedah Kitchen Island is a portable pantry with many other uses. As it is mainly a kitchen island, its surface is made for you to put things on it. Its storage space functions like your kitchen’s built-in storage space: store appliances, pans, and dry goods as you want to.

 

 

Made with compressed wood, this kitchen island is sturdy enough to handle small kitchen appliances such as microwaves and toasters. When also used as a portable pantry, you can store cereal boxes, popcorn boxes, and other dry goods that you want easy access to.

 

 

This kitchen island also has a drawer for keeping your utensils. It is the closest thing to a portable kitchen cabinet on this list, especially with its lock-in wheels. Pull-out pantry organizers are all the rage and for a good reason.

 

 

Lastly, the Hodedah Kitchen Island also has a spice rack for your go-to spices. Gone are the days you fumble around spice jars looking for the one you need. 

Key Features

  • Made of quality compressed wood
  • Elegant wood-top and contemporary style
  • Has a spice rack, a towel rack, and space for appliances
  • Four color options: beech, cherry, chocolate-grey, and white-beech

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 35 inches (H) x 46.65 (W) x 15.5 (D)
  • Weighs 64 lb 
  • One shelf and one drawer included

Pros

  • Strong metal drawers
  • Has space for many kitchen items, including appliances
  • Stylish and functional 

Cons

  • Unclear instructions

 

 

Over time, rooms will start to need extra storage. The appeal of portable pantries is that they fill this need without compromising the design of your home. Such is the case with the SystemBuild Kendall Storage Cabinet.

 

 

Standing 74.25-75 inches tall and 23.6875 inches wide, this cabinet can hold up to 175 pounds of load. Despite this, it is not a bulky addition to your kitchen. As a bonus, it is made up of laminated MDF and sturdy particleboard, both of which have water-resistant finishes.

 

 

Practicality is big with the SystemBuild Kendall Cabinet. Three of its five shelves are adjustable, which makes it a perfect fit for oddly-shaped boxes. Moreover, this also has adjustable feet and (child-proof) soft hinges.

 

 

The Kendall Cabinet plays a great second fiddle to other storage spaces in your home. Despite its height and capacity, you can move it around as you change up your home’s style.

Key Features

  • Made of engineered wood with a water-resistant finish
  • White
  • Floor mounted
  • Adjustable feet and soft hinges

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 74.25-75 inches (H) x 23.6875 inches (W) x 15.375 inches (D)
  • Weighs 95 ounces

Pros

  • Easy to clean because of its water-resistant finish
  • Fits any type of room
  • Simple design
  • Includes a wall anchor kit (for earthquake safety) 

Cons

  • Difficulty in setting up door hinges

 

 

Another portable pantry option from Homcom is this 72” Traditional Freestanding Kitchen Pantry. Available in white, brown, and black, this portable pantry can blend in with most types of rooms. 

 

 

Like other offerings from Homcom, this has a traditional colonial look.  This makes it a fit for houses with the same themes. Moreover, this also has recessed doors and antique-looking hardware. This is not by mistake: Homcom brushed the metals of this portable pantry with nickel. 

 

 

The storage space of this pantry comes in the form of one fixed and two adjustable shelves. These are made from engineered wood with a backboard. In total, this portable pantry has a weight capacity of 220 pounds.

 

Other features of this portable pantry include magnetic closure doors and an easy-glide drawer.

Key Features

  • Made of MDF reinforced backboard
  • Adjustable feet and soft hinges
  • Includes wall attachments
  • Comes in three colors: white, brown, and black

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 30 inches (W) x 16 inches (D) x 72.5 inches (H)
  • 220-pound weight capacity
  • 2 large cabinets and 3 shelves (2 are adjustable)

Pros

  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Can also store spices, utensils, and dish towels
  • Child-safe
  • Clear instructions

Cons

  • Needs extra tools to be assembled

 

Another portable pantry with wheels is Ronlap’s 3-tier storage rolling cart. Packaged as a movable storage cart, this can also work as a pantry. It has wheels that can roll for 360° and two ergonomic handles that make it easy to transfer around the house. 

 

 

Use this for small, unutilized spaces. While this is not the narrowest offering on this list, it is one of the most practical. Standing 26 inches tall, this rolling cart is a subtle yet important addition to your pantry. You can put your most-used spices and dry goods on its shelves. 

 

 

On the topic of its shelves, this portable pantry offers moveable side hooks with them. You can adjust and customize this cart as much as you’d like, making the most out of its storage options. Hanging smaller items such as towels can be a big help in an otherwise crowded kitchen pantry. This cart can help you with that, or you can look for towel bars for your kitchen. 

Key Features

  • Made with plastic and stainless steel
  • Can be rolled across rooms
  • Smaller portable pantry 

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 25.96 inches (H) x 15.75 inches (W) x 8.66 inches (L)
  • 3 shelves (with 6 moveable side hooks)

Pros

  • Multi-purpose
  • Easy to clean
  • Wear-resistant plastic

Cons

  • Relatively small

 

Rounding up this list of portable pantry options is Homcom, which also offers a floor kitchen pantry with 4 doors.

 

 

Boasting a contemporary aesthetic, this portable pantry comes in white and is accented with black hinges and handles. This design makes it into a malleable item, fitting not only your pantry but also your living room, guest rooms, and bathrooms.

 

 

Going back, this pantry includes 2 adjustable shelves and doors with independent handles and hinges. It’s sleek but practical, thanks to its anti-tilt mechanisms.

 

 

Like all the other items on this list, this offering from Homcom can organize cluttered spaces (especially pantries) fast and effectively. Its size also makes it into a perfect extra storage space.

Key Features

  • Made with white engineered wood
  • Floor mounted
  • Modern aesthetic

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 23.5 inches (W) x 11.757 inches (D) x 48.5 inches (H)
  • 110 lb weight capacity 
  • 4 doors (each with 1 door handle and 2 hinges)

Pros

  • Adjustable shelves
  • Multi-purpose
  • Sleek and modern design
  • Durable wood (with MDF Certification)

Cons

  • Doors need extra caution when handled

 

What Would a Portable Pantry Look Like?

Portable Pantry Look Like

Photo from Benjamin Manley on Unsplash

 

Freestanding and rollable pantries are often seen as a “portable pantry.” While these may not be one’s idea of a pantry, they look very much like a traditional pantry space. 

 

 

The difference between the portable pantry models on this list and a pantry room is its malleability. These portable pantries are multi-purpose. They are not only portable food pantry cabinets, they can also be used in different areas of the house. 

 

 

Some of these can fit in the laundry area or can be wheeled inside one’s bedroom. So, to answer this question, a portable pantry looks like a portable cabinet. The main difference is its purpose: a portable food pantry is for the kitchen. It houses your dry goods, spices, and other kitchen items. 

 

 

Even with a pantry room, a portable pantry will still find its space. There is no need to worry about it because it looks like a mini pantry space with all of your kitchen essentials.

 

Who Would Carry a Portable Pantry?

Installation kitchen pantry

Photo from Nick Fewings on Unsplash

 

Usually, it takes only one to two people to assemble a portable pantry for kitchen areas. Do not let the smaller-sized ones fool you: they can be more difficult to assemble than the large portable food pantry models with large pieces. 

 

 

As for carrying a portable pantry, many of these items have wheels attached to them. So, once they are assembled, you can simply roll them around your portable food pantry cabinets. 

 

 

However, for free-standing pantries, carrying them around is the only option to move them from one place to another. In these cases, you can ask a family member or two to help you lug it around your living area.

 

 

For some items on this list, asking for expert help from Amazon is also an option. This will cost more though.

 

Portable Pantry Cabinets: Reliable Storage Spaces

 

Portable pantry cabinets can save you space, energy, and keep your kitchen area organized. These are smart choices for people with either messy pantry rooms or cramped living spaces.

 

 

As a bonus, just like craft storage spaces, these are multi-functional, meaning you can transfer them to any area of your house with no problem at all. What’s not to like about reliability?


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