The Anthro Kitchen Buys That Are Just as Useful as They Are Pretty

updated Jun 20, 2019
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As much as we love Anthropologie, it’s not always the most practical store around. Their selection of melamine plates, trinket dishes, and glassware is adorable, but there are other brands that sell similarly cute items — often for way cheaper. (For the record, we’re mostly talking about Target’s in-house brand, Opalhouse!) It’s all very pretty, but not necessarily practical.

Or so we thought.

If you scour through Anthropologie’s website, you’re bound to find some great items that are just as useful as they are pretty. Below, 10 of our favorite pieces you’d be surprised came from Anthropologie.

1. Prepd Pack, $69

With one large container and two mini ones — plus a little extra sauce container that clips into the lid of the main container — your lunch al desko just got a considerable upgrade. The containers nest neatly inside a carrier that’s not much bigger than a hardcover book.

2.  Ever Eco Rose Gold Straws, $19 for four

By now, you certainly know how bad plastic straws are for the environment — so hurry up and hop on the sustainable bandwagon. You could buy a bunch of paper straws, but Ever Eco’s stainless steel ones can be used over and over again. Plus, the rose gold hue will add a stylish flair to any beverage.

Another eco-friendly find at Anthropologie? Vejibag’s storage bags! Perfect for stowing fruits and vegetables from the farmers market or grocery store, this pick is made with organic cotton and French terry knit that will keep your produce fresher for longer.

4. Stasher Bag, $12

One more sustainable find: Stasher offers a sustainable alternative to the plastic bags of yore. Stasher bags are made out of food-grade silicone that’s free of petroleum, PVC, and latex. Oh, and they’re dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

The only thing that makes our nut milk recipe better? This bag! With fine mesh, it easily separates the delicious milk from the nuts’ remnants. You can also use this to make cold brew or strain freshly squeezed juice.

Sure, there are plenty of wacky tea strainers these days (llamas! Sloths! Narwhales! And more!), but it doesn’t get much sleeker than this option from Kikkerland.

Or, if coffee is more your speed, feast your eyes on W&P’s pour-over set. This press-and-cup combo makes it easy to brew a cup of Joe a few different ways.

Okay, ONE more sustainable find. Instead of using baggies or plastic wrap, you can uses these sheets to wrap up leftovers. The heat from your hand makes the sheets more pliable and they get better as you use them. Cover bowls, wrap up sandwiches, save lemon halves — there are many uses!

This carafe holds up to 34 ounces of water and it comes with a charcoal stick, which helps purify your H20.

Of course Anthro carries the most gorgeous sponge we’ve ever seen. No blue or yellow cellulose here!