The best trays and platters will surely help you arrange, organise and serve the food and drink you make. But when you purchase beautifully designed tableware, it's not just about utility alone but it can be used as decor and put on display in your kitchen when not in use. We've curated a list of amazing trays and platters that are super functional, colourful, and will make your guests go 'wow'.
10 Trays And Platters To Serve Snacks, Beverages, And Then Some
Blue Star Gold Foiling Tray
If your kitchen is designed and has a chic vibe to it, this tray by The Mohraj will add to the aesthetic. It's the perfect tray to serve your guests their drinks in, it's sturdy and perfectly sized. Made of MDF, it's not tough to care for either; wiping with a damp cloth will do. It's available in a small (good for 4 teacups) and large (good for 6-7 teacups) sizes. The Mohraj works with local artisans and handcrafts their products using recycled fiberboard, aluminium, copper, silver, brass, marble, and mother of pearl among others, We are absolutely loving the look of this tray and if you do too, get yourself one before it's sold out.
Blue Ikkat Design Triangular Metal Platter
If your home (or kitchen) follows a slightly Moroccon theme or features Jaipur Blue Pottery, then this metal platter from August Collectives will fit right in, minus the fragility of clayware. It's shallow, and not the usual circle or square, making it ideal to really "show". You can use this for bringing out nuts, chips, or perhaps delicate cutlery for more substantial snacks. Made of Aluminium, this can be washed (though gently) with water. This platter has uses outside the kitchen too if you'd rather make it a trinket tray in your room or by the door for keys, odds, and ends.
Rectangle Serving Board With Handle
This serving board by The Pitara Project is definitely a multipurpose accessory. Minimal, easy to carry and hold and oh so insta worthy for all your home cooking (and plating project), it's all that and long-lasting too. As you can already tell, you can use this handcrafted serving board to cut your veggies and fruits as well as use it as a platter to serve and eat some cheese from. Everyone needs this simple designed wooden board in their kitchen. Wash with soap and warm water and dry immediately after rinsing to maintain this practical beauty.
Floral Round MDF Small Serving Tray
Ceramic Handcrafted Platter with Silver Finish Handles
This platter is a showstopper for all the obvious reasons. If you can't get over ethnic style design on everything (well, we're not over it) then this ceramic platter by Amoli Concepts is just what you need. With a silver finish handles (made of stainless steel), this platter is handpainted. It works well to place other serve ware (bowls, cutlery, etc), or to actually serve food (as shown in the image). It's really the perfect accessory for your next dinner party.
Sea Shell Platter with Dipping Bowl
We love a platter just as much as we love eating chips and dip. If you can relate to that, you need to get this handcrafted Sea Shell Platter (with a dipping bowl!) platter by Studio Meeraya for your kitchen. It makes for a great kitchen display accessory, and you can obviously use each element by itself, especially if you like showing off your plating skills. The set is microwave and dishwasher friendly too.
Water Hyacinth Small Tray
On a drive to live minimally? Try these small trays made from water hyacinth that are natural, minimal and sturdy. These trays by Kopou Homegrown Products aren't expensive, do not boast of any extensive prints and are super handy. And if you're one to follow trends, the woven trend is huge in 2022, and this tray is the perfect example. It's also lightweight and versatile (because serving isn't the only thing a tray can be used for). The high edges are also great for preventing spillage if that's something you're worried about.
The Persian Collectibles Rectangular Platter
These Persian Collectible Rectangle Platters by The Sister's Co. are super appealing with their fine prints of nature on a dark blue ceramic plate. Ideal for smaller serving portions, this is great for a couple of cups of tea at best. Works even if you want to set up a coffee in bed kind of mood at home with a large cup, a couple of snacks and nibbles. The ethnic and royal aesthetic also works if the rest of your home is full of Indian handicrafts and art styles. The platter is dishwasher and microwave safe too
Serving Tray with Metal Stand from Mahogany Collection
This serving tray by Brick Brown is sturdy, minimal, and perfect for serving thanks to the conveniently placed handles (that also work as a stand). Ideal for smaller servings, this one is the one to bring out for when your BFF suddenly comes over to spill some tea. Perfect for either two mugs of tea or a mug and a snack (as pictured), this one will sit pretty on whatever table or counter you keep it on.
Mahogany Wood Platter
This platter is multipurpose in that you can use it to serve not just starters and snacks (there's even an indent for dipping sauces!), but also works as a nifty cutting board in a pinch. Of course, what really sells it to us is how contemporary it looks with the handle and unique shape. If we were your dinner party guest, and you brought this out as the grazing platter, we'll definitely pay more attention to the board than the food. Handcrafted and made of Mahogany wood, this handcrafted chopping cum serving board is solid, and will have anyone who sees it asking you where you got such a useful yet pretty product from.
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With contributions from Ahalya Acharya