Everyday Living

11 Kitchen Towels for Vegetable Lovers

Kitchen towels are an essential tool in any kitchen. This fresh crop will inspire you to eat your veggies while adding a little whimsy to your kitchen.

Kitchen towels are an essential tool in any kitchen. That’s right—tool: Their thin fabrics (often linen or cotton) make them the perfect dish dryer (even when they’re damp). They also work great as a wrapper for warm bread, or as a hot pad, and can give your oven door handle some much needed personality. This fresh crop will inspire you to eat your veggies while adding a little whimsy to your kitchen.

1. Purple Turnip Tea Towel

Hand-sketched and screenprinted by British illustrator Lottie Day, this cotton towel turns the humble turnip into something sophisticated.

2. Broccoli Tea Towel
Nell & Mary

Portland, Oregon-based Nell & Mary transforms heads of broccoli, broccolini, and romanesco into playful works of art with these charcoal designs, accented by pops of mint.

3. Spring Harvest Dishtowel

This vintage-looking group of favorite spring and summer fruits and vegetables, including rhubarb, Swiss chard, and asparagus, is outlined with chic hand-writing.

4. Carrot Tea Towel

A Brooklyn-based illustrator shows off the carrot’s heirloom shades with this ombré collection of the vegetable, ranging from persimmon to burgundy.

5. Tomato Tea Towel
Claudia Pearson

An homage to this illustrator’s favorite produce moment—when tomatoes hit their peak—-this towel doubles as a guide to the summer staple with 11 different varieties depicted.

6. Onion Tea Towels

Give the kitchen workhorse its proper due with this trio of patterned towels, each printed with a popular variety of the allium.

7. Herb Kitchen Towel
Sur la Table

Perfect for anyone who thinks most meals taste better with a garnish of basil or cilantro, this pick spotlights nine beautifully drawn varieties of herbs.

8. Avocado Tea Towel
Chavah’s Garden

Prove how big of an avocado fan you really are with this lush watercolor of two buttery halves.

9. Farmers’ Market Towel
Hester & Cook

Printed on natural linen, these dramatic hunter green vegetables are reminiscent of Victorian botanical illustrations.

10. Root Vegetables Tea Towel
Jenna Rose Handmade

Who knew root vegetables could look so cute? This linen find, made in Canada, features hand-drawn illustrations of turnips, radishes, and carrots and is printed with water-based pigments.

11. Kale Yeah Tea Towel
Aspen Lane Colorado

Can’t get enough kale? Display your affection for the dark leafy green with this simple black-and-white statement towel.


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