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Ditch the Plates for These Versatile, Gorgeous Bowls

It’s officially bowl season, and by that we mean snuggling on the couch, swaddling yourself in blankets, and eating anything and everything out of a bowl. Soup, cereal, piles of pasta, even ice cream (because let’s be honest, ice cream’s a year round thing)—it doesn’t matter what it is, as long as you’re cozy and the food is delicious (and in a bowl). However, all bowls are not created equal, and the round, comforting piece of crockery has many a use. So, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite pieces, and the best ways to use them!

Soup Bowl

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We love everything about these soup bowls, from their chic two-toned appearance to their roominess and depth. Handmade from black clay, each piece is completely one-of-a-kind, and works well with a host of table settings, whether monochromatic or colored. And, of course, these bowls are dishwasher and microwave safe, because eating soup’s all about taking it really, really easy.

Cereal Bowl

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We’re big fans of any and all Le Creuset products, so when we saw these deep, enameled cereal bowls we were, ahem, bowled over. Oven, broiler, microwave, and dishwasher safe, they’re gorgeous enough to make breakfast exciting, but practical enough for everyday use. Whether you mix and match colors or order four in one of their signature hues is up to you, but you’ll be thrilled no matter what.

Pinch Pot

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These beautiful, handmade pinch pots are made for salt and pepper, and will make seasoning your food even more pleasurable! The porcelain is pinched and glazed, then hand painted with 22 karat gold around the rim. This is the ultimate cute bowl that can also make a great holding place for rings, coins, and any other goodie you might choose!

Fruit Bowl

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Not only is this fruit bowl metallic and lightweight, it also adds a festive touch to any table or counter all year round! We love the simplicity of the interior grey enamel, which also makes it food-safe. While we plan to use this bowl to display fresh produce, smaller versions are also available for soup, salad, and more.

Prep Bowl

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As you know from our recipes, we advocate preparing ingredients ahead of time so you’re not chopping, peeling, and slicing ingredients in a hurry right when you’re supposed to be adding it to a recipe. What if each prepped item had its own adorable bowl? Enter these perfect little prep bowls which are also great for setting out snacks.

Dessert Bowl

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Bright, beautiful, and available in four gorgeous hues, these dessert bowls make us want to reach for the ice cream and pie…immediately. They hail from California’s Heath Ceramics, a company much-loved by famed San Francisco eateries including Tartine and Chez Panisse. The bowl’s rim prevents ice cream drippage and these guys are microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe (individual apple crisps and chocolate cakes, anyone?).

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