Best kitchen trolleys: 11 stylish storage solutions on wheels

Our pick of the best kitchen trolleys make the perfect storage solution for those who've always dreamt of having a kitchen island, but simply don't have the space

black and wood kitchen trolley by chaplins furniture
(Image credit: Chaplins Furniture)

The humble kitchen trolley provides the solution to many a small or busy kitchen dilemma. Whether you're designing a small kitchen and looking for a space conscious alternative to the ever-popular kitchen island; or like the idea of a versatile and non-permanent kitchen storage solution (we're talking to you, renters) it could just be the solution you've been looking for.

Something of a chameleon in the kitchen, kitchen trolleys are as suited to life as a butcher's block as they are as a spot for vegetable (or wine) storage. Like the sound of them so far? Our pick of the best kitchen trolleys below will leave you convinced that they're the answer to many a kitchen nightmare...

For more innovative kitchen ideas be sure to visit our feature.

1. The colourful kitchen trolley

Whether you've opted for an all-white kitchen scheme and like the idea of injecting colour into your space, or have embraced maximalism as a trend and can't get enough of bright and bold shades, a kitchen trolley is an easy option for introducing happiness-inducing colour into the kitchen.

We love this sunny yellow Engioi Storage Trolley (opens in new tab) from Lime Lace and its capacity as a handy kitchen storage solution. Proudly pro all things house plants, we envision using this kitchen trolley as a home for trailing plant friends. 

Can't find a colourful kitchen trolley that you like? Opt for a wooden finish and give it a lick of paint yourself – our guide to painting furniture will point you in the right direction.

contemporary yellow kitchen trolley by limelace

(Image credit: Lime Lace)

2. The narrow kitchen trolley

Tiny kitchen? You'll need a tiny kitchen trolley to match. Lightweight and portable, a small scale kitchen trolley is perfect for storing loose vegetables that don't need to be refrigerated and can be simply wheeled away so it doesn't become a nuisance.

Find more small kitchen storage ideas in our buyer's guide.

grey and wood kitchen trolley from hurn & hurn

(Image credit: Hurn & Hurn)

3. The wooden kitchen trolley

If your taste is rustic, or even Scandi-inspired, choosing a wooden kitchen trolley could be the style (and storage) solution for you. 

Complete with two racks suitable for storing veggies (or wine) deep drawers and a table top, the Forhoja Kitchen Trolley (opens in new tab) offers a bit of everything, making it the perfect small kitchen accompaniment. 

wooden kitchen trolley by ikea

(Image credit: Ikea)

4. The vintage kitchen trolley

Whether you're looking for somewhere to store unique, presentation worthy pieces that don't yet have a home, want to try your hand at indoor gardening, or enjoy hosting and are looking for an easy way to serve guests, an open storage kitchen trolley could be the one for you. 

If your kitchen has vintage or industrial character, you'll love the finish of this  Botanique Kitchen Trolley (opens in new tab) from Maisons du Monde. Shop the full range of kitchen trolleys available from Maisons du Monde (opens in new tab)

green vintage kitchen trolley from maison du monde

(Image credit: Maison du Monde)

5. The butchers trolley

Meat lover who's always dreamt of a butcher's block? A kitchen trolley could be the solution. Equally perfect for preparation as it is for carving up, kitchen trolleys with a solid wooden table top are the ideal addition to a kitchen – especially for those who enjoy hosting.

We love the industrial feel of this Metal and Industrial Kitchen Trolley (opens in new tab) from Maisons du Monde. 

wood and wire kitchen trolley from maison du monde

(Image credit: Maison du Monde)

6. The display kitchen trolley

While less visually appealing kitchenware should be kept behind closed doors, we love the idea of using a kitchen trolley as a means of displaying the prettier pieces. 

Pair yours with delicate house plants, candle sticks and other pretty display pieces for an understated addition to your kitchen.

Shop the full range of kitchen trolleys available from Cox & Cox (opens in new tab)

green and wood vintage style kitchen trolley from cox & cox

(Image credit: Cox & Cox)

7. The stylish metal kitchen trolley

In addition to its practical capacity, a kitchen trolley can (and should) make a design impact within a space, so don't compromise when it comes to choosing a design that suits your style. 

This Black Metal Kitchen Trolley (opens in new tab) from Not On The High Street is a great example of a piece that packs a punch in terms of functionality – hello, sturdy table top and storage space – while working as a beautiful piece of furniture in its own right.

Browse more kitchen trolleys available from Not On The High Street (opens in new tab)

metal stylish kitchen trolley by not on the highstreet

(Image credit: Not On The Highstreet)

8. The best kitchen trolley for storage 

If you're a budding chef whose potential is limited by a small kitchen design, or lack of kitchen surfaces, the kitchen trolley is the solution for you. Opt for a design with a worktop (making sure it also provides ample storage space) to maximise the capacity of a small kitchen.

Find similar kitchen trolleys available from Argos (opens in new tab)

wooden kitchen trolley with metal baskets by argos

(Image credit: Argos)

9. The kitchen trolley (that's foldable too)

If you love the idea of a kitchen trolley for when guests are over, for BBQ season, or on the odd occasion that you require additional surface space, a foldable option could be the most suitable as it can be easily packed down and stored when not in use.

Kitchen trolleys like this one are perfect for cutting meat, plus they can be cleaned and packed away easily and efficiently. Find more stylish kitchen trolleys at John Lewis & Partners (opens in new tab)

foldable metal kitchen trolley from john lewis & partners

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

10. The small kitchen trolley

Owners of small kitchens will be only too aware of the fact that a little bit of extra space can often go a long way, which is where kitchen trolleys can make the world of difference.

Opt for a smaller model, like this Eddington Chilton Kitchen Trolley (opens in new tab) from John Lewis & Partners and you can still expect to reap the benefits of additional surface space.

metal and chrome kitchen trolley from john lewis & partners

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

11. The kitchen trolley with a wine rack

Now we all need one of these, renting or not renting. Not only can you show off your wine to house guests, but, if you're feeling really lazy, you can just take your trolley to your designated wine drinking area for the night. We love this White Wooden kitchen trolley from Maisons du Monde (opens in new tab). Its modern yet country look means it could work in a traditional home setting just as well as it could in a fancy flat. Cheers to that!

White wooden kitchen trolley with wine rack

(Image credit: Maisons du Monde)

Looking for more kitchen (and storage) inspiration?

Emily first (temporarily) joined the Real Homes team while interning on her summer break from university. After graduating, she worked on several publications before joining Real Homes as Staff Writer full time in mid-2018. She left the brand in 2020 to join the police force but continues to love a second-hand bargain and sourcing unique finds to make her rented flat reflect her personality.