The Best Hanging Fruit Baskets to Keep Your Produce Organized
Kitchen organization can often be more aspirational than realistic. While we'd love to have sprawling, color-coordinated pantries, that's far easier said than done. Sometimes, one purchase can open up a world of possibilities, even if it's just more counter space. We're speaking, of course, of a hanging fruit basket. Although not a kitchen necessity, these handy vessels store your fruit beautifully and free up precious countertop square footage. And don't worry if your kitchen lacks a tall ceiling — hanging fruit baskets can also be affixed to a wall or even strung hammock style underneath a cabinet.
As for which basket is the perfect one for you, it depends on your taste, favorite fruits, and budget. We've already done the hard work of narrowing it down to seven winning choices. Read on to discover why we picked the X-Cosrack Metal Wire Basket as our overall winner, plus details on other top hanging basket models ranging from splurge-worthy to high-design.
Our Top Picks
- Best Overall: X-Cosrack Metal Wire Basket
- Best Value: Island RM Macrame Hanging Bag
- Best Splurge: Cora White and Wood 2-Tier Fruit Basket
- Best for Design Lovers: Anthropologie Hanging Loretta Basket
- Best Multi-Tier: Birdie Design Company Cotton Rope Hanging Fruit Basket
- Best Hammock-Style: Uncommon Goods Macrame Fruit Hammock
- Best Set: Makbush Designs Jute Hanging Wall Baskets
- Best Wooden: Urban Outfitters Ria Tiered Hanging Basket
- Best for Bananas: Prep & Savour Fruit Bowl with Banana Hanger
Best Overall: X-cosrack Metal Wire Basket
Best Value: Island RM Macrame Hanging Bag
Best Splurge: Cora White and Wood 2-Tier Fruit Basket
Best for Design Lovers: Anthropologie Hanging Loretta Basket
Best Multi-Tier: Birdie Design Company Cotton Rope Hanging Fruit Basket
Best Hammock-Style: Uncommon Goods Macrame Fruit Hammock
Best Set: Makbush Designs Jute Hanging Wall Baskets
Best Wooden: Urban Outfitters Ria Tiered Hanging Basket
Best for Bananas: Prep & Savour Fruit Bowl with Banana Hanger
Factors to Consider
Stop us if you've heard this one: you find the perfect item for your kitchen, you order it without measuring, it arrives, and it's way too big to fit. It may seem like a no-brainer, but remember to measure your ceiling height or wall before ordering a hanging fruit basket. You want to make sure you have enough room to hang it easily.
Most hanging fruit baskets will come in either metal or woven material. While both varieties can be durable, cloth models will be less rigid and possibly more porous, depending on the weave. If you're storing many small citrus fruits, for example, you may want to opt for metal, so nothing falls through the holes of an open-weave cloth model. But ultimately, most baskets can accommodate all types of produce, so it comes down to your aesthetic.
In addition to measuring your kitchen space, you'll need to double-check dimensions. If you're often storing bananas, you should look for a model with deeper baskets so nothing topples out. If you're planning on storing copious amounts of fruit, make sure the basket is roomy and pliable.
We scoured the internet and polled interior designers, chefs, and our editors to develop this list of the best hanging fruit baskets. Our winners may vary in design, but all are durable, stylish, and keep your produce organized.
Food & Wine contributor Juliet Izon is a lifestyle journalist who also writes culinary-focused articles for publications like Saveur, Bon Appetit, Zagat, and Serious Eats. She is a seasoned commerce writer, having researched and tested products for outlets like Conde Nast Traveler, AFAR, The Wall Street Journal, Domino, and Good Housekeeping. Her favorite fruit is an Asian pear.