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Best Condiment and Appetizer Dishes

A good appetizer can make an absolute party out of the simplest of gatherings, but an appetizer is only as good as the tray it's served in. It all comes down to the presentation. But condiment and appetizer dishes can do more than just that. The right appetizer dish can provide a lot of additional utility, from turning trays to dishes with built-in ice compartments for keeping your appetizers and condiments cool. Below are a few top-of-the-line options we’ve deemed “our favorites” on the market today. Have a look!

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Best for Kids

Avant 3-Compartment Plastic Appetizer Serving Tray 

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Lightweight and Durable

These trays are shatter-proof, and they’re a superb choice for birthday parties or other kid-friendly events.

What We Liked

The Avant three-compartment trays are shatter-proof, making them an excellent pick when little ones with tiny, unstable hands are around. This set comes with four lightweight trays, making it the most-fitting choice for distributing around a house or handing out to guests as personal trays. BPA-free and dishwasher-safe, these little trays are really a quality purchase for any event, but they shine due to their portability and durability. Order Online.

Best for Parties

Elama Ceramic Stoneware Condiment Appetizer Set

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A Stylish Dish Set

This sleek bamboo dish has plenty of space, and it looks good, too. The best of both worlds!

What We Liked

The Elama set has six separate ceramic dishes that fit snug together (five peripheral dishes weighing 7 ounces each and one 5-ounce central compartment), but there’s no need to reach here. The bamboo tray rotates for easy access to all the dishes. This is a great buy for a classy dinner party. It offers a lot of space for all your condiments and appetizers, and the spinning tray prevents reaching over any other dishes and subsequent cross-contamination. Say goodbye to dripping and spilling. You can’t go wrong with this high-quality tray. Purchase Yours Today.

Best for Condiments

4 Bowl Condiment Dish Rack Set

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Ideal for Sauces, Dressings, and Seasonings

A deep-dished set that works well as a condiment or topping holder.

What We Liked

The 12-ounce bowls in this dish set are deeper than the Elama set, making them the best choice for condiments or toppings, as opposed to solid foods. The caddy can be picked up to carry all four dishes around, but each can easily be popped out individually for personal serving or distribution. This is an excellent set for dinner parties, and can accommodate appetizers of all forms. Because of its deeper size, it’s more-fitting as a condiment tray than the other entries on this list. Our testers used this for taco nights, at-home salad bars, barbecue parties, and ice cream sundae weekends! Get It Here.

Best for Cold-Dishes

Prodyne Appetizers On Ice with Lids

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Don’t Lose Your Cool

This on-ice dish is perfect for condiments and snacks that are best served cold.

What We Liked

Designed to serve your appetizers over a bed of ice, with lids to keep heat (and bugs) out, this Prodyne set is ideal for dishes that need to stay cool, whether cold cuts and cheeses, fruit and veggies, sauces and condiments, or anything else. Vented bottoms allow the cold from the ice to seep up, and a dipping cup comes with this set as well. The durable acrylic won’t break if dropped, and each of these three trays has two compartments for added utility. With this dish, you’ll have plenty of space for whatever you’re serving. Keep that shrimp or those mini eclairs at just the right temperature! Buy Now.