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Best Salad and Dessert Plates

Whether simply enjoying a family meal or entertaining guests, the presentation of your food can add style and panache to the occasion. Everyday meals require functional utility and durability, while dinner parties and formal occasions may require a more elegant approach. Either way, having a durable and complete set of dinnerware makes serving dinner easier and more enjoyable. Among the pieces that should not be overlooked when building out your dinnerware are salad plates. These smaller, 8” plates are not only ideal for serving salads, they’re also great for fingerfoods, desserts, prep work and more. We picked four of our favorites that range from simple to elegant. Take a look and see which is right for your kitchen and dinner table.

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Most Classic

10 Strawberry Street Salad Plates

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Simple, Classic & Elegant. 10 Strawberry Street Salad Plates are versatile, affordable all-purpose 8”plates perfect for salads and desserts.

What We Liked

We love the simplicity of this set of 12 8” salad plates. Nothing complicated, just simple, elegant utility in a classic round shape and goes-with-anything white color. They’re made of porcelain, so they’re safe for use in the oven, freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Plus, they’re very affordable, so you won’t cry if you break one. Get them here. 

Editor’s Choice

Sweese Curve Collection Dessert Salad Plates

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Elegant Curved Design. The sweeping, curved design of Sweese Porcelain Dessert Salad Plates adds a decidedly elegant look to your dinner table.

What We Liked

Whether for everyday use, entertaining, or formal dinners, the clean, curved lines of these 7.8” salad plates elevate your dinnerware to a new level of style and elegance. Durable, pro-grade porcelain construction is chip-resistant and safe for oven, microwave, dishwasher and freezer. Plus, they’re easily stackable for secure, space-saving storage. Buy them now. 

Best Value

Anchor Hocking Presence Glass Salad Plates

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Dependable Quality at a Great Price. Anchor Hocking Presence Glass Salad Plates provide a stylish, classic serving option at a totally affordable price.

What We Liked

These 8” salad plates from Anchor Hocking are a great choice for rounding out your dinnerware and they are easy budget. They’re durable, easy to clean and versatile. Plus, they come in a set of 12, so you can fill your cupboard and serve a dozen guests. Buy them here. 

Most Versatile

Delling Ultralight Ceramic Rectangular Salad Plates

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Ideal for Salad, Desert, Apps and More. Delling Ultralight Ceramic Rectangular Salad Plates are perfect for everything from meal prep to serving.

What We Liked

If you’re into angular design, you’ll love the appeal of these rectangular salad plates, and they can be used for more than just salad. They’re great for cooking smaller individual dishes, serving appetizers and desserts, even prep work. Plus, they’re durable, easy to clean and their classic white color is an easy match for your current dinnerware. Get them now.