A pantry is a storage cabinet specifically designed for storing food and is an essential component of an effective kitchen design. While it is important to have utensils and cutlery neatly organized in drawers and cabinets, it is equally important to have storage space for dried goods, canned goods, spices, and condiments for cooking. To increase food storage space in the kitchen, there are many pantry designs available, and additional pieces can be purchased and added without requiring permanent installation.

The term pantry is used to describe any cabinet in which food is stored, but cabinets specifically designed as pantries are typically taller than regular base cabinets and have a varying number of shelves. They may also include additional features such as lazy Susans or internal drawers to increase usability. If there is a shortage of food storage space in the kitchen and limited remaining space, a pantry designed for corner placement should be considered as it is a space in most kitchens that is often underutilized.