An Essential Food Storage Guide

How to Store and Preserve Everything in Your Kitchen

Stored vegetables

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Minimizing food waste is a step in the right direction we can all take. Whether it's best practices for keeping individual ingredients fresher for longer or the easiest way to store that big pot of chili you made for future dinners, this guide will keep you informed and safe.

Our mission here at The Spruce Eats is to help our readers cook nourishing and delicious meals all the time, but especially when things are uncertain. Below you will find a comprehensive list of resources to help you effectively store and preserve your food.

In addition, our homepage will be updated regularly with answers to your questions, as well as recipes that fit the changing grocery and supply circumstances we are all facing. Please do not hesitate to reach out via the community comments section at the end of recipes, or directly:



Meats and Seafood

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Vegetables and Herbs

Pantry Staples

Cooked Foods

Baked Goods