Tiny but Mighty: Teardrop Campers with Kitchens Offer Big Advantages

When it comes to hitting the open road and exploring the great outdoors, there’s nothing quite like camping. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or a newbie to the scene, you know that having the right gear can make all the difference.

And when it comes to camping gear, few things are as important as your shelter.

Teardrop campers have become increasingly popular in recent years for their small size, ease of use, and versatility.

And for those who love to cook and eat on the go, teardrop campers with kitchens are an absolute game-changer. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at these small but mighty teardrop campers with kitchens and explore some of the best options on the market.

What Types of Teardrop Camper Kitchens are There?

When it comes to teardrop campers with kitchens, it’s important to keep in mind that the kitchen is often located at the back of the trailer, outside of the living area. This design is due to the limited space inside a teardrop trailer, which is typically reserved for a bed and storage essentials.

While this may seem inconvenient at first, having an outdoor kitchen actually has its benefits. For one, it allows you to enjoy the great outdoors while cooking, which is one of the many reasons why people choose to go camping in the first place. Additionally, having an outdoor kitchen means that cooking smells and smoke won’t linger inside your living space.

That being said, cooking outside can have its challenges, especially if the weather is not on your side. However, most teardrop trailers feature a hatch-back covering that provides protection from the elements and sun while you’re cooking. This allows you to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery without having to worry about getting sunburnt or wet from unexpected rain.

For those who want even more comfort and convenience in their teardrop camper kitchen, custom trailers offer many add-ons and additional accessories. Some popular options include side wings that extend out from the trailer to provide more cooking space and shelter from the elements.

Another option is adaptable screen shelters that can fully cover and enclose the kitchen, protecting you from bugs and other pests while you cook. These customizations allow you to create a kitchen setup that meets your unique needs and preferences, making your camping experience more enjoyable and comfortable.

Ideas for Teardrop Campers with Kitchens

This impressive set-up has a slide-out fridge and a slide out 2-burner stove. As well as many other drawers and storage compartments.

DIY Teardrop Trailer Kitchen

The teardrop camper’s galley is equipped with a work surface, ideal for food preparation, and a reliable Coleman stove, a go-to for many camping enthusiasts. To maximize storage space, three boxes were added underneath the counter, providing ample room for dry food, cooking utensils, eating utensils, and other camping supplies. The hatch located above the galley provides a degree of protection from inclement weather conditions, ensuring that cooking can continue without interruption.

Bean Roadster Premium Plus

The Bean Roadster “Premium Plus” teardrop camper kitchen setup includes a hatch-mounted dome light, RGB strip lighting with touch controller, paper towel dispenser, stainless bottom edge trim, stainless steel counter, and a solid surface backsplash.

The lower storage area has washable surfaces and includes an 18″ Partner Steel two-burner stove with rack-out. The left-mounted stainless steel sink has a folding/swivel faucet, and an 18-gallon water tank is under frame mounted with an aluminum skid plate. Additionally, the setup includes a filter and pump, as well as a powder-coated cooler/fridge rack-out that can accommodate a larger 45 QT fridge/freezer.

Vistabule Galley Hatch Kitchen

The Vistabule teardrop camper is an all-time favorite of mine. The galley hatch provides protection from the elements while washing, prepping, and cooking. The camper also includes convenient upper cabinets designed specifically for storing silverware, spices, wine and oil bottles, coffee mugs, and other essentials.

For those who enjoy cooking on the go, the Vistabule camper offers flexibility with a pullout drawer, cooler storage, and refrigeration configuration options. An innovative pass-through from the kitchenette to the cabin allows for conversation, cocktails, and dinner to be shared between campers. Additionally, sliding screens on all operable windows keep the bugs out while you enjoy the great outdoors.

EscaPod Topo Series


The Escapod galley boasts a full-size sink, an ENO 2-burner cooktop stove that pumps out 8000 BTUs, and enough space to fit a standard YETI 75 cooler or an upgrade to an ARB 63 Fridge/Freezer.

Plus, there’s an additional 7.5 cubic feet of cabinet storage space, a hidden knife storage cabinet, a spice drawer, and modular shelving to let you customize the space to suit your needs. To top it off, there’s even an outdoor shower to replace the traditional wet bath. Your home kitchen might just get a little jealous.

Timberleaf Galley Kitchen

Timberleaf Trailers

The Timberleaf teardrop camper galley kitchen is perfect for backcountry chefs who want to cook delicious meals while camping off-grid. Equipped with a sink, faucet, LED lighting, and optional stove and custom-made cooler, the galley features a dozen unique retro-inspired durable laminate counter top options, classic aluminum edging, and sliding bypass doors.

The counter height is similar to that of a home kitchen, and the galley is custom-made to accommodate either a Canyon Outfitter 55, a handmade dovetailed 45-quart cooler, or a Dometic 35-quart fridge. Standard on all Classic teardrop trailers is a spacious stainless steel sink with folding faucet and an electric water pump with a built-in 11-gallon water tank, with the option of upgrading to a 17.5-gallon water tank. The 2022 model now includes a built-in 2-burner Dometic stove.

Teardrop Camper with Interior Kitchen

Teardrop Camper Interior Kitchen

The nuCamp Tab 400 teardrop camper is unique in that it has a fully equipped interior kitchen. The kitchen includes a refrigerator, Push-Button Ignite 2-Burner Stove, and the AldeĀ® FLOW Instant Hot Water system. Additionally, the Nautilus Water Management System ensures clean water is always available. With all of these features, you can easily cook up a delicious meal on the go without sacrificing comfort.


Although the kitchen is often located outside the living area due to limited space inside, having an outdoor kitchen offers benefits such as enjoying the great outdoors while cooking and avoiding cooking smells inside.

Customizations are available to increase comfort and convenience, such as side wings and adaptable screen shelters.

These teardrop campers with kitchens allow for backcountry chefs to cook delicious meals while camping off-grid.

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