\" \" Onions and potatoes are among the many foods that don't need refrigeration. Here are five foods that do a lot better outside the fridge than in it. PotatoesThe refrigerator might not be the last place on earth to store potatoes, but it's pretty close. If you live in a Northern climate you could store potatoes in a pantry, basement or a root cellar if you have one. But make sure to use the lowest humidity setting available in your fridge because they like a really dry environment.