There are many types of lighting to choose from when setting up the kitchen. They can include crystal lamps above the head, recessed downlights, tabletop lighting, track light etc.
The kitchen is, in essence, a workspace. For a Clean Yet Functional Style, Pendants are great and all, but some homeowners are not big fans of them. They see the hanging fixtures as unnecessary clutter that causes friction with the existing clean kitchen decor. If you are looking for a cleaner look while maintaining functionality, try LED track light. They can be especially great for low ceilings where a hanging pendant would be too low.