Best Play Food Sets for Children

play food sets

Play Food Sets

When children reach a certain age, they start observing and copying the actions of adults. Preparing and cooking food and meals is probably the most common imitations children love to do. This is the reason why one of the most popular toys for children is play kitchens. You can see these toys everywhere - in the toy section of your local department store or even on some of the most popular online stores. But play kitchens are no fun without play food sets.

Play food sets make playing pretend chef more fun and realistic. Role playing or pretend play is the most common way children play. They role play almost anything from being superheroes who have to save the world to chefs cooking delicious dishes. When parents think of role playing that first thing that comes to mind is playing characters from fantasy worlds. There are no boundaries to role playing because a child’s imagination is limitless. Even as simple as pretending to be a chef can be considered role playing. And role playing toys like play food sets can elevate the fun and excitement of role playing.

Fortunately, there are many play food sets available on the market. However this also makes toy shopping a bit challenging because you do not know which sets are good. This is the reason why we made a list of some of the best play food sets to guide you with your toy shopping.

Bigjigs Box of Biscuits

We are huge fans of Bigjigs because just like us, they are a family-owned business and they advocate environmental causes. Bigjigs toys are made from sustainable wooden materials and finished with non-toxic water based paints and dyes. Their toys also conform to European and international toy safety standards so you would have a peace of mind knowing that what you buy are safe toys to play with.

Bigjigs Box of Biscuits is a fantastic play food set. These delicious looking wooden biscuits come in a lovely large wooden box. Each wooden biscuit is lifelike and perfect for sharing at an afternoon tea party. This set is a good addition to your child’s role playing toys.

Tidlo High Tea Shape Matching

Your little one can enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea party with her friends with Tidlo’s High Tea Shape Matching playset. This lovely set comes with two tiers with numbered cake bases and 15 uniquely shaped but delicious looking cakes. Good toys for matching, counting and imaginative play.

Tender Leaf Toys Animal Macarons

This charming set of macarons from Tender Leaf Toys come in the shape of some of children’s favourite animals - a bunny, a fox, a piglet, a bear and a chick. Each animal macaron has a separately coloured filing just like real macarons. Perfect play food set as a gift for any occasion.

Green Toys Cupcakes

Your child’s imaginative play just got sweeter with these cupcakes from Green Toys. Green Toys make adorable toys out of recycled milk jugs. This set includes a cupcake stand display, 5 complete cupcakes with removable frosting, cakes and cupcake liners that can be mixed and matched.


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