Play Food Sets for Toddlers

Young toddlers and preschool aged kids, generally between the ages of 2-6, love imaginative and pretend play where they imitate the actions of their parents. Play kitchens are very popular with this age. There are many new play food sets that include wooden play food and even velcro play food that make a lifelike slicing sound when cut. Now kids can enjoy serving healthy salads, pizza, fruits, and vegetables.

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    Small World Toys Peel & Play Veggies
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    This 13-piece plastic play velcro play food set includes an avocado, tomato, broccoli, green pepper, corn, eggplant, peas in the pod, carrot, cauliflower, onion, lettuce, cutting board and a plastic knife. Velcro technology allows some vegetables to be peeled, while others are cut using a plastic knife, that makes a real slicing sound. Great for daycares and young children because they can be easily cleaned.

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    Plan Toys Pretend Play Velcro Fruit
    Plan Toys / Amazon

    Recommended for kids 18 months and up, this wooden play food set includes 5 sliceable fruits (lemon, kiwi, orange, strawberry and apple), a cutting board and a wooden knife. These toys are manufactured in a latex free rubber wood, which is sustainable and good for the environment. They are packaged in recyclable materials.

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    HABA Biofino Fish
    HABA / Amazon

    There are so many adorable Biofino soft play food sets from HABA this list could go on for pages.  Pretend play foods include veclro for kids to pull apart or slice and include national and international favorites like waffles, crepes, sandwiches, apple pies, pizza, sushi, ice cream, pastries, grilled chicken, fish and hamburgers.

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    Green Toys Salad Set
    ©Green Toys

    This is a 20 piece stackable salad set for kids ages 2 and up. Now kids can serve a healthy option in their kitchen. The set includes a serving bowl, salad plate, 2 serving utensils, 3 lettuce leaves, 3 sets of cucumbers, 2 tomatoes, 2 red peppers, onions, mushrooms, and fold-your-own oil & vinegar and salt & pepper.

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    Pretend and Play Ice Cream Shop Learning Resources
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    This toy has everything your kids will need to create their own ice cream shop. 4 scoops of ice cream are contained in their own ice cream carton. There are 2 different ice cream cones (sugar cone & cake cone), as well as a sundae dish, banana split dish, scooper, and spoons. A banana that can be pulled apart is included, as well as a bottle of chocolate sauce that squirts out a pretend string of chocolate. Kids will enjoy wearing their own apron and taking orders with the included menu.

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    Melissa and Doug Sushi Toy Set
    Melissa and Doug / Amazon

    In addition to several different wooden fruit, vegetable, and cupcake and cookie sets, Melissa and Doug has a unique sushi set. Included in this 24 piece set are chopsticks, a cleaver and sliceable sushi rolls, shrimp, and tuna.

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    Kidkraft Smoothie Maker

    Using the included strawberry, orange and banana, place them inside the wooden blender and kids can imaginatively create their own smoothies.

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    Ikea Velcro Food Shopping Basket
    IKEA / Amazon

    Do you have younger children or prefer the feel of a soft toy? Fill up this shopping basket with 11 velcro food items that include a pineapple, bell pepper, eggplant, fish, sausages, bread and ravioli. 

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    Green Toys Pizza Parlor
    Green Toys / Amazon

    This is a 27 piece pizza building set that arrives in its own cardboard box for serving. Like a puzzle, kids stack sauce, cheese, green peppers, red peppers, onion, mushrooms, red tomato, green tomato and pepperoni to create their own pizza slices. The set includes a pizza delivery menu, and pizza cutter. This toy is made from recycled milk jugs in the United States of America.

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    Little Helper Shopping Cart, Step2

    This shopping cart is not only a great way to store a lot of the play food in your toy room, but it's sturdy walking toy for kids learning to walk. There is a space in the front of the cart for kids to push around their favorite doll or stuffed animal.