If you’re looking for ways to live a more sustainable life, the kitchen is a great place to start. Feel good about setting your table with these eco-friendly products.
Best showstopping serveware
If you’re looking for something that will really wow your guests, then a customizable cheese board or serving tray from Lynn & Lianna Designs is the way to go.
Their products are made from Maple or Acacia wood, and a portion of the proceeds from each purchase goes back to planting more trees. But that’s not the only thing that makes these products a sustainable option. The epoxy used to create the stunning, one-of-a-kind designs is actually made using leftover palm oil that would otherwise be discarded.
Arrange your favorite charcuterie staples on a maple cheese board or serve up some bubbly on a lucite serving tray that will spark joy in everyone who sees it. Worried about nicking the finished design? The pros at Lynn & Lianna recommend using the back of your board for cutting, and the front for serving. Genius!
Most functional serveware
When it comes to functionality, Bamboozle has it down. All of their products are plant-based, biodegradable, and dishwasher safe. Not sure how you feel about plant-based products? They’re surprisingly strong, moisture resistant, and heat tolerant to sustain everyday use, so don’t expect to have to replace them any time soon.
We recommend this set of salad bowls. It comes with three nesting bamboo fiber bowls and a pair of grabbers for easy plating. And when dinner is over, fill them with popcorn, chips, or other fun snacks for family movie night!
Best disposable serveware
Choose from square, round, or fancy plates to create a stylish and sustainable table at your next gathering. Hosting a large event? Bambu offers bulk cases of forks, knives, spoons, sporks, and straws.
Best edible serveware
Yes, you read that right. We’re talking about serveware you can eat once you’re finished using it. IncrEDIBLE spoons are lightly flavored and can be used with hot and cold foods. Think soup, yogurt, ice cream, oatmeal, cereal, pasta, rice, stews, and more. These edible spoons are made with plant-based ingredients, including non-GMO wheat, corn, oats, brown rice, and chickpeas. Worried about food allergies? They are also dairy-free, vegan, and made in a nut-free facility. Choose from sweet and savory flavors, including chocolate, vanilla, oregano chili, and black pepper. Each spoon is individually wrapped, so use them at home or pack them in your lunchbox or picnic basket.
Best serveware for back to school
Send your kids back to school without plastic bags, wrappers, or lunchboxes. This 3-in-1 Splash Box Lunch Kit from ECOlunchbox comes with a machine washable organic cotton lunch bag, and a stainless steel leak-proof container. In the spirit of keeping plastic out of our oceans, there are six underwater designs to choose from, and you’ll also get a bamboo or stainless steel spork to complete the set.
Best serveware for the office
If you’re getting ready to head back to the office for the first time in over a year, treat yourself to something that will make packing your lunch easy as pie. This square bento box from Monbento is made in France and perfect for holding grown-up portions. It’s BPA-free and features two tiers and a food cup, making it perfect to hold sandwiches or leftovers, while its high edges make it easy to mix salads. These airtight boxes are freezer, microwave, and dishwasher safe for effortless storage, reheating and cleanup. Voila!
Best sustainable serveware for kids
Sustainable doesn’t have to mean boring. Fable New York has designed eco-friendly dinner sets just for kids. Each set comes with a cup, bowl, and 8-inch plate made from organic bamboo fiber, non-GMO corn starch, and and a food-grade BPA free melamine binding. The sets are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup and you can choose from four adorable illustrations.