Have you seen some of the adorable patterns for making toy food from felt? My goodness, some of them are so creative and cute. Felt can often be found cheap and other fabrics will work as well. The plastic toy food sets are so expensive any more (and they're plastic). I also hate when a set comes with mostly cardboard boxes labeled as various foods. I can make those myself. I'm going to be making a bunch of the felt and Fabric food for my grandkids. I think it will be as much fun to make as it is for them to play with, and it will last a long time, and it isn't plastic. Win. Win.