Melissa and Doug 21 Piece Hand Painted food set

Melissa and Doug 21 Piece Hand Painted food set
Children love being able to play and express themselves. Which is why I love anything Dramatic play related. I think that it is a lot of fun to see children act out roles that they see in their lives daily. Which is why I love this Melissa and Doug 21 Piece Hand Painted food set. The set retails on Amazon for $18 and will ship free when a minimum of $25 is spent.

This set is made from wood, which means it is sturdy and durable. It features all of the food groups so it will help children learn about healthy food. And the best part is there are 4 wooden crates that come with it. Children can store the food in the crates when they are done playing with it, or use the crates in their play. These toys are fun and educational.

Included in the set are the 4 wooden crates, milk, cheese, fish, eggs, watermelon, cereal, chicken, tomato, steak, breads and more. For educational purposes, one can have the child separate the foods into food groups. Or by color. Or they are sturdy enough that you could play hot egg with the egg ( just like hot potato).

The value of this set is great. Many wonderful pieces and the price tag is so low. It will be easy to get your money out of this set. It makes a wonderful birthday gift or would be perfect for the Easter bunny to bring to your little ones.

  • durable
  • sturdy
  • amazing price
  • from a trusted company- Melissa and Doug
  • fun
  • educational
  • creative
  • promotes imagination
  • arrived on time
  • just as shown
  • great gift
  • adorable
  • solid
  • will last for years
  • great for teaching the food groups
  • compliments any toy kitchen
  • can be used to play games with
  • crates are great to store food or used for playing
  • all healthy foods
  • perfect balance of food groups
  • nice variety of food
  • colorful
  • high quality
  • great workmanship
  • holds up well
  • lots of detail
  • are not able to be flattened

  • paint has started to come off
  • paint can scratch if it is dropped hard on concrete
  • orange is a sphere painted orange- no real way to identify that it is indeed an orange
  • smaller then expected
  • some pieces are not life like
  • slippery
  • easy to drop
  • made in China
  • too heavy




I think I like this more because it looks cuter due to the individual boxes and secondly I'm not really that into sandwiches to begin with anyway. I'm much more into these boxed type of food and I think it just looks cuter overall anyway. Maybe I would also be up for purchasing the sandwich set but only as a secondary choice after I've already picked up this one.
Posted by Wubwub on 10-13-2018

Quite cheap.

Many might be angry and not feeling okay when they read that the Melissa and Doug 21 Piece Hand Painted food set comes for a price of $18, but I think that is really a fair price as long as I am concerned in the sense that this is the type of toys that will create a form of unity between your kids and others or amongst themselves. Toys that enables one or two persons to use while playing are the type of toys that I always enjoy getting for the kids that are living around us.
Posted by Barida on 03-10-2018

More durable and useful

We have a similar set to this in our children's play kitchen and they love them. They're easy to wipe clean which is huge when you've got little ones that seem to pick up every bug under the sun.
Posted by amelia88 on 06-27-2018


Melissa and Doug Felt Food Sandwich Play Set

Melissa and Doug Felt Food Sandwich Play Set
If your children like visiting the local sandwich making shop, they will be sure to love this Melissa and Doug Felt Food Sandwich Play Set. Retailing on Amazon for just under $18 with free shipping on orders over $25, this set contains 33 pieces. Each piece is made from felt. The felt can be wiped clean after using to make it last longer. The set is made for children ages 3 and up.

I have seen children using this set before and they truly love it. They will either make themselves a sandwich or ask others in the room what they want. Children can pick from different breads as well as different meats, cheeses, condiments, and vegetables. I love hearing the children talk when they place their orders. It is a great way to get children involved that tend to not have a very loud voice or that do not like to talk.

Something else that is fun is when the adult says I want a ham sandwich with this purple cheese. Children can correct the adult, saying what color it is. This is a great way to get children to listen and learn colors at the same time.

Adults can also use this set to talk about being healthy. Adults can state why cheese is healthy for you as it gives you strong bones due to the calcium. I love that the set also includes different games that can be played so children learn about shapes, colors, mealtime, counting, nutrition and more.

The set is made with high quality materials. The pieces have tight stitching on them and they are stuffed with dense stuffing that makes the pieces more realistic.

  • great for dramatic play
  • high quality
  • 33 pieces
  • free shipping
  • from a trusted company
  • children can learn about being healthy
  • comes with ideas to learn about colors, shapes, counting, nutrition, and more
  • promotes creative play
  • great for the imagination
  • promotes fine motor skills *easy to wipe clean
  • aids in memory and fine motor skills
  • pieces are colorful and printed on both sides
  • durable
  • easy to stack
  • promotes hand eye coordination
  • realistic looking
  • stitched well
  • very detailed
  • excellent quality
  • beautifully made
  • arrived well packaged
  • soft
  • children love it
  • variety of toppings to put on sandwiches

  • poor quality
  • cheaply made
  • toddler did not care for this set
  • hard to keep clean from baby drool
  • picks up too much lint
  • not what was expected
  • smelled like moth balls
  • cheesy
  • pieces of bread are lumpy
  • on the boring side



This one

I am choosing this one because it contains more items and also cheaper than the other product. When I was a child, I really liked playing with food set. I have a 10 months old child and I believe he will also like playing with food set. Therefore, I will be buying this in a few months.
Posted by vinaya on 03-11-2018


I would not know which of these to choose. They both seem about equal in terms of price and quality. It is simply one of the things that may be a toss up in terms of value and also opitons to buy. I think these are the types of choices that we might wish to evaluate when we are actually in the buying process. I am not sure which one would be better.
Posted by kgord on 03-09-2018
This play set reminds me of my younger days when I had wanted to play mother or cooking. I had not play set because it is expensive so what I use for playing are the leftover from the vegetable trimmings. And I had no one to play with anyway so the stems of string beans can serve as my barbecue on a small toothpick. And my stove? That was an imaginary stove that I was using.
Posted by Corzhens on 03-09-2018
Some toys that are invented lately for our kids to play with are mind blowing and intriguing as well. Kids nowadays have more than enough to play with that most times parents do not bother much about keeping their kids occupied by just buying them toys and allow them get hooked up with playing using them. Personally in my opinion, both Melissa and Doug 21 Piece Hand Painted food set and Melissa and Doug Felt Food Sandwich Play Set looks great and if I could afford purchasing both of them why would I bother choosing to buy just one?.
Posted by Martinsx on 03-12-2018
The Melissa doug 21piece set is good as the food groups will attract chidren to play with it and it is colorful and educate the kids, its even affordable for everyone to buy for kids.
Posted by babyright on 03-13-2018
I prefer the wooden set since my kids find toys that are heavier and colorful more attractive. Also I think the felt set gets dirty and broken a lot faster. Not all kids are careful using their toys, the sturdier and harder the better. If it is made of soft materials, chances are it will end up in the broken box of toys faster.
Posted by mdayrit on 10-03-2018
I choose Melissa and Doug Felt Food Sandwich Play Set since making sandwiches is fun. When I was a child, I loved playing any food set. I had a kitchen set with food included, fruits that were made of plastic and many. I think most of the kids would love to make their own sandwich, This can enhance their creativity and awareness of healthy food.
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