If you’re still trying to move away from single-use plastic in your home and make more eco-friendly choices, buying yourself some bamboo tableware is a great place to start.
Bamboo has loads of brilliant benefits; it’s 100% biodegradable, can grow rapidly (making it highly sustainable) and is super strong too, which is why it’s a great alternative to plastic tableware.
But it’s not just picnics and outdoor events that bamboo tableware sets are becoming popular with, as many people are now buying them as part of their home crockery too.
So whether you want to ditch the picnic plastic or make more eco-friendly choices in your home we’ve got you covered with 10 of the best bamboo tableware sets currently on the market.
The best bamboo tableware sets
Nothing says come outside more than this Woodland trust picnic bundle. The 12 piece set has everything you need for your finger food picnic, including four sets of plates, bowls and cups. It’s made from sustainable bamboo fibre too, so it’s incredibly light but remarkably strong.
This bamboo dinner set is aesthetically pleasing with its simple white and green combo, so that you can dine in style. Included are two dinner plates, two salad plates, two soup bowls and two cups; it’s BPA-free and dishwasher friendly too.
Verified customer review: “Looked great, lightweight and fits purpose, only downside is that they do stain easily with tea/coffee but I'm guessing because of material made from, purchased for my motorhome.”
Simple but stylish, the design of this bamboo tableware could be mistaken for a porcelain dinner set, so it’s great if you’re trying to keep that ‘look’ while trying to be more eco-friendly. It’s made from a high proportion of biodegradable bamboo fibre, corn fibre and food-grade melamine, as well as being food-safe approved by the LFGB.
Verified customer review: "I love this plate set. The colour and design is beautiful. Very stylish and also easy to clean and resistant. The bowls and glasses are the perfect size for breakfast and the plates come in two sizes which is very convenient. Very happy with them. I highly recommend them!"
Add a splash of colour to your picnic basket, BBQ or dinner table with these beautifully bright bamboo plates from LEON at John Lewis.
Verified customer review: "I'm really pleased with these plates. I've been looking for something to replace my very old (but very loved) melamine picnic plates for a long time and these finally filled that hole! You can see a very slight overlap on the edge of the plate as described in the other review but I don't think it detracts from the design at all. I wasn't sure how these would stand up to hot bbq food and knives etc but so far so good (and we've used them a LOT). Just popped back on to order a second set :-)"
This 12 piece fresco dinner set includes four dinner plates, four deep dish bowls and four side plates all made from robust and reusable bamboo fibre in an eye-catching turquoise blue. Its lightweight design makes it great for either indoor or outdoor use; it’s chip resistant and BPA-free.
We love the practicality of this blue reef inspired bamboo set; the large salad bowl includes a bamboo chopping board lid with salad servers neatly fitted placed inside it, as well as four plates and four cups. Great for home use or picnics.
If you’re looking for a simplistic bamboo tableware set suitable for your home, then look no further. This modern matte grey 12 piece set is made from bamboo and corn starch and not only is it stylish, but it’s practical too with four plates, bowls and side plates.
Pasta is sure to look perfect in this cheerful set of four bamboo bowls. They’re great for both indoor and outdoor dining and are made from a combination of bamboo fibre, corn powder and resin. They’re also dishwasher safe, making tidying up quick and easy.
Verified customer review: “The contrasting colours is a perfect addition to brighten up my outdoor set, very sleek with a matte finish to the pasta bowls which makes them look more luxe and expensive then they are and stack with ease so perfect for travelling and day trips out, I have used them more as side bowls for dishes as they are a generous size. I can see myself using these for many years, especially as they are lightweight and dishwasher safe.”
This set will be the star of the show at any outdoor event, whether that be a picnic, garden party of BBQ, with its gorgeous detailed strawberry theif design. It's super lightweight, can be put in the dishwasher and the fact that it's eco-friendly is just an added bonus.
Verified customer review: "Beautiful. It's for the caravan which we can't use yet (damned covid) but it looks and feels lovely. Very happy."
These pastel 12 piece butterfly set is sure to make your picnic look the prettiest yet. It's got everything you need for a foodie feast, including four cups, bowls and plates and is safe to throw in the dishwasher, so you can sit back and relax.
The Best Toddler Tableware
Make mealtimes a little more magical with this brilliant bamboo bundle. Made from natural bamboo, the set includes a bowl and plate (which both come with removable silicone bases to help keep them firmly stuck down to your child’s high chair), a sippy cup and a set of two spoons with soft silicone tips.
This five piece tableware set is made from biodegradable bamboo fibre, corn starch and is suitable for the dishwasher too. It includes a bowl, plate, cup, spoon and fork and is delivered in an environmentally friendly gift box. It also comes in four different animals, including: a frog, cow, monkey or panda.
Verified customer review: "Lovely little set, my daughter loves it and it's good quality . Easy to clean and good sizes."
This lovely llama set is sure to put a smile on your toddler’s face during dinner. It’s made from naturally strong bamboo fibres, making it durable and it’s dishwasher safe too – what more could you want?
Verified customer review: "Lovely quality, very happy with purchase."
How cute is this little lemur? The set includes a matching plate, bowl, cup, spoon and fork and it is suitable for hot and cold food. The bamboo has been recycled from the offcuts of chopsticks and the set is BPA and phthalate free.
Your child won’t need a lot of encouragement at mealtimes with this fun little monster set. Including a plate, bowl, cup, fork and spoon, this set is made from natural bamboo fibre, corn powder, melamine and is 80% biodegradable. It’s BPA-free too and smash resistant (very important for those unplanned toddler tantrums).
Verified customer review: “Great value for money and kids love it too.”