Okay, so before I became a SAHM, I was a preschool teacher for 5 years and a nanny for 3 years. One thing I can say for sure is that pretty much all kids enjoy playing with pretend food. Another thing I’m certain of is that all of them will put it in their mouth at some point. With the typical plastic play food, that becomes pretty gross, very quickly.
But with felt food, from Etsy seller kiddycouture, your kids can play chef, farmer, shopping, whatever, without sucking down BPA and phthalates and petrochemicals in plastic food sets. Just pop the felt food in the delicate cycle when they get manky with spit.