Do You Eat Food Out of Containers Made of Food?

I ate dinner tonight at an authentic Mexican restaurant in St. Louis called La Vallesana. The weather was beautiful, so my friends and I sat on the patio, and all around us we saw people drinking these lush, colorful drinks.

I ordered one, of course, and I was soon faced with the imposing challenge of drinking a passionfruit margarita that looked much smaller from a distance:

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One of my friends commented that she had previously seen people drinking out of hollowed-out pineapples at this restaurant, and it got me thinking: How many foods are there that you eat out of containers made of food? Not nearly enough, in my mind.

The only ones I could think of (not counting things like eating ice cream out of an ice cream cone) are pineapple drinks, coconut drinks, and soup bread bowls. There must be more, right?

Also, if the food container itself is edible (like the bread bowl), are you supposed to eat it after you eat the soup? What happened to all the bread innards that started inside of the bread bowl?

These are the things I think about.


8 Responses to “Do You Eat Food Out of Containers Made of Food?”

  1. Jasmin says:

    Is this the cricket taco place?

    I had a dish of Singapore-style fried rice out served out of a hollow out pineapple/jack fruit once. The innards is cooked with rice.

    Also, that’s a huge drink for one! Hope you weren’t driving.

  2. Sean says:

    You might eat out of them more than you think. There are several places that have biodegradable bowls made out of corn starch. Also they can make utensils out of them as well. Unfortunately they are not edible. But they can be somewhat reusable.

    You can also cook several things inside of a whole orange peal on coals when camping. Gut the orange, and put the roll dough to be cooked inside, place on coals, and let cook. Can also be done with Eggs or omelets or other things you can think of. Very nice when your trying to do a backpack trip and carry only what you need.

    https://www.amazon.com/Annie-Chuns-Soup-Bowl-Ounce/dp/B000E123IM
    https://worldcentric.org/biocompostables/bowls
    https://www.trulysimple.com/2010/06/orange-rolls-cooked-orange/

  3. mischip says:

    I’ve had a taco salad in a taco shell bowl.

  4. Katie says:

    The only other things I can think of are stuffed green peppers, bacon bowls/shells and this watermelon fruit basket thing that I always see at baby showers. It’s like they somehow carve the watermelon into a basket, with the handle and everything. How someone can do that and still have all of their fingers at the end is beyond me!

    • Jamey Stegmaier says:

      Wait, there’s a bowl made of bacon?! I need to try that. The other examples are great too–I like stuffed green peppers.

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