Gather up magazines with pictures of food in them. You will also need a pair of scissors and self-laminating sheets. I found a great 5-pack of the sheets at the Dollar Tree.
Pull pages out of magazines that have pictures of food that are roughly life size, have all edges showing, and are taken from a top down angle.
Cut the pictures out carefully.
Laminate the pictures.
Next, cut the extra laminate away but be sure to leave about 1/4-1/2 an inch on the edges.
The play food is now ready to use with a few plastic toy dishes and pans.
The best part is, it travels light!