Thanks to Marx Foods for the  palm leaf  plates. I haven't seen anything like this around here, until I find this in Marx food website. I love these plates! They are made of  palm leaves from forest floor, hand-stretched, flattened and heat-pressed in to different shapes. They look Authentic too.
I remember having the food served on those plates when I was in India :) these plates are extremely earth friendly for the below reasons, more than that they look pretty cool and won't get soggy unless soaked.

Its very light, extremely durable, bio-degradable and compostable.  They are made of a leaf. No trees are cut, leaves are harvested from the Forest floor :) isn't Awesome?

My DH friends are coming to Detroit from India tonight...and I'm hosting a dinner party! as you know its an Indian tradition to serve food on a banana leaf :) umm.. I'm thinking of serving it on a Palm Leaf plates.

Have you seen these plates or used them before?


Comments (37)

On May 14, 2010 at 2:59 PM , PranisKitchen said...

dinner on palm leaf plate..looks really good

 
On May 14, 2010 at 3:16 PM , Yummy Team said...

Love the idea of serving food on palm leaf plates. They look natural and beautiful..Great product and concept!!

 
On May 14, 2010 at 3:29 PM , Suja Sugathan said...

Palm leaf plate looks so cute..nice

 
On May 14, 2010 at 3:54 PM , Angie's Recipes said...

Sounds exotic and yummy!

 
On May 14, 2010 at 3:58 PM , Swathi said...

Nice idea serving food in palm leaf plate.

 
On May 14, 2010 at 4:35 PM , Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Very earth friendly... Love the idea too!

 
On May 14, 2010 at 4:40 PM , Cool Lassi(e) said...

Yup lovely plates and I did a review on it a couple of weeks ago too. Looks splendid!

 
On May 14, 2010 at 5:01 PM , Priya said...

Love those palm leaf plates..Looks great and prefect....

 
On May 14, 2010 at 6:26 PM , tasteofbeirut said...

What a wonderful idea! I don't think I have ever seen these plates but I will look for them !

 
On May 14, 2010 at 10:37 PM , Nithu said...

Wowwww it looks soo cute. Love the plates. Never heard of them.

 
On May 14, 2010 at 11:55 PM , Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely leaf plate..i have never seen such before but would love to buy this one..

 
On May 15, 2010 at 6:42 AM , Hari Chandana said...

Lovely plates.. It looks soo beautiful.. :)

 
On May 15, 2010 at 10:06 AM , suman said...

it looks so inviting...love the idea to serve on Palm leaf plate...nice green thought.

 
On May 15, 2010 at 10:13 AM , Rachel said...

Oh yes..I don't use them but love collecting them especially the square bowls

 
On May 15, 2010 at 11:20 AM , Gita Jaishankar said...

Wow Ann...those plates look cool as well the delicious-looking lunch you have served in them :)

 
On May 15, 2010 at 12:49 PM , Gulmohar said...

Love these plates...great way of going green :-)

 
On May 15, 2010 at 1:43 PM , asiya omar said...

i have'nt seen & heard about this plates yet.really nice.

 
On May 15, 2010 at 4:50 PM , Life is beautiful!!! said...

Ann, the plates look really really beautiful and very neat :)

 
On May 15, 2010 at 5:14 PM , Krishnaveni said...

looks so cute.......

 
On May 16, 2010 at 12:40 AM , Bo said...

I love those plates. They look really cool.

 
On May 16, 2010 at 3:48 PM , Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow,the plates look really pretty

 
On May 16, 2010 at 6:42 PM , Pam said...

I love the plates!

 
On May 17, 2010 at 8:57 AM , Malar Gandhi said...

Palm leaf plates and cups looks terrific, havent seen them anywhere near my place. very eco-friendly.

 
On May 19, 2010 at 3:46 AM , I'm a Home Chef !!! said...

cool idea...to fight against global warming!

 
On May 20, 2010 at 8:53 AM , 5 Star Foodie said...

Those are gorgeous plates!

 
On May 21, 2010 at 2:25 AM , Dipika said...

Palm leaf plates- very nice option....we have every week potlucks...this sounds good but where did u buy it...any store in particular?

 
On May 21, 2010 at 8:57 AM , Priti said...

This is interesting and plates looks gud....

 
On May 21, 2010 at 12:29 PM , Ann said...

Hi Dipika,

You can get them from www.marxfoods.com

 
On May 21, 2010 at 5:31 PM , Kumudha said...

Such lovely plates!

I love to eat in eco-friendly plates such as banana leaves...

 
On May 22, 2010 at 12:37 AM , Yummy Team said...

Hey Ann,
We have an award waiting for you at our space. Pease do stop by to collect it.

 
On May 22, 2010 at 6:30 PM , Subhie Arun said...

thats really looks nice....palm leaf plates..

 
On May 23, 2010 at 6:38 AM , Babli said...

What a lovely idea. Very nice and exotic way of serving food. Fantastic.

 
On May 23, 2010 at 6:09 PM , shahana said...

Really loved the idea!

 
On May 24, 2010 at 5:41 PM , Juliana said...

Wow, nice plates...never seen anything like this...very cute :-)

 
On May 24, 2010 at 10:09 PM , Raina said...

Very nice looking plates!

 
On May 27, 2010 at 11:49 PM , Aparna said...

An excellent substitute for plantain/ banana leaves.
They're very common in India and very eco friendly too.

 
On August 2, 2013 at 8:59 AM , Sujitha Kaliyappan said...

I just see some Natural palm leaf products @ naturalpalmleafproducts.com