House parties are great—you get to eat, socialize, and drink. But if you’re the one hosting the get-together, you know how challenging it can be. When it’s time for the guests to leave, you’re stuck with the biggest headache of all: tackling all those dirty dishes.
Washing dishes doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore if you have less dishes to worry about. This is why paper plates were born—to save us all from having to wash too many dishes after a celebration. So what makes good paper plates? Check out our top picks:
- What are paper plates?
Answer: Paper plates are disposable dinnerware used for holding food.
- Can you microwave paper plates?
Answer: Yes, most paper plates are safe to use in the microwave.
- Are paper plates biodegradable?
Answer: Almost all paper products are biodegradable because they are made from wood pulp. There are some exceptions, however, like those coated with a plastic layer.
Our Top Picks
NexHex Brown Paper Plates
- Compostable and biodegradable
- Made of eco-friendly sugar cane fibers
- 100% sustainable and renewable
- Microwaveable and freezable
The crisp brown color of this set of 150 paper plates makes it stand out in any occasion. Made of 100% sugarcane bagasse, it is the better alternative to traditional plastics. Each leak-resistant plate resists oil and water, and holds its shape well under normal temperatures. These 7-inch plates are plastic and wax derivative free.
Stack Man Paper Plates
- 100% compostable
- Made from 100% sugarcane fiber
- No plastic or wax lining
- Microwavable and freezable
Serve food in style with this set of 125 brown paper plates. Each is made of heavy-duty natural disposable sugarcane bagasse that’s sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable. It is tree and plastic free, making it a great alternative to traditional paper or plastic. With a reliable strength, it can be used for hot or cold food items.
Earth’s Natural Alternative Plate
- 100% tree free
- Chlorine free, pesticide free, and dye free
- Microwave safe
- Material is gluten free
Decrease waste in our landfills with this set of 50 plates. Each 9-inch plate is made from unbleached and natural discarded sugarcane bagasse, leaving no harmful residue in the environment. The material is derived from the plant stalk, not the actual food grains, making the plate gluten-free by FDA standards. Oil and liquid resistant, it is great for dry and wet food.
FirstChoice EcoNaturals Disposable Plates
- Made of sugarcane fiber
- Sustainable and renewable
- Microwavable and freezable
- Compostable and eco-friendly
This set of 100 disposable brown paper plates is made of natural sugarcane bagasse bamboo fibers, making it the perfect pack for eco-conscious households. Oil and cut resistant, it can be used for hot and cold items. Measuring 10 inches, each plate serves full meals easily. Tree and plastic free, it is the better alternative to traditional paper and plastic plates.
These paper plates are a great choice for daily meals, restaurant use, special events, and food trucks. Stock up on these value packs so you can be prepared for any occasion or celebration.