• Gavin Dudd

5 Best Folding Tables For Food & Market Stalls 2020

Updated: Jul 15

Check out 5 of the best folding tables for food stalls and market stalls


When you are a mobile caterer moving from event to event, setting up and packing away, you need to be nimble.


This means having food stall equipment that is designed to be portable and can be folded away and put into your van at the end of the day.


And probably one of the most important pieces of equipment you will need for a food stall or market stall is folding tables.


Its what you use to prep your food on, cook and display your products.


I've therefore put together a list of the most suitable folding tables you can use for a pop-up food stall or even a general market stall.


I have personally used all of these over the years so feel I can give an honest review.


Buyers guide


There are a few different things to consider when buying the best folding table for a food stall or general market stall.


For example, they will come in a variety of sizes and are made from different materials.


Folding table sizes


Folding tables usually come in three different sizes.


  • 4ft x 2ft

  • 5ft x 2ft

  • 6ft x 2ft


Folding table materials


Folding tables are generally made from two different types of materials - Hard-wearing plastics and stainless steel.


Which one you buy will be influenced by what you intend to use it for - namely a food stall or market stall


Plastic


Pros


  • Lightweight

  • Inexpensive

  • Good for general markets


Cons


  • Not suitable for putting hot stuff in the top

  • Hard to clean

  • Most models do not have adjustable heights


Stainless steel


Pros


  • Superior build quality

  • More suitable for mobile catering

  • Adjustable height

  • Suitable height for food prep


Cons


  • Heavy - double the weight of plastic folding tables

  • More expensive than plastic folding tables


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Royal Catering Folding Table


Dimensions: 120 x 60 cm (3.9 x 1.9ft)


Material: Stainless steel worktop & legs


Weight: 18.1 Kg


Load Capacity: 120 kg


Suitable for: Food stalls|mobile catering|restaurants


This folding table is suitable for mobile catering such as food stalls and is good for operating in small spaces.


It is designed to be at the right height for food prep and also has adjustable legs which is good for the lower back.


Its is also the lightest out of the three stainless steel folding tables which means its good for mobility.


You can buy it here on Amazon at the latest price



Vogue Stainless Steel Folding Table

Dimensions: 180 x 60 cm (5.9 x 1.9 ft)


Material: Stainless steel worktop & legs


Weight: 28kg


Suitable for: Food stalls|mobile catering|restaurants


This stainless steel folding table is slightly bigger, which means it offers more surface space for food prep and cooking.


This is a very well made product probably from the most well-known brand when it comes to stainless steel folding tables.


You can buy it here on Amazon at the latest price



BE Furniture Folding Table



Dimensions: 182 x 70 cm (6 x 2.3 ft)


Material: Stainless steel worktop & legs


Weight: 22kg


Suitable for: Food stalls|mobile catering|restaurants


Like the other folding tables, I've mentioned this model is suitable for food stalls, mobile catering operations or even restaurants and cafes where space is at a premium.


Its the largest in its category at 6ft x 2 ft and offers a good amount of surface space for cooking, preparing food and displaying food.


And despite being the biggest it's relatively lightweight compared to the previous folding table.



You can buy it here on Amazon at the latest price



Redstone Folding Table


Dimensions: 122 x 61cm (4 x 2 ft)


Material: Plastic worktop & metal legs


Weight: 10kg


Suitable for: Food stalls|market stalls


Plastic folding tables are a cheaper option for food stalls and are good if you are on a tight budget.


These model of tables don't usually come with adjustable heights which means leaning over to prep food for more than 30 mins can put pressure on your lower back.


However, one of the main features of this folding table, is it has three adjustable height settings.


You can buy this folding table on Amazon at the latest price



Gr8 Garden Heavy Duty Folding Table


Dimensions: 183 x 76cm (6 x 2.4 ft)


Material: Plastic worktop & metal legs


Weight: 13kg


Suitable for: Food stalls |market stalls


These folding tables are suitable for both food stalls for prepping or market stalls to display items or as a space for stock.


It is slightly larger than the previous one at 6ft x 2ft which means more surface space.


However, unlike the previous table, it does not have adjustable legs.


So if you are looking for a folding table solely for food prep this may be something you want to consider.


Plastic tables are also not suitable for putting hot items on as it will melt the plastic.


You can buy this folding table on Amazon at the latest price here


Final Verdict


If you are looking to start a food stall I would definitely recommend using the stainless steel folding table.


They are more suitable for mobile catering, look more professional and have a superior build quality which means they will last longer.


If on the other hand you need a folding table for a market stall or have a tight budget for your food stall equipment then plastic folding tables will work fine.


The main thing about stall equipment is that it is mobile and easy to transport.


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