If your foodservice business provides catering, takeout or delivery services, it is important that you invest in adequate food delivery bags. When delivering or catering an event you must transport food at the proper temperature, meaning an insulated transport bag is likely your best option. If temperature isn’t as important, most often in cases of using disposable bags, using sustainable food delivery bags may matter to you. Rather than typical paper or plastic bags, you can opt for more eco-friendly options that are compostable.
When shopping for food delivery bags, you should consider your menu and your budget. If you are delivering foods that need to be kept at a certain temperature, insulated food delivery bags will get the job done. These bags are usually made with either a nylon or vinyl exterior that is designed to keep your foods properly heated and chilled. They are very versatile and can be used to transport anything, including pizzas, sub sandwiches, pasta and more.
Nylon food delivery bags are more breathable than vinyl, allowing steam to escape. Vinyl, on the other hand, is airtight and doesn’t allow steam or moisture to escape the bag. If your foodservice business only delivers short distances, vinyl is likely your best option.
You can also choose your insulated delivery bag based on the insulation used on the interior of the product. PVC foam is one option that is cost-effective and durable. Polyurethane is another option that is lightweight and resilient. It is also very breathable, making it more resistant to mildew and odors. Polyester foam is lightweight, flexible, durable, breathable, and resilient just like polyurethane. However, polyester foam is also cut resistant, making it more durable than polyurethane.