Ham and cheese sandwiches are not the only things available at the deli. Potato salad, fruit salad, cottage cheese, gelatin desserts and other deli items are all served in plastic or foam deli containers for easy transportation. Deli containers are shallow food containers used to hold and transport foods. They are especially useful for items that are mainly liquid or cannot be put in a bag once purchased. Items like these deli containers are perfect for purchasing a quarter pound of macaroni salad, a few scoops of fruit salad, or even a cup of soup. They usually come with a lid for worry-free transportation home. For a more eco-friendly option, skip the Styrofoam and go for containers made from corn plastic or sugarcane fibers instead. These provide the same functionality you expect without the negative environmental effects.